Tag: SSB

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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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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Constructing a high performance transceiver for voice communication on 14MHz

  Abstract A general and good practice in engineering is a steady process of improvement. This  article describes the construction of a high performance transmitter/receiver for SSB (voice) communication covering the 14MHz (20 meters) high frequency amateur radio band. Various modules that have proven high performance, liability and ruggedness in recent constructions will be combined…

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DX with QRP – It really works!

This afternoon I was sitting at my desk doing something in the computer. The QRP-transceiver was tuned to the 20 meter band (14249 kHz). Suddenly I heard ZL1SLO with a fair 58 report. The band was clear, no big pile-up, no “big guns”, so I gave him a call. And, beleive it or not, he…

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