Just ordered a Flex 6300...

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I have been using a Flex 1500 for almost 5 years now BUT yesterday ordered a Flex 6300. I have been really excited about the 6000 series since I saw them announced but it took me a while to save the pennies for one. I am very excited about the programming API and the rig itself. I have been reading all the posts I can and look forward to setting the rig up with my SB-200 amp and my Elecraft XV144 transverter. I really really love my 1500 but I am totally stoked to get my 6300 and start playing with it! Thanks Flex Radio for bringing me all this FUN in my #1 hobby! And thanks to Matt who supplied excellent customer service for helping me with the order!
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Gary L. Robinson

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Andrew O'Brien

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Congrats.  
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Dave - W6OVP

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You will like it, Gary. Big change from the 1500 and takes a little time to adjust. Please post the details of your SB-200 connection when you get that finalized.  -Dave
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Steve - KD8QWT

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I just got mine a couple days ago.  You won't be disappointed.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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I think is a bit tougher to move from the 1500 to the 6000 than getting into Flex for the first time directly with a 6000. It took me a bit of time to get used to the "new" GUI and how to move around, however, now, when I get back to the 1500 I find it very cumbersome and odd to use.
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Walt - KZ1F

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I, honestly, do not know why I still own the 1500. You can drop a 6000 to 1 watt if desired or 5 or 10. When you have the option of 100 or 500 or 1500, not sure what the thrill of 5w or 10w is though...well unless you are mountaintopping maybe.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I use mine as a 2nd RX to monitor over the air transmissions for testing.
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Ken - NM9P

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So do I. At this point, my 1500 is worth more to me as a second rig, monitor, or future transverter engine than I could get out of selling it. Even though the 6500 would be a much better QRP rig. But then... I can take the 1500 portable and run it off of batteries if I want.
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Walt - KZ1F

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I didn't realize you did Tim, Ken did tell me he did. I only have the one ant though. Point is though, I still have it.

Tim, can PSDR and VAC coexist on the same machine as everything SSDR requires?
with VAC (as I recall) I had to set my WIndows 7 machine into test mode due to an unsigned dll.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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I guess the best aspect of having the 1500 and 6300 is being able to run both at the same time!