CQ Amateur Radio

KIT-BUILDING

With the fall months approaching, it is time to look at one of the most common problems facing builders when it comes to receiver kits. Other than the great Murania kit, reception of signals coming from the AM broadcast band on simple regenerative shortwave receivers as well as direct conversion receivers has been an unwanted consequence of these designs.

Simple direct conversion and regenerative receivers often suffer from a lack of rejection of strong AM broadcast signals. For some hams, this is not an issue, since they live far away from an AM broadcast transmitter site. Others suffer from a constant barrage

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