Saturday, 28 June 2014

5W1.5W 88-108Mhz FM Transmitter 14MHz (20m) AM Transmitter




This transmitter is designed to transmit sound (music, speech, ...) at frequencies 88-108MHz with a frequency modulation (FM). Its RF power is about 1.5 W. The first transistor is used as an RF oscillator. Varicap allows the oscillator frequency shifting and thus its frequency modulation and frequency tuning via potentiometer. Varicap may not be the BB105, it can be BB409, BB109G, KB109G or other type. The second transistor is the power output stage. The output signal goes through a filter to remove harmonics and then it enters antenna, eg dipole or Yagi antenna (it has better directivity). Power transistor is on the heatsink with min. 100 cm2 area. Coils are air, wire diameter of 0.6 mm wound on 5 mm.

     Warning! Operating this transmitter without permission is illegal.

1.5W 88-108Mhz FM power Transmitter schematic (note: "z" means number of turns)

40 Meter QRPp Transmitter


Steve Yates - AA5TB

40m QRPp Transmitter

I built this simple, crystal controlled 40 meter CW transmitter back in 1996. It sports full break-in operation and 250 mW of output power. The final output transistor is a mighty 2N2219A. The N6WG QSL card laying against the lid is just an example of one of the many contacts I have made with this transmitter. The station was located in California and my antenna was an inverted L (bent monopole) operated against a very poor ground system (a couple of ground rods). Considering the losses in my antenna system, I thought the contact was pretty good.

My design was based on one of the late Doug DeMaw's (W1FB) designs with many of my own modifications. The rig is built into an old file box I bought at a garage sale for $1.00.s

Inside View
Inside View

Schematic Diagram