After careful consideration I’ve decided to purchase the FlexRadio 6700.
It came down to several things:
- RX comparison between Flexradio 6600/6700 nearly identical
- 6700 only 3.5″ in height
- 8 panadapters vs. 4 on the 6600
- Contest BPF not enough reason for a 6600
- 6600 mic connector on rear
I’m convinced the receivers in both radios “are close enough for jazz”, in that the RX specs are virtually identical. The 3.5″ height means I can remove this shelf and fit the 6300, 6700, and an LP-500.
Comparisons also show that the 6700 is better suited for satellite work, should I ever decide to move SAT operation off the Flex 5000. Investing in a 6600 also meant the LP-500 would not fit. I was able to engineer a clamp-on shelf for the LP-500, but I would much rather have it in the rack.
I noticed the Flex website has announced that the 6600’s are shipping. This may cause a drop in the price of the FlexRadio 6700. We’ll just have to see how it goes.