Re: Cricket 20 parts labeling

David Wilcox K8WPE

Press the key down and if the signal gets a lot stronger you will know the signal in question is the oscillator.  Make sure you are using a 50 ohm dummy load.

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Feb 21, 2022, at 5:40 AM, Robert Campbell <kg6hum@...> wrote:


Are you sure you're not just hearing the local oscillator?  It's a direct conversion receiver, so it would be normal to pick up the local oscillator on the operating frequency with a nearby receiver.

Rob Campbell

On Mon, Feb 21, 2022, 2:25 AM Jason - WV3V <meteorseeker@...> wrote:

Well gang, I got it together but it seems that the cricket is in continuous transmit. Does this sound right? It doesn’t seem right as I’m using a local HF rig to monitor the signal. One would think it would only transmit when the key is pressed.

Anyone else experience this with their build? 

Let me know your thoughts. 


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