2 meter transverter setup Ebay Ham-Store Ukraine

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I Have a 28 Mhz to 144 Mhz  ordered from ebay (Ukraine Ham-Store)

Can someone that is using one of these post a screen shot of your Transverter setup page,  this is my first time using a transverter and don't want to make any mistakes, Thanks.

I will be running it on a 6500.

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Hi Larry,

I will be interested in your results also looking at that 2M Transverter 

Also I don't think you will need the attenuator board as the output of the Flex is low level.

Tried a VLF converter but unfortunately SmartSDR only does up convert not down at the moment.

Pretty easy to setup just enter the IF of the tranverter in the Transverter setup screen and the power level you want out of the 6500 transverter  port. 

Best of 73

Cliff VK2NP
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6500 is spec'd to 30 kHz without a converter. What's below?
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The Flex does well below 100khz but there is still some stuff lower

There are various things lower down the three VLF Russian Radars and the a Submarine coms station from Western Australia all encrypted data but interesting anyway.

http://www.smeter.net/stations/vlf-stations.php

shows some.

73
Cliff VK2NP
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I too would be interested in how well it works for you especially on the RX side.
Rick, W2JAZ
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The RX gain can be pretty much anything, and reflects calibration. The correction frequency will vary depending on your setup.

These values are typical for most 2m transverters.

I used the Transverter Store unit, which worked reasonably well, but has a somewhat noisier receiver than the Elecraft I am using now. Very serviceable for satellites and casual use.

Good luck!
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Thanks George, how do you calculate the LO Error?
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I used a local beacon of a known frequency (GB3VHF) and WSJT10. This told me how far off frequency it was and then I entered this difference into the LO Error box. Of course now I have everything synced with a 10Mhz ref so my LO Error is zero :)
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Larry - W8LLL

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Thanks for all the replies, now i wait for delivery.
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Tony Hateley

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I have the 2m and 4m work very well
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Larry,

I created a video showing setup and use of that transverter with the Flex and SmartSDR. Might be more info than you need, but it's here if you need it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8JQ0SIUlI8
73,
Doug K4DSP
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Thank you i will watch it.
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Very nice video Doug, thanks for going the extra yard....
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I received this 144/28 transverter this Thursday and played around with it all day and I must say for my needs it works very well. It arrived within 7 days of purchase. I like it so much I ordered the 432/28.

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Sounds good Larry,

Still waiting on my bare board have enough bits to put it in a case ,

73
Cliff VK2NP