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COMMUNICATIONS

RECEIVER

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FREQUENCY COVERAGE. The individual ranges are as follows (excluding overlaps) : Range 1 400 Me/s to 500 Mc/s Range 2 330 Me!s to 400 Me/s Range 3 270 Mefs to 330 Mc/s Range 4 220 Mefs to 270 Mc{s Range 5 180 McJs to 220 Mcfs Range 6 150 Mcjs to 180 Mc/s VALVE SEQUENCE The valves used are as follows : V1 6AJ4 Germanium Diode V2 6AF4 vi 12AT7 V4 6AK5 V5 12AT7 V6 6BA6 & V7 V8 6AU6 V9 ,AU6 V10 6AL5 V11 6AU6 Germanium Diode V12 12AU7 V13 6AMS V14 6Al5 V15 VR.15W30 V16 5Z4G

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G.G. R.F. Amplifier Mixer Oscillator Cascode Amplifier at 50 Mc/s Pentode Amplifier at 50 Mc/s Frequency Changer I.F. Amplifiers at 5·2 Mc/s Cathode follower at S·2 Mc/s F.M. limiter F.M. Discriminator 'S' Meter Control valve A.M. Demodulator A.F. Amplifier Audio Output Noise limiter and A.G.C. Voltage Stabiliser Power Rectifier

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TUNING MECHANISM AND SCALES The tuning mechanism is gear driven and has a reduction ratio of approximately 140 to 1. The scale is calibrated directly in frequency to an accuracy within 0·2 per cent on all ranges. The vernier bandspread device opens out the length of each scale to 'the equivalent of thirty four feet. II INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCY. The first I.F. is 50 McJs and the second 5·2 Mc/s. On ranges 3. 4, 5 and 6 the oscillator operates on a frequency 50 Mcjs higher than the Signal. but is 50 Mc/s lower in frequency on ranges 1 and 2. INPUT IMPEDANCE. The nominal input impedance is 75 ohms unbalanced. the coaxial socket being located directly on the turret assembly. OUTPUT IMPEDANCE The output stage delivers 0·5 watts to the 2·5 ohm speaker terminals and to the balanced 600 ohm line terminals. A jack on the side of the front panel takes high resistance telephones. Audio input terminals are fitted to enable the audio amplifier stages to be used separately. Response is level within 6 db from 100 cycles to 10,000 cycles. POWER SUPPLY. The mains transformer. output transformer and smoothing choke are of the high efficiency 'C' core type. The primary of the mains transformer has provision for series/parallel connection and accepts mains voltages of 100/125 or 200/250. 40/60 cycles. Consumption is approximately 90 volt-amperes.

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The discriminator is designed for a narrow band F. stages are brought into operation. OPERATION GENERAL. the tuning being set to give maximum deflection. deviation of 15 kc/s.C. Image ratio: A. The centre position between the two peaks and with the needle coincident with the special mark. On passing through a Signal. Reference should be made to the diagram when the need arises to adjust to other voltages. WAVECHANGE.G. The large left-hand knob controls the position of the turret. Selectivity : 3 db down 6 db " 20 db " 40 db .F.M. is the correct tuning point. : 25 db at 400 Mc/s 40 db at 200 Mc/s The audio level does not change by more than 12 db when the input is varied 60 db above 10 microvolts.M. the socket should be terminated with a 75 or 100 ohm resistor to maintain a sensibly constant impedance. The'S' meter gives a comparative reading of carrier strength and functions as a tuning indicator. The'S' meter is now used to ensure correct tuning.M. The characteristic is shown in the graph. On the extreme A. a pair of high resistance telephones plugged into the jack on the side of the front panel. If this is not possible (e. the needle will swing in one direction. An output at 600 ohms is also provided for passing the signals to line.g. 15 kc/s off resonance 20 50 . the aerial will be a directional beam covering a moderate frequency range. if a random length of wire is used as an aerial). -2- ..M. the A. unit working on an (input) frequency outside the range of the '770U'. The switch is set to 'NFM'.M. A positive lock ensures the turret contacts are in the correct position and movement of the knob automatically disengages the locking mechanism. as indicated on the plate covering the tuner unit. demodulator diode then being out of circuit.The impedance at this point is approxlmately 75 ohms. This posltlon is intended for communicatiOns speech with a deviation of 15 kc/s. for a 15 db signal-to-noise and 50 milliwatts output. Telephony: SEPARATE INPUT POINT. The lower end of the latter is attached to the plug supplied and connected to the coaxial socket.. " 100 ..ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS. As despatched. at the rear of the tuner unit assembly. Telephony: left is a switch which controls the type of Signal acceptable. The type of aerial used with the '770U' will be governed by the service in which the receiver is employed. At the side of the dial are miniature lamps and the appropriate one lights up to indicate the range selected.. the mains transformer is connected for 230/240 volt operation.. whilst the F. whilst in others a broad-band aerial will be desirable. DISCRIMINATOR. " ratio . In some circumstances. The polarIsation should agree with that of the incoming Signals it is desired to receive. Narrow Band F. A speaker of 2·5 to 3 ohms impedance is connected to the appropriate terminals or alternatively. whilst the impedance should be arranged to match into 75 ohm coaxial cable. then in the other.. On the lower left of the front panel is a coaxial socket into which can be fed an external SO Mc/s signal. SIGNAL MODE. Sensitivity: better than 10 microvolts on all ranges. possibly derived from a specially made R.

after Which the generator input is transferred to the grid of V6. Input' (on the front panel) and the cores in T2 and T3 adjusted. output waveform can be displayed on an oscilloscope. This adjustment is repeated with the primary winding (lower core). Gain of the I. Gain Maximum I. their positions being shown in the drawing. ALIGNMENT.unit assembly. On the front panel is a jack which is in series with the limiter grid and thus permits the grid current flowing to be measured. The generator output.CATHODE FOLLOWER OUTPUT. Switch on the receiver and allow an adequate period for warming should be set as follows: Maximum A. Signals. The controls Remove the cover on the tuner assembly and also the top and bottom lids of the screened second mixer unit.F. stages is adjusted with potentiometer R17. stage operates at full gain all the time. Connect audio To begin with. With the signal from the generator applied next to the grid ofV4 the core in T5 is rotated to bring the tuned winding to resonance. The windings on T8 are resonated. Next. is then taken to the coaxial socket marked 'I. No direct connection is permissLbJe and the signal (at 50 Mc/s) is fed into the aerial socket. the I. amplifier V7 via a ·01 mfd capacitor. Gain A. This switch desensitises the receiver but leaves the oscillator valves operative. The R. still at 50 Me/s. LIMITER GRID JACK. is also brought to resonance.F. A further facility is that by inserting a plug shunted with a 50.F.F.F. The frequency of the signal generator is now changed to 50 Mcjs (plus or minus 100 kc/s) and T7 (actually the OScillator coil) adjusted for maximum reading on the output meter. These transformers form part of the tuner. Transformer T4. On the right-hand side of the panel Is another coaxial socket which is connected to a cathode follower valve and which permits signals to be examined on a cathode ray oscilloscope. depth at 30%. Audio gain is controlled in the usual way by RS4. section (5·2 Mcjs). If desired. ALIGNMENT PROCEDURE I. to avoid frequency drift. position Mode Noise limiter Off up. GAIN CONTROLS. alignment can be carried out using the limiter grid current as an indicator. NOISE LIMITER.000 ohm resistor. so ensuring the second oscillator frequency is correct.see plan view) adjusted for maximum output. The noise limiter is effective against transient when receiving A. interference which may be experienced STANDBY SWITCH. the input lead of the signal generator is connected to the grid of the final I. and the attenuator adjusted until a reading is obtained on the output meter. with -3- . Adjust signal generator to 5·2 Mc/s and set modulation meter to the 2·5 ohm speaker terminals. There remains transformer T1. the signal generator output is taken to the input grid (not the oscillator grid) of the second mixer valve V5 and the transformer windings (T6 in screening box . reducing the generator input as necessary. The output is at low impedance and at the frequency of the second I. with the injected signal further attenuated.F.F. The secondary winding (upper core) of19 is then set for maximum reading on the meter. which Is the one immediately following the diode mixer.F.M.M.F. on the IF chassis.

the setting should be made with the receiver tuned to 150 Mc/s. the aerial and mixer trimmers are adjusted at 180 Mc/s. is connected in parallel with the 75 ohm load of the signal generator. if thought essential.the turret switch set to range 6 and the tuning near the 150 Mc/s mark.e. The core in T1 is then rotated for maximum output. R. The Signal generator and crystal calibrator are connected as in the foregoing paragraph and checks made of the calibration accuracy at each end of the scale . then the 1 Mc/s signal. If the discrepancy is appreciable. and if this is so.and then adjust secondary core for zero reading on meter. the trimmer (C106) is adjusted at the high frequency end (180 Mc/s) and the inductance at the low frequency end (150 Mc/s. The only operation likely to be required is adjustment of the miniature trimmer capacitors associated with the aerial. set the secondary core ofT10 so that the top of the core is flush with the top of the discriminator can. with 1 Mc/s and 10 Mc!s crystals. Connect a centre zero 50-0-50 microampere movement. It may be noted that no aerial or mixer trimmer is fitted on Range 1. extreme ends of Range 6). A test is first made at 180 Mc/s. the oscillator trimmer (C106) is adjusted and the calibration checked along the entire scale. The procedure is repeated on the other ranges. a check can be made by moving the signal generator frequency either side of 5·2 Mc/s. across the output of the discriminator double-diode (i. NOTE: Peak deflection should be approxlrnately 25 microamperes. adjust primary core (lower) for maximum deflection on meter . Signal generator output at 1 volt. The sensitivity should be checked at 150 Mc/s and at 180 Mc/s (i. Naturally. The procedure is as follows.e. adjustment of the primary core (lower core) in transformer T10 should be made for balanced readings. Move generator frequency either side of 5·2 Mc/s and check balance. Should complete alignment of the discriminator be required.F. Complete re-alignment should be necessary only in very rare instances and the following Instructions are supplied for the sake of completeness. If unbalanced. It is extremely unlikely the inductance will require adjustment but. ALIGNMENT.F. Range 6 (lowest frequency scale) is selected. adjust primary core. Signal generator set to 5·2 Me/s. the signal from the generator will need to be fairly high. Should the discriminator be in perfect alignment at 5·2 Mc/s. The mixer trimmer (C105) and the aerial trimmer (C103) are then adjusted for optimum performance at 180 Mc/s. It should be remembered that any alteration of inductance has an effect on the setting of the assoclated trimmer and the alignment should be checked -4- .150 Mc/s and 180 Mc/s.) When the calibration is satisfactory. This should result in equal meter readings on either side. unmodulated. Generator signal applied to grid of limiter V9. If they are unequal. the centre zero meter will read zero. The approximate inputs for 50 milliwatts output (gain controls at maximum) are as follows: Grid V7 16 millivolts Grid V4 5 microvolts Grid V6 360 microvolts Coaxial socket 1 microvolt Grid V5 37 microvolts DISCRIMINATOR ALIGNMENT. All the inductance strips in the tuner unit are removed. and if appreciably off the proper mark. replacing the strips one at a time and using the following alignment points. selecting the calibration points given in the next paragraph. A similar procedure is carried out on the other ranges. alignment but Mode Switch to 'NFM'. to provide accurate calibration points. Controls as for I. tuning in first the 10 Mc/s crystal Signal. COMPLETE RE-ALIGNMENT. A crystal calibrator. the setting of the pointer on the receiver should be noted. mixer and oscillator circuit. A signal generator with appropriate frequency coverage is connected to the aerial input socket. with the exception of Range 6 (lowest frequency). with a 100K resistor in series with it. from the second cathode of V10 to earth). Bearing in mind the specified accuracy of calibration is plus or minus 0·2% (400 kc/s at 200 Mc/s).

A. Adjust 'Zero-AM' control so that needle of tuning meter reads zero. ensuring that Signal is tuned for maximum reading . a signal of less than 10 microvolts should produce an output of 50 milliwatts for a 15 db signal-to-noise ratio.M. Off. The HT voltage should be approximately 230 and the current drawn will be of the order of110 milliamperes. Connect Signal generator to the aerial socket. Max. The circuit diagram gives details of the connections to the octal plug used for the purpose. EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY. Gain N.F. LTD. Provision is made for feeding in LT and HT supplies from external sources. switch to A. (Note this control must be adjusted first).• BIRMINGHAM. Sole Manufacturers: STRATION Cables :Stratnoid. Tune this signal in by means of the'S' meter.switch to F. Signal Mode I.M. Set controls as follows. CENTRE ZERO F. 1955 Printed in England -5- . posltlon and tune in an unmodulated signal on any convenient frequency.M.M. & CO. Tune to centre of scale on any range and shunt the aerial coaxial socket with a 75 ohm resistor. ZERO AM.' for a centre zero deflection on the meter. adjust 'Centre Zero F.several times where the inductance has been varied.M. ADJUSTMENT OF PRE-SET CONTROLS. Gain AF. 31 Birmingham October. Range 1 400 Me/s and 500 Me{s Range 2 330 Me/s and 400 Me/s Range 3 270 Me/s and 330 Me/s Range 4 220 Me/s and 270 Mc/s Range 5 180 Me/s and 220 Me/s Range 6 150 Me/s and 180 Me/s When alignment is complete and correct.L. Max. and without touching the tuning knob.

Z. B. P. S.C.770U RECEIVER Voltage Values Controls set as follows: Band selector to Range 6 I.M. Voltage readings are taken between points indicated and chassis. Y. F. Values given are for a mains input of 240 volts. 50 cycles.6 101 0·76 15 1·3 17 205 184 57·1 0·68 J- GH- F- E- D- 4 80 4·3 210 197 32 8·6 165 1·82 71 1·2 Q- KLMNP- 1·32 150 3·8 225 226 256 126 by position. 0·65 150 7·0 11 Switch in stand- A. except for 'P-' and 'Q-'.F. ABC- 0·37 77·5 0·29 18. load current 320mA.' Aerial coaxial socket suitably terminated. C. x. L. and are D. 10.F. 'Off'.000 ohms per volt 106 0·86 92·5 J. Gain at maximum A. Signal Mode Switch 'A. N. R. A. H. D. 95 221 4·21 210 84 0·72 203 0·9 109 27 93 27·5 1·35 0·82 216 2·3 204 49·1 196 3·5 0·54 U. Gain at minimum Standby switch 'on' (except for point '1') N. R- 250 217 217 223 2·7 -6- . V. G. E.C. 143 165 1·81 215 1·44 34 0·88 0·88 T. w. K. 40 0·68 28·5 0·51 155 1-17 214 140 46 Circuit Ref. Q. The actual voltage indicated depends on the particular of plus or minus 5% should be allowed.L. Total HT current 110 rnA. meter employed and a tolerance AVO. M.

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