PowerGenius XL Operational Questions

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A couple operational questions about the PGXL.

- Will there be a band by band power setting on the 6xxx with the amp in standby and operate mode?
- The Brochure talks about Diplexed filters.  If one is going to run SO2R are outboard band pass filters still required? 
- Will Maestro support the amp as well as SSDR?  I can see in the brochure that there is a new tab labeled AMP
- What is the drive power required for 1500 watts out?
- Can the amp be modified in the future when the FCC allows more that 15db gain? It would be nice to be able to use a qrp radio to drive the amp, i.e. 5 watts.

Placed my reservation order yesterday.

Thanks in advance.

Rich - N5ZC
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Rich - N5ZC

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Rich,

Thanks for  your questions.  Many of us are off for Hamcation in Orlando so answers may be sporadic until next week.  Answers below:

- Will there be a band by band power setting on the 6xxx with the amp in standby and operate mode?

[gy] Yes.

- The Brochure talks about Diplexed filters.  If one is going to run SO2R are outboard band pass filters still required?  

[gy] You should not need high power band pass filters.  However, depending on antenna isolation you may or may not need band pass on the receiver end.  

- Will Maestro support the amp as well as SSDR?  I can see in the brochure that there is a new tab labeled AMP

[gy] Yes.

- What is the drive power required for 1500 watts out?

[gy] 50W

- Can the amp be modified in the future when the FCC allows more that 15db gain? It would be nice to be able to use a qrp radio to drive the amp, i.e. 5 watts.

[gy] There is a petition in with the FCC, which FlexRadio fully endorses, to change the rules.  We currently have to attenuate the power coming in to stay within the 15 dB rule.  I would have to talk with the engineers to see what might be involved if the rules change.
73,
Gerald