I'm wondering why the 6700 at the price point it is at the power level output for 2m is not on par with all the other radios that offer 2m? At over $7,000 the output should be no less than 50 watts (47 dm). Can someone explain why Flex decided to release it this way?
We had numerous requests for a 144 MHz IF for driving u-wave transverters, so we added this as a feature to the 6700 as a product differentiator. Making it a 100W 2M radio would have significantly increased the price because it would require a 2nd PA deck. And as Reg commented, there are several companion amp products to make the 6700 a high wattage 2M radio that is more cost effective.