12 Oct 2008

1 FET transceiver built

Today I built a single FET transceiver for 80m using just a handful of components (see pictures)

Currently it puts out 10mW on 3.579MHz (will be changed to 3.560MHz when I get another xtal) and uses the same single MPF102 FET in a tunable regen RX covering 3.50-3.62MHz. On RX it is picking up plenty of CW stations on the FISTS net so must be reasonably sensitive. The first QSO should be tomorrow on a sked with a local station a few miles away. If you want to try to work me using this rig please let me know via email at rogerlapthorn(at)gmail.com.

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