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1303, 2020

Using External Amplifiers with a FLEX-6000 Transceiver – Part 1

By Dan Quigley, N7HQ The purpose of this article is to address some common conceptual errors amateur radio operators make when interfacing transceivers and external RF power amplifiers.  We will illustrate three of those misconceptions and provide basic amplifier interface guidance when the transceiver is a FLEX-6000 product. Interfaces to band data, ALC, matching, or antenna switching systems, and a discussion of power-backoff settings for splatter-free amplitude modulated digital signals like PSK-31 and CODEC2 are planned for Part 2. Improperly [...]

1303, 2020

A Review of the Power Genius XL – By Mack McCormick, W4AX

Are you searching for the highest performing solid state linear amplifier on the market today? If so, then the Power Genius XL (PGXL) amplifier is exactly what you need. It has no equal. It is the only amplifier on the market that enables fully integrated single operator two radio (SO2R or Multi-1) operation using a single amplifier; and it works equally well in single operator mode.  The Power Genius XL seamlessly transforms your FlexRadio FLEX-6X00 series radio into a legal [...]

2701, 2020

Love At First Byte – An Interview with Don Beaudry

Interview with Don Beaudry   Don Beaudry, K1DBO, has had a passion for tech solutions his entire life. As a developer, engineer and the creator of Slice Master, Don understands the need and the power of simple, common-sense applications. Like the need to bridge the configuration gap between third-party applications. And the power to make one FlexRadio appear as eight different conventional ones. For Don, his major motivation was a little frustration. Check out the interview with Don Beaudry, DK1DBO, [...]

2701, 2020

Pitcairn followup with Glenn Johnson

Interview with Glenn Johnson, W0GJ  The Pitcairn DXpedition team has returned from their epic journey all in one piece. Core team member, and leader of the expedition, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, said it perfectly when asked about the experience. He said, not too many people go there more than once. He was not only speaking to the arduous travel and logistics to get there and back, but to the logistics of even existing there. Long hours, cyclones (known as hurricanes in [...]

2701, 2020

D4C with Marco

Marco Rinaldi IK2LFF The D4C team has found much success contesting from a remote shack, sitting on a rugged mountain in 35mph sustained winds, on a small island off the coast of West Africa.You’ve gotta be good to pull that off. So when they decided to upgrade their equipment at their Sao Vincente station, they needed the best in performance and the best in possibility. High quality with high scalability. Then add in the physical demands of working in a [...]

1912, 2019

The Original Maestro: An Interview with Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, CEO of FlexRadio

There is a specific set of tenets that guide the ham radio community of operators. According to one very special ham operator, two of these tenets stand out. In fact, he even defined an entire company based on them. Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, believes these two tenets give amateur radio operators, not only the freedom to advance ham radio, but the duty to.  Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art. Encouragement [...]

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