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ES 144 MHz

144 transverter(.store)  in  K3
Tuesday DAC 144
20190702 1858 144299.9 USB  PA0O          57  IS0OZK           57         jm49MH   
This was my first 144MHz ES contact with the K3 + XVTR  and the 200W PA build this year     including IMD splatter hard to copy

But a very strong local contest DAC station blocked my receiver total!  Splatter all over 144-146...
Then i took the heavy old FT221 from the shelf and this receiver almost no splatter.. with its original frontend no Mutek modification
So the transverter using simple D-gate mosfet mixers is suffering IMD to much 
A pity this well build XVTR was not designed with hi-level mixers and TCXO 
Very low prized only 30$ complete build and ready to work.
Ik hope Transverter shop will offer an improved model in future a higher prize will be justified.
with modern hi-level / low IMD setup and TCXO 

Only a fraction of the reported DX copied here.  I saw 2 XE2 reported from G and south of me  nil here most of the time
Possible only 6m hams with huge 6m stacked antenna's ?


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