Is 137mhz Weather Satellite reception possible with the Flex-6700?

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If I'm reading the specifications correctly the 6700 should be able to receive from 135 to 165mhz, but my 6700 doesn't seem to want to let me tune much lower than about 140mhz.  When I get to about 140mhz and the receiver jumps to the 72mhz range.  And I can't input the 137mhz frequencies directly either.  Is my 6700 defective or am I missing something?  Ideally I'd like to monitor Weather Satellite downlink frequencies in the 137mhz range.  

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My 6700 seems to able to do it. The frequency is very quiet for my QTH (S1-2 noise floor).  You might want to zoom into your particular panadapter - if the visualized panadapter bandwidth is too wide SSDR starts to do wacky things to hide the fact that below 135MHz the earth is flat and we all fall off of it (and there be dragons too!)...

But seriously, zoom into the panadapter and you should be able to see 137MHz!

Good luck!