FLEX-6700 | FlexRadio

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Stand-alone and PC controlled direct sampling transceiver with two independent Spectral Capture Units (SCU) and the ability to create up to 8 full featured independent Slice Receivers on 0.03-77 MHz and 135-165 MHz. The transmitter provides continuous duty 100W output across the entire 160-6m bands along with an automatic antenna tuner (ATU). Ideated in USA, year of introduction 2012.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage RX 0.0300 ~ 77.0000 MHz
135.0000 ~ 165.0000 MHz
TX [1] 1.8 MHz band
3.6 MHz band
5.3 MHz band
7.0 MHz band
10 MHz band
14 MHz band
18 MHz band
21 MHz band
24 MHz band
28 MHz band
50 MHz band
Modulation mode CW / LSB / USB / FSK / AM / FM
Tuning step 1 Hz min
Receiver :
A/D conversion Freq. 245.76 Msps
Res. 16 Bit
RF preamplifier Pre1 -11.5~20 dB adjustable
Pre2 20 dB
Master clock phase noise [2] -147 dBc @ 10 kHz
-152 dBc @ 100 kHz
Image rejection > 100 dB
Frequency stability ± 0.02ppm with temperature from 0°C to +50°C
± 0.005ppm/24h with GPS unit [3]
Transmitter :
Output power [1] SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, DIGITAL 1 ~ 100 W
AM 1 ~ 30 W
Spurious emission Harmonics < -60 dBc (1.8~29.7 MHz bands)
< -70 dBc (50 MHz band)
D/A conversion Freq. 491.52 Msps
Res. 16 Bit
Carrier suppression (SSB) < -80 dBc
Unwanted sideband suppression (SSB) < -80 dBc
Maximum deviation (FM) ± 2.5 KHz
Audio response 300-2700 Hz default (variable 50-10000 Hz)
Microphone 600Ω nominal (200 to 10kΩ)
Unbalanced 8-pin, Balanced XLR/TRS
Antenna tuner Matching impedance range 16.7 to 150Ω (1.8 MHz band)
5 to 500Ω (3.6~29.7 MHz bands)
16.7 to 150Ω (50 MHz band)
Features :
Memory Unlimited memory channels
Antenna 2 x SO239 50Ω connectors
2 x BNC 50Ω in/out RX only connectors
Power supply 13.8 VDC (±15%)
Power consumption 1.5A, RX
23A, TX max power
Audio power 1W internal speaker
2.6Vpp@10kΩ for external speaker
Audio output Jack 6.35 mm headphone
Jack 3.5 mm external speaker
Connections USB x 2
LAN (Ethernet 1 Gbps)
16-pin Jack (accessories)
RCA (PTT)
RCA (TX Req)
RCA (ALC)
RCA (REM On)
RCA (TX1)
RCA (TX2)
RCA (TX3)
RCA (10 MHz reference input)
BNC (transverter)
SMA (GPS antenna input)
SMA (10 MHz GPSDO reference output)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from 0°C to +50°C
Dimensions 330 (W) x 102 (H) x 305 (D) mm
Weight 5.9kg

[1] The radio are also capable of very low power (0~10 dBm) transmit on 0.1-77 MHz and 135-165 MHz
[2] Master clock frequency 983.04 MHz, phase noise at 245.76 MHz (F/4)
[3] The optional GPSTCXO unit is request

Description :

The FLEX-6700 "Signature Series" transceiver (see the FLEX-6700R as receiver only) is based on a new hardware architecture and SmartSDR software platform. This high performance software defined radio uses Digital Down Conversion (DDC) to convert from RF directly to digital and Digital Up Conversion (DUC) to convert from digital to RF. The FLEX6700 utilizes Spectral Capture Units (SCU) for the RF to digital conversion and an ultra-high performance on-board signal processing and control system to perform demodulation and modulation, filtering, and audio stream management. The result is incredible receiver dynamic range, ultra-low phase noise and phenomenal received signal clarity. The transceiver utilizes two SCUs for reception from 0.03 to 77 MHz plus 135 to 165 MHz and the ability to create up to 8 full featured independent Slice Receivers. Since the radio has two independent SCUs, it is capable of diversity reception. Optimized preselector filters can be selected for the 160-6m (except 60m) ham bands for greater out of band rejection. The FLEX-6700 provides continuous duty 100 Watts output across the entire 160-6m band, with RD100HHF1 MOSFET push-pull PA and 11 half-octave low-pass filters, along with an automatic antenna tuner (ATU) capable of tuning antennas over 10:1 range (3:1 on 160m and 6m), and more the radio are capable of very low power transmit anywhere (from 100 KHz and up) it have receive capabilities.

In the FLEX-6700 two Analog Devices AD9467 ADC converters operating at 16 Bit / 245 Msps are capable of digitizing the entire HF spectrum in real time. Also the transmitter architecture are full SDR with the Analog Devices AD9122 DAC converter operating at 16 Bit / 491 Msps. SmartSDR is the software "ecosystem" of the radio platform. It organizes all the signal processing power in the radio into an advanced suite. SmartSDR understands the capabilities of each SCU and how to harness its power. It also comprises of the presentation layer or lightweight GUI client that the user interacts with. The 6700 is also equipped with a 1 Gb Ethernet port suitable for any type of PC and also for network devices. The use of the FLEX-6700 remotely thus becomes independent of the computer, simply connect it to the Internet via the Ethernet port in order to operate it from anywhere.

FLEX-6700 price :

We have collected for your convenience the FLEX-6700 FlexRadio sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 7.700,-- 2019-dec New

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