Transverter Questions 7000 DLE MK2-3 whatever?

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Transverter Questions 7000 DLE MK2-3 whatever?

Postby KA9UVY » Fri May 12, 2023 5:00 am

I would like to ad one or more transverters to my new 7000DLE and reading all of the posts here I am more confused that ever about what I can and can't use. I have a trustworthy 2 meter- 28 Mhz combined tx/rx (IF) that takes 5 watts to drive.
I also have considered purchasing a new xvrtr but it also takes about 5 watts to drive but has split TX/RX path.
I don't currently have any low drive 0 Dbm etc. xvrters, all are 5-10 watts Drive level.
Would anyone care to enlighten me on if the xvrtr SMA jack can be configured with the PA active but turned down to 5 watts? Can it be configured for RX and TX on that jack or will I have to have split (IF) and send the RX to ext 1 in or somewhere else?
Lots of good info here but maybe too much to digest. Any body make a video on how to hook up and configure different types of LOW/HIGH drive split or common (IF) transverters to these radios? I'd like to be able to configure the band buttons to reflect the transverter freq and I don't belive I can just turn the power out down to 5 watts and hook into any antenna connector and have the band buttons reflect where I really am.
Pictures/ Drawings , video or detailed info greatly appreciated!

Thanks, 73
Robert
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Anan 7000DLE- MKIII
Thetis 2.10.3.5 u2
FW 2.2.2A
Protocol 2 v 3.9

73, Robert
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Re: Transverter Questions 7000 DLE MK2-3 whatever?

Postby DL2XY » Sun May 14, 2023 4:22 pm

Hi Robert,

the SMA XVTR output is for max. 0.5W only.

If you need more you have to use the internal PA on one of the three ANT x BNC's.

Use the setting below for PA activation:

5W XVTR.png
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Don't forget to calibrate PA Gain for maximum allowed input of transverter:

XVTR PA CAL.png
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Re: Transverter Questions 7000 DLE MK2-3 whatever?

Postby W4WMT » Sun May 14, 2023 5:57 pm

DL2XY wrote:the SMA XVTR output is for max. 0.5W only.

Hi Walter,

Do you happen to know why the output is only 0.5W? If you look at the schematic, it appears that the output of the 2W driver stage is routed to the SMA socket (when operating in XVTR mode). I've never understood this?!?

73, Bryan W4WMT
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Re: Transverter Questions 7000 DLE MK2-3 whatever?

Postby KA9UVY » Tue May 16, 2023 2:57 am

Hi Walter, Thanks for your informative reply, and the setup screen pictures really help.. I would like to see how you would select the antenna routing? I don't see options for the VHF+ buttons to route antennas through 1,2,3 BNC ... It seems to me that if I use a 28 Mhz if transverter I would loose regular 10 meter coverage unless I pull the transveter out of line, or somehow the vhf buttons have their own connector assignments?
I don't see anything other than the HF bands on the connector assignment setup screen... /where do I need to look or can you provide a screen cap of the menu where I might assign a connector to a VHF only button?

Thanks for all of your input, I calibrated my S Meter at S9 +50 per one of your posts :)
73, Robert
KA9UVY
Anan 7000DLE- MKIII
Thetis 2.10.3.5 u2
FW 2.2.2A
Protocol 2 v 3.9

73, Robert
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