DEMI 2m LPDA vs transverter

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I would like to add 2 meters to my 6700. Someone here recommended the DEMI 2m LPDA, which takes the mW output from the 6700 and amplifies it. The alternative is a transverter that takes another band output. If I go with the LPDA, I’m pretty much locked into the Flex, while a transverter would be usable on other radios. I’d appreciate comments or comparisons.
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Mark Erbaugh

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David-N5PSM

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2mLDPA is the way to go.

The 6700 already has 2m......Why convert twice?
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I realize I may come across a bit "flip" with my above statement,  I apologize for that,

I would also like to say that all transverters have a band pass and the gain response of the pass-band  is not flat.   I have a 6300 with a XV144 (Elecraft) and I have a 6700 with a 2mLDPA (HP version) and there is a drastic difference.  I strongly recommend the 2mLDPA for the 6700.  If you can borrow a transverter and connect it,  but also connect a seporate antenna directly to the 6700 via the other receive path (RXA or RXB) ,  you can compare the receive by opening two pan adapters.  The 6700 has 2 SCU's so you can compare them live..........

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Mark Erbaugh

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Thank you for the reply. It does make sense to use the 2m capabilities built into the 6700.