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Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 11:29 PM
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Well, it's been 1 year since I received my Flex 1500 and put it on the air.

I have primarily used it on digital and for the last 9 months have been using it with a small solid state amp running 50 - 100 watts.

I have had about 500 QSO's on digital modes - 90% of those on my 2 favorite modes which are Olivia and Contestia.

I also bought a microphone for the 1500 this year at the Dayton Hamfest and have recently had 7 QSO's on 10 meter FM (5 on simplex) and about as many on 10 meter SSB.

I have had a handful of CW QSO's with the rig using a straight key but I just don't do much CW any more.

Most of my QSO's have been ragchews with several over 3 hours long, many over 2 hours, and lots of 1 hours ones too.

I've really given the rig a punishing AND it has performed well. I have had FEW problems and it has been very very reliable. My first attempts at FM a while back were NOT very successful but once PowerSDR was upgraded to the latest version the FM operation became successful and enjoyable. I look forward to more enhancements on that mode!

Anyhow, I love my Flex 1500! I would NEVER willingly ever go back to an analog rig.

Thanks Flex for putting fun and excitement back into my hamming!




--Gary WB8ROL
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Posted Friday, July 22, 2011 5:24 AM
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May I ask which amp you are using? I'm looking for one for my 1500 also.

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Posted Friday, July 22, 2011 10:13 PM
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It sounds like you are having fun...

Reminds me, I must stop having fun on CW and dust-off my Flex-1500 - see if it still works?

73

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Posted Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:21 AM
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****!! you bought all the best stuff with you...and it must be working really well.

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Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:28 PM
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Seems that you are taking full advantage of it! Good going man!

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