FlexRadio Systems FLEX-6400

FLEX-6400  A Real SDR for Every Operator

Both the FLEX-6400™ and FLEX-6400M™ offer the latest direct sampling SDR technology at an economical price for the general HF/6m operator yet they offer excellent performance for chasing DX and contesting. The FLEX-6400 model is designed for the Ham who wants to operate the radio exclusively as a server from PC, laptop, Maestro, Mac, or iOS clients – whether local or remote. Both models share the same game changing band awareness, industry leading phase noise performance, brick wall filters, and legendary audio performance to deliver you the most fun across a wide variety of operating styles.

With a PC, laptop, or Mac client you can utilize up to two 7 MHz spectrum/waterfall displays and independent receivers to revolutionize your view of the bands. Its two receivers can be placed simultaneously on any band and mode with instant QSY between VFOs. Digital mode operation is a dream with no sound cards, cables or boxes needed.

The FLEX-6400M places the most used controls right at your fingertips. Controls are labeled for intuitive operation and designed to minimize hand motion for the most common operations. Occasionally used controls are easily accessible on the large touch screen display bypassing the complexity of multi-function buttons and multi-level menus found on other transceivers. Like modern smartphones and tablets, capacitive touch control is provided on the large LCD display for intuitive pan, zoom, tune, and menu operation.

FLEX-6400 Feature Highlights

  • Native Remote Operation: Using Maestro, PC, Laptop, iPad or iPhone
  • SDR Architecture: Direct Sampling
  • Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range (RMDR): 116dB
  • Independent High Performance Receivers: Two (2)
  • Maximum Panadapter Bandwidth: 7 MHz
  • Radio Control Surfaces: Ergonomic tactile controls with touch screen interface
  • Integrated Display: 8-inch 1920×1200 IPS Display
  • External Display: 1920×1200 WUXGA via HDMI interface
  • Antenna Connectors: SO-239×2, BNC XVTRx1, BNC RX-INx1
  • Wideband Frequency Coverage: 30 kHz – 54 MHz
  • Transmit Frequency Coverage: 160-6m amateur bands, 100W nominal output
  • Transverter IF Frequency Coverage: 100 kHz – 54 MHz
  • Full Duplex Operation: Yes
  • Digital Audio Exchange (DAX) Channels: Two (2)
  • DAX IQ Channels/Bandwidth per Channel (DAXIQ): Two (2)
Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

FlexRadio PowerSDR

SmartSDR & PowerSDR Flexradio software

The Software that Launched the SDR Revolution in Ham Radio

FlexRadio Systems PowerSDR™ software provides all DSP and hardware control functions for FlexRadio Systems’ FLEX-1500, FLEX-3000* and FLEX-5000* software defined radios.  While software experimentation is encouraged, no programming experience is ever required to enjoy your software defined radio.  The complete application is provided in compiled form so that you can simply download, install and run it.  Written in a combination of ANSI C and C#, FlexRadio PowerSDR software is easy to learn and modify.  Source code is available to encourage amateur SDR research and experimentation.  The capabilities of the FlexRadio PowerSDR software are limited only by your imagination.

*FLEX-5000 manufacturing discontinued May 2013.
*FLEX-3000 manufacturing discontinued October 2014.


SmartSDR & PowerSDR Flexradio software

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

SmartSDR for Windows

SmartSDR & PowerSDR Flexradio software

RackMulti smartsdr SmartSDR-4pans-1wideThe Next Generation SDR software for the Next Generation SDR

SmartSDR™ for Windows sets a new bar for visual radio display and interactive control.  Following the simple is better rule, we built a new graphical user interface that is easy to learn and instinctual to use.  Multiple high-definition, real-time spectral displays are at the heart of the SmartSDR experience.  Intuitive controls are hidden from view to minimize clutter yet are instantly available when needed.

SmartSDR is the core of the Signature Series family, organizing all of the signal processing power in the FLEX-6000 Signature Series radios into an advanced reusable framework.  First the receiver subsystems including preselectors, preamplifiers and digitizers in the FLEX-6000 are virtualized as reusable hardware blocks called Spectral Capture Units (SCUs) with specific capabilities.  SmartSDR understands the capabilities of each SCU and how to harness its power.

What distinguishes SmartSDR is the simplification of these advanced concepts into an elegant graphical user interface that places the operator in complete control.  Want to create an additional Panadapter to watch for possible 10m band openings?  No problem, simply click to add the Panadapter and SmartSDR directs everything from the advanced signal processing software down to the filters in the SCU to form an optimized receiver.  Want to decode all of the CW signals on 40m while working DX on 20m?  It’s just a few clicks away with SmartSDR and one of many SmarSDR open API enabled applications.


SmartSDR for Windows

 

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300

FlexRadio Flex6500

FlexRadio 6500 6300 6700

FLEX-6500 for the Advanced Amateur

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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-239×2; 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

FlexRadio Signature Series

Paul Leicester | MØFOX | Chesterfield UK | IO93HE | Icom IC-7300