Seeing as the Lime does not have much output power for transmission it’s not enough for most linear amplifiers either. However it would make for a sufficient exciter if connected in place of the existing exciter. I was considering modifying an old Kenwood TS-130se and making a bypass switch to support an external exciter. The radio is capable of SSB and CW only so with SDRAngel I would gain access to more modes and be able to cheat on the CW (for now).
I would have to look at a schematic and see if I can splice in a switch. Just a random idea at this time but thought it would be a fun budget way to get my Lime on the air.
Thanks for any input. Hoping to kick this idea around.
Mike - KD9POE