Re: 23 cm yagi design
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I remember as a School boy going up to the Mull of Galoway. To see the lads from the South of Scotland CG. Running a tripler and converter to get onto 23cms. Telling the other end to hang on as they did not have a relay. So to change from transmit to Receive, they had to swap the connections over.
I guess that was around 1976 or 77.
Oh how things have changed
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From: Chris Bartram G4DGU <chris@...>
Date: 22/01/2020 10:00 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 23 cm yagi design
> AM hi.
Laugh you not! I know I'm by no means alone on this group in having made
my first QSOs on 23cm using AM! At that time in the radio medieval
(early 1970s) , the kit consisted of a HB valve transmitter on 2m, and
two cascaded varactor triplers from 2m. It's was probably a good thing
that I didn't then have a spectrum analyser!
Incidentally, I still have some affection for varactor technology. It
was much maligned, but used sensibly capable of very good performance.
The Russians, in particular, used varactors extensively, and I have some
which should allow quite high power on 47 and 76GHz if I ever find time
to design and build the kit. Retirement seems to mean that there are
even fewer hours in the day to play radio!