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SV: [linrad] Homebrew Receivers, found links
- Subject: SV: [linrad] Homebrew Receivers, found links
- From: "Jan Wedin" <jan.wedin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 20:08:21 +0200
I also had to search a little to find working links, and here I found useful ones:
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Från: "Dan Sawyer" <dansawyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Skickat: den 6 april 2003 17:16
Ämne: Re: [linrad] Homebrew Receivers
> I am new to the concept of this radio and am having difficulty accessing
> the information. Many of the links included lead to broken links. Are
> they still available? Is there a good current starting point?
> Dan kb0qil
> w3sz wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > Just a quick note to those who might be contemplating 'rolling their
> > own' front ends to use with LinRad. The April RadCom Technical Topics
> > by Pat Hawker G3VA features a variation by I7SWX on the H-mode mixer
> > by G3SBI. With these mixers IIP3's in excess of +40 dBm (up to +55
> > dBm!!) are reported.
> > These are, like the mixers Leif shows on his webpages, switching
> > mixers. What the differences are between the H-mode mixers and Leif's
> > design (if any) I am not smart enough to see, except that the
> > transformer configuration appears different with the H-mixers.
> > These H-mode mixers mixers are also shown in the new ARRL Experimental
> > Methods in RF Design book on pages 5.15 and 5.16, and used in a
> > practical receiver on 6.48 and 6.49. This reference describes this
> > H-mode mixer design as 'perhaps the most exciting work published in
> > the past decade in this area'.
> > On the web they are discussed by PA3CKR at www.qsl.net/pa3ckr/himixer/
> > The CDG2000 uses them www.warc.org.uk/cdg2000/introduction.htm
> > Slightly off this topic, you might also have a look at the LO
> > phase noise specs on that page for the CDG2000.
> > There is an amusing rant on another list that complains that the
> > writer was able to achieve an IP3 of 'only +40 dBm' with the H-mode
> > mixer. How sad ;)
> > I'd appreciate any comments to the list by those who can comment on
> > whether they have had experiences with these mixers, and to compare
> > and contrast them with the switching mixers on Leif's pages.
> > One interesting note is that PA3CKR built one version that used the
> > Minicircuits T4-1 rather than a roll-your-own transformer and the
> > FST3125, and that gave a respectible +41 dBm IIP3 (Input IP3).
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Roger Rehr
> > W3SZ