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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: VFO, LO, MCU etc.

As mentioned in the introductory article to this radio the digital components in this transceiver are pre-manufactured modules that have only been put together in a more or less sensible way. ;-). These modules are: AD9850 as variable frequency oscillator (VFO), China made no-name board, Si5351 as local oscillator (LO) produced by “Adafruit”, Arduino Pro…

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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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An experimental HF 6-band SSB transceiver – Part 5: Analog Affairs – Getting Measurement Data

This short article will describe the adapter board that is connected to analog data sources and that is converting the respective voltage data into suitable voltage levels for the ADC inputs PA0:PA4 at the microcontroller: The following data will be converted and later shown on the display: User keys (Key1:Key3) TX power measurement PA temperature…

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