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Great idea Mike,
This would make a great group
build project on the reflector. There could be many contributors
taking on a specific board. Diz's toolkits might be employed
where he has them available, and others could be incorporated from
other sources, scratch built, or boards designed and purchased.
The Dream boards could be employed if desired also, there are some
FB circuits on them.
Anyone want to get the ball rolling, coordinate, or be the
I love this radio stuff.
I agree with your thoughts. I would like to perhaps see a
mother board approach to the rig. A set of basic modules:
receive input bandpass filter
transmit driver stages
transmit final amplifier
transmit low pass filter
that plug into a mother board for inter connect. Add to that
prototype boards that would be used to replace various modules
with other implementations for experimentation. Maybe provisions
on the mother board to add an Arduino to control a DDS
replacement for the VFO, a display, keyer etc.
Basic package would be simple modules to get a working radio.
In some ways this would be a modular kit something a bit like
the Tentec Rebel. Maybe even have provision on the mother board
for a balanced modulator/filter for SSB generation some time in
the future. Perhaps a partial chassis for the rig could have a
front panel big enough for several knobs for various controls
and a display.
Maybe a place on the mother board to plug in a tuner module.
The whole package would not be super small but rather large
enough to be able to easily work on (and build).
73/72 - Mike WA8BXN
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