[VHFcontesting] ebay 222 transverter boards
dan.evans at insightbb.com
Sun Dec 14 16:34:53 EST 2014
I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for all of the replies.
The general consensus is these could be a fun project, but they are a long
way from a high performance transverter. However, I'm still considering
buying one and installing it in the empty battery compartment in my
Although I plan to stick with my original plan to buy a DEMI unit sometime
in the spring.
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Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] ebay 222 transverter boards
The PA transistor he is showing there certainly has the capability of
producing the 10W. I have been looking at that one for some of my
projects. Without going through a full circuit analysis, it looks like
a fairly straightforward basic transverter,. It uses dual gate MOSFETs
for mixers with no LNA, so I would be concerned about the NF and third
order intercept point. It looks like it uses diode switching for the
T/R switching. Looks like some packaged 97 MHz commercial oscillator
for the LO; would like to know what the accuracy and stability of that
is as well.
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