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Author Topic: Connecting an external amp to a Xiegu X1  (Read 526 times)
KC8MWG
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« on: February 04, 2017, 01:10:16 PM »

I just purchased a (slightly) used Xiegu X1M Pro for a pretty decent price on EBay. I was wondering, is there a way to connect an external power amp to this radio? I have a 45 watt MX-P50A amp that I originally bought to use with my mcHF SDR; its cable for keying up is just two wires (and came with a plug so that it can be directly connected to a Yaesu FT-817, though it wasn't attached to the cable "out of the box").
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KC8MWG
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 09:34:45 AM »

I can't believe nobody here has done this... Roll Eyes
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W4KYR
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 01:25:20 PM »

Sorry, I don't own an amplifier or the Xiegu X1. Is it the Platinum edition?  How much did you get it for? I see it selling for $280 at the 446 store. http://www.446shop.com/Product/Pro640.html

I think that is a very good price for all the features it has.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 05:29:51 PM »

Sorry, I don't own an amplifier or the Xiegu X1. Is it the Platinum edition?  How much did you get it for? I see it selling for $280 at the 446 store. http://www.446shop.com/Product/Pro640.html

I think that is a very good price for all the features it has.
It's an X1M Platinum. I got it on EBay for $195 plus shipping from W7CKW. He said he had bought a KX3 and therefore hadn't used the X1M much.

The amplifier is the Chinese MX-P50M (I goofed earlier and said MX-p50A, a similar amp). Here is a link to a test/review: https://vk2qr.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/mx-p50m-hf-amplifier-review/

I suppose if I have to I can just key the amp with a foot pedal switch, but it would be nice if I could get it to key up automatically with the radio's PTT...
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W4KYR
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 09:48:28 PM »

Sorry, I don't own an amplifier or the Xiegu X1. Is it the Platinum edition?  How much did you get it for? I see it selling for $280 at the 446 store. http://www.446shop.com/Product/Pro640.html

I think that is a very good price for all the features it has.
It's an X1M Platinum. I got it on EBay for $195 plus shipping from W7CKW. He said he had bought a KX3 and therefore hadn't used the X1M much.

The amplifier is the Chinese MX-P50M (I goofed earlier and said MX-p50A, a similar amp). Here is a link to a test/review: https://vk2qr.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/mx-p50m-hf-amplifier-review/

I suppose if I have to I can just key the amp with a foot pedal switch, but it would be nice if I could get it to key up automatically with the radio's PTT...


Sounds like you got a very good deal. I wish I could help answering your question. You might try asking this question in the amplifier section here on eham.

https://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/board,1.0.html

Good Luck
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