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Re: [softrock40] Re: 6m/4m/2m RXTX Ensemble transceiver

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  • Parks, Tony
    Hi Dave, Still a possibility but just have not had the time to work on it. Thanks for asking. 73, Tony KB9YIG
    Message 1 of 37 , Mar 3, 2013
      Hi Dave,

      Still a possibility but just have not had the time to work on it.

      Thanks for asking.

      73,
      Tony KB9YIG

      On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Dave Watson <davewatson@...> wrote:
       

      Any updates on consideration for this kit?

      Dave (W4DJW)

      --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Tony Parks wrote:
      >
      > Hello All,
      >
      > The thought would be to use the Si570 output for generation of the
      > quadrature clock signals as well as for up/down conversion clock.
      >
      > For 144 MHz operation the Si570 output frequency, f, would be set such
      > that f+f/4 = 144. This would give f= 115.2 MHz. The RX and TX IF
      > frequencies would then be f/4= 28.8 MHz.
      >
      > For 50 MHz operation f+f/4 = 50 would give f= 40 MHz and an IF frequency
      > of 10 MHz.
      >
      > To keep the kit price as low as possible I do favor a single circuit
      > board approach.
      >
      > Thanks and 73,
      > --
      >
      > Tony Parks
      > kb9yig@...
      > http://www.kb9yig.com
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > On Sun, 2012-06-03 at 12:14 +0000, Tony Parks wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Good Morning All,
      > >
      > > A number of people have ask when is a 6m/4m/2m RXTX Ensemble
      > > transceiver kit going to be available? I too have been thinking about
      > > such a kit.
      > >
      > > My thought is that the RF output would be generated at an IF frequency
      > > and then up-converted to the VHF band of choice. Amplification and LP
      > > filtering would then be done at the VHF band to produce about one watt
      > > output power. An attempt would be made to fit the circuits on the same
      > > size circuit board as the RXTX Ensemble.
      > >
      > > All of the SoftRock kits are based on good input from others so I am
      > > again open to suggestions from the group. I would be most interested
      > > in your comments!
      > >
      > > Thanks and 73,
      > > Tony KB9YIG
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >


    • kb9gpm
      Hi Tony Thanks for the update. I sure know how life gets in the way of our hobbies. 73s Daivd KB9GPM
      Message 37 of 37 , Mar 3, 2013
        Hi Tony

        Thanks for the update. I sure know how life gets in the way of our hobbies.

        73s
        Daivd KB9GPM


        --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "Parks, Tony" <kb9yig@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi Dave,
        >
        > Still a possibility but just have not had the time to work on it.
        >
        > Thanks for asking.
        >
        > 73,
        > Tony KB9YIG
        >
        > On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Dave Watson <davewatson@...> wrote:
        >
        > > **
        > >
        > >
        > > Any updates on consideration for this kit?
        > >
        > > Dave (W4DJW)
        > >
        > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Tony Parks wrote:
        > > >
        > > > Hello All,
        > > >
        > > > The thought would be to use the Si570 output for generation of the
        > > > quadrature clock signals as well as for up/down conversion clock.
        > > >
        > > > For 144 MHz operation the Si570 output frequency, f, would be set such
        > > > that f+f/4 = 144. This would give f= 115.2 MHz. The RX and TX IF
        > > > frequencies would then be f/4= 28.8 MHz.
        > > >
        > > > For 50 MHz operation f+f/4 = 50 would give f= 40 MHz and an IF frequency
        > > > of 10 MHz.
        > > >
        > > > To keep the kit price as low as possible I do favor a single circuit
        > > > board approach.
        > > >
        > > > Thanks and 73,
        > > > --
        > > >
        > > > Tony Parks
        > > > kb9yig@
        > > > http://www.kb9yig.com
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > On Sun, 2012-06-03 at 12:14 +0000, Tony Parks wrote:
        > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > Good Morning All,
        > > > >
        > > > > A number of people have ask when is a 6m/4m/2m RXTX Ensemble
        > > > > transceiver kit going to be available? I too have been thinking about
        > > > > such a kit.
        > > > >
        > > > > My thought is that the RF output would be generated at an IF frequency
        > > > > and then up-converted to the VHF band of choice. Amplification and LP
        > > > > filtering would then be done at the VHF band to produce about one watt
        > > > > output power. An attempt would be made to fit the circuits on the same
        > > > > size circuit board as the RXTX Ensemble.
        > > > >
        > > > > All of the SoftRock kits are based on good input from others so I am
        > > > > again open to suggestions from the group. I would be most interested
        > > > > in your comments!
        > > > >
        > > > > Thanks and 73,
        > > > > Tony KB9YIG
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
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