Re: K5DNL RF-LED Pwr Indicator


Greg , Hello , I also built mine ugly style next to the RF output
coax connector and ran a single wire to the LED on the front panel.
U may be able to see mine in the photo with the cover off, its
in the back left corner. 73 Ken K5DNL

--- In BITX20@..., Greg Derda <gderda@...> wrote:

Upon following Ken's (K5DNL) post about his Norcal DDS schematic (under
his Photos folder), I took an interest in his little LED Power
Indicator circuit. I also couldn't help but notice how nice his
BITX20a rig turned out, and I especially liked his front panel (similar
to mine ;->)!.

Anyway, I whipped together a little LED Power Indicator last night,
hooked it up, and "IT WORKS GREAT"! What a nifty little addition!

I have a question though, considering that I haven't made a contact
with the rig since this addition - do I need to shield it? I built
mine ugly style on a little 1/2 x 1-1/2 inch PCB that is soldered
directly to the back of the SO-238, with a two-conductor ribbon cable
running to the LED on the front panel. In other words, is RF going to
radiate from it?


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