I invited a new friend to coffee this morning. He's been a ham since the 60's, and much like me, has a shack filled with most everything Collins and Drake ever manufactured. Good olde boat anchors, lots of tubes, and great fun on AM to this day. We finished our java and headed for the shack and he asked 'So, what do we have here?'. I proudly replied 'My new Flex 6500 displaying my favorite bands'. I could see Steve wasn't tuning in. 'Oh .. I just don't get it. That's the CW portions of each band?'.
'No .. that is the entire spectrum of 80-meters, 40-meters, 20-meters, and 15-meters. And later it will be chock-full of signals'.
'The entire band spectrum .. and if you want another cup of coffee, we can bring out my Surface Pro 4 and tune the bands next to the wood stove!'
Steve: 'Do they take VISA?'
Welcome to the new world Steve ...
San Juan Island, Wa.