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Shipping started yesterday I do be leave.
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FRED W9TB

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Posted 8 months ago

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James Whiteway

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Based on??? I was told after paying my invoice yesterday, it would start next Thursday the first of February. And my radio would probably ship in the next week or so, after that.

So, why do you think shipping has already started?
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Because people are getting tracking numbers’

And trucks were seen leaving Austin
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Clay N9IO

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Lots of trucks! ;-)
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YV5WZ

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Particularly.... I’m looking for a plane
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My 6600 is on it way. Delivery Thursday


UPS Tracking

Scheduled Delivery:

Thursday, 02/01/2018 , By End of Day

Departed - Austin, TX, United States, Tuesday, 01/30/2018



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LOCATION   DATE          LOCAL TIME          ACTIVITY
Austin,  TX,  United States01/30/201810:01 P.M.Departure Scan

01/30/20188:39 P.M.Origin Scan

01/30/20184:30 P.M.Pickup Scan

United States01/30/20185:26 P.M.Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Its happening.
73
W9JJB
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spinnaker

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Congratulations! Did you place the order in the mid-May timeframe?
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bahillen

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May 19 in morning at Dayton. Changed it from 6400 to 6600 in August after I learned more about the difference.

Bill
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James Whiteway

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Cool ! I drive a truck thru Austin regularly. Does that count? :-)
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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I’m guessing Flex will make it official on Monday
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FRED W9TB

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James, I have seen the notice.
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spinnaker

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Hey Fred, as of today has your new radio left Texas?
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FRED W9TB

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No................
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Richard

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When someone says "Shipping"....  Shipping what product?  6400's/6600's or the PGXL?

Thanks for the update and getting very excited

Dick - N4RWG
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Gerard Hol PD0PIW

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Oeps, long wait order 10.10 2017
Enjoy your Flex
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Doug

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But, But, But, Fred how can this be because you been saying all along they won't ship before the update to the software and I see no update
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KK9W - Steve

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Where is the update????
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Clay N9IO

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Fred truely I hope you are right and not pulling our chain.
But then it's been quiet in the community so this will certainly be the thread that will get posted to for the next few days,
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FRED W9TB

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Clay , I would not do that U can take it to the bank.
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Clay N9IO

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Cool!

Bouvet, Bouvet!!!

TU
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Clay N9IO

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Fred you were dead on, great day! Thanks!!!
Will be even greater once I have a tracking number.
73'
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FRED W9TB

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Thanks Clay good luck on the tracking number I am still waiting on an invoice. Order date 2 June.
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Clay N9IO

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Well now that 2.1 is complete FRS can set the mfg assembly company on high speed and start knocking them out. Won't be too long Fred.
Anyone on the fence really ought to get their order in.
In the current market these are a bargain IMHO.
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Mark - WS7M

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No software update on the main page yet.  :-(   So probably Monday.
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Clay N9IO

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I'll take Monday Mark.
The sun is shining in Austin...
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KF4HR

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Looks like this strangely worded post got a lot of people spun up! :D
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Gary Wise

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I ordered my 6600 at Dayton. I received and paid my invoice a few days ago. I received the shipping email yesterday.

According to UPS tracking, my radio "has been dropped off at the UPS store."

They can't give me an estimated arrival date yet (to South Carolina). But it should be soon!

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Manuel - W4SSB

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Strange that Flex would drop something off at the UPS store.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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The types of facilities do fulfillment shipping. Several friends businesses use a UPS Store for all orders. Works well and saves having shipping staff on onr’s direct payroll. Downside is the UPS main system notices treat shipments as if they were truly one off shipments dropped at a UPS pickup.

Those crazy computers, eh?

73

Steve
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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On the day that everything came together for the first units, we wanted to get them right in the mail. UPS generally picks up about 3-4 at our office which we missed. We were so excited that we drove them over to the UPS store to make sure they were on their way!
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Clay N9IO

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That's what I appreciate the most doing business with FRS beyond your products, your passion.
Great job Steve, congrats.
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K4ELO

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That's dedication Steve!
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Joe N9VX

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I ordered my 6400 at Dayton (5/19), I paid the remaining balance about a week ago, but have not received a shipping notice.

Joe N9VX
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Robert Greene

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Same here. 6400 (5/19) Paid 2 weeks ago
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Rumor has it that there will be several UPS trucks in Austin

I’m guessing Flex will make it official on Monday

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Marc Lalonde

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i almost first one on the list  ,and no tracking yer so Rumor ;-)
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Tim Ellam

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Hmmm
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Bon Chance
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Marc Lalonde

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package on it way to Canada now ,delivery schedule for tomorrow  ;-)
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Clay N9IO

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Same here Marc.
Leave work early Friday to get an early start you say???
Hmm could happen O:-)
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Marc Lalonde

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yup Shop close Friday , need to test and go on site Install it for Bouvet EME ;-)
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Mike

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I spoke to the folks in Austin via email and was told shipment starts 2/1. I paid my invoice last week. Ordered Sat. at Dayton. YMMV
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Mike

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On a related note....for someone that places an order today when would anticipated delivery be? I wonder when the 6600 and 6400 will be in stock items at Flex.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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From the fact that people are getting Tracking Numbers it looks like GA shipping started Friday 24th

Flex usually produces radios in Batches - mostly to order - so based on past performance, Flex does not stock many radios.

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Rich McCabe

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Friday the 24th?
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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26th - too many gin slurpies...
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James Kennedy-WU5E

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Gin slurpies sound good I'm the 25th 
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John McCabe - KD8K

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Just got an email with the tracking number for my 6600 order placed 5/19. This was purchased online, not at Hamvention. The tracking shows that it actually shipped yesterday.
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my is now in  Louisville,  KY,  United States 
so half the road made ...
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Clay N9IO

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Earth City, MO (near St Louis)

Marc so you operate EME.
What mode do you prefer? FT8, JT
Sure better way than CW 1kw to a yagi eh?
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most activity is JT65  , i not yet try other mode 

seem that most station use 4 x 9 beam so not much margin for use FT8  !
most likely that  HB9Q or I2FAK  may use mode it wish and it no mater ;-)

here on good day whit low decimation , i able to hear my own echo 
whit 2 x 10 and 750W  "Canadian Legal limit"
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Marc Lalonde

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for Canadian that what to knot  , if ship via UPS 2 Day  
seem that only have to paid  TAX so 320.59$  for 6600 + Mastero  whit no hidden  free
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Yes. I am using DHL and only pay the GST. Shipping via UPS Ground will mean a brokerage fee that can equal the amount of tax. It also helps that Flex has the right NAFTA code on the invoice.

Tim VE6SH

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My 6600 is on it way. Delivery Thursday


UPS Tracking

Scheduled Delivery:

Thursday, 02/01/2018 , By End of Day

Departed - Austin, TX, United States, Tuesday, 01/30/2018



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Shipment Progress

LOCATION   DATE          LOCAL TIME          ACTIVITY
Austin,  TX,  United States01/30/201810:01 P.M.Departure Scan

01/30/20188:39 P.M.Origin Scan

01/30/20184:30 P.M.Pickup Scan

United States01/30/20185:26 P.M.Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Its happening.
73
W9JJB
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UPS man just left.

The box was light. I forget it was full of 1s and 0s.

Flex 6600 Pic below. Includes FMH-2 palm microphone, power cable, Cat cable and CD disk. Nicely packaged. Must save packing materials for any future transport.






Now the work starts.
73
Bill
W9JJB
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Mark - WS7M

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When will you have it on the air?   We want to hear the big signal!  :)
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Marc Lalonde

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naturally my one got delay ... 

02/01/20188:15A late flight has caused a delay. We will update the delivery date as soon as possible. / Your delivery has been rescheduled for the next business day.
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Mark - WS7M

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Arrgh... I hate that Marc... sigh...
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James Whiteway

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One down and counting! Have fun!
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Rich McCabe

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Congrats Bill.  Have fun

Rich
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Clay N9IO

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Just leaving work, falling behind. Nuts!
Hurrying now...
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Rick- K2RB

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Jealous,  Only kidding have fun with it.  I ordered first say of Dayton and keep checking for that cool tracking number.  Rick