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Joachim Berns. DL 1 YBL

24 /23 em-Band Linear Power Amplifi er

Modu le M 57762

The linear linal ampl ilier de scribed In thll

com pletely around

art icle

COnll ll1 of Iwo Ml1sub ish l lot Sn 62

lhe bo ~ , 1n

or der to

li s penmeter, 10 lhe walls of a chieve a good eectnca t an d

hybrid

amplifie r s. in RF Iiolation I rem each

mechan ca t contact

The

ground

tabs

of the

other, l eed lng the

module v

common output. A 0"

ion

w ill also be de scribed which

may either be u sed

~bare-tooIM or as • PA

driver siage .

In particular , the parallel PA stage IS cha-ac-

unproblemahcal

dnve reqUiremenls , The COflstrucl lOfl requees

no specia l PCB rnatenale . such as PTFE. and also no scecer components It can, In teet, be

constructed,

module s have been obta ined, trom materials avaIlable from most raoc amalEl!.Jf workshops

57762

teneec

by

lis

SimpliCIty and

as

soon

as

the

two

M

1.

SINGLE ·MOOULE PA

A single-module stage will be oescreeo Ilrsl as

thiS IS the baSIC module whICh can be used 10 dove !he Double-module PA (formed also from the same cirCUits) See figurel 1 104

A propne tary tm -ptate bo ~ dlmenSlOl1ed 37 x 7 4 x

No cu t-

50

outs should be provided In the cover for the module as unfavourable earth ecooectcoe could

be lormed. which could encourage csenetcos .

T he lower

cover 01 the li n-plate box should be soldered

thus dl mlfllshlng the OU lput power

mm is used

to house

the modu le

hybrid module are secured With two M4 screws

10 the enclosu re cover and lhe hea t smk lined

The supt>ly voltage IS Introduc ed VIafeed -through

compns e small

0 1 two- sided P CB

material which serve as HF terminal points as well as a deoouplmg capaCitor They are soldered

dIrectly 10 the bottom cove' 01 the enclosure

The cepecuors

blnallono! 1 nF ceearmc prata capacucrs soldered to thE! bottom cover directly under the modu le

connechons 2, 3 and 4 . and a 4 7 nF and 10 " F tantalum cececece.

For AM-ATV and ss e working. C2 and C3 (fantalum cepecnorsj should also be added to the

marked Care meoe from a com -

5 ~ 5 m m ( ap pro ~ ,) piece s

capacitors , The cececec -s C 1

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.I"gle-module amplifier lfreq

1260MHzl

de-coupling The Input and output matching IS so good that the usual eenee preset capaCitor used tor this purpose may be dispensed with

1.1. Pow er Characteristics

T he da ta 01 the power ampl iliel . wh iCh wa s c;on. structed In accordance with the miormanoe given reee . is shown in IIg . 5 II maybe seeotnet

the

wonung is 200 mW . The max imum amplilication In the linear reg oo all(l at 14 'I0Il5 supply . IS apprO~lmately 20 dB. II the amplifier is required tor FM-ATV ere. It can be run Into the saturahon reglOll Witha powe r output up to 22 W without any

tea l 01

When using thiS module as a driver lor a double PA. rt IS 10 be ensured thaI the Inpul drive power

ma ~lmum peak Input dnvmg power lor SSB

any rallng s being exceeded

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does not exceed 2 W as Ihls w,1I damage It II IS lor IhlS reason that the dover In the double PA IS supplied with 9 volts and a senes resistor employed 10 ensure that the crwe power is

Ilm,ted to a ma ximum 014

1988. ,.·lItsul:llshi are to produce a dedlcated

drIVer module lor

nated M6n 1S and Will have an output power of 2 W al 7.2 V supply . and a gain 01 22 dB In the linear porllOn or its Characteristics

W Towards lhe end 01

the M sn62 II will be desIg.

2.

PARALLELLED MODULE S

The ease coostncnon of the parall el PA slage

Both uMs

x

JOmm I l ig . 5J. The Wlrlng of !he SlJpply voltage as

are housed In !he proprietary

loIlows that 01 lhe single PA driver

box

1 11

x

74

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box 1 11 x 74 ~(lA ." .- . " " '>MIl Fig . 7 :

Fig . 7 : The 0 O<:OUp lM

welt as the equipping of the board Wllh capacitorS is exacUy ee same as thai descnbed for the Stngle-module amplifier. In order met me umt is driven In a strictly balanced manner under all inpul ccocuoos. the some what more Involved way 01 USing an RF l:lI'ldge 10 combine the two module elements was employed The so-called

simple con-

o

-ccecrer (fig.

7 ) offers

a very

so-called simple con- o -ccecrer (fig. 7 ) offers a very Fig . I : Boltll

Fig . I : Boltll he cktocr ibed .m p lilier alogelhef w ith

. Iuminium Ir.1'MIon. ~rge he,,-.ink

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ten

r.~ 'I'.nd "-;v. pr

p1ili

In . n

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structlOfI with sut ncie nt isol ahon be tween the two branch ampillie rs PA 1 and PA 2.'Of amateur purposes The lranslormallOn is eeected by mean s ot tour ).i4 lengths 01 75 II cable (RG·

179 ·U Of simIla r) . The author used 4 1 em length s

directly

01 thin PTFE cable whICh are soldered on to the no-crete bo x

Under no account should ordinary Wile be em- ployed IOf ttns purpose as spurious eecmatoos are sure to occur

2.1. Perf ormance Oala for th e Dou ble PA

The double PA constructed by the author req Uired

to crwe It to 40 (Of 48 W as te -

qUlred) a' a supply voltage 0114 vcne

The etllCl8ncy is not partICularly hogh, all ex-

amples

a DC

supply power ot 120 W. a large heat-Sink must beemployed The big advan tage 01this PA slage is thal li COIIers the Whole cure 24 cm band With· out tunmg being reqUired and With no need to

adjustthe eeve .

etllCieOCy With a power outpu t 0140 W and

2 W mput power

having,

however,

more

Ihan

30

%

The unit IS v ery robu st and

0 ' 16 : 1 at full output power . The max lmum supply voltage is 17 volts and the second harmonIC suppression IS 30 dB , the third harmonIC sup -

presseers bemg 35 dB

,11 Wi thstand a VSWR

2.2.

The "na! amph',er , as show n In l ig . 8, has been

used

work ,ng 'Of OIIel a yeal now With no prob lems

w hatsoever

lISwideband cnaraciertsncs and in ItSrobustness

The prototype of the double PA has been in constant use IOf over a year in a 23 cm FM-relay operatiOn It sometimes occu rs thai it is over- dnven for peeooe 01 more than ' 0 hour s al powers ot 45 W bu t, as yet. With no problems .

II the constructiOn IS earned ou t exactly In ac-

cordance with thiS article , there IS noth ing 10

prevent an en tirely successfu l ccerence With

Ih,s unit

houSing cover .

Agai n, do not use any cut-outs In the

unit nee in

SSB

Oper.l ionai Experience

by

the author

In

FM

The advan tage

relay

ot the

and in

A

m ust for all active and technic ally minded Radio Amateurs!

THE UHF-COMPENDIUM

 

The English ennon 01the well-known " UHF·Unter lage" lrom Karl Weiner, DJ 9 HO.

Part 1 and 2 Part 3 and 4

 

Art .No. 8054

 

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Art .No. 8055

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