Take the plunge and go for the 6600 or stick with the FTDX5000?

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I've been debating changing over to FlexRadio for a while now.
After being off the air for a number of years I did trade my trusty 1000MP for a 5000...however , somehow I must have missed the FlexRadio while doing research for a new radio.
I've been playing with the LP-PAN2 and SDRPlay2 as a panadapter in combo with the 5000 and CW skimmer....and so I got hooked on SDR.
With the new 6600 comming to the scene in a few months I wonder whether I should take the plunge?
My main interest is low band DX , weak signal DX in general , digi modes , 6m DX and occasionally taking part in a contest.
Any suggestions , advice...are highly appreciated.

73 - ON7NQ - OP2R - Danny
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Al / NN4ZZ

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I used to have a FTDX9000 and now a 6700 and never looked back. --- Bet you will love the new 6600.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
SSDR / DAX / CAT/ 6700 -  V 1.10.16
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I use both the FTdx5000 and a Flex 6500 here. LIke them both but find I use the Yaesu more. I like the sound of the Yaesu & ability to adjust code speed & volume quickly compared to the flex where I fumble using the mouse to make quick changes. I love the big spectrum display, great for DXing. Combo of two would be world's best radio ever.  W3NA
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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You can always get a Maestro which has knobs to adjust volume quickly (and code speed I believe).

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K1UO - Larry

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yes code speed is quickly knob adjustable as well as many other favorite adjustable functions .  I like the programmable function keys especially. 
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WW1SS - Steve

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I'm waiting for the new Flex X . . . 6 FPGA's with 32 individual slices at a time 
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Mark - WS7M

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And facial recognition right!?
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WW1SS - Steve

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as long as it is not my face as it will freeze up solid.

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