New Flex 6700 - anyone at Dayton?

wb4jfi at wb4jfi at
Fri May 18 19:06:36 CDT 2012

It appears the 6500, with only one A/D RF deck(?) is only $4,000.  That's 
more in line with what I might be able to afford.  And, I don't really need 
to monitor ten bands at once, five would do just fine.  For an extra $3,000, 
I can give up internal 2 Meters as well.

The other concern is the $200 per year cost for the software and support. 
If you forgo the $200/year, does the software still work, but you don't get 
upgrades?  Or, if you don't pay, you can't play?

Darn, I was starting to tally up what I could sell to get the $4,000, until 
the little software fee showed up.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Mike O'Dell
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 7:50 PM
To: Tom Azlin N4ZPT
Cc: tacos at
Subject: Re: New Flex 6700 - anyone at Dayton?

It does have impressive specs and certainly represents
a high-end design that will have long legs - a real
"stake in the ground".

I believe it will also create what we call a "price umbrella".
I suspect we won't have to wait terribly long for others to
develop product that does some large fraction as much for much lower cost.
the components used are all going to slide down the learning curve
pretty quickly because of their use in LTE base stations and access points.
(the success of LTE is going to hinge on Mini-, Micro-, Pico-, and
systems. yes, those all exist. The FonHedz have every intention of co-opting
WiFi in service of their coverage extension plans, so be prepared to supply
your Internet connectivity free of charge to the Picocell your carrier will
try to foist on you in the name of "better service".)


On 5/18/12 4:38 PM, Tom Azlin N4ZPT wrote:
> Plus $200 a year for the software? 73, tom n4zpt
> On 5/18/2012 3:05 PM, Lee Wood wrote:
>> If I interpret their their web-site correctly:
>> the regular price of a FLEX-6700 is $6999, requiring a deposit of $2,100.
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>> On May 18, 2012, at 10:00 AM, tacos-request at wrote:
>>> The new Flex radios have been announced on their web site.  It looks 
>>> REAL good, but someone said the price was $7k, and delivery is 4th 
>>> quarter.  Can someone at Dayton confirm this, especially the price?  If 
>>> it?s that high, I will continue to play with the lower-cost options.  It 
>>> may be worth that (to government agencies and the independently 
>>> wealthy), but that?s way beyond what I can/want to spend on a rig.
>>> Terry, WB4JFI
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