[VHFcontesting] XV222 + IC746Pro
plaws0 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 17:55:12 EDT 2016
May be able to acquire an Elecraft XV222 transverter for a good price.
Bearing in mind that I have exactly zero (0) experience with
transverters, how difficult will this be to use with my 746Pro?
I can see that without modifying my Icom, I'd only get 222.0 - 223.7
MHz, but I don't see that as a downside.
I think I can turn the 746Pro down to <8 W which is the max the XV222
will take but maybe an attenuator would be safer. :-) I think it can
be turned down to minimum over the CI-V bus, so maybe that's a
solution. Should probably see what "minimum" really is. Since the IF
is on the HF side of the 746, conceivably I can set up Commander to
switch to ANT 2, set the radio to 28 MHz, and set the power to
minimum. In fact, I think Commander will let me do the display
offset, too. Hmm.
Anyone using an Elecraft transverter and an Icom?
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