FLEX-6300 for the Serious Amateur

The FLEX-6300™ is for the amateur operator who wants to experience the magic of software defined radio in the highest performance 100W transceiver family available today.  The FLEX-6300 provides an entry point into multi-dimensional amateur radio operations from CW to the latest digital modes.  Providing dual panadapters and waterfall displays, as well as two full-performance slice receivers, the FLEX-6300 opens up new operating capabilities at an affordable price.

Features

FLEX-6300 Feature Highlights

  • Maximum Slice Receivers: Two (2)
  • Maximum Panadapter Bandwidth: 7 MHz
  • Antenna Connectors: SO-239×2; XVTR-BNCx1
  • 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
  • Digital Audio Exchange (DAX) Channels: 2
  • DAX IQ Channels/Bandwidth per Channel (DAXIQ): 2 @ 24 kHz – 96 kHz
  • Microphone Connector: Unbalanced 8-pin Foster
  • Antenna Tuner Unit (ATU): Optional

Specifications

Receiver Specifications

  • Receiver Architecture: Direct Digital Sampling
  • Spectral Capture Units: One (1)
  • Maximum Slice Receivers: Two (2)
  • Maximum High Resolution Spectrum Displays: Two (2)
  • Maximum Panadapter Width:  7 MHz
  • ADC Resolution:  16-bits
  • ADC Sampling Rate:  122.88 Msps
  • Wideband Frequency Coverage:  30 kHz – 54 MHz
  • DAX IQ Channels / Bandwidth Per Channel:  Two (2) @ 24 kHz – 96 kHz
  • DAX Audio Channels:  Two (2)
  • Amateur Band Preselector Coverage:  NA
  • Preamplifiers / Attenuators:  0 to +20 dB
  • Spurious and Image Rejection Ratio:  80 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:  122.88 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:  160m – 6m ham band only
  • Transverter IF Output Power:  +0 dBm Typical; +10 dBm max
  • Transverter IF Frequency Coverage:  100 kHz – 54 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:  <-50 dBc; -70 dBc 6m
  • Transmit Bandwidth:  Default 100-2900 Hz (Variable 50-10000 Hz)
  • Microphone Connector:  Unbalanced 8-pin Foster
  • Microphone Impedance:  600 Ohms Nominal (200-10kΩ)

Antenna Tuner Specifications

  • Matching Range 80m – 10m:  Optional, 8.3 Ohms – 300 Ohms
  • Matching Range 160 and 6m:  Optional, 16.7 Ohms – 150 Ohms

General Specifications

  • USB 2.0 Ports (peripheral control):  Two (2)
  • Master Clock Frequency:  122.88 MHz
  • Master Clock Phase Noise:  -140 dBc@10kHz
  • 10 MHz Reference Clock Stability:  0.5ppm TCXO
  • GPSDO Frequency Stability (GPS locked):  NA
  • Emission Modes:  USB, LSB, CW, RTTY**, AM, Synchronous AM, FM
  • Frequency Resolution:  1 Hz min.
  • Antenna Connectors:  SO-239×2, 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:  3.875″ (7.1 cm) with feet
  • Width:  13″ (33 cm)
  • Depth:  11.75″ (29.8 cm)
  • Weight:  Approximately 10 lbs. / 4.5 kgs
  • Operating Temperature:  0 to +50 degrees C; +32 to +122 degrees F

Options

  • Antenna Tuning Unit (ATU); greater than 3:1 on 80-10m, up 2.5:1 on 160 and 6m
  • Front Handle Kit (adds 1 inch/2.5 cm to total depth

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

Datasheets


The following product Datasheets are available for download below.

FLEX-6000 Family Datasheet (2.0 MiB)

Documentation


NameSizeHits
FLEX-6000 Family Datasheet2.0 MiB5982
FLEX-6000 Family Hardware Reference Manual1.9 MiB3822
FLEX-6000 Family Hardware Reference Manual (German)1.5 MiB40
FLEX-6000 Family Quick Start Guide1.5 MiB2555
FLEX-6300 ATU Installation Guide1.9 MiB860
FLEX-6300 Handle Installation Guide732.4 KiB442

Downloads


NameSizeHits
SmartSDR V1.3.8 Release Notes1.0 MiB1087
SmartSDR V1.3.8 Installer45.8 MiB2991

A comprehensive listing of files can be found on the Downloads page.

Warranty

FLEX-6300 Signature Series 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

This Limited Warranty is effective as of the date of first purchase by the consumer.  Original equipment hardware warranties and manufacturer support for FlexRadio products applies only to the original purchaser and are not transferable unless a Warranty Transfer agreement is purchased from FlexRadio Systems.  Before sending in your product for service, it is recommended that you query the FlexRadio Community to make sure your issue is not easily resolved.  If you still have an issue, submit a request for support via the FlexRadio HelpDesk.  Once you are assigned a incident or ticket number, one of our Technical Support Engineers will determine if the issue your product is experiencing requires service or repair and will either issue you an RMA (Return Material Authorization) number for service in Austin, TX or refer you to another authorized Service Center.  Any product returned for service that is out of warranty or has had its warranty voided is subject to a one (1) hour diagnostic bench charge.  This charge will be applied to any work performed.

What is Covered:

During the first thirty (30) days after the date of shipment, FlexRadio Systems will fully repair or replace defective product at their discretion.  For the remaining two (2) years after the date of shipment, FlexRadio Systems will replace defective parts free of charge (post-paid) for transceiver components only.  Any replacement hardware parts will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or ninety (90) calendar days from the date of installation or repair, whichever is longer. FlexRadio Systems will also correct any failure caused by defective parts and materials.  You must send the unit at your expense to FlexRadio Systems. FlexRadio Systems will pay return shipping to the country of purchase.

What is Not Covered:

This Limited Warranty as it pertains to the transceiver or radio components does not cover repair or damage caused by (1) misuse, negligence or user modifications; (2) any performance malfunctions involving non-FlexRadio accessory equipment; (3) connection to improper or unstable voltage supply; (4) improper execution of hardware calibration or test routines; (5) the incorrect installation of any and all cables connected to the radio by the user; (6) the use of third-party software applications or hardware that directly or indirectly controls radio functions and/or operating state by utilizing a communication or control protocol, such as, but not limited to CAT or I2C commands or (7) random acts of nature such as flood, fire, water, weather related storm, lightning or electrostatic discharge damage.

Limitation of Incidental or Consequential Damages:

This warranty does not extend to non-FlexRadio equipment or components used in conjunction with our products.  Any such repair or replacement is the responsibility of the customer.  FlexRadio Systems shall not be liable or responsible for reimbursement for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to any loss of business or profits, loss of property, loss of revenue, loss of use, loss of data, inconvenience or cost of unauthorized service.

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Purchase the FLEX-6300 Software Defined radio and accessories directly from our On-Line store or from one of our authorized FlexRadio Distributors for our EU customers.

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