Have thrown together some parts on a plank here. The idea is to make a “lean” power supply to test my crowbar circuit.
Output is 630v with the current limiter (spot light bulb @ 120watt). And the capacity of the filter capacitors is about 1100uF.
This should be enough energy for the preliminary circuit tests.
Crowbar test supply
….to be continued if I survive 🙂
Here is a small update regarding my band hopping picaxe controlled wspr beacon.
I took the beacon of air the other day to do some revisions to it’s circuitry. And in this context figured out that I was in need for a filter to clean up the square wave shaped signal from the 10MHz reference oscillator, the GPSDO MKII. I did a little googling and found an interesting circuitry drawn by Jerry Mulchin – N7EME. The reason for needing this filter is that I have a passive frequency trippler for clocking the DDS-60 @ 30MHz, and this tripler need a sine wave to work right.
There is still some work to be done before I can put the beacon back on air. But as they say in broadcasting; Stay tuned, will be right back after….
PCB measures 60x20 mm and parts are SMT
Measuring reflection (S11) with the minivna. Return loss is more than 26dB @ 10MHz.
Measuring transmission (S21) with the minivna. 1dB insertion loss @ 10MHz and cout-off at 12MHz.