Neal, where can I get one of those "Money Trees" you have?
I have built my own 245 (on a breadboard), worked great of course, but I
have also built other cheap audio filter kits and inserted them the same
way. Worked great too. Using the original board is a nice-to-have luxury,
but in no way improves the results over the bread-boarded version.
And, like Neal, I also installed a 500 Hz crystal CW filter - I actually
replaced the original 4-pole SSB filter with an XF-9B, 2.4 kHz 8-pole filter
and added the matching 8-pole CW filter. These were German-made filters. I
did this in the 1970's. I definitely would not put that much effort into it
The audio filter will be 80% as effective at less than 5% of the cost.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Neal Laugman
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Replacment cw filter
Of course there is the alternative to spend as much as the rig is
I have Inrad filters in several rigs, and I will probably get a filter
like you are looking for to fit into my Triton IV, too.
Again, if price is an issue ($125) you can get some cheap-but-
matched crystals from Dan's Small Parts and roll your own. The trick is
having them matched.
MATCHED CRYSTALS BELOW
10 MHZ HC18-U PACKAGE ..... 6/$6.00
4.000 MHZ HC18-U PACKAGE ..... 6/$6.00
9.600 MHZ HC18-U PACKAGE ..... 6/$6.00
8.000 MHZ HC18-U PACKAGE .... 6/$6.00
None of these are the right frequency (9000.5 - 9000.8), but if you look
around the net you can probably find something. HTH.
Neal - NL7VL
On Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:53:37 -0600
Marty Hartwell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have asked in the past if anyone has a 245 filter for the 540
> Triton IV and received no
> answers. So I am wondering if anyone in the past has built one on
> Vector board or
> ugly construction and gotten it to work? I am going to RS and see
> what might be available
> to try this, it doesn't look to complicated to me.
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