I pre-ordered the FlexRadio Flex-6400 back in September. I’ve patiently waited these few months for it to appear on my doorstep. I’m not complaining, I’m trying to act like a grown-up and not whine, but I’m getting excited and anxious to get my hands on it.

The good news is that the new hardware will begin shipping soon based on the email I received last night (see below). Given that I’m pretty far down on the list I don’t suppose I’ll get it yet this year. But hopefully I’ll be using it sometime early in the New Year.

Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to update you on our progress since the last Flex Insider communication on November 21st regarding the production of your new FLEX-6400(M) or FLEX-6600(M). We are very close to what we said at that time so let’s get right to the point:

The first wave of final assemblies went into burn-in starting on December 7. Production testing is going smoothly.

Later this week we will ship the first units to our field test team for more on-air testing. Once on air tests are complete we will begin notifying customers for general shipment.

The factory is rapidly ramping up capacity to complete final assemblies from previously tested and calibrated PCB assemblies (See photos below).

Watch your email so that we can contact you when you come up in the preorder list. We will contact everyone in the sequence in which their order was placed.

FlexRadio will be closed on December 25-26 and January 1 for the holidays and we will be operating short-staffed during the week between Christmas and New Year’s day.

Below are some recently taken pictures of the FLEX-6400M and FLEX-6600M at our manufacturing facility.

Thanks again for your confidence in FlexRadio.

73 Gerald, K5SDR