Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by AC0OB, Oct 15, 2019.

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  1. AC0OB

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    If anyone is interested in QRP operations for AM, David Cripe NM0S has developed a 5 Watt AM transmitter kit.

    It uses a Class E final with a Class G modulator.

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  2. N2DTS

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    Ordered, thanks for letting us know.
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  3. N2DTS

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    How to open up the response a little?
    U2 looks to limit the bandwidth...c35 and c37?
  4. AC0OB

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    I had that question as well.

    At first glance it appears to be a second order lowpass filter and I'll try to find out what the current audio passband is and what R and C values it would take to open it up a bit if it is too restricted.

  5. K5UJ

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    Calling all sadists: wide tx bandwidth and 5 sure to operate it on 160 m. Make 20 minute transmissions.
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  6. AC0OB

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    With the current values, the audio passband is about 3.0 kHz with a LF rolloff at 300 Hz.

    For a 5kHz audio passband, C37 = 0.0068 and C35 needs to be 680 pF; LF rolloff is now about 100 Hz.

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  7. AC0OB

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    Currently it is an 80 meter rig only.

    "Transmit frequency 3.605 MHz to 3.995 MHz."

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  8. N2DTS

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    100 to maybe 4000 Hz would be better, you can use a D104 or other means to make the audio punchy but its better if it goes above 3000 I think.

    I tend to not make old buzzard transmissions when running 25 watts or less, but I seem to be heard quite well by lots of people even running 2 watts carrier out of some small SDR radios.

    Also, if you are going to be wide, its better to do it at low power.
    I also tend to run the modulation heavy when doing qrp.

    And...some people run low power rigs into amplifiers....
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019
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  9. W8KHK

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    I just ordered one. Should be a fun kit to build. Great for that long old buzzard transmission during QSB!
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  10. K4KYV

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    The weaker they are, the longer they talk.
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