[Moon-Net] FLEX 1500 & MAP65

wa3qpx at atlanticbb.net wa3qpx at atlanticbb.net
Tue Nov 22 23:15:01 CET 2016

Hi Ed, I think you will find Flex  6000 is the top of the list  according to 
Sherwood Engineering. Flex 6000 series are very easy to interface with JT65 
since virtual com ports are built into the program just add your favorite 
Demi xvtr. paul, wa3qpx
On Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:28:05 -0900
  Edward R Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net> wrote:
> Cowles,
> I didn't reply on the Flex-1500 but have heard that 
>quite a few who bought them for eme or mw IF use with 
>transverters had sold the Flex citing freq instability 
>and interfacing issues.
> I waited several years, using a FT-847 on 2m and on 1296 
>with144/1296 transverter.  But having heard such glowing 
> comments on the K3 for CW use, I decided using 
>transverters with top-end HF radio made for a superior 
>eme and VHF-mw operation.  I bought my K3 in 2010 and 
>commissioned DEMI to build a custom dual-Rx transverter 
>to use with MAP65 for adaptive-pol receiving (IQ+ was not 
>available at that time).
> Since have acquired the 220, 432, 1296 transverters 
>using 28-MHz as std IF.  I am not upgrading to the K3S as 
>most of the upgraded boards are available to install in 
>my K3 (I bought the new synth boards which I have not yet 
>installed).  I decided to buy the K3/10 which does not 
>have the 100w HF amp inside the radio.  I also have a KX3 
>so bought the separate KXPA-100 for use on HF/6m by 
>either radio.  Cost is about the same.
> The K3S is expensive but ranks at the top of the list 
>compared with other HF radios and very popular with 
>dxpeditions due to size/weight.  I think their 
>transverter I/F is superb in comparison with other 
>makers.  No computer I/F is required - plug-n-play. 
> Transverter output is 0.1-1.5mw so take that into 
>consideration for obtaining compatible transverters.  Rx 
>and Tx separate connectors std.  And great Tx-inhibit 
>function makes sequencing fool-proof.
> Guess you would say I like my K3.
> But saying that the KX3 is pretty nice and is usable 
>with transverters with a little more work in doing the 
> 73, Ed - KL7UW
> At 09:35 AM 11/21/2016, Cowles Andrus III K4EME wrote:
>>I want to thank VE4MA, W2HRO, KC4SW and everyone else who 
>>responded to my email about using the FLEX 1500 with MAP 
>>It appears at this time no one has been able to get 
>>theses two to play together, so I don't plan to buy the 
>>FLEX 1500.
>>Some have recommended the Elecraft K3S!
>>The K3S would cost considerable more than the FLEX 1500, 
>>so I may put the K3S on my wish list!
>>Thank you & 73!
>>Cowles K4EME
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