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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Burt Fisher

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This should make it clear buying a ham radio is not an investment. Investments don't stoke you, you don't play with investments, and they generally are not fun. You are to be commended for saving for it and not going into debt to PURCHASE a 6000.
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Walt - KZ1F

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I don't know about that Burt. I was just shy of Dellionaire before the crash. That stoked me.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Burt - how about giving your "investment" stance a rest going forward.  There are about a dozen posts where you have pontificated this point ad naseum, so I think it has been covered.  One person's purchase is another ones investment - and there is nothing incorrect in how one decides to feel about it.  This isn't a vocabulary correctness community.  Thanks.
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Burt Fisher

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As a teacher I see children go without so their parents can buy material things for themselves, calling a fancy SUV, an investment for example, so when I see a ham calling a unneeded purchase an investment instead of a want it cuts me the wrong way.  
There is very little rationale to believe buying ham equipment can make one money but you have asked politely for me to drop it, so when I see the term investment here in the future I will bite my tongue.
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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, Elmer

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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!