Re: Multi band Transverter (2m-23cm)
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Probably not at an output power that would be usable, stand-alone. Most broadband high power gain blocks are limited to maybe a few watts. The higher power modules DEMI and Q5 Signal use in the current crop of transverters are relatively narrow band. Even the power amps in the "all-band" transceivers available today won't work very well above about 500 MHz. 100W class SSPA's are pretty cheap and could be cheaper if you add your own T/R switching, which, of course, increases the complexity.
I'm pretty sure this device would blow away any current "all band" radio in RX performance and they are targeting a $500 price point ! $500 for good performance on FIVE bands above 50 MHz, plus automatic band-switching (with the proper IF radio), referenced locked stability and built-in sequencer to run those outboard PA's. All in one relatively little box.
I know what the inside of MY rover-mobile looks like with all those bands running through individual boxes ! This would go a long way to cleaning it up.
Keith J Morehouse
Calmesa Partners G.P.
On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote: