I just got my 6400M

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I just got my 6400 M today and set it up with out reading the manual. It is easy if have owned a Flex before. I love it and not having to connect it to a computer is great. 
Now the only thing I need is an HDMI cable for the BIG monitor!!
Thanks Flex!!!
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Rick WN2C

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Posted 9 months ago

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Homer1952

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Congrats, Rick.  Still no word on mine.  How'd you hook up the Heil Classic?  73 Bob
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Rick WN2C

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Well, Flex sent me the wrong cable. I was supposed to get the the 8 pin Foster to use with my PR 781. It just so happened that I had the Heil Classic. It is probably a good thing they sent the wrong cable by mistake as I did not have a 4 pin XLR cable for the radio. Now I have choices for a microphone, A PR 781 (as soon as Flex send the cable) the Heil Classic and the Heil Pro set with the HC6. Oh, and the hand mike.
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Jd Dupuy

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Outstanding! Tell us how things are working in the days ahead.
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Rick WN2C

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Boy is this fun...taking a new radio out of the box!

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Craig Williams

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Looks like the cat who ate the cannery.
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KB4OIF

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I got to touch a 6400M yesterday at the hamcation.  Bigger than I thought.  Could not stop drooling.  My first Flex so the learning curve is steep from what I have read and heard.  Hope my 71 yr old brain survives.  Come on April.
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I don't think you have to worry about the learning curve.  the signature series radios are very much plug and play.  the also don't require a lot of computer savvy like the Flex 5000.  Can't decide which new radio I'll get...  but I will.   Currently have a 6300 and honestly, find it way more than satisfactory.
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James Del Principe

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Rick, you look like a kid at Christmas.   OK, so is it control by knob only or can you still use a mouse? Any keyboard control?   73, Jim
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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The M model and the non-M using a Maestro allow button, knob and touch screen operation without need of a PC.

You can use a PC running SmartSDR with keyboard and mouse instead if you desire.

At this time only one client can be connected to the radio at a time. The front panel, Maestro, SmartSDR, Dogpark Software for MAC, and SmartSDR for IOS are all clients.

If you are running the front panel or Maestro you can still ise a PC with SmartSDR CAT and DAX for interfacing to third party software (logging, digital modes, etc) and hardware (auto tuners, amp).

Dave wo2x
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Thank you, Dave. One of the reasons I ask is for frequency control. These radios do not have a keypad for direct digital entry of frequency in the manner of my FT-2000 for example.   On my Flex 6500, I need to click on a frequency with the mouse or highlight the frequency in the flag and then enter it in the keyboard. On my FT-2000, I hit enter, key in a frequency and hit enter again....a very easy operation.

Best 73, Jim
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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If you tap on the frequency on the display it should pop up a screen allowing direct frequency entry.

Dave wo2x
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James Del Principe

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Way cool, Dave.   Sounds like they put some thought into this.     Jim    KD1I