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Background This PA is based on a common cheap power transistor BFG97. I use this transistor in my previous transmitter projects.

This PA work in c ass ! and wi de iver about "##m$. The current consumption is about "##%"&#mA at 9'. $hy I have choosen 9' as power supp y is because I wi in most cases use my transmitter with a common 9' battery. I( you use hi)her vo ta)e you wi increase the output power. I don*t want to consume a to much ener)y (rom the battery+ so I have sett ed with "##m$ output power. The construction is very easy. The input power to my PA comes (rom a &#,-. transmitter I have bui t in previous projects. The transmitter I used de ivered about "#%/#m$ into &# ohm. At the bottom o( this pa)e I wi present a comp ete shematic (or a transmitter that wi de iver about "##m$. I )uess you wi reco)ni.e the transmitter hart (rom my previous projects+ I just ove this crysta contro ed '!0. Good uck1 The schematic

2ow+ et*s take a ook at this schematic. This PA works in c ass !. ! ass ! amp i(iers operates (or ess than the ha ( input cyc e . It*s e((iciency is about 7&3 because the active device is biased beyond cuto((. It is common y used in 4F circuits where a resonant circuit must be p aced at the output in order to keep the sine wave )oin) durin) the non% conductin) portion on (the input cyc e. The input power to this device shou d be around "#%/#m$ or 56"# to 6"7dBm8. There wi be a 9! current )oin) throu)h the emitter. 4esistor R1 set the power )ain and the 9! current. A to ow resistor va ue wi make the current to hi)h and you wi burn your transistor. I (ound that &%"# ohm is a suitab e va ue. The output consist o( a 7%po e (i ter desi)ned to &# ohm match. !"+ !/ and :/ has )iven the e;act va ues. I wou d recomend you to rep ace !" and !/ with a variab e capacitor 5or add a capacitor para e to a re)u ar capacitor8 then you can (ine tune the output (or best per(ormance. A "&#pF capacitor para e with a <# pF variab e capacitor wi do )ood. The antenna shou d be &#ohm type+ wich means a "=> wave en)ht whip antenna wi be per(ect. I have choosen the vo ta)e to 9' because I use a battery and this itt e PA wi )ive you more than "##m$ output power. The current consumption is about "&#%/##mA. The transistor didn*t )et hot at a . ?ou cou d increase the power and you must then increase 4" as we 5keep the current around "&#mA8 and you wi )et even more power (rom this PA. The 100mW transmitter

?ou can p ay a bit yourse ( to (ind the best output power.-.I have e. The current consumption in the emitter is not proportion the output power. The FCT is workin) as a (o ower+ it doesn*t amp i(y+ it just boost up the current. :7 and the "#pF and the B..-. I noticed that I cou d )et more power out o( this FCT with a coi than a "k resistor. 2e. A to ow va ue wi increase the current and you mi)ht end up b owin) the transistor.t sta)e is a booster. I use an osci oscope and then I p ay with the va ue o( 4/ and I a so tune !" and :7 (or best output power. It is (or (inetunin) the transmitter. Tune the antenna (i ter (or best D$4. $hat I do is to put the receiver a bit away (rom the transmitter and I connect the 4DDI%vo ta)e to a ar)e disp ay so I can be severa meters away (rom the receiver and sti be ab e to see the 44DI%vo ta)e eve . !" and :/ is a resonans circuit and shou d be in resonans at &#. . The reisistor 4/ set the current and the )ain o( this booster.< pF capacitors is a so tuned to &#. I usua y use /#%"##ohm. ?ou can a so p ay with 47 to set the desired output power. Be car(u because it is very easy to b ow the transistor. ?ou can )o down to / ohm + but the current wi be hi)h and the transistor is not made (or so hi)h current and it wi probab y )et hot. !onnect a &#ohm resisitor in serie with a "#nF capacitor and connect the capacitor to the co ector and the resistor to )round. I( you use & ohm the transistor wi not be hot and the tota current consumption wi be about /&#mA and you we )et over "##m$ o( output power. I have a receiver with a 4DDI indicator5stren)th meter8. Then i sit there and tune the transmitter ti I )et the best stren)t. In my measurement I come up to about "7m$ into &# ohm with 9' 9! in this e. 9on*t connect the ast sta)e yet. !rysta s do have a itt e error in (re@uency.. !oi :" is to tune the transmitter to desired (re@uency. 2ow it is time to connect the ast sta)e.act y construction.p ained this transmitter be(ore+ but I wi make a brie( summary. 2ow I rea y know that my transmitter is tuned (or best per(ormance+ speci ay with that receiver. A dissadvanta)e is that the current consumption wi increase and i( you are usin) battery it wi be empty (aster. 2ow you can measure the output power over the &# ohm resistor. ?ou can chan)e the (re@uency by some "#Ath o( ki oherts. This (i ter c eans up the si)na be(ore it )oes to the FCT BF/>&B. The ast thin) you wi have to tune is the antenna (i ter. I have made a s i)ht y chan)es by rep acin) the source resistor with a coi . I don*t have such unit but a transmitters are most o(ten bui t to work with a reciver.