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How to best way to add two transverters to Flex 6400?

I have one 144MHz transverter installed in my Flex 6400 and work like a charm. Now I ordered a 222MHz one. I would like to have both working together but there is only one XVTR port. I should use a AB switch or there is better way to connect?

Thanks!

JR

Answers

  • John K3MA
    John K3MA Member ✭✭

    I do not have a direct answer to your question. Downeast Microwave use to make a interface device to allow both 2M and 70cm transverter on a single XVTR port. I am not sure if they ever made a 2M/220 version. Additionally, I am no longer sure if Downeast Microwave is doing any business at all. It seems they have passed some products over to Q5 signal and that company has a few interesting products.

    If you really deeply into VHF/UHF with your Flex and you have extra $'s looking for a place to go you might consider spending alot more money for a lot more capability and buy one of their multiband transverters.

    A phone call to either company might yield a solution but I suspect your fall back of a manual switch would be the least expensive and quickest solution.

    Of course you could also purchase a used 6300 and run the 220 transverter on it or upgrade your 6400 to a 6600 which has two XVTR ports. I suspect you already know this but thought I would mention it anyways.

    Good Luck, John K3MA

  • py2jf
    py2jf Member ✭✭
    Thank for your reply John!

    Actually I saw the Q5 transverters and I even considered to buy one from then. But in a second thought I dismiss this idea. I will use 99% of the time in my local repeaters (one in VHF and another in 220MHz). These Ukrainian's transverters are good enough until 5W and I just need 100mW for the locals. I´m just asking if someone have any advice for connect both transverters in a easier way than using an AB switch.

    73

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