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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Bob G W1GLV

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Nice setup John.
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Rich McCabe

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John, cool setup. You must not use your M radio as a knob radio?


Rich

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John-KC2QMA

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I use as both. When I travel I just take the whole rack with me.
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Rich McCabe

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Yea if you travel, that makes sense. Just looked like it would hard to operate off to the side. Thanks for sharing.
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K1FR

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Really nice set up. Love the monitor acreage!  Just wondering what the app is that seems to be on the monitors? Or, screen-saver?  

Also, love what looks like an old HQ-170 peeking out from the left. My dream receiver when I was a kid. Sold it to help finance our honeymoon (great deal - good RX, super good XYL 49 years later). Must be a kick to compare it to the Flex!!

Thanks for sharing.
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Bob G W1GLV

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John, added my shack, W1GLV

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John-KC2QMA

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Looking good Bob. Clean.
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W5AP

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WOW What kind of mount do you use for the 3 monitors
I like it !
I also have a 6600M
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Bob G W1GLV

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I purchased the mount on Amazon for about $79. It holds four monitors.
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W3EX -- Tom

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Here is the shack at W3EX.
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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my shack is too messy right now......lol....
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Jay / NO5J

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My Shack is always too messy right now 
#Flexradio

73, Jay / NO5J

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Larry - W8LLL

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KF3F

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Nice shack Larry and nice wallpaper as well!
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David Livingston

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K4CAE
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John-KC2QMA

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Nice shack. The PR-40 is a great mic!
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David Livingston

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Thanks...!!!
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James Whiteway

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Not much changed since inital setup.
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John-KC2QMA

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I love when people Home brew their own desks. Looks very cozy. 781 Is also great mic!
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Don Stefanik

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John-KC2QMA

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Nice shack. Love the Hammarlund!
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David NT8Y

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I see you have added some lighting under your shelf, may I ask hat your using? I just built a shelf similar to yours and adding a light strip looks like a nice addition.

David NT8Y
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Craig Williams

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Poor 3000 user. Love it.
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John-KC2QMA

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Looks real nice.
Do you use the O-scope as a modulation monitor?
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Craig Williams

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Tried to using the RF sample port on the back of my Comet CMX2300 meter but it is so non linear as to be worthless. I need to build a better RF sampler.
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John-KC2QMA

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Check this out this might just be what you are looking for.
http://preciserf.com/
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Craig Williams

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OUCH! 2 rich for my budget but thanks for the link. If I really want to know I will dig out my Motorola communications test set. Plus, the spectrum displays on the PowerSDR and Sdr Console with my SDRPlay show about everything you need to see.
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Justin - KL2D

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Here’s the setup. I only have so much space allowed, so I had to build up ;-) Home brew shelving., the monitors are on arms attached to the pipes holding up the shelves, so they swing out like doors to allow access to all the wiring for 12V, network, and antennas.

Love seeing the other shack photos, always give me ideas for my own shack.

73
Justin
KL2D
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W3EX -- Tom

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When I traded in my IC7600 and a couple of other rigs for the 7600 I assumed it would help clean up the wiring mess in the shack. Here is the proof of how well it worked.


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k0eoo

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I love it Tom, that's a real ham shack!
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Paul

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Thanks Tom, I thought I was the only one here with a "traditional" layout :-D
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Rich McCabe

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I have never had a shack where I could easily access cables.  I am pretty sure part FCC rule part 97.1.xx something says you need to stand on your head and hold your mouth just right to reach a cable.
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W3EX -- Tom

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I have done that.
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Wayne VK4ACN

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and its called   ''Wireless''
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Stephen Hawkins NG0G

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I have actually gotten bruises changing cables.
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Wim

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Here's my 6600 de K6TE Santa Cruz, CA

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W2PP

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You should have seen it BEFORE I ripped out all the cables!!!  Way easier now!
Peter
W2PP
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k0eoo

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And, here's mine....

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John-KC2QMA

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Nice B&W collection!
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AE0MW

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Here's mine. Pics are a little old but my shack is happy and doesn't go through a lot of changes...




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W2PP

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NO NO NO this one will not due at all!!  If my wife saw this I'd be in big trouble!!
Peter
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N8SDR

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Nice and neat!  like the mounting of the rigs nicely done.
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Cal Spreitzer

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N3CAL SHACK (6300 & 6600)

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Gordon

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VE7ON shack



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W2PP

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Someone has been doing a LOT of FT8!!!

I've found the Flex pretty effective at FT8 SSTV RTTY you name it!
Peter
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Rich McCabe

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Current picture except I now have a 6600 instead of 6600m.

Just imagine the Flex swoosh on the front :)

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AE0MW

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Totally jealous of your geochron!
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Rich McCabe

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A friend got it from a vendor for top sales.  It sat on their file cabinets in their front office until the bulb ballast burned out.  One day I said, you need to get the light fixed as those things are very cool.  His response was " I don't even want the thing in here, take it."
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John-KC2QMA

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The Ten-Tec Hercules II is a nice little amp.
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Rich McCabe

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It certainly is. I sold it last week and ordered an amp about same power level that would auto band switch.  I have owned the Hercules II and the mini frig sized power supply for over 15 years now. Served me very well.    Was my last piece of Ten-Tec which I have owned many.
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W8QB

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Michael AE0MW,
I've admired the Geochron products for a very long time, but hesitated because of the price.  On the off chance you were not aware, they recently came out with a (much less expensive) digital version of Geochron that runs on a 4K display.  It is truly a sight to behold!
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W8QB, Thank you for the heads up, I appreciate you passing that along!
I was at Dayton for the unveiling, and it took me all of 30 seconds to decide I wanted one and here's a current picture of my shack... My shack feels much more complete now.

To be clear it's not the mechanical marvel that I fell in love with decades ago, but it's a very acceptable alternative!

i
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My station pales in comparison to a bunch of the ones in this group, but it's mine hihi, and it works flawlessly for what I do so far. Thanks to Flex and all the "groupies" that come up with answers and suggestions to smooth things out.
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K4ELO

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Hey John - long time no talk.  73, Wayne
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John-KC2QMA

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Hey Wayne, I just got back on a few weeks ago. I check into the net soon.
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K4ELO

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Good deal John - will listen for you.  I am on every night.
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Ron WD5FUN

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Looks good Wayne.  I think I see me on the display.
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KB4OIF

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Looking good Wayne.
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eddie lee

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Edward Armstrong  WB2K
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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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This is my small footprint station. The FT-1000MP MK-5 taking up a bunch of desk space and the Flex-6700 on the shelf below next to my ALS-1300 (“soon” to be replaced with a Flex PG-XL

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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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I have no clue why the pix upload upside down....sorry
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Rich McCabe

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Glad to see someone else with a HF-Auto-R less than 3 feet from the actual tuner.

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W2PP

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My HF auto is at the tower, and the remote right here next to me!!
Peter
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Rich McCabe

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OK, in your second picture I saw a HF-Auto on bottom shelf.  I only bought the remote unit to free up some desk space and more stuff in front of me.
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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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Actually the cable distance is 87 inches for my setup
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W2PP

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87 inches 355 ft whats the difference among friends LOL
Peter
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Rich McCabe

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87" to base of tower?
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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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Like Rich, I have very limited desktop space and the HF-AUTO didn’t fit. I have no reasonable way (spouse acceptance) to make operating area larger, so I had to go vertical (down).
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W2PP

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No, 355 feet to tower base!
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Zack Schindler

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I was wondering if your shack is in Australia and that is why the photos are upside down...
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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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Good one Zack - I had a good laugh
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Wayne

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Do you stand on your head to operate :-)
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Mark WS7M

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Bill... how the heck did you get your gear mounted upside down like that... it is really coo!  :-)
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Alan KB5CUS

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John-KC2QMA

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Now That's An ALPHA!
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Russ GUIDRY SR

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Test Bench at my home using dipole five feet off the ground as I am in HOA community, ready to install at remote site next week! Then will be teamed up with SPE 2k-FA.
Looking forward to full remote operation.
73 all, K5OA
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Ron WD5FUN

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K4ELO

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Nice setup Ron.
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Alan KB5CUS

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The 6600 center... fixing to buy another 6500 to keep it company... The alpha is the 77SX with the tiny AL-1200 on top. Icom 7600 that I'm selling. Icom 820H 2 mtr/440.  2 good ole  RF Applications  digital watt meters. Combo Dankovi 8 relay usb switch  /  Ameritron RCS-10 to the antenna's. And a Sennheiser E935 mic.
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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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6600M with NUC I5, 2 24" screens, Heil mic & phones, Vibroplex Code Warrior.  A basic station to be sure, but A LOT of fun in retirement.  Not visible on side wall:  pen & ink signed photo portrait of Hiram Percy Maxim, ARRL Life Member plaque, DXCC certificate & FCC "diploma form" Amateur Extra license from 1970.  
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KC2QMA_John

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These mini PC's are perfect for shack use and just as powerful as most full size desktop computers.
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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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Agreed! I still run the Flex with W7 and Bootcamp. I have two mini’s in the shack with one dedicated to ham stuff and the other one for everything else.
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W5AP

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What are the names or models of the mini's you reference...Tnx
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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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They are Macs. MacMini’s. Both are running the latest Mac OS. The one I use with the Flex6700 is also running W7 using the Apple Bootcamp program. Dogpark Software has a MAC SDR program that mimics SmartSDR, but I haven’t switched to it yet. Note there are other programs for the Mac which allow to run Win OS and Windows software including SmartSDR....Parallels and Fusion are the most common examples.

Althoughit’s My personal opinion, I feel the Minis knock the socks off most PCs and have a very small footprint.
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W5AP

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What are mini's ?
can you gave a link
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Bill Boutwell-KB0BK

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Or the Mac Mini which I use:

https://www.apple.com/mac-mini/