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Re: Hamtronics XMTR at 9600 baud



On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> Has anyone modulated a HAMTRONICS TA-51 exciter with 9600 baud?
> It uses a phase modulator instead of a varactor.  Before I re-invent the
> wheel, just thought I would ask.

I've converted a TA451 to do true FM (and even AM) for 70-cm ATV use.
Details can be found at:

	http://www.njin.net/~magliaco/exciter.html

I basically threw a varactor (fed with audio + temperature-compensated
bias) and an inductor in series with the crystal to produce FM.  I also
had to "loosen up" a bit on the feedback capacitors in the oscillator to
get the oscillator to move with modulation.

It should be just as easy to do FSK with the same mod.


73, de John, KD2BD

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