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Gordeon, please have a lok on the "famous" WA2EBY amp. He is
using inductors in series with teh gate-bias resistors. My
explanation is that this inductor of unknown value together with
the gate-souce capacitance of the IRF 510 forms a parallel
resonator, i.e. cancelling out the high gate capacitance. This may
be the reason why he gets a flat(er) frequency response as shown
in part 2 of his paper.
In addition: the driving transistors hav e arelativly low ft, they
must roll off.
LTSPICE simualtion of the bidi amp show a gain reduction of about 1
dB at 45 MHz, but for the driver stages in teh transmitter section
things my be a bit different.
Simulation will schow!
BTW: I can confirm that the audio preamp in the receiver clips in
reallity (on my BIOTX40) at output voltage swings as LTSPICE
Am 15.02.2018 um 18:58 schrieb Gordon
The old fashioned solution for capacitive loading was simply
to put an inductor in parallel tuned to the desired frequency,
to cancel it out.
In my ancient vacuum tube rigs, they do that in the driver and
final amplifier stages, and I get about the same power all the
way from 80 meters through 15 meters, and in some rigs through
Maybe they were on to something? Perhaps there is a way to
take that technique and apply it to semiconductor systems with
some semiconductor switches to adjust component choices?
As reported here: https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/40938
an LTSpice model of Q90, Q911,Q912, Q92,Q93,Q96,Q97
shows that with the IRF510 gates clipped free of the circuit,
the signal available to the final in volts is about 77% at
30mhz what it is at 7mhz.
Power available is down by the square of the voltage, or about
LTSpice is probably assuming worst case 2n3904 parameters.
This result will not be fixed by going to RD16HHF1's.
With the IRF510 gates tied back in, the drop in signal became
much more pronounced
due to capacitive loading by the IRF510's. They need to be
driven harder for good results at 30mhz.