focus on communications technology ...

FEBRUARY 19S9

this month
• Ie-regulated supply remotely-tuned 1D-meter beom 12 power 10

curve master transistor curve tracer • double-balanced mixers

14

16

special section
• homebrew
complete

5-bond

ssb exciter

conil,ucrion

deloil.

W4BRS to Single Sideband FO'051 H. 3~79 Greenville Plen . WA61AK rovinll ocllle r Fc"e. !Now H...00. k. r T.ge Cuusina. New Hampshire DJ()<t8. Goldatern. E. WIDTY neenniato .. 01. plicntion 10' seeendclaes mailing i.. 10 ham 96 75 4 Ham Notebook Here We Are 71 92 77 .S . Toochnoloqy. WIDTY The 3·500Z in Amateur Jr. WI'NlB offices G.. WlDTY The International Crystal EX Crystal Donald W. Double-Balanced Jemnn R -Fisk. Belt art director J'oan hoy publish .mp.tma~lo' .. published monthly by Communicalion.. Title regl'· le. Fi. InC_I Greenville. Smilh 68 72 74 The Drake W·4 Wattmeter Jam cs R. WICCZ/K2IEO NiChol"" D.011.Ball For Thai Professional Look. KIDI'n. Sub· scnption rates. P"nleo In MQlllpel!. S I''(Kl'. Old Man VE3GFN W?EEY M rchaal J. Jr..=. Now Hump • • hi. Nol. a ye. Copy. VE lTG KSERV 26 34 40 Curve Masler Transistor Mixers Curve Tracer J Torn Lomb. Rnndo II K 1UKX 6 FET Converters IC"Regulated 50. one yBnr 22 Remotely. James R.odi!'ors 5-Band lor SSB Exciter Fred S.on. R F.or. Skao'."" and Canado . KIPS!! James A Harvey. •• . S. W6AJF Frank C. Vermont The James Research 76 81 departments A Second Adve rtisersl Look ndex 2 New Products Next Month Propagation Shorl Circuits 05602. Sc~ull. WtDTY $5.ighl Igse by Com· municaticne Technclogy. Inc.. e yoo.e 03348 Tel ohon n: 6cr3· 878·14 41 ham •• di" i.Iebruary volume 1968 1.l H. number bam contents radjo Homebrew staff . WB2EGZ Oscillator/Monitor Jam . Junes.. How to Use Solenoid Rotary Switches David P. lhr . F .hi. Tvn ed 10·Mete r Beam Geo.eeovlJla. D.S A Po. I form.. 144. $9. 60 Whips and Loops as Apartment John Antennas J. Service Wllli"m I Orr W6SAI 46 48 54 Pre-Con-e-A A Beginner's Precision Guide Capacitor . U. Tennny.end fAdiD. U. Power Supplies Honty W6GXN A.Q 03048 Ap.ed at U.tent Olliee. pendins lit Gu~'er:wdlor New Hompsh i '" 003048. 'Norman InlO. P.r.k. L. 220 and 432 MHz..00: I.adolo. :H.

using many on of where I would this state-of-the-art single that on our sideband at least lower guess us. them put together transistorized. you've fine. hams clip. articles. your are The is to readers and many amateurs soldiers" a-m. with them What transistors have enough than communications at a tremendous Single and sideband information blowout to go by. together oil. every This doesn't state-of-the-art you get into statean engineer. Most they are engineers. you usually 2 !II preview . today. If you limit yourself get lost in a hurry. tubes. you'll As an example for a moment. are being in and made there's to their phobia 80% bands what to the state of the art. hams became among Not in the past few amateurs in home the first to use Transis- prodigious midnight 1968. The industry construction. calls. born radio? and forward radio. can adapt to the contrary. Unfora lot easier who experimented on their which bench. relations. techto is if practical circuits jobs. gredients long-distance advertising. all hams special has taken of the are goes their way into the ham workshop. the they? dewith It starts typographers are it with around Are practical pressmen. ink. practical Why ham tors. consider operating about. since each has been new advance of present hams single-sideband of them inside here actually box? that equipment. complex that started to generate True. which news that appears on the horizon. paper with Name: tronics moving replaced of vacuum finding problem mean by is amateur and the of a magazine as an and coordinated varied: telephone subscriptions. something done idea in the you just new past. on what don't you'll And. semiconductor good tubes. all lovingly amounts Very is a complicated idea and develops The inefforts of authors. a-m Certainly a ssb signal rig. tubes were diodes. have to impress piece of keep the amateur that you printing Quite Advances get tuned worry built you on. There practice before If you're is an awful by a row of "dead it amounts lot of state-of-the-art got to understand of-the-art but want not design. didn't Likewise so with ham radio. Transistors years. understand Not nearly to be the is more under- get a clear But how enough! be hopelessly been lost as time goes with within us for fifteen the last year thinking wait really The problem a lot more gear required complex than is that ssb appears than old a-m.by Jim fisk The birth process. vacuum Probably When vices. and so has largely the place circuits been. Why? Because tunately. schematics. so rapidly. transistors are taking integrated in the early days were disillusioned to is this. simple. as it has always well informed. but but it has just been have of solid state. photography. shack that you've should not. through artists. public stirred of January. or so that in terms have hams niques. elecis for that old vacuum-tube out before but years many replacing of the be little equipment solid-state gizmos to wear gear.

it's because no one has taken the time to write it. Each ham follows his own of special interests. We'll amateur constantly change. You don't have to be a professional writer to get your name in print. It will be a magazine which shows you how to use new devices and old. have a new construction wrinkle. involved projects for the experienced ham who likes to work in his shop. articles along this line were written in the early fifties. we will not discriminate against vacuum tubes for the sake of being modern. the abbreviations and what we need in terms of schematics and photographs. is a very diversified public hobby. send gem of technical information it in to ham notebook. Nobody wants to read about today (or build) a VHF converter thing on two designed three We will betechradio try to We can hobby. Not particularly compatible. traffic or a multitude others. but they will all be oriented to the practical Not all of you are interested in the same things. whether home construction. we'll always try to make ham radio better. The problem Several excellent is that a simple. the essentials of clear writing. draw a schematic. If you don't see an article that covers your particular plane of interest. RTTY bug and ATV enthusiast. but related. concise explanation of sideband has been lacking. usually within a week of when you put it in the mail. challenges we. we are in the market for shorties for the ham notebook. and the last word for the VHF'er. Payments for manuscripts are generous and immediate. so will make ham radio more useful to you as well as more interesting and stimulating. state of the art-the state of shop. Amateur radio. This monthly feature will cover everything from Antennas to Zener diodes. it won't sit in our files for months or years waiting for publication." interested in contributing little pamphlet someshows we use. It is designed to inform. nor do you have similar radio will be varied. you'll get a check with our letter of acceptance. to the author or to us. construction and design-technical the shack and tips that are useful around Ham radio is designed to fill this gap. electronic complex. is a dynamic of always be looking cause amateur niques and for ways to improve radio always on the move. so the fare served up in ham We will have simple projects for the novice and the one-night-a-week experimenter.standing what makes it tick is not. we'll never become complacent. that was the hottest practice. It will be geared to the the art in In addition to full-length feature articles. write for our "Author's This handy how to put your story together. If you have a little gimcrack that you've just put together. DX. Although we will encourage the use of solid state. If we like your article. but many of the hams who equipment have sideband now have never seen them. look for a complete description will of how to use them in ham radio. Our articles run the gamut from the simple to the approach-the amateur approach. promise you now. wheels when it was originally years ago! Ham radio will not stand still. If you're Guide. You'll get paid for your efforts. As the equipment. It also outlines our rates and payment policy. or have some small to convey. It will be put into print just as soon as possible. and the rest of our readers will benefit from your ingenuity. After we accept it. If you have found a new and better way of doing something in the shack. just by its nature. Articles that sit in the file are no good to the reader. jim Fisk W1DTY Editor preview ril3 . backgrounds. The two modes are very closely related. thing to ham radio. and think others would be interested in what it can do. take some pictures and write it up. When new techniques and devices become available. There are a lot of places where vacuum tubes are still very practical and desirable gadgets. practical design and theory articles for the fellow who wants to start from scratch. service. most of ours are not.

could we have advantage only look at the Call Book to see that the total is continuing Admittedly. put of the electronics A lot of work has been done organized. had Even Chairman of the FCC has now suggested an increase examination. Where from? What will we call like? and How many will we get advertisers? more. tinue we ditional A new can have The that major should be changes. radio to provide to do it for us. you need to grow. at the developments techniques Amateur of the past few years or satellite communi- but altogether and right about is a healthy we wouldn't in this project In spite number too little about patient and that radio will have to look and to take looks taken ideas as a very years in much of Ideas positive radio. unexpected folks. and should amateur is going There decision troversy. amateur future. this How will we obtain in the license fee and a technical This could on amateur are introwell in contraareas look in to be answered one by one as ham radio bethat you see here.here we are a word from the publisher Here we are! It's been October when Jim and a place come it look questions. as we that outlook hardly of one that there strongly quite Can reasons years useful felt just as would to work our magazine really has been expect to maintain to the amateur radio Much what community. we are growing. perhaps. printed word There like them. means well radio. industry. words designed but still. was definitely will the money it? What subscribers? All of these will a long trip since I decided that early there be future operating privileges enemies and yet. into the easier carefully techniques with us for a long time to come. failure. you'll a lot to do. exactly where construction can that now you'll This goes just as as for the latest more go by. radio to be is healthy spot in the electronics of the fastest If you have amateur why: about a branch magazine? We think it can. ment be. incentive-licensing he stands ideas be and planned be able over This issue has been decided. be. will be many in ham radio as the months the full assurance this gear as intended. As ahead technical very timely effort editorial to make been prohave with to readl business is is of of it. any doubts. road. others new in this magazine and because techniques appearance. faster. be investing of what of licensees this growth parts others if this were Let's face it. were a very positive youngsters each benefit to radio would as would year via CB might from change If we and world. and here are some is wrong with our of technology. there along We did not have been and supfound be the way as an easy However. was. a certain publishing going material. of amateur our time and money not the case. and both in industry. solid-state cations. during knows Home purchases the articles clearly been but it is up to us in No one else period of inconand the in the equipwith to use his and sentences to make together fessional ham radio easier and more enjoyable We still have communications much for the integrated new ideas We think circuit. may say. We are amateurs have given us valuable We quickly others who many the individuals is necessary. support said what a new in recent hobby. rewards individual of improving many this service. Our technology. for ham radio. moving our be channelled to our novice Both radio involved. need have The potential newcomer what no apprehension Skip Tenney W1NLB Publisher 4 rmI preview . concepts. Ham radio intends step in the advancement a start. is considered it has been including as a to a One of our major Citizens Band. gan to take the final shape It has not been expect many many those port it to be. CB or other may not be as fast as This growth growth. the more have to bring you something Equally preparation to read. Hyde will be. We feel that amateur it is going act the part if we are to keep up. old ideas with encouragement. duced services policy. considered effect who bands.

Write for FREE copy . ~ow different?--* It looks different information stand you'll . your address and Z. .. find ... and including articles by your favorite authors. expires trial trial for $1.ham ntro~ucing radjo a new monthly for amateurs that's different * . .or FREE copy and 4 month FREE copy and 11 month to Ham Radio Offer Magazine.00 for $3. WI DTY. ...ip code. it is different! from .. It's easier to find easier to underit's a magazine easier to read . 31.. easier to build it ea sy to Iike . 03048. the well known amateur radio editor. • • • the latest in technical ideas and home construction... .. .00 New Hampshire 'Be sure to Greenville.. include March 1968. featuring Jim Fisk.

2. common problem is when available. expressed courage only valid both pro and con.It is not my intent equipment. 1 since I gel using the time excuses. exciter shown on these 10 those who use any of the standard on a hamhand tools pa rts. However. It is difficult 10 gel parts. and for the knuckles. much larger and than commercial equipment.Many opinions. the ei. J. have been to hornebrew equipment I believe . and would try the subsequent debugging patience of a saint. straight -forward I it. when the work is done and the bugs are exterminated. nobody stocks them. No lime. tt was built in its entirety shack workbench. A well equipped machine shop is necesto build sary for the mechanical 4.lher \0 promote or dis- in regards building reason of those .band tion equipment Many is his own sincere desire. pages is my 5. is no bed of roses. and readily can appreclate an hour the inexpensive and easy to build. gallons 6 flI preview . for a ham who to buitd his staa desire it is difficult to or homebrew 5 .. and they are tooexpenstve. profess build their own ssb gear claim i rnposs] hie because: 1. Homebrew equipment work. It is so complex thai it takes an engineer ssb exciter Here's an all-band sideband exciter that's simple. inexpens ive home at 1 :30 AM-this or so 10 work equipment Building I can steal on my little projects. the sarlsfactlon barked of coffee more than frayed and midnight compensates nerves oil. usually. looks ~hoddy or makeshift more bulky The answer and is..

which is transfor- tor to the difference frequency (3500 to 4000 kHz). The VFO tunes from 3955 kHz to 4455 kHz-a mixer. and the plate circuit of the pentode section is tuned to the components shown by the dotted lines may be added although to provide six-meter capability if so desired.-i __ . balanced mixer. This signal is nulled out in the balanced which sideband is desired.~ :~~~R f-. put of this amplifier ditional The input and outcapacielimisignal are gang-tuned by ad500-kHz tuning range. appearing at the output. For 80-meter operation.-' 14 MHz SSB i . The output of the 12AT7 mixer is applied to another i-f amplifier. A 6AU8A is used as a converter to heterodyne the 80-meter signal up to other bands. The signal from the VFO. A 455-kHz i-f amplifier follows the filter..5 MHz 18 MHz . 1.5 or 456. eliminates the unwanted one._j T 0 o o 0: o' I 1 o1 o: oI o1 oI o: 0 I I L o1 o: o o o o 0 I L I I L 0 I JI preview !II 7 . 1'--1 .. 14._.through 10-meter operation a signal from a 6CB6 crystal oscillator is applied to the triode section. Thi. In this circuit a 6CW4 crystal oscillator generates a signal at upon either 453. exciter Block diagram with the of the homebrew five-band ssb The bandswitch set to 20 meters.5 kHz._o . the output of this amplifier is fed to a 12AT7 fig.s tracking nates the possibility mer-coupled to the mechanical filter.+.circuit description A block diagram of the homebrew 5-band ssb exciter is shown in fig. The filter passes the chosen sideband and. For 40. :-·_1. L.. I L _j o o 01 i 50 MHz SSB OUTPUT L_. depending plied to a germanium-diode amplifier. the circuitry is not described here..-j DOUB ~_~M!!!. The output to present the proper lowof the modulator is a dsb sections of the VFO tuning amplifier of any further VFO impedance audio signal to the ring modulasuppressed carrier signal. the plate circuit of the 6AU8A pentode section is provided with a load resistor and operates as a low-gain amplifier. 1. is also applied to this mixer. This signal is apring modulator. as a One half of a 12AX7A is used as the speech The other half is connected cathode follower tor.0-14. for all practical purposes. a Colpitts oscillator using a 6BA6.

!II preview . /'::fl~ __ ~G ~. SOOk OW Il<tVlEL 12 6CW4 10 I "z" l"EY .ftr~ J T Schematic diagram of the low-cost five-band ssb exciter. J.t "' ~ LAFAYETTE MECH FILTER I----------r-----+-~ I I I I 8 L __ ~~~-_=_=_-_=_=~~~fig. Switch 52 (function) is in the tune-CW position. 2.0 o ~.

.5 MHz. The front-panel labeling is shown in boxes. Relays K1 and K2 are deenergized. 9 . I I RCVR MUTE (SPKR GND ~URN) : I SI-E I I I 0I 0 : SI-F 0 0 I I ~: 10k I I . preview U.h L---------------i I OUTPUT I I I I I "X"~ I 100 I I I I LOCI I ::h. 01 switch S1 (band) at 3.

.. operation modi- practical. Radio Electronics. This is a small inconvenience conventional bandswitched what locate hand. tested. in this exciter and I had. For this reason. 31B~ UP and then assembled into a complete unit. radio. was given a "dusting" from about sandblast with the coat of the same away. from front. North Pulaski. This general this were exciter. One point is that I an 1MB" CO-1. are cut from 10 riI preview . L. the overall is mounted depth inches. I.. A four-inch plate 'I. $'19. New York n791. along the front of the chassis for dial clearance to the 'I. The stock. is quite fications * Lafayette Syosset. chassis screws.desired tween action ity and gether. is cut down around the is cut out of the chassis is twelve a Bud AC419 to 12'1. as well strapped sideband. (sub. on allows final using available. .95 plus postage. cabinet. and construction. I sprayed K1UKX. It 1/4" WIOE SLOT bandswitch using two 1'/''' x 2" x 4" rmniboxes.00. shelf" mentioning at this time appearing it goes i-f cans are available may be removed used foundation a long way to complete 1/.-inch would thick be 500 num- for construction them. is to use to try and have on The rule I use in anything rather what in table 1 shows normal 10-meter direction the rule was followed The "off crystals the and in building mechanical but they at Lafayette.' wide. crystals heterodyning and front When the panel. purchase 614fiB's. 111 Jericho Turnpike. 3. the No direct sections.95. from various components optimize and sources adapted the builder is cut from All of the circuits for use with It may plexiglass.-----U/) ENO PIECE OF TOP SEeTON BOTTOM SECTION 0_ '[(1 crystals the as well as the VFO frequency HA-350 with Receiver transceive only in slight match use at a perfectly and bezel paint an blends windows filing machine-gray acceptable it to Krylon. I used work very well. '/a" • Available from Newark Electronics Corporation. While feet After cutting it with tacky." at any radio from an old were be but chassis and cabinet A good used which when toward bears starting point price is the $20. Illinois 60624.-thick stiffener and lead routing. encouraging dial I used bezel filter had to be purchased The 455-kHz store or they broadcast obtained possible the values The fig. changes and differencing the various as the in you The 80- tube sufficient mixing capactoby a and a is used to obtain with is provided by having The 6AU8A class-A by inter-electrode the cathodes mixed buffer is followed amplifier I build than I don't class-Ad.panel The completed countersunk fig. three substitute. 'la-inch for HA-350 receiver. 4. band. you use a decent projects. The circuits are built into each compartment. the still lafayette shape. of course. selected soon simpler chart and through the both tuning summing direction. This gives which dial and The finish plexiglass to the receiver. The chassis lip is formed slot. Chicago. tuning use bands. Order replacement part $12. coupling is used be- Because heterodyning bands. but wood to further carrier Construction the circuits." deep. available I have and accustomed less expensive the in sideband amateur to. attractive well matte cabinet. Method used for making for the shielded compartments with 4" LG. Catalog ber 91 F1192. become and the band which use.

form." slug-tuned on '/. 5. 52 ." wide copper resistors. from 5 turns free of unsightly the rigidity It also provides form. l3-40 turns chassis rack chassis."----3114"'-----l-- 2" ----1--- preview !. form. Tapped unit at right angles as shown in at the junction of the Pi-Dux at 34. A full-scale template is available from K1UKX fa." on '/. L17 - Pi-Dux 820-D-10 with 4 turns removed end.cemented is scribed window. wound around 39-ohm.65 turns #30 enameled l12 l14 l15 18 turns #22 enameled 9 turns #22 enameled 4 turns #22 enameled on '/. consists panel Bud of a front material AC419. after construction of the cabinet to the chassis front decals. a coat of clear applied finish. K2 ." cut to size with to shape panel a hacksaw and bolted screws. The VFO compartment are also cut from plates panel panel access The Walsco panel dusting panel decals are bolted rack-panel to the chassis material. in the center of the A hairline left-hand table C1 - 1. 110 Vdc.Built up from Centralab wafers. recessed-head permits screw necessary form. lettering they are is done in place. and 44 turns (Allied Control strip and and B&W 3006 and from the coupling-capacitor end. from tuned form. l4---12 turns #22 enameled l5 -10 lb." on '/.o'"~ BEZEL r 1/8" DRILL & CSK (2) PLACES 2114 " \114" OIA (2) PLACES I" 't' 't' -~. that is located an extension The audioattached retains the in front is built as a unit in a small minipanel for the five-band SSB trans Front finish through minibox to the front is located by the nut mitter. is given coat and panel After is then completely of the VFO. T1 ." on on 'Iz" slugform. replaced the 10 turns-per-inch B&W 3006 mounted photograph. Krylon. The rear is cut away apron.455 kHz i-f transformer giving the appearance of silk-screen (Workman TF11 although speech amplifier and balanced modulator The speech-amplifier lator circuitry fig. Lips are formed at the top and bottom of panel as shown in fig. pe2 .I 11 . shaft to the The balance of the potentiometer minibox with panel. index section to a semi-gloss their edges. and The sub-panel a comchassis is tool." on '/." a face plate for mechanical completely stability side plates These front and LB. 25c to cover postage and handling. PO. scramble wound next to secondary. hides 'I." slug-tuned slug-tuned slug-tuned with of the VFO. 6. 15 kilohms. to This return seals with the the the A light to provide l16." slug-tuned on '/.6 turns #22 enameled l11 . form. T163X-25). 41. and balanced-modubox. lettering. l13 -15 #22 enameled slug-tuned form. gain control on a bracket 2 1/4" II I 1/4" ROUGH OPENING IN PANELS (Z) PLACES lIZ" O!A 1/8" x45° BEVEL ALL EDGES . UO . form. T2 - others will work) with primary winding and tuning capacitor removed and replaced with 50 turns #32 enameled. The cut mercial bent using double to the rear of the bezel. 22 turns #22 enameled turns on '/. heads. 2-watt 51.4PDT. form." slug-tuned on '/.6 turns 1-16" thick. l7 19 turns #22 enameled #22 8 turns slug-tuned slug-tuned '/. Parts list for exciter tuning #26 capacitor capacitor ARC-5 receiver ARe-S receiver l2. antenna-trim enameled on '/. panel of a C2 l1. or nibbling to the front The use enameled slug-tuned form. 455 kHz i-f transformer (Workman Tf11). K1.

are shielded. 10 the righl. 6. but by proper choice Df series capacitor" this should be unnecessary. . Small sheet-metal protrusions provide room lor the use 01 full-size 'h-inch tuned coils on the input and output circuits of the tracking amplifier. -_ I fI n ihe VfO IS contained In .Power carrie. The VFO plate voltage is zener regulated at 120 volts.r. .Uy is required. variable frequency oscillator The VFO is a standard u~lI1g a 68A6 tube. Wiring accornpltshed a srna II access hule. provided with a separate filament transformer and the healer runs as long as the exciter is plugged in..r lefl center. is also connected. 1\ number 47 bulb. It also allows individual testing of sub-assemblies. Proper t racki ng isestabhshed by j uggl i ng cal~a circr val ues in series with the ARC-S variable capacitor secnons. It might be well to mention here that this method or construetion not only provides excellent shielding. All the leads lrom the box.ol'l'oil!" . I trimmed some plates from my unit.rnptifi~t cumpar tmenl 10 'he lower lell. It is placed between the tuning capaliior and the lace plate: this is a tight squeeze bu I i I Iits a Iter care! u I posu ion ing.1 shielded cornparrrnent.ery5tiLls..10 the Il~inconlrol is with small shielded cable.dte. The Colpitts osctllaror with tube is located under assccrated the chassis and all Circuitry I:n. _ ~". power and signal leads come out through a hole in the bottom.]. balance pot." The VFO lube . it makes for more pleasant buildtng=-vou don't have to horse a big chassis all over the bench during construction. The center section of the rnaln-turung capacitor is used for the VFO. as well as rhecoil leads to the ARC-S tuning capacrror.A6 j. which is used to keep the VFO cornpartment warm.nd rarrler g. r -.d c· Ihe fivebend citer.rge ne rator The 6CW4 carrier generator tube is located in the small space between the minibox and the Iront panel on the left side 01 thechassis as shown in fig. are in~ ~h~ uppc. filter-mixer i-f amplifier These stages are built into another minibox. The GB. was removed from photos by Ted Woolner WA1A8P the same ARC-S receiver that yielded the main-tuning capacitor. These provisions make warm-up drift negligrhleand no temperarure-compensatlon circul. Access to the balanced-mixer nulling capacuor is available {rom the bottom of the main chassis through Be!o w -cbassts view 01 the five-band ssh ~. a procedure which I highly recommend because 11'5 much easier than aligning the whole exciter at one whack. "b e. A small 10"pF variable capacitor is COnnected in parallel with the main tuning capacitor and provides about :!:10 kHz variation {or tuning-dial calibration. The remaining secncns are used to tune Ihe trackmgernpliThis capacitor 12!m1: preview .enc. through Plate and filament voltage to the VFO is run feed-through capacitors from under the chassis._ II>~ bandswlrch '1"1_ j.

The calibrate position of the function switch permits the operator to "talk" himself on frequency. 2. This is accomplished through the use of high-speed relays. Single Sideband for the Radio Amateur. Note that a capacitor is placed in series with the main-tuning capacitor-this limits the tuning range to 500 kHz. ---~ 4-40 NUT ) 4-40 SCREW ORIGINAL DIAL-RETAINING NUT ARC-5 RCVR TUNING CAP j NEW IlIAL BUSHING " 4-40 RECESSED HEAD HOWE control functions Most of the control functions are either self-explanatory or discussed elsewhere in the text.fier. Newington. Third Edition. showing chanical Side the filter view of the chassis meNote of on the position of the compartment left-hand side of the chassis. and many of the connections in the bandswitch assembly make use of the same material. No tuning or alignment instructions are given here since it is assumed that anyone with the necessary skills to build an exciter such as this one will be thoroughly familiar with the proper techniques. Connecticut. Flat copper strips are also used for the plate parasitic suppressors. Antenna changeover and receiver muting are built in. 6. require further explanation. perhaps. Full breakin CW permits maximum operating convenience. as is push to talk. the balanced modulator is bypassed to provide a CW carrier when the key or push-to-talk switch is depressed. It is not expected that anyone will build an exact copy of this transmitter. The calibrate level control sets the spotting signal to a comfortable listening level. New York. dial retaining The dial scale is mounted nut with a 4-40 screw. as I do. the carrier may be inserted and a conventional zero beat can be accomplished. panel. Any power supply that will provide the indicated voltages at the powerplug terminals may be used. or. 1962. Handbook. fig. DRILL CENTER ~---6J--. ( DRILL RAILS & MOUNT TO CHASSIS WITH 6-32 HOWE "CAL RESET" CAPAC LOCATED IN THIS AF References 1. 1962. 7. and makes the dial calibration extremely linear. to build their own appliances. However. Construction of the driving mechanism for the to ARC-S tuning the original capacitor. The cathode pins on the tube sockets are bent inward toward the center and strapped together with a tinned-copper strip. final amplifier The final amplifier is a conventional neutralized circuit using a pi-network output. The meter is switched to read either final cathode current or output. ARRL. The two 6146B tubes are connected in parallel and are provided with regulated grid bias and screen voltage. if desired. A few functions. D. In either case. ham radio fig. the push-totalk switch (or key) must be depressed to energize the transmitter. Cowan preview rm:I13 . the lips at the top and bottom the front finish In the tune-CW position of the function switch. Stoner. some of the construction methods and circuits used here should be of interest to other appliance operators who prefer. American Radio Relay League. New Sideband Publishing.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful