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Transverter for Satellite work

KG9LD
KG9LD Member ✭✭

Hello

What are people using for transverters specifically for satellite work?

I have a Flex 6500 and am thinking about using a transverter. I do not know much about satellites or transverters. I know this has been covered in the past but I'm looking for new ideas.


I saw this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144mhz-432mhz-to-28mhz-Highly-Stable-Transverter-HD-for-FLEX-RADIO-VHF-UHF-12W-/254510549922

Would it get the job done? It's pretty inexpensive compared to the others.

Thanks in advance,


Jeff

KG9LD

Comments

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    Hi Jeff

    I had that one, and, it does work. For Satellite work you will need 2 of them as it only does 1 band at a time and a 2 SCU radio like the 6600 or the 6700. Or, you will need to add another radio/receiver so that you can work full duplex with your 6500.

    We recommend the Q5 Signal ones as they are well made, stable and clean RF out.

    So, for me, I use a VHF and a UHF Q5 unit on a 6600.

    73

  • KG9LD
    KG9LD Member ✭✭

    Thanks Mike. I had a feeling that transverter was too good to be true. Do you have a recommendation as to which models work the best from Q5?

    Jeff

    KG9LD

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    Any of them work. It depends how much power out you wish.

    I use the 25 watt VHF and UHF version.

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