160 Meter AM Question - Transverter

kd4e kd4e at VERIZON.NET
Fri Jan 26 08:57:37 EST 2007

> Hi Bry - the transverter circuit was in the ARRL handbook in the late 
> 1960's and early 1970's if I recall.  Used a compactron in the converter 
> as a mixer with no RF stage and a 6146 final. Don't recall the other 
> tubes and can't get to it in the garage. Their might have been some 
> similar ones in the ham magazines also. This setup for me replaced a 
> homebrew 6L6 transmitter with a Gonset G-66 mobile receiver. What an 
> improvement!!
> Dave N7RK

Just found it on Page 405 of my 1977 ARRL Handbook.

This one runs a pair of 6146's for 100W PEP Output
in AB1.  I suppose a switch could be wired to select
AB1 or C biasing?

It uses a 10M IF, the Dentron used a 80M IF but
folks strongly recommended the conversion to a
40M IF.  I am uncertain which is to be preferred
and why.


Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
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