Rack Mount 6600 / 6400 ?

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Hi did flex plan to make Rack Mount for new radio ?
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Marc Lalonde

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Marc, the answer is yes.  I'll have to get you the details tomorrow.
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KC2QMA_John

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Yea! I too hope to hear more info about a rack kit.

I do have a rack shelf in the mean time until the official kit is available.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Official Response
I have additional information.

The rack mount kit will be available for the FLEX-6400, FLEX-6400M, FLEX-6600 and FLEX-6600M models.

The price for the kit is $99.00

Availability is sometime in February 2018.  Check with Sales around that time.
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Marc Lalonde

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Big Thank Tim 
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Lucas - W6AER

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Yes, thank you. I am also very interested in this as well!
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Michael Aust

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Also interested
Mike WB6DJI
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Matt - KD5FGE, Employee

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Sorry for the delay on photos. Here are a couple of quick shots I was able to get today. 
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KC2QMA_John

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Can you use both the rack ears and the handles at the same time?
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Matt - KD5FGE, Employee

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Yes, both can be used at the same time.
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KC2QMA_John

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Great I will take both with my 6600M order.
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Matt - KD5FGE, Employee

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Great! Be sure to communicate that back to the shipping department when they send your invoice.
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Lucas - W6AER

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I got mine for the 6600M and looks great, very sturdy! 
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Marc Lalonde

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hi nice so tomorrow you may ship my order ?  ;-)
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Matt (K0KB)

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lol
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Dave Gipson

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I want a set too my 6600M. :)
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Rich McCabe

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The invoice does not specify its for non M radios only. Does not seem like it would work on a M radio without inhibiting tuning of the second slice.
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KC2QMA_John

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It looks like there is a few inches from the handle and VFO B so should not be a problem, The handles help prevent accidentally snapping the knobs off the front panel.
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Rich McCabe

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Yea I don't think so. Long way from a few inches.
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KC2QMA_John

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I wonder if the handles have an offset?

I guess we need to see a picture of an “M” model with the handles and & ears attached to the radio to get a better idea.
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Matt - KD5FGE, Employee

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I apologize for the confusion on this as this handle kit was intended for the Non M models. It will technically work on the M models but will have a slight spacing issue as indicated by Rich. I tried one just now and found that while I can still turn the knobs the handle does get in the way. Larger fingers will not be able to fit between the knob and the handle. 

We are adjusting our messaging to make sure that this is clarified.

Thank you to our amazing customers for making sure we are staying on top of things!
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Marc Lalonde

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a small design oupss ;-)
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Rich McCabe

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Well I am betting the Maestro was never intended to be on the front of the radio. It just worked out that way.

It was a proven design and saved some tooling cost to use it, so they did.

Matt, while I have you. I assume you guys are swamped and I am in the call back queue to take my money? 

73 and have a nice weekend.

Rich
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Stan - VA7NF

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I must have missed this response.
Our club order, to RadioWorld (Canada) requested the rack ears but that may not have been passed through.
Last I heard these ears would be announced in the future.
Are they now available?  How can we now order them?
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Marc Lalonde

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my rack-mont kit got forgotten to ship ;-) got it whit mt PEN 

no clue for the handle  , may ask Michael ? 
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Tim VE6SH

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I have the ears. Easy to install and good quality. They are available on the Flex site.

Tim VE6SH


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Matt - KD5FGE, Employee

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We do have the rack mount kits available for purchase. If you were expecting some but did not receive them please email me at matt@flexradio.com