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Reviews Categories | Transverters | Elecraft XV432 Help

Reviews Summary for Elecraft XV432
Elecraft XV432 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $399
Description: Four state-of-the-art transverters are included in Elecraft's new XV Series: the XV50 (6 Meters), XV144 (2 Meters), XV222 (222 MHz) and XV432 (432 MHz). The transverters can be used with nearly any transceiver that covers the 28 to 30 MHz frequency range (28-32 MHz on the XV432), including Elecraft's high-performance K2 and K2/100.

The XV Series provides important benefits for the operator in both receive and transmit modes. On receive, the transverters combine a low receive noise figure (typically 0.8 dB) with a high dynamic range front end (+17 dBm mixer), ensuring exceptional weak-signal performance even in large-signal environments. Reliable overload detection is included at the IF port to protect the mixer. On transmit, the XV's 20-25 watts output will drive most high power linear amplifiers. A sequenced keying output is provided for external amplifiers, and a built-in wattmeter using a 10-segment LED bargraph provides fast power output monitoring. Provision is also made for an optional crystal oven to enhance frequency stability.

Single-port and dual-port IF connections allow use with almost any transceiver. IF transmit levels from -20 dBm to +39 dBm (.01 milliWatt to 8 watts) can be accommodated, with a constant-impedance IF termination for consistent performance. Multiple transverters can be easily daisy chained to a single IF transceiver, providing multi-band operation without cable rearrangement. A brightly illuminated label clearly identifies which transverter is selected.

There is also an auxiliary BNC connector on the rear panel that can be wired for a RX only path at the VHF output for split TX/RX paths.

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N5GE Rating: 5/5 Jan 4, 2010 10:24 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Transverter!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've been using this XVTR for two years now. I bought the kit after having assembled an XV144. I have never had a problem with it. The parts quality was top notch along with the instructions.

I would highly recommend the XVTR to anyone interested in becoming active on 70cm.
NT9E Rating: 5/5 Jun 7, 2009 10:42 Send this review to a friend
Great winter project!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Let me first say I love to build kits! I put this together over the past winter and finally got around to aligning and testing it. It is replacing an Icom IC-910H. The 910H worked great but during a contest I would rather see activity on the spectrum scope than waste time tuning around the dial. I will be using it with a TE Systems 4410G amplifier, 5-10w IN/130w Out, and a PAR AO-144 Loop and an M2 18el Yagi.

I also have the XV144 and XV222 transverters.

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