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[TenTec] Pegasus Filtering

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Subject: [TenTec] Pegasus Filtering
From: w5yr@att.net (George, W5YR)
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 20:18:52 -0600
John, I was unaware that the Pegasus used any user-installable conventional
crystal filters in the 455 KHz IF chain. There is a fixed bandwidth crystal
or ceramic "roofing filter" there, but it is much wider than 300 Hz and
changing it should have little or no effect upon the final IF bandpass in
the DSP section.

When you say that you measured the bandwidth of "my 300 Hz filter" is that
measurement based upon the DSP filter selection of "300 Hz?"

If the -6 db points of the 300 Hz DSP filter are such that the bandwidth is
800-1000 Hz, then it sounds to me that something is drastically wrong with
your radio.

Sorry for any confusion, but this one has me stumped . . .

72/73/oo, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas         
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John Peregord wrote:
> Has anybody experimented or attempted improving the IF filtering scheme of
> the Pegasus?  I was wondering if it would be possible to make a modification
> similiar to what had been done to the TS-870 by some hams to improve
> selectivity?  Could I substitute/modify the 455khz IF filter with something
> commericially available on the market.  My 300hz filter on the Pegasus is
> more like 800-1000hz....Is the Jupiter the same?
> This rig has been one of my best rigs considering the band for buck ratio.
> I'd just like to tinker if at all possible since this list is always full of
> great ideas and information.

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