Great job by Flex!

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Well, I ordered my Flex 6400M exactly two weeks ago and exactly two weeks later it came, precisely as promised.  What an amazing radio!  Definitely not like my old Yaesu and Kenwood rigs where you take 'em out of the box and 20 minutes later you are QSOing.  But the learning curve wasn't bad and I had the rig working on SSB inside an hour, and I had my first digital mode QSO using HRD by about 8PM that night.  So figure about a 3 hour learning curve figuring out how to turn the rig on (you have to "run" SmartSDR on the rig as though the rig is a computer--well I guess it is -- who knew?), figure out DAX and SmartSDR, and get HRD/DM780 configured (using DAX and Smart SDR).  Amazingly, I just plugged the ethernet cable from the rig to my computer and voila!  I had signals on my waterfall.  Sure beats the days of fooling around with those horrible min-DIN audio connectors and cranky computer sound cards.
So far I couldn't be more impressed.  I hope everyone will be able to put up with my noob questions as I ascend the learning curve -- I won't ask anything until I've struggled with it for a reasonable time.  In the meantime, I am extremely pleased with this.  Did I mention that the receiver in this radio seems to be absolutely outstanding?  
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Roger J. Buffington

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Bill -VA3WTB

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Well? we told you so!!   
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Clay N9IO

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That's what the community site is here for.
Trust me the Elmers here understand that you are learning a completely different way of thinking than what you are accustomed to. Roger it's been four years for me and I realize that I am still learning as I go. So much to this, so much pleasure it brings makes the effort worth while.
The knowledge base of the Elmers on this site is outstanding, take advantage of it.

Welcome to a whole new world.
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Craig Williams

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I beat you. got my 6400 in 10 days.
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Craig Williams

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I beat you. got my 6400 in 10 days.