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Old 24th October 2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default VHF crystal-controlled "surveillance" transmitter

I found the schematic on www.radio-circuits.com (BBG) and proceeded to build the unit. John S. Wilson Jr. designed this one. I assembled it using parts from Dan's Small Parts and Kits, Radio Shack, and ebay. It took about 4 evenings to finish. In addition to the schematic I added a 2.5mm jack for the mic, RG174 coax lead to an SMA connector for the antenna. The antenna is just a SMA male with a RG174 pigtail. The crystal is a 16Mhz unit from a local surplus store. The coils need to be hand wound but aren't too difficult. All seems to work well.
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Old 24th October 2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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Ok - this is fun stuff. Please post the schematic or a link to it. How many times are you multiplying?
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Old 24th October 2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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The circuit multiples the crystal freq 10x. John Wilson's notes say that he gets a 5x increase from Q3/4 and a x2 increase from Q5. The crystal is a 16Mhz and the final freq should be right at 160Mhz.

Here's his schematic. I added the parts directly onto it so it's easier when I build.

John's website is also at www.bugplan.com.
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Old 24th October 2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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Oops. I meant to say that I added the part number information onto the schematic.
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