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RE: [linrad] A simple front end
- Subject: RE: [linrad] A simple front end
- From: W6WO <ron-skelton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 08:28:00 -0700
Hello again Roger
I note that the R2Pro site prices the modules individually.
LNA (specify band) $12
Down converter $52
Analog processor $38
1 kHz filter $15
3 kHz filter $14
Audio amp $16
All together for $115- pretty good value it seems to me
Boards only $25
Thank you Leif for the tip about a cheaper way to get the +/- 45
degree phase shifts. I calculated the relevant component values for
14 MHz as I want to try the DC design for the first time.
Yes, your "?????" and what you say [excerpted below] is really the point I was
To make a longer note to explain what I was saying in the original email:
The R2Pro consists of, in order of signal transit:
Low Noise Amplifier Board
DownConverter Board: TUF3's in quadrature followed by diplexer, etc.
Analog Signal Processor Board
Audio Amplifier Board
The DownConverter Board has its diplexers just after the TUF-3's,
and they roll off
quickly [4000 Hz?].
So you are I believe using only the RF amplifier board and the
TUF-3's and throwing
away everything else if you use the R2Pro for Linrad. This makes this route a
relatively financially inefficient way to go and wastes a lot of
parts and effort.
I couldn't see taking the R2Pro and using just the RF amplifier and TUF3's and
wasting the boards and everything else.
It would of course be possible to redesign things and change the
of the DownConverter Board from 0-4000 Hz to 0-90 KHz, and alter the
stages as well, but I felt that if I was going to do all that, it
would be just as
well to start from scratch. Thus my comments.
It would be possible to use just the LNA board with no mods followed
by the remainder
of your own front end, but buying the R2Pro just to get the LNA board is an
expensive way to go vs just building that alone.
There are some pages on the R2PRo at:
They don't have the schematics. I DO have the schematics, but I don't have
permission from Rick to post them.
> It is the audio phase-shift network
> and diplexer that I thought would not have the necessary bandwidth.
????? These parts should be bypassed. Do not sum the signals in the
analog hardware - that is for Linrad to do.
Any and all comments / corrections are appreciated!