Why is that? One possible explanation is market share, but I find it hard to believe that, for example, the market share of the Icom 7851 (a $17K radio!!!) is the same as the Flex 6700. It feels really odd.
To be clear, I am not comparing ratings score or what the actual reviews say, just the number of reviews.
The other radios have been around a long time. The K3 is old - 10+ years now. I remember when VP6DX team did the talk at Dayton DX Dinner about it. They are coming up in the 2nd sale (used) market now.
Unlike other vendors, Flex operates this vendor supported and Moderated user community. Everything you need or want to know about Flex can be found here. Questions are answered intelligently and quickly without too many trolls.
So I ask again —why Bother with eHam.?
As we talk during the morning people start to break in. I usually hear everyone breaking in when many of the "old gear users" can't hear the guy. One is my neighbor like 6 miles away. If I can hear him then you would think he could and he has a better antenna. The problem is that his ancient Kenwood TS-580S he is in love with is slowly going deaf.
I also think checking in with them remote and having full control of my station while sitting at Starbucks in Denver with a friend cause some of the "haters" reconsider and say, well thats just pretty darned cool.
I have looked at eHam but I never thought to post a review there. But ya, this forum and the fact that us flex users are on the air rather than posting reviews might be the reason!
How to use this data point is up to FRS.
Here are my Flex-6000 reviews as on eham:
https://www.eham.net/reviews/review/131990 Flex-6300 review from 2014
https://www.eham.net/reviews/review/123109 Flex-6700 review from 2013
I've made a request to the eham reviews manager to add product review slots for the Flex-6600M and Power Genius XL. Previously I'd suggested that they separate reviews of SDR Software even if hardware specific, as the experience/capabilities differs. That was over a year ago, so I will make a new request and suggest they also add the Flex-6400, Flex-6400M and Flex-6600 or some combination.