On Mon, 2007-12-10 at 04:05 +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Dr. Gerald N. Johnson <email@example.com> wrote :
> > If the 1N4007 sort of did the job, probably a 1 watt or ten watt PIN
> > diode would do a major part of the improvement the 1KW PIN diode does
> > and would be more available.
> I don't know about other rigs,
> but Orion is using 1N4007s for RX protection only,
> and TX signal is NOT going through them.
> Sinisa YT1NT, VE3EA
That would make it sound like OFF capacitance would be most important.
Maybe the circuit needs to be expanded to have a series switch element
and a shunt switch element rather than depending on just the series
element. Going compound like that often results in significantly better
performance (same thing in filters) than the physical limit of the
simple single element circuit. Of course that does make the driving
circuit more complex.
73, Jerry, K0CQ
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