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PGXL March '2019 Updates

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  • Dewey W0YWWDewey W0YWW Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    This would fall under a caption of "who's anxious?  me?"  Following compilation is based on prior related posts, not including elmer/alpha testers; (sorry for any errors, omissions, misspellings):

    PO Date  PO #   Callsign          Name                           Rcv'd
                                AA5GI           Reg                              2/13 ?
    02/08/17  11611   KØGDI         Greg Isringhaus
    02/08/17  11612   VE6SH         Tim Ellam  
    02/08/17  11613   K1UO           Lawrence Emery          ?
    02/08/17  11615   WØNQW      Larry Catron
    02/08/17  11622   KL2D            Justin Doll                     yes
    02/08/17  11623   K0KB            James Lovewell            6/28/18
    02/08/17  11628   N5ZC            Richard Thorne
    02/08/17  11632   K3TIM          Timothy Povlich
    02/08/17  11643   K9SO            Fred Glenn                  1/4/19
    02/08/17  11644   WB9EXL       Ronald Peters
    02/08/17  11650                        Westfield
    02/08/17  11652   N7ZO            Bob
    02/09/17  11667   W8MM          Michael Valentine
    02/10/17  11682   WØYWW      Dewey Treanor
    02/11/17  11703   N4RWG         Richard
    02/13/17  11713   N3VE            Jeff Kerber
    02/15/17  11722   WW3N          Daniel Flynn
    02/22/17  11767   W9TVX         Dargahi Ross
    02/28/17  11797                        Shaver
    03/06/17  11835                        Steffler
    05/09/17  12080   WA5YOM     Timothy Vandagriff
    May 2017              K4QXX          Burch
    Dec 2017                                   KJ
    Dec 2017              KF4HR

    73, Dewey, W0YWW

  • Burch - K4QXXBurch - K4QXX Member
    edited March 2019
    Found my order email from May 2017.  My order number is AB-12297 and order was placed on May 26th 2017
  • Rick N4RZRick N4RZ Member ✭✭
    edited February 9
    12/30/17 14573 N4RZ     Rick Roberson   
  • Ray - K6LJRay - K6LJ Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    My order 06/06/17 12388 K6LJ Ray DeVreugd
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Excellent idea.
  • RichardRichard Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Dewy.. TNX for taking the time to take and present this data Richard - N4RWG
  • Dale JohnsonDale Johnson Member
    edited March 2019
    4/28/2017. 12043. W9TTH
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
     Well for what it's worth, there's 28 PG-XL orders accounted for! :)
  • Justin_KL2DJustin_KL2D Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Great compilation Dewey! Just for clarification I did receive mine as part of the alpha group, for those looking at how order numbers are related to delivery dates. Justin KL2D
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Jim is the fan noise bothersome even when the amp is idling, or when it's operating at max output?  Or both?
  • Justin_KL2DJustin_KL2D Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    I don’t find the fan noise to be that bothersome, and my PGXL sits literally right in front of my face (you can see pics on QRZ). There has been a lot of work on the algorithm that controls the fans over the last year and I think it’s much better. Of course, if you go full FT8 or RTTY at legal limit the fans are going to spin up pretty good to keep it cool. But they are very effective and if you stop transmitting they spin back down pretty quickly. Depending on the fan mode, they are very quiet or even off when the amp is in “operation” but idle and cool. Just my 2 cents.... YMMV, and of course different folks have different needs/tolerances. 73 Justin KL2D
  • Jim RungeJim Runge Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    As Justin said, I believe that they worked on the fan noise after I sent mine back. It made noise all the time. Flex seemed to be aware of the issue and asked if that was the reason I was sending it back. I described it as a hovercraft in the slow mode and a Saturn rocket taking off in the full cool mode. Your mileage might vary!! I am a mostly SSB guy and don't appreciate background noise.
  • Justin_KL2DJustin_KL2D Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    I thought of one other thing I could add that would maybe be helpful regarding fan noise. I had an Alpha 9500 before the PGXL, and with the current firmware I don’t feel that the PGXL is louder than the alpha, and to me at least seems quieter. Although Jim is right, the earlier firmware versions could be pretty noisy.
  • dan flynndan flynn Member
    edited March 2019
    N4rwg Richard, what happened on 2/8/17 that so many folks ordered?  It wasn't hamcation that was the weekend of 2/18/17.  Initial public announcement?
    Nice work putting the stats together. 
    wb8exl, Ronald you seem to be the next person  in the 2/8/17 purchases Flex ships the amp to.  Let us know when you get it.

    Dan ww3n
  • RichardRichard Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Dan... I believe it was the initial announcement.  I remember being told at the show that they have been taking orders for about a week. So the timing is right. 

    Yes, Dewey did a FB Job taking the inputs and putting the data together.  I think that the list is a little over 10 percent of the orders however...... 

    Still waiting and hoping that the doors will open soon.

    Richard - N4RWG
  • David-N5PSMDavid-N5PSM Member
    edited March 2019
    5/9/2018 AB-15543 N5PSM David P. Mitchell
  • edited March 2019

    Thanks for the post
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    I seem to remember initially learning about the PG-XL Amp during the 2016 Dayton HamCation.  Coming up on 3 years now. 
  • RichardRichard Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Dewey

    Please add one more....  TNX David

    5/9/18      1815543     N5PSM      David P. Mitchell
  • AC9SAC9S Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    It has been a long wait and it sounds like it is going to a bit longer based on the letter that went out those of us on the back order list.  I am thinking of going with a KPA1500 with the thought of selling it when the PGXL finally ships.  Over the short term, hopefully a year or so, I shouild be able to get most of my money out of the 1500.

    Keith - AC9S
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Agree, and I sure wish I knew how long "a bit longer" was going to be.  I'm considering buying a SPE Expert 1.5K-FA V2, then maybe re-visit the purchase of the PG-XL after the product stabilizes.
  • dan flynndan flynn Member
    edited March 2019
    I cancelled a 2016 SPE Expert order for PGXL.   I feel your pain.

  • dan flynndan flynn Member
    edited March 2019
    AC9S - Keith ... was this a recent letter?
    Dan ww3n


  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2019
    I read that letter, Boy, Gerald sounded really upset the way he said things.
  • AC9SAC9S Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    The letter (email) was dated 2/25.  I agree Gerald sounded upset.  The sad thing is I really want this amp and the matching tuner.  I know a couple of guys that are using the amp; they are heavy users and absolutely love it.


    Keith - AC9S
  • David-N5PSMDavid-N5PSM Member
    edited March 2019
    What Letter?   I would like too see it!
  • David-N5PSMDavid-N5PSM Member
    edited March 2019
    Oh,  That one......never mind
  • Dewey W0YWWDewey W0YWW Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    It would appear that shipment of PGXL amps have resumed.  Today, I received call from Flex and shipping confirmation tracking number email.  So, I've updated the prior list as follows:

    PO Date  PO #   Callsign        Name                           Rcv'd
                                AA5GI           Reg                              2/13 ?
    02/08/17  11611   KØGDI         Greg Isringhaus
    02/08/17  11612   VE6SH         Tim Ellam  
    02/08/17  11613   K1UO           Lawrence Emery          ?
    02/08/17  11615   WØNQW      Larry Catron
    02/08/17  11622   KL2D            Justin Doll                     yes (alpha group)
    02/08/17  11623   K0KB            James Lovewell            6/28/18
    02/08/17  11628   N5ZC            Richard Thorne
    02/08/17  11632   K3TIM          Timothy Povlich
    02/08/17  11643   K9SO            Fred Glenn                  1/4/19
    02/08/17  11644   WB9EXL       Ronald Peters
    02/08/17  11650                        Westfield
    02/08/17  11652   N7ZO            Bob
    02/09/17  11667   W8MM          Michael Valentine
    02/10/17  11682   WØYWW      Dewey Treanor          Shipped 3/20/19
    02/11/17  11703   N4RWG         Richard
    02/13/17  11713   N3VE            Jeff Kerber
    02/15/17  11722   WW3N          Daniel Flynn
    02/22/17  11767   W9TVX         Dargahi Ross
    02/28/17  11797                        Shaver
    03/06/17  11835                        Steffler
    04/28/17  12043   W9TTH        Dale Johnson
    05/09/17  12080   WA5YOM     Timothy Vandagriff
    05/26/17  12297   K4QXX         Burch
    06/06/17  12388   K6LJ             Ray DeVreugd
    12/30/17  14573   N4RZ            Rick Roberson
    Dec 2017                                   KJ
    Dec 2017              KF4HR         Ralph Quallich, Jr
    05/09/18  15543   N5PSM         David Mitchell

    73, Dewey, W0YWW

  • Wayne WestfieldWayne Westfield Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    It would appear that shipment of PGXL amps have resumed.  Today, I too received call from Flex saying my unit was in shipping and requested final payment.  Awaiting shipment confirmation.  So, I've updated the prior list as follows:

    PO Date  PO #   Callsign        Name                           Rcv'd
                                AA5GI           Reg                              2/13 ?
    02/08/17  11611   KØGDI         Greg Isringhaus
    02/08/17  11612   VE6SH         Tim Ellam 
    02/08/17  11613   K1UO           Lawrence Emery          ?
    02/08/17  11615   WØNQW      Larry Catron
    02/08/17  11622   KL2D            Justin Doll                     yes (alpha group)
    02/08/17  11623   K0KB            James Lovewell            6/28/18
    02/08/17  11628   N5ZC            Richard Thorne
    02/08/17  11632   K3TIM          Timothy Povlich
    02/08/17  11643   K9SO            Fred Glenn                  1/4/19
    02/08/17  11644   WB9EXL       Ronald Peters
    02/08/17  11650   KG5MGN       Westfield    Paid 03/20/19   waiting shipment confirmation
    02/08/17  11652   N7ZO            Bob
    02/09/17  11667   W8MM          Michael Valentine
    02/10/17  11682   WØYWW      Dewey Treanor          Shipped 3/20/19
    02/11/17  11703   N4RWG         Richard
    02/13/17  11713   N3VE            Jeff Kerber
    02/15/17  11722   WW3N          Daniel Flynn
    02/22/17  11767   W9TVX         Dargahi Ross
    02/28/17  11797                        Shaver
    03/06/17  11835                        Steffler
    04/28/17  12043   W9TTH        Dale Johnson
    05/09/17  12080   WA5YOM     Timothy Vandagriff
    05/26/17  12297   K4QXX         Burch
    06/06/17  12388   K6LJ             Ray DeVreugd
    12/30/17  14573   N4RZ            Rick Roberson
    Dec 2017                                   KJ
    Dec 2017              KF4HR         Ralph Quallich, Jr
    05/09/18  15543   N5PSM         David Mitchell

    73, Wayne, KG5MGN

  • RichardRichard Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Great News....  Starting to look like things are Shipping.....   Getting Excited...  Very Excited!

    TNX fer the update.....

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