[AMRadio] Gates BC-1T


A.R.S. - W5AMI ars.w5ami at gmail.com
Mon May 7 22:06:41 EDT 2007


On 5/7/07, SBJohnston at aol.com <SBJohnston at aol.com> wrote:
>
>  You can see how I interfaced my DDS VFO (about 9 volts peak-to-peak output)
> to the oscillator section of the BC-1T on my website at
>
>  http://www.wd8das.net/Gates/GatesOsc.jpg
>
>  The stock crystal switch had additional positions available so I just
> changed where the stop tab was and made it a three-position switch:  F1, F2,
> and VFO.  Put a BNC on the bottom of the osc/buffer module for the VFO
> signal to enter, and it works great.  I've not had any trouble with the RF
> output of the buffer running in the same harness as the power supply lines,
> but as Don points out it is pretty dumb that way and should probably be
> changed.  But it works OK in mine as-is, so far.
>
Thanks Steve.  That info will be helpful, I'm sure.  I just printed
the manual so now I can at least have something to look at until the
1T gets here.  The Flex can output as little as 100mw, however I'm not
sure how stable the output is at that level...

73
Brian



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