[amsat-bb] Flex-5000 as a satellite radio

Michael Pfeuffer pfeufferm at gmail.com
Wed May 20 18:33:42 PDT 2009

Hi all,

It looks like Flex is adding a VHF/UHF option to their Flex-5000 with us 
in mind:

    * Transmit Frequencies: 2m (144-148 MHz) and 70 cm (430-450 MHz)
    * Receive Frequencies: VHF (132-165 MHz) and UHF (420-465 MHz)
    * Low noise preamp: 1 dB NF
    * Frequency stability: ± 0.5 ppm (internal) or external 10 MHz reference
    * Standard Version: 30 watts on both VHF and UHF
    * High Power Version: 60 watts on both VHF and UHF (must be factory
    * All mode support- supports SSB, FM, FM-N, CW and digital modes (ASFK)
    * Full duplex cross band operation mode - Satellite ready: B and J
      modes supported
    * Separate transmit and receive antenna connectors on VHF or UHF for
      satellite or transverter operation (requires power attenuation).

"available late 2009" / price TBD

Full details here:


Now, picture that bandscope displaying a HEO passband...

--Mike, WQ5C

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