Re: #ubitx IRF510 concerns, different modes #ubitx

Gordon Gibby <ggibby@...>

Greggory --- it won't be nearly the problem you're thinking....

Just tone down the audio level into the mic if you want a lower power level.   With single side band, that proportionately reduces your output.    ​It is as  easy as that.    I haven't used these rigs a ton yet, but I've made multiple digital connections (WINLINK, ALE) and no problems at all with the finals.   


From: <> on behalf of Ghericoan <boakawizkid@...>
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 7:18 PM
Subject: [BITX20] #ubitx IRF510 concerns, different modes
I have yet to get my ubitx yet, as I am on the preorder list. But I was wondering if there is a way to back the power output down to five watts to save the heat stress on the IRF510s. I am looking to do digital modes like PSK31, WSPR, and possibly playing around with SSTV.

Just concerned on how to go about assembly once the unit is here because I want it to be solid for digital modes. I have already ordered spare MOSFETs, but would rather not get into the habit of replacing them.
N5WLF, Greggory (or my nickname, Ghericoan)
General Class, Digital Radio Hobbyist

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