RX small preamp with 2SC5551 in enclosure
This is very simply low noise preamplifier module with 2SC5551 transistor based on W7IUV design. You can use it as high IP preamplifier for RX antennas, buffer amplifier or small driver.
Gain is up to 18dB and there is also built in variable ATT. You can easy set gain as high as you need! Amplifier has got low noise - lower than 2 dB up to 50 MHz and around 2,2 dB at 150 MHz. As well you can set right transistor bias with multi turn potentiometer.
Two relays offer bypass switching if there is no power supply.
Broadband: 0.1 MHz to 60 MHz (11 dB @ 150 MHz) Very high IP3 Good gain up to 18 dB Low Noise Figure (NF) 1,2 to 2 dB (2,5 dB @ 150 MHz) High output power up to 26 dBm Variable ATTfor gain 0 to 18dB Bypass relays
- You can set transistor bias as you need by trimmer
- High quality relays with TWO contact parallel
- SMA connectors
- DC patch cord
- Aluminium enclosure size W x H x L = 58 x 24 x 50
- Available as
- ASSEMBLED and tested
- NPN transistor 2SC5551A
- Supply voltage 12 - 14 V
- BIAS current 10 to 70 mA
- Supply current up to 180 mA include relays!
- Gain: up to 18 dB
- Low Noise Figure (NF) 1,2 dB (20 mA 50 MHz)
- Low Noise Figure (NF) < 2 dB (60 mA 50 MHz)
- Low Noise Figure (NF) 2,3 dB (20 mA 150 MHz)
- REAL IP3 34 dBm
High IP, Low Noise RX preamplifier - RX antennas Buffer amplifier Driver amplifier
The measured values
Gain 10dB 0,5MHz to 50MHz
Gain 15dB 0,5MHz to 50MHz
Gain 18dB 0,5MHz to 50MHz
Bypass 0,5MHz to 50MHz
Available also as PCB board (KIT/assembled):
|RX small preamp ver 1.1|
|Schematic and board pic||sch||brd|
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