Go from 5000A to 6500 What features do I lose

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I have a 5000A with ATU and RX2, latest version of PowerSDR. I use a Pixel loop on RX2 for receiving. 

What, if any, features do I lose by switching to a 6500. Not interested in what I'll gain, I pretty much know that. But with the current software for the 6500 are there features that aren't there yet?

I am particularly interested in TNF and narrow filters for CW and CW performance.


Pete W6OP

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Hi Pete, I have a 6500 now but I had the 5000A w/RX2 and ATU, and, as far as I can tell TNF and CW filters are as good if not better than with the 5000A.  I'm mainly a CW/RTTY op and really enjoy my 6500...

Dennis, k0eoo
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I don't see why you can't as the 6500 allows for more than one input.

You can only have ACTIVE one SCU, but that SCU can be configured a number of ways.

If I follow right you just want to use a receive loop on 160m but still broadcast on another antenna?

I believe the 6500 has provisions for a receive only antenna in addition. 


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Pete - W6OP

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Yes, you are correct in what I want to do. I was just looking through the hardware manual and it does look like I can use a receive only antenna in addition to my transmitting antenna. Looking through the software manual now to see how to configure it.
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Yes Ant1 and Ant2
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Pete - W6OP

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Page 95 of the software manual shows me I can do what I want with a receive antenna.

Thanks for all the help guys!
Pete W6OP
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Correct. You can transmit on one antenna and receive on another. You can receive on multiple frequencies at the same time. you just can't receive on two frequencies using two different receive antennas at the same time, except with a 6700.