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[Help] Best way to convert VX-5500 lowband power.

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Sep 21, 2012
I am trying to find the best way for converting the VX-5500 low-band's power to either 20 or 50 watts.


The VX-5500 low-band has a switch to change power for high to 70 watts, and for low 30 watts. Our amplifier which comes from Tokyo Hy Power (206LB) has an input of 10, 20, and 50 watts.

I am looking for a way to change the power of VX-5500 low-band to either 20, or 50 watts just to be compatible with the power amplifier.


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Nov 26, 2004
Pittsburgh PA
You need the FIF 8 firmware/alignment kit. with that, you can actually adjust the RF output to what ever you need. Recomend leave on high power, and adjust power out down with alignment software.
Apr 22, 2012
Puget Sound
If the radio is currently set for full power of 70 watts, why are you trying to run a amp behind it and what
power out put is the amp?

the range differance between 70 watts and even up 200 watts is SOOOOO small, that you will never know the differance.
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