A simple 60 meter CW transmitter -- Maybe NOT
Charles W. Powell
Chuck - not to start a flame war, and with all due respect. CW is acceptable on 60 meters, and there is no restriction that would prohibit a CW only transceiver.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
"Effective March 5, 2012 the FCC has permitted CW, USB, and certain digital modes on these frequencies. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is the primary user of the 60-meter band.”
The requirements are that the frequencies used be “on channel”, and implicit in that, pretty strict frequency control is needed. It would have to be a very stable transmitter. Maximum ERP is 100 watts, so it’s pretty unlikely that a 5 watt transmitter would exceed this level. I don’t think I have enough real estate for a big enough LPDA or Yagi-Udo to have 13 dB of gain on 60 meters!
Chas - NK8O