Received tracking number this afternoon I think things have shifted into a high gear

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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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KB4OIF

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Good news Steve.  when did you order your Flex?
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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Arrrgh! I tried to put in more info and got a blank screen.  Flex 6400M deposit October 17, 2017, Invoiced 2-24-2018, paid moments later.  Tracking number received 1521 central time 3-1-2018
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KB4OIF

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Thanks.  Ordered in mid Jan 14th.  It's getting loser.  My first flex.
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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Tracking  number  now says delivery by end of day Tuesday March 6th.
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N5LB - Lionel B

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6400M's must be on a different build schedule since no invoices (6400's I presume) sent on or after  Sept 2.  Oct 17 order and March 6 delivery is very good.  Momentum building, excellent. 

Enjoy!!  Green with envy here.  
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Just a bit of clarification that might help some of you out.  All 4 models (6 actually) come off the line at different rates.  So, if you see someone is getting a radio after when you ordered, you may find out it is a different model radio.  

And, some of you are fibbing on your actual order date.  :)  I know how you are since I have all the data.  LOL

Mike
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Rich McCabe

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haha
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Swish......
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Tom W3FRG

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Mike, Its clarification like this that those of us waiting need so we can understand the actual process taking place and not thinking we're forgotten or our order is lost; Or even worse.

Tnx and best 73  Tom W3FRG
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Dilly, Dilly. :-)
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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FlexWatch 2018 --UPS truck out for delivery --The Adventure Continues!!
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KB4OIF

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Now that is a dedicated Flex owner.  stay warm.  It's 65 and raining here on the Gulf coast.
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KB4OIF

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Is he still waiting for the brown truck or is he in front of his new flex??  He looks very cold there.
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Rich McCabe

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He lives about an hour north of me. It got up to a balmy 34 yesterday so he should have been fine :)
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KB4OIF

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This waiting is killing me Rich.  I have it's spot clean out on the desk.  I have 4 microphones with the correct adapters, a 27 inch HDMI monitor.  Even got a headset configured for it.  
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I can understand your pain!

Hopefully soon :)
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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UPS guy finally showed a little after 1730 Local.  I did not spend the day in the snow.  I did something worse.  I moved my very heavy oak Ham desk out from the wall and rearranged everything and cleaned up the rats nest of cables. In the middle of all that the plumber and a repair guy for the Iron removal system for our well showed up.  After some sleep I finally got everything up and runningabout 0345.  
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I love it. Snapping pics of the UPS guy carrying your fat box to the door. Lol!
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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More photos when it gets a little lighter.  Unpacking photos came out blurry.  Love the radio already.  Still trying to figure out how to hear the DX station in my left ear and the pileup in my right ear.  At the moment I can hear them both in both ears.
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Rich McCabe

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Click on the frequency on left slice and drag slider to L and then click on right slice and drag slider to R.

Are you enjoy life in the sticks after your move from the big city of Boone?
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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Thanks for the info, I'm not using a computer, just the radio, I like knobs. But that tells me where to start.  All my computers are Linux or OS-X  We both love it out here.  5.2 acres, nearest neighbor is about a quarter of a mile away.  No antenna restrictions. I am starting my antenna farm, photos on QRZ. 22 new countries on 160m since I finished the Inverted L.
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The instructions I gave you were for the radio so no computer.

Are you going to out do N0NI for antenna farm ? :)

Got to love the inverted L for 160.
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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Got it.  No N0NI is in another league.  His antennas are so nice.  I was operating there a few years ago during CQWW CW or ARRL I forget which.  I was working EU and AF on 40m as fast I could go for about 3 hours before I noticed that the amp was in standby. 
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Not that I want to encourage any wagon jacking, but Rich just an hour away, I'm sure that thought crossed your mind :)  Yep I can imagine the 911 call, a man wearing a snow mask on scooter came and stole my wagon. The officer on duty replies, how old did you say you were?
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Just reread mike's comment, so MY 6400M might not be coming in May.  that brings a smile to this old man's face.
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KB4OIF

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Just to make sure I am thinking the right way Mike W.  does that mean I am still on track for late March early April for my 6400M with tuner.  
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For John, KB4OIF;

I live about 110 miles from you, about 2 hours on I-10. I will be looking for your  6400m signal on band of your choice. I should have my Steppir DB 18E AND my 160/80 meter loop finished by the time you get your Flex. I run a 6700 and I am awaiting my PG XL with somewhat bated breath since I am QRT until I get the new antennas finished. Should be finished my mid to late April.

Apropos the snow: I am a native Texan from Houston but my wife is from 
Rockford, IL  and Basking Ridge NJ. When I asked her if she was interested in moving north where we could be near relatives in New York or Ohio, she replied that she would live anywhere in the north as long as it was south of the Alabama-Tennessee border because she was FINISHED driving in the snow or shoveling it.

So we live in Mobile, AL which is a lot cooler than Houston and a lot warmer than Rockford, IL!

Brad
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I am very anxious to get my flex.  My first flex.  Trying to learn as much as i can before it gets here.   I am originally from SW Pa.  My father was a coal miner there.  when i retired from the Air force I said i was going where it does not snow.  like your wife I hate driving in it.  

The only antenna I have up now is a 6 -80 meter Carolina windom at 38 feet.  I have a ZS6BKW that I want to get up and a vertical.   Will listen for you on the air. I hang out on 7.192 Nightwatch net in the evenings.  Country hams net 7.222 in the mornings

KB4OIF
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Brad A. Steffler

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OK John, 40 meters it is. Late April, early May.

Brad
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Kudos to FlexRadio.  I am having so much fun with the 6400M that it will most likely take a crew, praying in shifts 24/7 to ask for my redemption.