Receiver in the 6700 and 6500 , are they the same ?

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I've heard folks say the Receiver in the 6500 was the same as the 6700 minis the 4 slices of-course and I understand you can't do diversity and other things . I'm asking  out of curiosity . I was looking in the Sherwood Engineering list and didn't see the 6500 
Thanks 
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Bill -VA3WTB

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The receivers are much the same. But the 6700 has more preselectors and more preamp steps. the 6500 stops at +20 and the 6700 stops at +30.
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My 6700 receive preamp setting stops at +40.  And although I don't own a 6500, I seem to remember someone saying it stops at +32.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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6500 stops at +20   so your saying the 6700 stops at +40.  ok that 2 more possisions more.
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Yes, the 6700 receive preamp tops out at +40.
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Ray Andrews, K9DUR, Elmer

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Ed,

The hardware that makes up what is called a receiver in a traditional radio is called a Spectrum Control Unit (SCU) in the FLEX-6000 series of radios.  The SCUs in the 6500 & the 6700 are pretty much identical.  The difference is that the 6700 has 2 of them, while the 6500 only has one.

73, Ray, K9DUR
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The 6700 has a more powerful FPGA so this also allows you to zoom farther into the noise floor, dropping the noise floor and letting weaker signals pop out.
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Martin Ewing AA6E

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Yes IIRC the 6700 gives you 4X the maximum frequency resolution of the 6500. I.e. 1/4 the min. bin width. Very neat.
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Bill , Ray and K6ozy all good information  thanks . The 6500 fits my beer budget , found a clean used one that I'll go with 
Ed  
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Ed, I am using a 6500 and it has been great, more radio than I need for my small station considering what I do with it.
Do you use Flex already?
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David Warnberg

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You won't be disappointed I stepped up to the 6500 from a 6300 and am quite happy with my purchase.  
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Hi Bill, yes I'm using a 6600 now and for the past 10 months . It was a bit of a learning curve but well worth the effort. Now with the 6500 I'm planning what bands / antennas to put on each radio.
Ed N5DG
  
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In addition to having a second SCU the 6700 SCU's are higher performance resulting in addition frequency coverage
6700:    Wideband Frequency Coverage 30 kHz - 72 MHz; 135 - 165MHz

6500:   Wideband Frequency Coverage 30 kHz - 72 MHz