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Reviews Categories | Filters, RF: bandpass, lowpass, highpass, RFI/EMI, etc.. | Array Solutions WX0B BPF-6, 6 way HF bandpass filters in one box Help


Reviews Summary for Array Solutions WX0B BPF-6, 6 way HF bandpass filters in one box
Array Solutions WX0B BPF-6, 6 way HF bandpass filters in one box Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $535
Description: 6 way HF bandpass filters in one box, 200 watt rating W3NQN designs put onto a single circuit board and box. Switched automatically with band decoders or your antenna controller, like the SixPak switch.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.arraysolutions.com
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W2UP Rating: 5/5 Mar 4, 2007 05:56 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've used 2 of these for several years. In contests I run SO2R with all antennas on one tower (pic on my qrz.com page.) Using these in combination with stubs works great. The only problem areas remaining are direct 2nd harmonics, such as 7010 and 14020, but I can get by within 5-10 kHz of the second harmonic with all but the weakest stations. This is running a KW x 2.

I like the one box approach as it keeps the setup fairly neat with one coax in and out and one control cable. I don't see the repair issue mentioned by the last poster as significant at all because the only time I use the filters are during contests when both radios are in use at the same time, so if a repair is necessary, there's plenty of time.
 
K8ND Rating: 4/5 Jan 2, 2004 20:16 Send this review to a friend
Good, But Discontinued  Time owned: 6 to 12 months

This product was discontinued in favor the the Array Solutions FM-6 and individual W3NQN filters.

This was a very neat and clean solution to bandpass filtering, but if one band's filter section failed for any reason, the entire unit needed removed for repair. With Array Solutions' current approach, you just remove a single filter box and replace or jumper past it for a quick fix, and operation continues.

 
K2RD Rating: 5/5 Nov 20, 2000 22:54 Send this review to a friend
Best Yet!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
At little pistol K2RD we have been doing mini-multi-multi with two xmtrs in CQWW SSB and Multi-2 in ARRL SSB for the past several years. Main HF antenna is two element GEM Quad with separate feeders for 10, 15, and 20. Also using wires on other bands in very close quarters. Have been using ICE419a filters on both stations with Top Ten decoders and WX0B dual Six Pack antenna switch with pretty good success. Using multi-section stubs on amp outputs as well. When we switched this year to the WX0B BPF-6's, the remaining bits of interstation interference just simply disappeared. Crude tests show about 15-20 db more attenuation that the ICE filters which were in the mid 20db range. Think the out of band filtering on the BPFs must be around 40db. Just fantastic. How's this sound: 1500 watt carrier into the 20 meter quad loop on 14.200Mhz, signal at 28.400Mhz on second FT1000D on ten meter loop on same quad was S7 with some crud +/- 5 khz and no other effect!!! Just fabulous. Also, service responsiveness from Jay WX0B is fantastic.
 


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