Category: AN612

Revising the “Lean Design Transceiver”

  The “Lean Design Transceiver” has been a project to build a simplified but effective 100% analog SSB QRP transceiver with minimum effort. The radio worked fine but there is never anything that can not be improved. So, this transceiver, originally built in 2018, also has been scheduled for a revision. The problems were minor, …

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“Gimme Five” reloaded – A compact 5 band QRP SSB transceiver in SMD technology

Follow-up articles published so far: Digital and analog main units: VFO, Local oscillator, Display, TX-Gain control Receiver unit Transmitter unit Abstract A compact SSB transmitter/receiver will be presented. This unit covers 5 bands within the amateur radio spectrum (3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz). Receiver is a single conversion unit with an interfrequency of…

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Mixer comparison: “NE612” vs. “AN612”

Abstract The well-known mixer NE612 (NXP) will be compared to an AN612 (Matsushita/Panasonic) mixer that has been unsoldered from an old CB-SSB-radio. Comparison will include output voltage level and spectroscopic analysis of a 9MHz SSB signal. The NE612 When we talk about about integrated double balanced mixers (DBM) and say the number “612” we usually…

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