An Amateur Radio Enthusiast from Brazil. JK De Marco. In these pages Hams will find his ideas on QRP, Antennas and Complete circuits.
PY2WM JK De Marco Projects
A 40 dB RF Attenuator
“To measure power of a high power transmitter, or to be able to observe the output signal on an oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer, it is necessary that the signal is attenuated in accordance with the instrument, while it must be ensured that the transmitter is “seeing” the correct impedance. So it requires an attenuator that works with three ports (input, output, and output attenuated), all while maintaining the correct impedance of 50 ohms.
The circuit assembly and is shown here in EMRFD and also in the QST. When properly calibrated can be used for precision measurements in section 0-500 MHz, or a a calibration capacitor C1, can be used for the range of 0-50 MHz with reliability.”
Other Projects and Ideas
A long, long time ago a bright ape figured out that by climbing down from the trees he could more easily master his life, and that of others……Homo sapiens wanted something else, and better. He started to play. Homo ludens was born!
Homo sapiens to Homo Ludens
- Homo ludens radiactivus – amateur radio
- Homo ludens radiohistoricus my antique radio collection
- Homo ludens electronicus – electronic projects
- Homo ludens aeromodellisticus – model airplanes
Transformers and coils: This is not a building project, but a short and concise lesson in how to design electromagnetic parts. It’s much simpler than what you may expect!
Thermal design: A short course in keeping electronic parts adequately cool.
A 40 meter SSB QRP transceiver
“This transceiver was conceived as a power-efficient, small, lighweight unit to be carried in the backpack, along with antenna and battery, for use during trekking and mountaineering trips. It had to be reasonably rugged and reliable, and perform well. Furthermore, I wanted it to solve all the problems the old DSB transceivers had, such as frequency instability, distorted modulation, lack of sensitivity and selectivity, and others.”