|Idiot's guide to RF amplifiers
Sooner or later you'll find your self wondering "Isn't there a way to get more range?".
Sure there is, there are more actually. The best would be to improve your antenna system, but sometimes
this isn't possible for objective reasons. It is also possible that you allready have very good antenna system
as it is. You've got to increase your power....
Universal bipolar power amplifier
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Here are a pic of a VK200 wideband choke and a table of transistors that you can stick
into this amplifier. Emitter leads of the power transistor have to be kept at minimum (every single additional millimeter means
less gain and less output power). Use large (appropriate) heat sinks. Do not strain transistors too much when you mount them, ceramics
can break. If you can't max the amp with shown trimmer caps, use bigger values or add 10-22pF in parallel. Some coils might need
a winding more in some cases. Need printed circuit board for this? See the table below to order the PCB...
Amplifier designs from Motorola (1Kw, 300W, 600W)
Here are the 1KW amp, 600W amp, 300W
and 150W amp and these usefull datasheets; Amp1,
Amp2, Amp3, Amp4. These are all extremely
valuable to any builder, have a look and enjoy.
Earthing straps, mounting and
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