As a participant in the SmartSDR Preview Edition program my FlexRadio Systems Flex-6700/GPSDO Transceiver arrived and once I unboxed the radio it took all of five minutes to be on the air.
First half-dozen QSOs included a 40 minute ragchew, DX from Egypt and New Zealand, and a brief Flex-6700-to-Flex-6700 contact with Steve AI4QR on 15m!
Steve AI4QR was not only running Flex-6700 Serial Number 8, but his signature as part of the FlexRadio System’s Flex-6000 development team is on the bottom of my radio!!
Addition first half dozen QSOs included:
- LU7HN on 20m (first Flex-6700 QSO for me – box was still under my feet as I made this QSO)
- KE4LJH on 20m
- W5RG on 20m
- SU9VB on 2m
- ZL1BD on 17m
Quick initial impression is this radio has a serious receiver – amazing what I did right out of the box with the Preview Edition Software.
No photos will be up until later this week, and this weekend I’ll be working to make the customary 100 QSOs I strive for before making any in depth observations.