Ten Tec 1056 DC receiver kit question.
I have a QRP project in mind that is a combination of other peoples ideas plus one or two of my own and had some questions.
The receiver section of my project I was going to use the Ten Tec 1056. I shall assemble it to cover the 10m band. I was wondering if anyone had any experience of what portion of the 10M band will the 1056 cover?
I was also wondering if anyone had ever installed a frequency display onto a 1056 as well?
The main idea of the project depends on being able to tell where I am frequency wise within a reasonable degree of accuracy.
Any hints tips or suggestions would be most welcome. Ian K3HQL
That's a good project but most all direct conversion receivers limit themselves to the lower HF portions. This is because making a VFO that is stable in the upper bands is very difficult and drift is a constant problem. The way around that would be to use a DDS as the frequency determining device. It'll be stable and accurate.
You could also just hook up a AADE counter module to the VFO and have that display the frequency.
If you want to homebrew a counter then look at this project; http://www.fcarc.us/sites/default/fi...C_Receiver.pdf. You will notice that the unit is being used on 80 meters. It is easier to get a stable VFO on that band.
The counter modules from AADE are low in cost (but cost more then the 1056) and can be easily configured. The website for them is at; http://www.aade.com/dfd.htm.
All of the things that you would need to do for good operation on 10 meters will add the cost of the 1056 to a level where you could have purchased a better receiver then the 1056.