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What transverter is everyone using with their flex?

ScottyScotty Member ✭✭
As topic states what good 2m/440 transverter is everyone using these days? I see the gentleman from Ukraine selling them but I have not found anyone using them.

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  • w0pdw0pd Member
    edited October 2020
    I use Q5 Signal VHF and UHF transverters. They work perfectly.
  • ka9eeska9ees Member ✭✭

    @Scotty A friend of mine K0OWG is using one from the Ukraine (the Transverter Store). He likes it. I have one ordered, but it's not here yet. Mine is a kit. I bought it with the attenuator board. Then found out I didn't need it.

    73,

    Ed KA9EES

  • ScottyScotty Member ✭✭
    Yeah I looked at them but kinda pricey. Might be worth saving for.
  • ka9eeska9ees Member ✭✭

    @Scotty

    You can get one already built from The Transverter Store for $75 USD. That's cheap.

  • ScottyScotty Member ✭✭
    > @ka9ees said:
    > @Scotty
    > You can get one already built from The Transverter Store for $75 USD. That's cheap.

    Yeah I looked at the Q5 ones which my comment was directed at, I shoulda quoted it haha. The Q5 ones look nice but $500 for the cheapest one.
  • Bob KC9RFBob KC9RF Member ✭✭

    I have one from the transverter store and it works well on 2 meters.

    There are some you tube videos that might help you with setup .

    Just be carefull with input and output power. the above video covers that topic.

  • Ken HansenKen Hansen Member ✭✭

    I just started playing with my Transverter-Store transverter (2M, no attenuator, pre-assembled), and it seems to work, but...

    Let me start by saying, my sole intention is to be able to operate local FM repeaters near my remote QTH (about 50 miles from home QTH). With a 10 watt 2m Radio I can hit the repeaters with my base antenna - my goal is to do the same with the transverter.

    Currently I have my transverter set up with 0.0 dB RX Gain and 5.0 dBm Max. Power:

    And when I run the transverter on 2M I see this:

    That looks like a horrible mess!

    I CAN "hit" at least one local repeater with this setup, so RF is going out to the antenna on the right frequency, with the right CTCSS tone and offset (Yay!), but the audio seems muffled/quiet - that's my first issue.

    My second issue is without a VHF wattmeter (I know, I'll get one for my next visit), I'm having a hard time knowing what Max. Power setting I should use to drive the transverter. I do have a "brick" 2M power amp (the world famous Radio Shack HT Amplifier) that I could use, once I sort out the radio's Max. Power -> Transverter RF output correlation.

    I suspect the 2M band just looks like that when examined under my "Flex Microscope," but my dual-band radio does NOT show an S7 noise floor (is the Flex "juicing" the RX from the transverter?).

    The muffled audio seems odd, no thoughts there.

    Any pointers on Max. Power setting before I return with a proper VHF wattmeter?

    IF I can sort this out to my satisfaction, I'll likely upgrade to the newest Transverters the Transverter-Store offers - they have a TCXO and additional filtering to reduce spurious emissions.

    144/28 MHz TCXO SERIES ASSEMBLED IN BOX TRANSVERTER WITHOUT ATTENUATOR BOARD (transverters-store.com)

    Thanks in advance.

    Ken, N2VIP

  • DL4RCEDL4RCE Member ✭✭

    Hi,

    Using http://www.ha1ya.hu/

    2m TRV ME2HT-PRO

    73 de Volker

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