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Re: [TenTec] Zero beating aids?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Zero beating aids?
From: "Kip Williams N6NVP" <n6nvp@cox.net>
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Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 21:23:06 -0700
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I don't know if you're only interested in homebrewing the zero-beat, Dale.
If you're interested in a kit, Chuck Olson, WB9KZY, has a neat little
circuit he calls Son of Zerobeat. Stealing his description, "Son of Zerobeat
has 7 LEDs which graphically indicate the frequency of a received CW audio
tone. Adjust your transceiver's frequency until the center green LED lights
and you are within +/- 10 Hz of zero beat with the transmitting station."
It was a fun kit to build and only cost me 28 bucks! He's got a manual
available online, too. 
You can find Son of Zerobeat at:

I've built a couple of the kits Chuck offers and I'm always more than
pleased with the components and the results. 

Hope this helps.

San Diego, CA

Subject: Re: [TenTec] Zero beating aids?

Dale Saukerson wrote:

>Way back about 1978 or so....I built a couple of different circuits 
>from either QST or 73.
>One was a simple audio filter tuned to 750 Hz. A LED would indicated 
>a received tone equal to 750 hz.
>The other was an audio frequency generator set to 750 Hz. You would 
>audibly beat that against a received tone. If the tones matched, you 
>had only one tone to listen to. If they did not match, you would get 
>both sum and diff and an audible warbling.
>I know I used them with my HW-101. Don't remember if I used them with 
>my Corsair or '745.
>Any of you remember something like this? (I no longer have my 
>archived magazines).
>They were probably OP-Amp circuits.
>Dale Saukerson
>Ex, soon again, N0AOZ

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