I'm going to beat up for writing this. but it was fun to do and try and figure out.
A single FLEX-6700 and PowerGenius XL comprises a complete SO2R station at half the cost of competing solutions.
FLEX 6700 $7,499
Power G XL $3,299 ( a guess)! (will they try to lower and try to corner the market- Nope) don't have the manufacture base to build fast enough was my thought process-small company(best radio! for sure)
I have drill down on this many times trying to figure this out!
using Elecraft K3S * 2 NO go
using ANAN 200D *2 No Go
using ICOM 7851 close maybe
using Yaesu 5000 maybe
using Kenwood TS-990
as a DX'er I want a kiss ass AMP, and if they do build at lower price for the guys like 6500 and 6300 with one PA unit.\ that would nice.
wish I could been a fly on the wall while the 403A guys were building and flex where talking to each other..
I appreciate that Flex bends over backwards for us Hams for the most part.
can't wait to have this amp on my desk
May I ask you 2 questions about the PowerGenius XL:
1) Will it have a built-in internal tuner, and
2) Is the 3 x 4 inch "panel" on the front of the chassis a mechanical badge, or some sort of a label, or is this an LCD or OLED display panel, providing various status information for local use, when not using a remotely connected iOS device to check on status?
Thanks, in advance, Ranko, for all of your kind help in this mater!!
it won't have build in antenna tuner. We decided to have an external antenna tuner for 2kW, as device which can be used separately. If we build it in amplifier, we limited it's use. Antenna tuner will be advanced, LAN controlled, easy to connect to PG XL etc. It will cost much less as bundle with PG XL. More to come.
"Panel" you are asking is color LCD touch screen display, 320x240 for local use. We add it to keep Power Genius XL as an open platform for future upgrades.
Winn Application looks the same.
Sounds like a Palstar HF-Auto or the equivalent will be necessary for most of us. That's a $1500 piece of hardware, but on the other hand the price of the amp should be $1500 less too. And if you can live without autotune, you can build a manual tuner for a fraction of that.