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recently constructed and tested a pair of Transverters for
Voice Communications. I made modifications to Ian Drummond's
to increase the receive dynamic range. I retained the original audio
amp IC design, but added a second amplifier in parallel with the first
to increase the output power. The Design can be used as-is for 45-185
SSB or FM, but would not produce much AM output due to the high peak
demands. The IC's work excellently below 100 KHz, and with
output to 185 KHz. For FM, it would be better to use a high efficiency
switching power amplifier rather than this linear design. For optimum
each winding of the three transformers (L4, T1, T2) should have a
of 5 to 10 times the impedance of the circuit it is connected to, ie a
reactance of 250-500 ohms for the 50 ohm windings.
So far I have posted the block diagram, schematic, and parts list for the Transverter. I will be including construction hints, photos and antenna designs in the near future. I did not use PC boards for my prototypes. I have antenna design software that I will be using to predict antenna impedance and radiated fields, etc.