Wow I have been DX/Contesting for 15 year and knobs wore me out before the contest would end but not the FLEX 6500. It was a pleasure to work the CQ WW WPX only could dedicate 15 hours. I obtain 240k in point but this was the second major contest I ran with the 6500 and it's kicked butt for sure. The waterfall made it easy to find band activity. Thanks flex for making a killer contest machine.
I would love to talk to you sometime about your setup for contesting. Do you use N1MM Plus? I currently use a K3, P3 with amplifier for contesting. Also, use N1MM Plus for logging. My main questions would be about what programs you are using on your computer for contesting that work with the flex.
We should discuss all the programms we are using for serious contesting in a seperate Thread, would be very helpful.
I have two 24"-LCDs in front of me, one for the MAC and one for Win7 on a different PC. When it comes to contest operation I switch the MAC off having both screens for the Win-PC.
N1MM running on the left one with all the windows I'm used to, Smartsdr with DDutil and the Expert-Remotecontrol on the right LCD.
Everything is wonderful as long as I don't have to touch the mouse :-)