[Moon-Net] FLEX 1500 & MAP65

Leif Asbrink leif at sm5bsz.com
Mon Nov 21 23:08:08 CET 2016

Hello Cowles,

Besides software problems on receive with MAP65 (that I know nothing
about but conclude exist from postings on this thread) there is a 
problem with very high sideband noise on the transmitter at wide 
frequency separations:
I consider it a design error to omit a low pass filter on
the tx side. Soundcards generally produce a lot of noise
well above the audio range.



> Hi Fellow EME'ers 
> I was entertaining the idea of using a FLEX 1500 on 28 MHz as a
> transverter IF for EME. 
> Since the FLEX 1500 is low power, it would mate to many transverters
> without much of an issue. 
> My main question I have is, WILL THE FLEX 1500 BE CAPATABLE WITH MAP65? 
> I figured that if it is capatable, there would be several people in this
> group who may be able to share their experence with using the FLEX 1500
> on MAP65 with me. Pros annd Cons? 
> If it is not capatable, please let me know and why. 
> I am currently using the FCDPP with MAP65 on receive and can see 90 kHz
> of bandwidth at one time. 
> This works OK, but I am looking for a more eligent solution that won't
> break the bank! 
> Could the FLEX 1500 support this same bandwidth with MAP65? 
> My knowledge base is been mostly with analog receivers, but this SDR
> technology is a real eye opener! 
> It would be nice to have an SDR based transceiver system so not to have
> to use a secondary radio as a transmitter. 
> Thanks in advance on any input on this subject! 
> Best regards & 73, 
> Cowles K4EME
> Home page: http://cowlesradio.webs.com/
> 432 MHz ExtrEMEly Low Noise Preamp for sale:
> http://cowlesradio.webs.com/drrf.html

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