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FLEX-6500
For the Advanced Amateur

The FLEX-6500™ is for the advanced operator who desires extended performance across four slice receivers. Offering four panadapter and waterfall displays, the FLEX-6500 lets you see the action on up to four bands at once. Contest grade preselectors, integrated antenna tuner and optional GPSDO makes the FLEX-6500 the perfect radio for the serious DXer or contesting.

FLEX-6500 Feature Highlights

  • Maximum Slice Receivers: Four (4)
  • Maximum Panadapter Bandwidth: 14 MHz
  • Antenna Connectors: SO-239x2; BNCx1; XVTR-BNCx1
  • Wideband Frequency Coverage: 30 kHz - 72 MHz
  • Transmit Frequency Coverage: 160-6m amateur bands, 100W nominal output
  • Transverter IF Frequency Coverage*: 100 kHz - 72 MHz
  • Digital Audio Exchange (DAX) Channels: Four (4)
  • DAX IQ Channels/Bandwidth per Channel (DAXIQ): Four (4) @ 24 kHz - 192 kHz
  • Preselectors: 160 - 2m (except 60m)
  • Microphone Connectors: Unbalanced 8-pin Foster, Balanced XLR/TRS
  • Antenna Tuner Unit (ATU): Integrated
  • Full Continuous Coverage Transmit: MARS/CAP Capable

Receiver Specifications:

  • Receiver Architecture: Direct Digital Sampling
  • Spectral Capture Units: One (1)
  • Maximum Slice Receivers: Four (4)
  • Maximum High Resolution Spectrum Displays: Four (4)
  • Maximum Panadapter Width: 14 MHz
  • ADC Resolution: 16-bits
  • ADC Sampling Rate: 245.76 Msps
  • Wideband Frequency Coverage: 30 kHz - 72 MHz
  • DAX IQ Channels / Bandwidth Per Channel: Four (4) @ 24 kHz - 192 kHz
  • DAX Audio Channels: Four (4)
  • Amateur Band Preselector Coverage: 160m - 6m (except 60m)
  • Preamplifiers / Attenuators: -10 to +20dB
  • Spurious and Image Rejection Ratio: 100 dB or better
  • External Powered Speaker Output Impedance Level: 600 Ohm Stereo Unbalanced

Transmitter Specifications

  • Transmitter Architecture: Direct Digital Up-conversion
  • TX DAC Resolution: 16-bits
  • TX DAC Sampling Rate: 491.52 Msps
  • RF Output Power: 1-100W nominal SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, Digital; 1-25W nominal AM
  • Amateur Band Coverage at Rated Power Output: 160m – 6m
  • Low Pass PA Filter Bands: 1.8 MHz - 30 MHz continuous, 50 MHz - 54 MHz
  • Transverter IF Output Power: +0 dBm Typical; +15 dBm max
  • Transverter IF Frequency Coverage: 100 kHz - 72 MHz
  • Modulation System: Digital Low Power at Carrier Frequency
  • Maximum FM Deviation: ±5 kHz
  • DAX Transmit Channel: Yes
  • Carrier / Unwanted Sideband Suppression: <-80 dBc typ / <-80 dBc typ
  • Harmonic Radiation 1.8 - 50 MHz Amateur Bands: <-60 dBc; -70 dBc 6m
  • Transmit Bandwidth: Default 100-2900 Hz (Variable 50-10000 Hz)
  • Microphone Connectors: Unbalanced 8-pin Foster, Balanced XLR/TRS
  • Microphone Impedance: 600 Ohms Nominal (200-10kΩ)

Antenna Tuner Specifications

  • Matching Range 80m - 10m: 8.3 Ohms - 300 Ohms
  • Matching Range 160 and 6m: 16.7 Ohms - 150 Ohms

General Specifications

  • USB 2.0 Ports (peripheral control): Two (2)
  • Master Clock Frequency: 983.04 MHz
  • Master Clock Phase Noise: -147 dBc@ 10 kHz; -152 dBc@ 100 kHz
  • 10 MHz Reference Clock Stability: 0.5ppm TCXO
  • GPSDO Frequency Stability (GPS locked)*: 5 x 10 (-12) over 24 hours
  • Emission Modes: USB, LSB, CW, RTTY**, AM, Synchronous AM, FM, NFM, DFM
  • Frequency Resolution: 1 Hz min.
  • Antenna Connectors: SO-239x2, BNCx1, XVTRx1
  • Antenna Impedance (w/o tuner): 50 Ohm Unbalanced

Electrical

  • Power Supply Requirements: +13.8V DC nominal ±15%
  • Current Drain (Receive/Transmit Max): 1.7A / 23A @ 13.8V

Mechanical

  • Height: 4" (10.2 cm) with feet; 3.5" (8.9 cm) without feet attached
  • Width: 13" (33cm)
  • Depth: 12" (30.5cm) or 13" (33.04cm) with front handles
  • Weight: Approximately 13 lbs. / 5.9 kgs
  • Operating Temperature: 0 to +50 degrees C; +32 to +122 degrees F

Options

  • 2U, 19inch (48.26 cm) Rack Mounting Kit
  • Front Handle Kit (adds 1 inch/2.5 cm to total depth
  • GPSDO with Rear Panel 10 MHz Reference Output

Specifications subject to change without notice.
* Requires optional GPSDO module
** Requires 3rd party software.

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Package Includes:
• FLEX-6500 Transceiver
FHM-1 Microphone
6 ft. (1.8m) CAT 5 Ethernet cable
• DC power cord with Anderson Power Pole™ connectors
• SmartSDR for Windows installation CD

Hardware & Software Installation Quick Start Guide

Documents:
pdf Hardware Reference Manual
pdf Quick Start Guide
pdf FLEX-6000 FDX Power Calculation Worksheet
pdf FLEX-6000 GPSDO Installation Guide

pdf FLEX-6000 Handle Installation Guide
pdf FLEX-6000 Rack Mounting Bracket Installation Guide

 

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