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FlexRadio Systems introduces the FLEX-5000™ family of ultra high performance Software Defined Radio transceivers. The FLEX-5000A integrates all I/Q data and hardware control over a single FireWire® (IEEE-1394) connection to a user provided computer. Sound cards and multiple cables are no longer necessary. Convenience and ease of setup are built right in!

The "workhorse" of the family is the FLEX-5000A . The same receiver and transmitter are common throughout the entire FLEX-5000 family, so no matter if you have the FLEX-5000A or the fully integrated FLEX-5000C™, you still have the same outstanding performance and capabilities.

The supplied open source software, PowerSDR, creates a powerful and flexible solution. The number of memories is limited only by the PC hard disk space.

The FLEX-5000 connects to the PC via FireWire.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m 
Frequency stability
±0.5 ppm 32 °F to 122 °F (0 °C to +50 °C)
Tuning steps
0.001-10.000 MHz kHz
Memories
100000 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.01-60 MHz
Modulations
AM   N-FM   CW   USB   LSB   DSB   RTTY  
Sensitivity
Preamp off: 1.3 µV @ 14MHz
Preamp on: 0.3 µV @ 14MHz
(-123/-133 dBm in 500 Hz)
Selectivity
CW 500 Hz –6/-60 dB: 500/640 (–6/–60 dB)
SSB 2.4 kHz –6/-60 dB: 2.39/2.54 (–6/–60 dB)
AM 6.6 kHz –6/-60 dB: 6.60/6.74 (–6/–60 dB)
Filters
Software controlled
Receiver system
SDR, Direct conversion, low IF
IF-frequencies
Software selectable from DC to 20 KHz
Image rejection
70 dB or better (160 - 6m Amateur bands)
Audio output
Stereo line-out, accepts PC type speakers

Transmitter

TX-range
160-6m
Modulations
AM   N-FM   CW   USB   LSB   DSB   RTTY  
RF-output
CW/SSB: 1-100 W PEP, AM: 2-25W

Connections

Antenna
BNC + SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC ± 10%
Current drain RX
1.5A
TX
25A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
236 × 221 × 315 mm (9.29 × 8.70 × 12.40 in)
Weight
5.90 kg (13.0 lbs)
Form factor
Headless
Manufactured
Between 2007 and 20xx in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
SDR (Software Defined Radio)
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4488
MPN
FLEXRADIO-FLEX-005000A

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My true love 1 year ago by k4xtt
Best rig i ever owned 3 years ago by gpsboard
Excellent Rig 9 years ago by W0DHB

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the FlexRadio FLEX-5000A is around:

  • EUR 1581.00
  • USD 1442.00 ~ USD 649.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 650.00 New / Mint zs6hda
2015 USD 1600.00 Used / Mint KK4IBG
2013 USD 1800.00 Used / Mint KK4IBG
2013 EUR 2200.00 New / Good gpsboard
2009 USD 4209.00 New / Mint NT7J

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