Flex 1500

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Flex 1500

I am sure that you have read all the great reviews for this little radio, but I thought I would throw in my 2 cents worth. This is one of the most FUN little QRP radios that I have had the pleasure of owning over the past years. The audio quality is extremely good and is a real pleasure to listen to. I have had a great deal of difficulty in the past enjoying HF radio while living in a high RF environment and restricted to a very crappy attic dipole. The Flex doesn’t seem to mind any of this.  With the various noise reduction tools and filters, it makes HF a real pleasure to use. The 5 watts output seems to be plenty for most applications. I have had no trouble getting heard around the world on WSPR. Overall, this is an excellent little radio for the money!

 

3 Responses

  1. ND4Z says:

    I agree the FLEX 1500 is a great little radio and a nice entry level to the FLEX
    Radios with out spending a lot of money.
    I think the band scope is awesum!
    I will most likely play with it for a while to make sure I like it, than sell it and use the money towards a bigger radio like the FLEX 5000…73, Rick ND4Z

  2. Roy says:

    Hi, I have been looking at the flex 1500 for while to get my feet wet in SDR but can’t seem to make up my mind.I’m presently using a Kenwood TS-570D which is dong it’s job for me but I have read so many good reviews on the 1500 and I’m still hesitating, can you give me a push and more reasons why I should get it. The 5 watts should be OK with my full wave loop antenna.
    Thanks
    ve2uy

    • KS4JU says:

      Actually, the 1500 is a very nice little SDR transceiver for the money. However, it’s technology is a little dated by todays standards. Unfortunately, there are just not a lot of SDR transceivers out there. I would suggest if you just want to experiment with SDR Receivers, get a RTL2832U and a HF converter for about $75. Another option would be one of the inexpensive SoftRock transceiver kits.

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