Has the Flex 1500 been discontinued?

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Has the 1500 been discontinued?  I've been away from the Flex community for a while, and when I visited the main website this morning I didn't find it. Of course there are days I can't find my glasses because they're sitting on my nose...

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Jim - N7CXI

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The 1500, 3000 and the 5000 are discontinued, although there may be some still being sold in emporiums.
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Jim - N7CXI

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Thanks, John.

I was aware the 3000 and 5000 had been discontinued, but the last time I checked the 1500 was still being sold. 

I suppose the old adage holds, "you snooze, you lose".

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Doesn't seem to show on the website - imagine that the parts supply is now depreciated.

Someday we may see a 1500 replacement perhaps? 


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Jim - Yes the production of the FLEX-1500 has ended as of the first of this month.  However, the radio hardware and tech support for the FLEX-1500 is still ongoing.

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I had my 1500 for 5 years.  Great radio and sad to see it's out of production but such is the way the world works :-(
I like my 6300 even better though hihi

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Looks like there are some Certified - Pre-Owned for sale on the Flex web site.

but yep - technology marches on - and I am sure when sales drop below so many a year, its time to stop the production line.

My shack is pretty much all discontinued radios - but I try to keep them all running for at least 10 years too.  The Flex is the newest at 3 years old. 

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Is there a replacement ? Like all-mode with vhf and UHF built in?

2 SCU`s for cross banding ufh to hf ? oh the dreams...:)

Had fun with the kenwood ts-2000 that way.

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That would be a really nice radio.

But I would like, before they start building any more hardware, to finalize version 1 of SSDR.

Cheers and a pint to sip