FLEX 6500 , I have a transverterstore 2m Transverter.
I have a patch cable from the TX3 to the PTT on the Transverter
I have a BNC to BNC from the XVTER port on my FLEX 6500
I have a valid 2m Transverter built in SmartSDR
Smart SDR see the signal to the XVTER port
When I speak into the Microphone the Transverter TX turns Green
I have a RF cable from the Transverter to my 2m AMP
don't key the AMP
The Transverter Keys but no power out
what am I missing
the AMP is Mirage B-320G RF sensing, I just key and listen the local repeater in town on my HT and SMARTSDR received it.
I have tried 3 watts in Nothing
I have tried 5 watts in Nothing
My 2m FM radio with 5 watts out drives the amp to 202 watts out
Either the Flex 6500 Transverter port is NOT driving enough power to do anything
This is the Transverterstore 2m Transverter , I just got it in the mail today.
The transistor will only handle 10-15 watts CW. So I used the 13dbm accordingly.
Puts out about 2-1/2 watts SSB and 6 watts FM 10 watts CW.
Adjusted with input to dummy load no more than 10 watts CW and i came up with 13dBm.
May I suggest watching this great video.
The 6500 ONLY puts out about 100mw max (20dBm) when set to 100.
Here's a reference for the slider settings on the 6500 from Eric - KE5DTO about 3 years ago.
When transmitting on the XVTR port below 80MHz, the RF Power slider is set to put out -11.5 to +15 dBm (-11.5 at setting 1, +15 at setting 100). Above 80MHz, this range is -11.5 to +8dBm.
Perhaps you can change the input power level range to accept a lower wattage to get the output you desire.
I've done that with most of my Demi transverters.
IF input power - 1 ... 50 mW (0.05 W max.) or 0 ... 17 dBm
So the Flex should be able to work with it!
So, if you can measure in the milliwatt range at 28Mhz and the Flex gives the appropriate output on the Xvtr Port, i'd start looking at the Transverter not working properly.
Hope ALL this helps??
Been in your shoes plenty of times myself.
Joe - KC2TN