Flex Insider June 2024
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Flex Insider June 2024

Welcome to the June 2024 Flex Insider.


June 28th – 30th

FlexRadio will be at the International Amateur Radio exhibition June 28th-30th in Friedrichshafen, Germany. 

You can find Lori, Mike VA3MW, and Andy VA3CW at the Sky Sat (4O3A) booth A1-220. We look forward to meeting up with you all! 

Flex-8000 Series

On May 16, 2024, FlexRadio announced end-of-manufacturing (EOM) for the FLEX-6000 Series.

What does that mean: the FLEX-6400/6400M and FLEX-6600/6600M will no longer be built but FlexRadio will continue to service, support and provide on-going SmartSDR software releases providing new feature and functionality to these radios.

Keep in mind our FLEX-6700, FLEX-6500 and FLEX-6300 radios, which began shipping back in 2012, still benefit from on-going software releases and are provided with on-going support and limited service and product components allow. This is a great reminder that the software is the radio and your enjoyment of operating your Flex transceiver will last for years to come.

Here are just some of the new features:

  • Adaptive Pre-Distortion (APD): Offers the cleanest signal on an amateur radio platform. Software to follow after the release of the radios.
  • Digital Wideband: Ability to transmit and receive over 40 kHz of bandwidth (limited to 3khz wide transmit signals)
  • Unified Panadapter: Visibility of all HF/6m amateur bands in a single, unified panadapter. Imagine being able to watch all the Amateur HF radio spectrum in one view for band activity!
  • Integrated GNSS Satellite Reception: Built-in Global Navigation Satellite System capability for amazing frequency stability (+/- 0.5hz at 50Mhz or better) 
  • Integrated NTP Server: A future built-in NTP time server as standard.

More features are planned for the future thanks to the improved CPU and FPGA performance.

These advancements, combined with FlexRadio’s commitment to quality and performance, make the FLEX-8000 a must-have for any serious amateur radio enthusiast.

We are now accepting $500 deposits for your choice of any FLEX-8000 series model.

Click the Place Your Deposit button below and select your model choice. 

Deposits are fully refundable.

  • FLEX-8400 – Single SCU and 2 Slices
  • FLEX-8400M – this adds the front panel display to the FLEX-8400
  • FLEX-8600 – Dual SCU’s and 4 slices
  • FLEX-8600M – this adds the front panel display to the FLEX-8600

The SCU (Spectral Capture Unit) is the device that connects to your antenna that is inside the radio. Radios with 2 SCU’s can use 2 antennas at the same time and share that data among any of the 4 slices.  Mike VA3MW has a video overview of the 6000 architecture which is very similar.  

Secure your spot today to own this innovative piece of equipment.

Shipping is planned to start in August 2024, so you won’t have to wait long to enjoy the unparalleled capabilities of the FLEX-8000.

Maestro Update

We’re thrilled to announce that the new Maestro is now shipping immediately, and all previous backorders have been filled.

We appreciate your patience and support as we work to ensure every unit meets our high standards of excellence.

  • 8” Display: The new Maestro features an 8-inch display, offering a more capable screen for better control and visibility
  • Improved Wi-Fi Capability: With an upgraded Wi-Fi radio and antenna, the Maestro now supports MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) for a more reliable and faster wireless connection
  • Wi-Fi 6 Compatibility: The device is compatible with Wi-Fi 6, the latest Wi-Fi standard, which provides increased network efficiency and faster speeds
  • Improved CW Sidetone: The continuous wave (CW) sidetone has been improved for clearer and more pleasant audio feedback when operating in CW mode
  • New Rechargeable Battery Option: A new rechargeable battery option is available, which is easily obtainable worldwide, making it more convenient with up to 10 hours battery life.
  • New Power Indication/Switch: The power indication and switch have been updated to match the M-Series radios, providing a more intuitive user experience
  • Pseudo-Differential MIC Connection: A new pseudo-differential microphone connection has been added for enhanced audio input quality
  • External Display Output: An external display output is now available, allowing users to connect the Maestro to an external monitor  

The Maestro is designed to enhance your FlexRadio experience for operating in the ham shack or anywhere else you travel to. Now you can move your radio off the desk without sacrificing any user performance.  

SmartSDR Update

SmartSDR Upgrade Save $50

For those of you still running SmartSDR v1 or v2, don’t miss out on our special offer to upgrade to SmartSDR v3 at a fantastic 25% off. 

Whether you’re upgrading your current setup or diving into the advanced features such as MultiFlex or SmartControl for the first time, this is the perfect opportunity to enhance your FlexRadio experience. 

Enjoy improved performance, new functionalities, and the seamless integration SmartSDR v3 provides. Follow our video on how to update to the latest version.

Start your upgrade by downloading SmartSDR 3.7.4 first!. As you install the software on your PC and then upgrade your radio, the process takes you through the payment process.  

Product updates

FLEX-6400(M) / FLEX-6600(M)

FlexRadio has declared the discontinuation of production for the FLEX-6000 Series. 

Despite ceasing production, the FLEX-6000 Series will maintain comprehensive support via our warranty and repair services, alongside continual updates to SmartSDR. 

The cessation of the FLEX-6000 series production paves the way for the debut of the advanced FLEX-8000 series.

The FLEX-6000 series will continue to receive full support and regular software enhancements. 

Our commitment to the FLEX-6000 series is unwavering, with ongoing software development and hardware support to safeguard and uphold the value of your investment.

Genius Solutions

Genius Line Update

  • Power Genius XL:  In stock and ships within 3 business days
  • Tuner Genius XL- SO2R:  Limited stock – check with sales
  • Tuner Genius XL 1×3 – Limited stock – check with sales
  • Antenna Genius 2×8 – in stock and shipping within 3 business days

In addition, we are happy to announce that our Genius line of amplifiers and tuners are now available through DX Engineering.


FlexRadio is here to amplify your club’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the latest HF Radio technology.

Contact us today for engaging remote presentations and discover the exciting advantages our radios bring to the world of amateur radio.

Trade ins / Trade ups

Trade in your Radio or Amplifier

Are you ready to upgrade to the FLEX-8000?

For customers in the United States, we are thrilled to offer a trade-in program for your current radio towards a new FLEX-8000 order. If you are outside of the United States you may wish to consult one of our International Distributors.  

If you haven’t already provided your trade-in details, please do so on our trade-in page to help us process your request efficiently.

A big thank you to those who have already shown their support! To secure your spot for the FLEX-8000, we suggest placing a fully refundable pre-order. For those who’ve already placed a deposit, we’re grateful for your commitment.

We aim to provide the most equitable trade-in values, which will be assessed approximately 30 days before your scheduled shipping date. 

This timing ensures that we can offer you the best value based on the most current market conditions.

Until that time, we will not provide a trade-in dollar valuation.

For more information, visit our Trade-In program page or contact us here.

Bread Financing

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Looking to upgrade your radio equipment and seeking a convenient financing solution? Look no further! FlexRadio has joined forces with Bread Finance to offer you a seamless financing experience. Now, when purchasing your desired radio, amplifier, tuner, or any other equipment from FlexRadio, you have the option to select Bread Finance during the checkout process.

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  • Flexible Options:  Tailor the financing terms to suit your needs. Bread Finance offers flexible payment plans, allowing you to select the terms that align with your budget and preferences.
  • Transparent and Clear:  No hidden surprises or ambiguous terms. Bread Finance ensures complete transparency, providing you with a clear understanding of the financing terms, including interest rates and repayment schedules.

Unlock the Power of FlexRadio Equipment with Bread Finance.  

Experience the latest advancements in radio technology without worrying about upfront costs. With FlexRadio and Bread Finance, your dreams of owning high-quality radio equipment are within reach. Simply select Bread Finance during your checkout process, and embark on your radio journey without delay.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! Upgrade your radio equipment today with the convenience and flexibility of Bread Finance, available exclusively through FlexRadio.

Bread Financing pre-authorizations are valid for 30 days from the date of your order. If your product is shipping beyond the 30 day window, you may be required to resubmit your application.

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