Any update on resuming PGXL deliveries?

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It's been about 2 months since they stopped shipping, so I was just wondering,  I ordered mine in March, and I know there are many others who ordered before me. It would be helpful to have another update and a little more communication about this delay.  Thanks.
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I ordered mine in Dec 2017, and crossing my fingers I see it before the end of 2019.  Obviously it must still have some technical issues to be worked out.

While I like supporting FRS, I have a patience threshold I'm dealing with and a 2K-FA is starting to call my name.  Yes, a PG update and projected delivery date sure would be nice.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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The issue of running power being needed is when the other guy who is trying to copy you is using a Wet Noodle for an antenna and a crappy receiver.   It is particularly noticeable on FT8 when trying to work the really weak DX stations using older legacy radios.. they just do not copy you or for that matter much else unless you blast them with huge ERP....
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Flimsy excuse. I got 157 countries using 45 or less watts (78 using just 5 watts) with a simple vertical. WAS on 40 SSB with just 5 watts and an FT817ND

I'll wager the vast majority of ops running 1500 do so all the time regardless of who they are communicating with. I hear them almost every night on 80 and 160. It's the same ops talking to the same buddies about whatever while running 1500. They proudly state this every so often.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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A good friend of mine Harvey K6QK (SK) used to say “Life is too short for QRP If you can hear them you should work them because they may never be there again”

In many cases the paths are not symetrical so you need a lot of power to make up for the other guys poor antenna and crappy radio.
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Howard life is not short, you were in Kindergarten a long time ago. That phrase is used to excuse less than ideal behavior. At the age of many hams waiting 18 months for a paid for amplifier is significant.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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@Burt. I should modify it to LIFE “REMAINING” IS TOO SHORT FOR QRP.
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Burch - K4QXX

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I ordered mine in May of 2017.  An update from Flex would be greatly appreciated.
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HCampbell WB4IVF

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As of 8/14 they were awaiting arrival of the replacement 6M filters.


Howard






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WW1SS - Steve

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Must have been on a rowboat from China. That was 3 months ago. It's getting a little ridiculous.
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Lucas - W6AER

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I also have this on order, sounds like we are getting closer once the replacement parts arrive.
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First sample filters arrived at FlexRadio today for stress testing.  If all goes well with that we will upgrade all existing units at customer locations and then restart new shipments.  Customers who already have the units are on the air every day.
Gerald
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Gerald....  Thank you for the update.  Nice to see we are close to receiving the new amp.  Keep the information flowing.
Richard - N4RWG
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Burch - K4QXX

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Thank you very much for the update Gerald.
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Thanks Gerald

  73 Mike

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David Marotti

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Thank you Gerald. Appreciate the update.
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> and perhaps more importantly, because I don't find it's earth-shattering when I can't make a contact.

best comment ever ...

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Pat - point made and congratulations on your wonderful achievements. 

I'm sure you must realize that, like it or not, people will continue to decide when they use their amplifiers (and buy vehicles they enjoy), just as they always have.           

Anyone for getting back to the thread subject? 
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Yes this is off topic
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You don't need 1500 watts to bust through a pileup.

Do you recall K1N Navassa Island? It was #1 most wanted at the time and had the biggest pileups I've ever seen. I got them on 6 bands running 300 watts to my Hustler vertical while "big guns" were filling the air with enough juice to light up Denver. If you check their log on Clublog you'll see me in there.

Or how about TI9/3Z9DX the Cocos Island Dxpedition that almost no one could work due to huge mountain barriers on the island. I got them on 3 bands.

More recently I got VP6D on 7 bands including 160 with less power. Their pileups were impressive as well and probably just as filled with high power ops and large antenna arrays .

I have many more examples including Clipperton Island where my little configuration got past pileups. So don't tell me 1500 watts is needed for pileups. That just doesn't  hold water.

I'm not telling people how to operate but I am pointing out that running 1500 all the time when it is not necessary is illegal according to FCC 97.313

I'm also pointing out how illogical it is to need 1500 watts if you have a gigantic antenna halfway to the Moon. If the antenna system is so good then you should only need a fraction of 1500 otherwise it sounds like your antenna is not very good after all.


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Pat, I am surprised you did not start a new thread, if you wanted to continue. This was about PGXL deliveries.
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 Your right. My apologies