How to set up Pixel RF PRO-1B receive loop with Flex-6700 and KPA500 amp

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Santa came early and left a Pixel receive antenna under the tree. I have become disoriented while trying to make the connections to the antenna and Power Inserter to my Flex-6700 and amplifier. I think I want to put the receive antenna on RX-B with my transmit on ANT-A. The relay cables from the power inserter to radio and amp have particularly confused me.

Anyone with experience setting this up, please chime in.

Thanks!
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Mike - N1MD

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Jim Gilliam

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N9CHM on eHam raved abut using two of these antennas on the 6500. Perhaps you might contact him on QRZ.com to discuss how he set it up.


Jim, K6QE

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Hi Jim.

I have much the same setup as you do, and connected the Pixel Loop to RX-B as you suggested. Doing that allows you to use the Diversity feature of the 6700, which is very slick indeed. I have not bothered to hook up the relay input on the Pixel Loop power box to disable the loop during transmit. The loop is about 350 feet away from the transmit antenna, and even running 1500 watts does not bother the loop. If you really think you need to enable that, just run a cable from TX2 to the Loop power box, assuming you are using TX1 to key your amp.

That's a great setup you have. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

73, Army AE5P
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Whoops, that was intended for Mike. Someday I'll learn to pay closer attention, maybe.

73, Army
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Mike - N1MD

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Army, thanks! Just what the doctor ordered (pun intended)!
Merry Christmas to you as well (and Jim).
73
Mike N1MD