But I agree that full support of bands up to 13 cm (say) would be a plus, probably with ext. Xvtrs. Unfortunately, somebody has to pay the bills, and the 6700 is already beyond the "affordable" category for many.
6700 Update? The 6700 is already an awesome radio but I will speculate a bit and say, I would not be surprised if the 6700 is discontinued in the very near future.
I’ll bet they are already working on the replacement for the 6700 and it will most likely be 200W or more output and have more band coverage.
a guess but I think they will round out the new radio lineup with a
new Ultra Hi end transceiver to replace the 6700. Maybe a 6800/M ;)
I also like the shorter 6500/6700 form factor. Plus the front display is a nice feature for displaying error messages that you don't get otherwise. Actually it might be nice to include the front display on the new models and even extend the messaging capability to display voltage, and a number of other things that have been suggested.
Also the M model type packaging would have to be much taller / bigger to show all 4 of the panadapters and 8 slices for a 6700.
Al / NN4ZZ
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
6700 & SSDR-W V 2.4.9
We can only assume Flex is working with a long list of "nice to haves", most of which will end up in the circular file.
73 Martin AA6E
Also as another poster mentioned, it runs a lot cooler in the larger case. With heavy operation is does not get warm like my 6300 did.
Never say never,.