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Flex 6700 on 2m- a high gain PA instaed of a transverter

This radio provides a low level signal on 2m band and rather than a transverter a high gain 2m power amplifier could provide a reasonable power output on 2m band. I recall a company with website fmbroadcastparts.com which used to manufacture such amplifiers but unfortunately their website is inactive. Alternatively, a pre-driver to a typical 2m "brick" type PA could provide sufficient power to drive it ( usually 3-5W) .

Any comments/suggestions about this idea?

Tom

Comments

  • Neil D Friedman N3DF
    Neil D Friedman N3DF Dayton, OHMember ✭✭✭

    Q5 Signal sells a low-drive, two-meter amp that works well with the Flex 6700.

  • Mr Radio
    Mr Radio Member ✭✭

    OK, Thanks for info, OM Neil.

    I will contact Q5 Signal.


    Tom

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    I bought the 2 meter LDPA from Q5 Very satisfied.

    One thing I recommend is to run the 6700 on an external reference oscillator such as the ones on eBay for about $100. Without the external oscillator there is a longstanding bug that the RX and TX frequency are off from each other.

    Dave wo2x

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