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Medium-Power FM Transmitter

The range of this FM transmitter is around 100 meters at 9V DC supply. The circuit comprises three stages. The first stage is a microphone preamplifier built around BC548 transistor. The next stage is a VHF oscillator wired around another BC548. (BC series transistors are generally used in low-frequency stages. But these also work fine in RF stages as oscillator.) The third stage is a class-A tuned amplifier that boosts signals from the oscillator. Use of the additional RF amplifier increases the range of the transmitter.... [read more]

Opamp VHF FM Transmitter

ICs that in the past were far too expensive for the hobbyist tend to be more favourably priced these days. An example of this is the AD8099 from Analog Devices. This opamp is available for only a few pounds. The AD8099 is a very fast opamp (1600 V/ms) and has high-impedance inputs with low input capacitance. The bandwidth of the opamp is so large that at 100 MHz it still has a gain of nearly 40. This means that this opamp can be used to create an RC oscillator. The circuit presented here realises that.... [read more]

Simple AM Transmitter

There are not many AM transmitters that are easier to build than this one because the inductor is not tapped and has a single winding. There is no need to wind the inductor as it is a readily available RF choke (eg, Jaycar Cat LF-1536). To make the circuit as small as possible, the conventional tuning capacitor has been dispensed with and fixed 220pF capacitors used instead. To tune it to a particular frequency, reduce one or both of the 220pF capacitors to raise the frequency or add capacitance in parallel to lower the frequency. Q1 is biased with a 1MO resistor to give a high input impedance and this allows the use of a crystal ear piece as a low cost microphone.... [read more]

Quality Stereo Wireless Microphone or Audio Link

This stereo FM wireless microphone also makes a great quality audio link. We tested it to beyond 50 meters and it was rock solid. It’s certainly not the first wireless microphone we’ve ever published but this one is a little different. It’s stereo, providing surprisingly good quality sound. Second, it has a really good range. We tested it at well over 50m and it was still performing very well – noise-free, in fact – but at the time we couldn’t get our receiver any further away. So it’s likely to have even better range than that.... [read more]

Simple Short-Wave Transmitter

This low-cost short-wave transmitter is tunable from 10 to 15 MHz with the help of ½J gang condenser VC1, which determines the carrier frequency of the transmitter in conjunction with inductor L1. The frequency trimming can be done with VC2. The carrier is amplified by transistor T4 and coupled to RF amplifier transistor T1 (BD677) through transformer X1*. The transmitter does not use any modulator transformer.... [read more]

ZN414 Portable AM Receiver

Designed around the popular ZN414 ic this receiver covers the AM band from 550 - 1600 KHz with the values shown. For Longwave the coil needs to be changed. Use one from an old MW radio to save time. The ZN414 is a tuned radio frequency designed and incorporates several RF stages and an AM detector. It is easily overloaded and the operating voltage is critical to achieve good results.... [read more]

Transmitter FM 45W with valve

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Tendency of catering: 220V AC Frequency of emission at FM: 88~108MHz Force of expense: max 45W (without the R3),... [read more]

AM Transmitter

This circuit is deliberately limited in power output but will provide amplitude modulation (AM) of voice over the medium wave band.... [read more]

Small Radio Transmitter

Contains information about building a small radio transmitter, which has a PCB 1.75" x 2.5" (45mm x 68 mm) and has a range of about 30 yards or so. The documentation with the circuit says the freq range is 100-108 MHz, but I have found it to be more like 85-100 MHz.... [read more]

3W FM Transmitter

This is the schematic for an FM transmitter with 3 to 3.5 W output power that can be used between 90 and 110 MHz. Although the stability isn't so bad, a PLL can be used on this circuit.... [read more]

73 MHz Hallogene Lamp Radio-Controlled

This circuit is a 73 MHz Hallogene Lamp Radio-Controlled. The purpose of it is to control the power state of a hallogene lamp by a remote control.... [read more]

Medium range transmitter

This is a medium range transmitter circuit diagram. This is also improved by changing the values of the resistor.... [read more]

Magnetic-Radiation Remote-Control

This unit can be useful as a short-range, single-channel remote-control. When the pushbutton in the transmitter circuit is briefly activated, the LED D1 in the receiver illuminates and an optional beeper or relay can be operated.... [read more]

2 Transistor FM Voice Transmitter

2 Transistor FM Voice Transmitter... [read more]

4W FM Transmitter

Stabilised tendency of catering: Vcc=12~16V Frequency of emission: 88~108MHz Consumption: 100~400mA... [read more]

FM Transmitter Bug

This small transmitter uses a hartley type oscillator.... [read more]

Field-strength meter

You can't expect great performance from such a simple detector-based meter. Sensitivity is just adequate enough to get a basic idea of the power that your transmitter is capable of.... [read more]

AM To FM converter

AM To FM converter... [read more]

Simple Op-Amp Radio

This is basically a crystal radio with an audio amplifier which is fairly sensitive and receives several strong stations in the Los Angeles area with a minimal 15 foot antenna. Longer antennas will provide a stronger signal but the selectivity will be worse and strong stations may be heard in the background of weaker ones.... [read more]

FM Beacon Broadcast Transmitter (88-108 MHz)

This circuit will transmit a continuous audio tone on the FM broadcast band (88-108 MHz) which could used for remote control or security purposes. Circuit draws about 30 mA from a 6-9 volt battery and can be received to about 100 yards. A 555 timer is used to produce the tone (about 600 Hz) which frequency modulates a Hartley oscillator.... [read more]

Micro Power AM Receiver

Micro Power AM Receiver... [read more]

Long Loopstick Antenna

Wound on a 3 foot length of PVC pipe, the long loopstick antenna was an experiment to try to improve AM radio reception without using a long wire or ground. It works fairly well and greatly improved reception of a weak station 130 miles away. A longer rod antenna will probably work better if space allows.... [read more]

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