|well, ok.. i guess.........
||Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
|I have to say, i'm disappointed. |
It is a well constructed power supply, BUT, on 75-80m it has the RF noise. not bad,
just enough to trash a weak signal qso. ( as it did tonight)
I wasn't sure if it was ambiant noise, so I switched the supply off.
instantly the noise was gone. ( switching supplies will usually power the rig for several seconds after the power is switched off untill the caps drain. )
So, the only answer is it has to be the supply. The noise seems to move around the band, and if it decides to hang around where your qso is, well, your qso is over.
So, I connected my RS supply, problem solved. so I dunno. it seems to be a good power supply if your operating at vhf and up.
( or maybe the higher hf bands, I only operate 3.696Mhz)
But at this frequency, it's hit or miss. So I can't honestly give it bad review, but I can't say it a Great review, only good.
BTW I bought mine online for $54.50 + shipping. ($67)from http://www.buyreliant.com/
So if your need a "great" VHF and up power supply, this is a very good one.
However if you need one for our hf, well, I dunno. Kinda iffy. I was disappointed.
Radios I tried it with, DX-77. DX-70, IC-718, IC-737. all four same results....