24 Jan 2011

4m transverter

It is almost certain now that my next project will be a 5W transverter for 4m. This is a band I have never used under my own call and for which I have no gear yet. The design should be straightforward transverting to 10m with the FT817 as the driver. I have started a 4m QRP transverter page on my website to track progress of this build.


G8JGO said...

Oh well done Rodger. I'm not too far away near Peterborough so look forward to hearing & working you you on 4m. You may be able to access the "Parrot" (MB7FM) a store and forward simplex voice repeater on 70.437.5 MHz. Also, lots of info on 70Mhz.org.

73 De G8JGO

Roger G3XBM said...
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Roger G3XBM said...

One thing on my mind was where to get a 42MHz crystal for the conversion from 70-28MHz, but it looks like Spectrum Communications in Dorset sell these for £4. I will order one (or two).

Anonymous said...

Hello Roger

I have a SEM four metre coverter and a couple
of scanners that cover Four Meters.
I connected a Texscan tunable bandpass filter (5vf55, 55-110MHZ) a head of an Alinco DJ-X3 and peaked it at 70MHZ and was amazed what I could hear with my outside dipole at 10 feet high.
I have a completed spectrum transmit coverter I could get
up and running on four,and a Melstock transmitter that
that needs to be built up.
A transverter would be be a better option,and a simple design would be available parts would be great.
Have any design ideas yet such as ultilising a SBl-1 or
NE612 mixers?

Kind Regards


Roger G3XBM said...

42MHz crystals are on their way from Tony at Spectrum Communications, so the RX converter/LO build can start within days.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fantastic project. All of the other avenues I have considered for becoming active on 4 metres have one or more disadvantages, too expensive, not multimode, not full band coverage, etc. I'm looking forward to the next installment. Are you going to post an initial schematic?