suggestion after 2 week of use ..

  • 2
  • Idea
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • (Edited)
6500 suggestion after 2 week of use ..

Flex 6500 whish list ...
1-) Tuner "ATU"  if susess on TX slice keep it ON if change mode ,or "play" whit other RX slice 
2-) Fix Lan crash if run > 6 -10 hour  (symptom waterfall look normal ,but DAX and CAT not longer work)
3-) Tuner "ATU" put memory on it ,if tune back to knot frequency use stored parameter ,if SWR still > 1.5 Start autotune cycle 
4-) Tuner , wly no auto enable it anytime swr > 1.5 ?
5-) clarification on tuner power handling for digital mode ,most add-on tuner was 100W SSB but only 40W digital  ,so i assume i may similar for internal 6500 tuner ? or it handle full 100W 100% duty clycle ?  

even whit lot of JT65 PA fan nerver start , on my ANAN-100D after 3 QSO Radio was to hot ...

so even if tuner still need to be improve ,radio was fantastic 
in 2 week i worked 27 DXCC zone (PSK63 / JT65A) 

Best 73! Marc  VE2OLM
Photo of Marc Lalonde

Marc Lalonde

  • 369 Posts
  • 91 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 2
Photo of W4NTG


  • 9 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
30 watts is maximum effective indicated power level for a 100 watt radio without distorting the waveform
Photo of Al K0VM

Al K0VM, Elmer

  • 615 Posts
  • 103 Reply Likes
   The maximum indicated power for a 100 watt radio without distortion of the wave form depends on the wave form.. RTTY is NOT distorted at the 100 watt level, neiter is FM.. But a coplex wave form such as digital voice, DDSTV, etc. ( multi-carrier waveforms) may be distorted even with 30 watts indicated.  It depends on the Peak to average ratio of the waveform .. The Flex meter gives an AVERAGE reading. of the waveform.

Photo of Lee

Lee, Elmer

  • 680 Posts
  • 287 Reply Likes
You can look at your waveform in the waterfall and the panadapter.  Turn on settings > transmit > show tx in waterfall.  Between the two you can see if your signal is clean

73  W9OY
Photo of Marc Lalonde

Marc Lalonde

  • 369 Posts
  • 91 Reply Likes
Yup i like option  Waterfall in TX , and for sure PSK31 need no more that 30W
but it have other mode that may work whit more power 
Photo of George Molnar, KF2T

George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

  • 1680 Posts
  • 616 Reply Likes
Regarding #2 - make sure your PC power settings and LAN card are configured to NOT "sleep." Many devices are powered down to conserve power after periods of user inactivity - this may be what you're experiencing. With a good cable, you shouldn't have any problem maintaining a LAN connection as long as there aren't any other LAN issues (RF, noise, etc.). Welcome aboard!

Photo of Marc Lalonde

Marc Lalonde

  • 369 Posts
  • 91 Reply Likes

it not a PC or LAN issue i operate radio (Field-day)
and happen twice in 12-14 hour period that PTT via CAT stop working and or DAX stop working 

have no sleep setting on PC or even screensaver 
i let radio work all night for PSKspotter but every morning it have lost LAN

that may due to radio operate as DHCP server and on another LAN segment from my Current LAN , have need direct connect for firmware update
may add to my wish List  a fixed IP address  form front panel key ...


Photo of Jon - KF2E

Jon - KF2E

  • 687 Posts
  • 230 Reply Likes
DHCP lease time is configurable in most routers. I've seen several that have a default of 8 hours.

I would guess the ability to manually define an IP address will come with remote operation.

Photo of George Molnar, KF2T

George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

  • 1680 Posts
  • 616 Reply Likes
And #5 - you should be able to go "brick on the key" (within reason) at 100% power. Did it once accidentally and other than the fans kicking in, the Flex seemed to take it in stride. These rigs are very well built with conservative design. With a matched load, they deliver just fine. In JT modes, I have never had the fans kick to high except when I was on the wrong antenna without using the ATU. In the heat of RTTY activity at higher power - same story. All good.


Photo of W5XZ - dan

W5XZ - dan

  • 571 Posts
  • 86 Reply Likes
bon travail, Marc; d'accord...

73, w5xz, dan