[AMRadio] ft102 arrived...

Geoff/W5OMR ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 21:23:09 EST 2007

Brett Gazdzinski wrote:
> I got the first one today, and what a mess.
> Another ebay special, you pay to much and get crap...

Something to keep you busy on those cold New Jersey nights ;-)

> Well, its something to play with, and it will make a good RF driver
> to excite the homebrew rigs.

Might be interesting to be able to operate the rig via remote... like 
up-stairs, or from a UHF talkie through a UHF receiver at the rig...

connect a generic transistor across the discriminator that would forward 
bias the transistor to ON, and connect the output to the PTT line on the 
exciter.  Rig comes on when signal received.

+/- 5kc of deviation is ~10kc of audio... into an input on the 
speech-amp.. voila!  Remote operation.

You could even possibly use one of those simple phono-oscillators that 
were floating about a while back, on some simplex frequency, and set the 
memory channel in the talkie to listen on one freq, and transmit on 
another.. so, then you've got the little phono-oscillator transmitting 
the receiver audio to the talkie... and the talkie being heard by the 
UHF rig in the house, and passed onto an input on the speech amp.

Keying is controlled by the discriminator full-quieting signal...

Technical enough?


Driving your AM Rig without a scope, 
is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)

73 = Best Regards,

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