Show Us Your FlexRadio In Your Shack

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I thought it might
be fun to have us Flex users show a picture of their FlexRadio in their shack.

Here is my 6600M in my shack. It's in the rack on the left.


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John-KC2QMA

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Irvin Emmons

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My FLEX-6600M HAM shack.
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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I tried for quite some time with different camera settings to get a photo of my station that I was happy with.  A visiting friend took this one with his iPhone  and I like it a lot.
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KC2QMA_John

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Looking Good!
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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Thanks I'm pleased with the way it came out.  I watched your Amp video.  I need to replace the LEDs in the meters on in my AL-80B.  One has started to go dim.  I may hunt up some LED strips.  Where did you get the stick on sound deadening material?
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Charlie Rubenstein KB8CR

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Not much to see with mine. Just computer, mic & key. 6400 is in rack cabinet in basement.
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Rich - N5ZC

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My most recent setup.  The shelving is sitting on an adjustable height desk which makes it easy to adjust the keyboard height etc.


I still need to work on cleaning up the nest of wires laying on the floor.
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Rich - N5ZC

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Thank you John.

Rich - N5ZC
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Robert Lonn

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I mean talk about a thing of beauty!!! But I like mine to be well organized and functional!! LOL

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Mark - WS7M

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Kinda looks like my workbench at times... sigh.
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Jay / NO5J

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Who's that stranger sitting in my Shack?

    #FlexRadio IRC chat

For real-time discussions

        SDRgadgets

User created documentation.
           Volunteer!!

         73, Jay - NO5J

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KC2QMA_John

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He has that look on his face like "I wonder where my RFI problem is coming from" ;)

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Dave - N6XVZ

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Rich - nice clean setup - love it.  What size monitor and what resolution do you like to run?
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Rich - N5ZC

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Thank you Dave,

It's a Dell 34" curved monitor (u3415W).  I'm using an NUC I7 and the resolution is set at 3440 x 1440.  I bought it on line during a black Friday sale last year.  Next week will be a good week to look for pc's and monitors.

I had a pair of 29" wide screen monitors stacked horizontally.  While I could use a bit more monitor real estate, I can get just about all of the apps I'm interested in open on the 34" monitor.

The important part, to me anyways, is looking slightly down at the monitor, vs looking straight ahead or up.  It makes things much more comfortable during long Flex sessions like a contest.  My neck appreciates it, hi. If I look straight ahead I'm looking at just slightly below the top of the monitor.

Rich - N5ZC
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Larry - W8LLL

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W7NGA

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Finally cleaned the shack to be somewhat presentable. Behind me are three additional tables for the Collins S-line, Drake C-line, and my vintage Collins station and R390A. And to my left is a laboratory of spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and signal generators. Retired electronics engineer/packrat .. 

W7NGA
Seaside, Oregon



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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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Gorgeous.  I spent much of 1968 and parts of 1969 with my headphones plugged into an R-390.  12 on 12 off.  I love those radios.
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W7NGA

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My wife asked me why so many displays. Why are you doing this she asks?
W7NGA: 'Because I can ...'
seems reasonable to me!


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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Remote shack. Keeps me connected at work!
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K3DCW

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Flex 6700 in the lower right corner in the Flex6700/KAT500/KPA500 stack.


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sky

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Winston VK7WH

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Classic. Love it!
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KC2QMA_John

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Hey Guess What... The new 2019 FlexRadio Calendar is out now for only $12 Free Shipping!

The 2019 FlexRadio calendar is filled with awesome photos from Flex customers showing us how they Flex! 

You can get the Calendar here: 2019 FlexRadio Calendar

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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LoL!
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Steve - G8KNC

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6300 dead on the floor - two fan failures at just under 3 years old.  I daresay that under European consumer legislation I could have some comeback against the supplier (but not the manufacturer) but, quite frankly, it's less hassle to buy replacement fans myself and get it running again.

Just very surprised that Flex, while seemingly admitting that the original fans didn't really meet their quality expectations, are quite happy to let their customers foot the bill for their quality assurance failures.

I would have expected a company with their reputation to be falling over themselves to resolve the fan issue, but it dosen't seem that this is the way they think.
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Don Cunningham

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Bill,
Am I right from my reading that these new fans/heat sink should be done at Flex, not in the field due to the heat sink being changed?  I have a "new to me" 6300 and will likely need to know one day.
Don, WB5HAK
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Bill -VA3WTB

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It is strongly recommended to send it to Flex because of the heat sinks. You need to take great care to remove the old ones and they are stuck on really good.
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Steve - G8KNC

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Indeed, they say that the new fan/heatsink combination should only be installed by their workshop. At what would seem to be full cost for parts and labour charged to the customer, which is my gripe.

As for continuing fitting of original short-life part, that was from a comment direct from Flex on this forum. Basically saying the old stock would be used before they started fitting the new design.
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Steve - G8KNC

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Indeed, they say that the new fan/heatsink combination should only be installed by their workshop. At what would seem to be full cost for parts and labour charged to the customer, which is my gripe.

As for continuing fitting of original short-life part, that was from a comment direct from Flex on this forum. Basically saying the old stock would be used before they started fitting the new design.
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Don Cunningham

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Thanks, Bill.  I thought I read that last month when I first got the 6300, but wanted to confirm it.  
Don
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Robert Lonn

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Finally had some time to take some pictures of the shack!  Robert




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Robert Lonn

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One More Picture,, Robert