The best $2K radio I ever owned

  • 3
  • Praise
  • Updated 7 months ago
Flex 6400
Photo of Art - N4QNT

Art - N4QNT

  • 40 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
  • Hands down way better receiver than my Flex 5000A

Posted 7 months ago

  • 3
Photo of Bill -VA3WTB

Bill -VA3WTB

  • 2767 Posts
  • 610 Reply Likes
Tell us why?
Photo of Art - N4QNT

Art - N4QNT

  • 40 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Well first off two independent receivers that out perform any single receive HF rig that are way more expensive than the 6400. The portability features to work remote via other devices and the outstanding customization of great audio this radio can produce..
Photo of Bill -VA3WTB

Bill -VA3WTB

  • 2767 Posts
  • 610 Reply Likes
Art, some down play the remote the Flex offers, saying big deal I can remote with mine as well. Yes you can but not as easy as you can with a Flex.
Photo of Ernest - W4EG

Ernest - W4EG

  • 594 Posts
  • 116 Reply Likes
Just wait until you get familiar with what you can do with it; that the others CAN'T!
Photo of Neal Pollack, N6YFM

Neal Pollack, N6YFM

  • 112 Posts
  • 53 Reply Likes
Art:   I know this is off topic, but what brand/model is that SWR/WATT meter next to your Flex 6400?   I have not seen that one, looks rather useful.    [I am also going to order a Flex 6400 or 6600 in May after tax season here.]

Cheers,

Neal - N6YFM
Photo of Art - N4QNT

Art - N4QNT

  • 40 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Hello Neal, well let me tell you. I've had my share of watt meters over the years.. Alpha, LP100, Power Master etc,etc.. This is a great Japanese Co. called Kohjinsha..
model KP-1 with 10K coupler included..

 http://qrznow.com/kp-1-power-meter-kohjinsha-5kw/
Photo of FRED  W9TB

FRED W9TB

  • 131 Posts
  • 53 Reply Likes
Here is a link to it. http://www.kojinsha.jp/kp-1_en/
Photo of Scott Russell - N1SER

Scott Russell - N1SER

  • 50 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
Beautiful setup. I hope mine will be here soon. Art, can you tell me how you have the SM7B hooked up? Are you using an outboard preamp? How did you interface the XLR to the radio? Any other info?

Thanks,

Scott N1SER
Photo of Art - N4QNT

Art - N4QNT

  • 40 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Hello Scott, the SM7B goes into an M1 Wheatstone Mic processor, the output is a 10ft male XLR to 1/8 mini cable to the back of the 6400 mic in.. In SSDR I disable the bias voltage and disable the +20 dB setting.. Getting great rag chew audio reports using 50 to 3K bandwidth..
Photo of Rory - N6OIL

Rory - N6OIL

  • 255 Posts
  • 46 Reply Likes
But no 6M.
Photo of Tim - W4TME

Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

  • 9148 Posts
  • 3466 Reply Likes
The radio covers HF/6m
Photo of Neal Pollack, N6YFM

Neal Pollack, N6YFM

  • 112 Posts
  • 53 Reply Likes
Tim, he was probably referring to my inquiry of the power meter from Japan, which is only 1-30Mhz, no 6M.      Yet again a good example of why I should not drift off topic in a thread :-)  :-)   [Don't leave my cage door open...]

Cheers,

Neal   N6YFM
(Edited)
Photo of Rory - N6OIL

Rory - N6OIL

  • 255 Posts
  • 46 Reply Likes
Thanks, Neal. Yes, the meter was which I was referring to.