So my 6500 has been turned off for about a month, and today I fancied a chin wag. Turned on the PC, the radio and did a quick tune on 17m and heard a friend and fellow Brit calling. No AMP here, so 100 watts it was and boom - I'm in. It works - no messing. Just works.
We chatted for 15 mins, me on the 6500 him on his 3000. Just like making a phone call. Wonderful!
Proud to be a 6500 owner!