As many of you knew my first Flex-5000A arrived with the serious sound of hardware tumbling inside it when first unpacked. Flex-Radio felt it was better that it be shipped back, and supplied another Flex-5000A, one that they had been running on the bench.
Setting up everything wasn’t hard, though I did have to uninstall and reinstall the Flex-Radio software to get it to recognize the replacement radio.
This time a Quick Start-Up Guide was included and the full manual I had purchased from Manualman was on hand.
Took a few moments and I was in QSO with PZ5Z, operator Steve, running split 14.251/14.256 at 250 watts through the Alpha-78.
Have a lot of reading and setting up to do, and I have to get the hang of the tuning – it appears quite different in concept to the TenTec & N4PY software I have been running to control Pegasus and Jupiter rigs for several years.
More once I get my manual read, work on the settings and get some time on the air!