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First, it is often quite efficient to work with half elements when modeling Yagis, because the assumption that you have a symmetrical antenna enables the software writers come up with a programs that run faster and handle bigger antennas. Thus, the taper schedule specifies just half an element, although this may be a poor way to actually build an element. Also, the schedule doesn't include any overlap required to actually join the elements it's just the electrical model....

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Sideration by other do-it-yourselfers. The basic design is configured for an output IF of 148 MHz. As indicated in the block diagram (see Fig 1), however, an optional filter (FL1) results in image discrimination of at least -20 dB for any IF between 21 and 148 MHz. This filter is a high-pass waveguide type that takes advantage of the excellent natural waveguide cut-off characteristic. One disadvantage is that the waveguide width determines the cutoff frequency, essentially dictating a...

1998 Qex Build A High Voltage Transformer For A Low Cost

Looking for HV supply parts A few dead microwave ovens may supply all the parts you need. Hot from the kitchen, here's a full-course supply for power-hungry vacuum-tube amplifiers. Have you had thoughts of building a high-power amplifier or resurrecting a used bargain amp I've thought about such a project for a long time. Initially, it seemed like a good idea when compared to the price of a new amplifier. After researching the cost of power-supply parts, however, I began to have second...

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Fig 10 Audio amplitude and phase-shift adjuster. phase shifter or the quadrature hybrid for connection to an RF port. Don't use a tee network because its inductive output which was advantageous for driving an LO port can forward bias the mixer diodes during portions of each LO cycle when there is little, or no, diode current from the LO. The big disadvantage of placing a phase shifter in the RF path is that you lose the benefit of the DBM's insensi-tivity to LO-drive level. Thus when you change...

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RF Phase Shifters for Phasingtype SSB Rigs

Here are four popular methods to achieve quadrature 90 phasing X 4 transmission line, pi network, tee network and quadrature hybrid. Learn about their strengths and weaknesses how and where to apply them. There has been a resurgence of interest in the phasing method of single sideband generation and reception as evidenced by recent articles and papers.1- 2'3 The portion of such SSB rigs that seems to be least well understood is the RF phase shifter connected between the local oscillator and the...

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