Help me understand the Flex-6400 receiver

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First off let me state that I have a 6400 on order, 7/10/2017.

The 6400 has two independent receivers. My take from reading the spec sheet is that one can listen to any two bands at once and each panafall can display a a bandwidth of up two 7Mhz. Is this correct?

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Zack N8FNR
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Zack Schindler

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Each radio has panadapter and slice "resources".  The FLEX-6400 has 2 slice and 2 panadapter resources.  They can all be used at the same time and on whatever frequency you want (within 100 kHz to 65 MHz).

For example, you can have two panadapters open with two slice receivers in one panadapter and none in the other panadapter.   This configuration would be good for working split and monitiring a different band for activity.

Or you can have one slice receiver in each panadapter and work two bands while using digital mode software like WSJT-X.

And yes, each panadapter can show up to 7 MHz of spectrum at a time.  The can overlap too, as the resources are independent.
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Thanks Tim. Looking forward to the rig!
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But I can only use one antenna at any given time, correct?
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wayne suite

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The slice receivers on the 6400M must use the same receive antenna, however you can assign 1 of the slice receivers a different transmit antenna then the other one then by pressing the TX on your desired slice receiver you can choose which to use for tramsmitting based upon the frequency set in the selected slice receiver.