|144 transverter(.store) in K3|
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
https://youtu.be/I0unVRHhJEA 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 ?