FlexRadio Systems extended an opportunity to acquire one of the first production run Flex-6600M Transceivers early as a “Beta Team” participant.
As mentioned, I’d done a similar program when the Flex-6700 launched. I currently have a FlexRadio System PowerGenius XL (PGXL) amplifier in transit on the same early-adopter program.
Quick disclaimer FRS is still working on parts of the product package for the new Radios, so while I will receive production hardware, the configuration and software parts are not in the final general release form. This again parallels the Flex-6700 program.
In my case this new Flex-6600M it will temporarily displace a Flex-6700 at my main home QTH. I’m definitely planning to retain that Flex-6700. More when the Amp shows.
Like both of my Flex-6700’s, this Flex-6600M was ordered with the GPSDO option. If software eventually allows I hope to use the accurate time stamping on a station-mixing basis. If that doesn’t happen the extra accuracy never hurts.
Oh, in clarity the FRS expanded test team has been both called “Beta Test Team” and as temporary Alpha Testers. This special status is expected to disappear in a few weeks, so basically FRS cloned the agreements from the established Alpha team and pressed them into service in the effort to get these radios (and the first PGXL amps) into wider range of user’s hands.
Timing is interesting, as my piggy bank got spanked with two units of expense. Glad I saved for these station components!