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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Posted 11 months ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AE0MW

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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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Jim KJ7S

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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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KP4TR

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A litttle messy but Flex6300 and Maestro are there....
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Tim Ellam

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Start of the VE6SH/7 remote station. 6600 in a rack mount cabinet with a Maestro

73

Tim VE6SH
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Sergey Abrikosov

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Tim, could you please provide a details of this mini rack? I am looking something like that.
Thanks
Sergey, KN7K
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Pat N6PAT

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The name on the rack says OMNIMOUNT. You can see those racks and mounts on Amazon
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Tim Ellam

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Sergey

It is an Omnimount RE27 Audio rack . Likely overkill, but the fellow who installed my A/V system had a second hand unit and sold it to me with 5 shelves at a very good price! I have ordered the "ears" for the 6600 and will rack mount it at some point. It sits in a undeveloped portion of the house at the moment which will eventually become a home office.

73

Tim VE6SH

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Sergey Abrikosov

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Thank you Tim, I may get this one.
Sergey, KN7K
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KB4OIF

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My new 6400M on the Nightwatchnet.
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Bob KN4HH

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Great pictures.  Here is what 60 years of ham radio looks like.  This is my Station 1.  The gear on the left is 1958 current technology all the way to the present on the right.

Enjoy, Bob, KN4HH
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Wow!  My 2nd novice transmitter was an Eico 720 & 722 VFO.  I didn't have the modulator.

Paired with an Allied A-2516 Receiver (Made by Trio), it was a pretty nice Novice station.

My first novice transmitter was a Globe Scout 65a with a Heath VF1 VFO.  I think it cost me $25 used, but I had to repair and remodel it.  It had a bad resistor in the 6L6 Oscillator circuit, and someone had hacked up a 6 Meter mod that was poorly done.
I did all this at age 14 as a novice.

Memories........

Ken - NM9P
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Bill W2PKY

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Loaded the 720 up to 90 watts and hoped no one knew. Really nicely made transmitter.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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That extra 15 watts was about 0.8 dB power increase...
The power loss in the cheap RG58 or RG58U coax most of us used as novices back then was more than that!
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Gene Duprey

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Nice Collins 51S-1 receiver on the left center.  My dream receiver from years ago.
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Wayne

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Here is just the flex 6400 interface diagram without other rigs or computers shown.
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Jeff-W7NEE

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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Here is my contribution..
73s Kari SM0HRP
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Steven Linley

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My Operating position yesterday.  Today I moved the swapped the amplifiers place with the Flex 6600.  I don't need to look at the amp as I use VNC to show it on my monitor.
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John-KC2QMA

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Do you have Attenuation for the input of the amp?
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Steven Linley

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Yes, the amp has a 13dB attenuator installed on the RF pallete, but still only needs 15 watts max. drive for full legal limit. The Flex RF power output can be accurately adjusted in one watt increments (very awesome).
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EMIL-DL8JJ

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Flex's JJ's family:)

DL2JJ OP Lura (11 years old & Extra class)
DL9JJ OP Verjy
DL8JJ OP Emil

Flex-6700, Flex-6300, Expert 1.3k
cheers
Emil, de DL8JJ
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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