The Mini-Kits High Performance VHF 6M RX/TX masthead Pre-amplifier has been designed to be easy to construct, and is suitable for the 50-54MHz Amateur Band. The design uses a Mini-Circuits PGA-103 E-PHEMT amplifier that has a very high dynamic range and ultra low noise figure, and provides superior performance to Mos or GaAs FETs. The design incorporates VOX RF sensed changeover Relays for Trasnsceivers up to 100 Watts CW without using sequencing, or can handle up to 500 Watts PEP if sequencing is used. An on board bias tee ( DC power injector ), allows the pre-amplifier to be antenna mounted and powered via the coaxial cable. A Tuned input T type filter and output low pass filter provides high rejection of signals below 30 and above 100MHz.


The Product picture shows a completed EME220-6M KIT1 product with Optional BNC connectors

This product is ideal for use with most 6M band Transceivers either by powering directly, or by feeding +12vdc power up the coaxial cable using a bias tee like the Mini-Kits EME168-6-4-2.  When using a high power RF amplifier up to 500 Watts, additional sequencing will be required to protect the pre-amplifier from damage.  The Mini-Kits EME166 Sequencer can be adapted to be used for correct sequence timing of the Rx to TX changeover.

For more information see the EME220 Kit Webpage

Please Note: Built products usually need to be constructed and can take up to 2 weeks to ship depending on work load, but are normally shipped in few days.

EME220-6M KIT1 is a Basic Kit that includes the PC board, Instructions, and all on board components.  No connectors or enclosure are included. Requires Complete construction.

Connector Options: BNS09C PCB mount connectors are only for the GME Mashead enclosure.  BNS01-RF ( BNC Female ) and NS03 ( N Female ) are chassis types and only suit the 1590S Enclosure Kit.

Enclosure Options: The GME Masthead enclosure is internally coated with MG Super Shield Nickel paint.  The 1590S enclosure Kit includes a Hammond 1590S diecast enclosure, all nuts and bolts hardware, and 2.1mm DC socket and power cable.

Requires Complete construction.  Do Not construct this Kit unless you are very experienced with surface mount construction, and only if you have a quality soldering iron and 60/40 Tin Lead solder.
Frequency Range:
50-54MHz ( 1dB Gain BW 4.5MHz )
Band Rejection: Typically 30dB @ 100MHz, 58dB @ 145MHz
Gain Adjustable: Typically +19.5dB Max, 11dB Min @ 51MHz
Noise Figure:
0.7dB ( Typically <0.6dB @ 51MHz )
Through Loss:
0.08dB @ 51MHz ( Bypass Mode )
RF Power Handling:
100W CW ( Un-Sequenced ) 500W PEP ( Sequenced )
Minimum RF Input:
+20dBm ( 100mW ) To activate the RF sensing circuit
Operating Voltage: +11 to 15vdc ( +12vdc @ 150mA Recommended )
Board Size: 80mm L x 84mm W x 25mm H ( with BNC connectors )
Kit Webpage: For actual product Tests see the EME220 Kit Webpage

For a built product for Australia and New Zealand Only see the Product webpages for 

EME220-6M-MH ( Masthead enclosure version ) Product webpage

EME220-6M-1590S ( Hammond 1590S Enclosure version ) Product webpage

Built Products are not available for Export to other countries

For more information please see the EME220 KIT WEBPAGE

6m 50MHz VHF RX/TX Preamplifier Kit

  • Brand: Mini-Kits
  • Product Code: EME220-6M KIT
  • Quantity In Stock: 4
  • $64.95

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