flex 6400 transverter

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Lou - IK8HCG

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Posted 2 months ago

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Chris

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Hi Lou, I did my order and will post my experiences.

73 Chris
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Lou - IK8HCG

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Hope you get it soon to let me know. The kit is well done with to low price.
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Chris

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Sorry, used the wrong answer field down. Will post my experience for sure
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Chris

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After waiting 2 weeks I received my transporter which Lou found at Ebay. There was no trouble with the customs and the board was well packed. 

I started with this boards a couple of years before and I think there was made a good development. The board is plug and play. It receives very good and emits up to 12 watts. I only use 1 till 3 watts because with higher output the frequency drift is reasonable. Thats the only issue, maybe there is a chance to modify the board with a 116 MHz TCXO.

Pictures I will post on my Blog today because I cannot upload any pic here...internal server error...

73 Chris
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Chris

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Here are the pictures: 

https://dm5hf-chris.blogspot.com

73 Chris
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Lou - IK8HCG

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hi Chris any news? does it arrived
lou
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Chris

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Hi Lou, yes, please see above

http://dm5hf-chris.blogspot.com/?m=1

I‘m very happy with it!

73 Chris
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Lou - IK8HCG

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Great news. I make the order.
Tnx
Flex radio nothing else
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Chris

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Hi Lou, will be interested in your experience. 

73 Chris
  
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Robert Lonn

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I NEVER purchase anything again from Russia! They have a tendency to make the outside look excellence, but when you open it up,, well OMG!! I purchased a Very Attractive SDR receiver once. It looked far better then anything I saw available based on the cabinet and available ports for antennas.

When I got it it appeared to work but overall performance seems way BELOW expectations! So I decided to Open It Up!! What I saw was nothing more then a $15.00 Dongle hard wired in, and from their it went down hill... Sort of opening the hood on a Ferrari only to see a 4 cylinder engine under the hood!! 

This left me a bad taste in my mouth!! Lots of interesting items for sale from Russia, but I will pass ,, 

The person I got the SDR from several years back still sells on eBay, I sent an email asking if I could get a PICTURE of the inside PC board and he never responded after several request.. Gee, I wonder why?? For now I will stick with CHINA stuff, nothing to brag about, but at least they know how to Solder components onto a board..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-RF-spectrum-analyzer-Arinst-SSA-R2-Signal-Hunter-35-MHz-6200-MHz/233415128991?hash=item3658a0379f:g:WhgAAOSw8Sdd3Nne


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Doug Hall

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Robert, your experience has nothing to do with the transverter in question, or any transverter for that matter. Serge from transverters-store.com sells a decent transverter.
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Ken Nicely

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Is it this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoBlKqh9foc

I ran across this review on youtube a week or so ago.

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Robert Lonn

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It looks from the video that they have not insulated where they soldered onto the front LED's?? Looks the same throughout... Possible Short waiting to happen!
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Chris

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I don‘t think because the layout of the PCB differs. Shipping will need 2 weeks I expect, then I can tell more ;-)
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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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Well then, it's a good thing the board doesn't come from Russia.