K9ZW Portable Kit In the Making 8 - January - 2012Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
Tags: AE5JU, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled, NUE-PSK, SGC 2020
K9ZW Portable Kit In the Making
I’ve been assembling the parts for a field kit to do Digital HF and today I laid them out to take first measurements as I refine my design & layout.
An SCG 2020 Transceiver does duty. Heavy Mil-Spec type of radio transceiver.
TGE built voltage regulator handles the power control tasks.
Another SGC product, the 237 Antenna Tuner and SmartLock remote handle some of the tuning tasks.
A Communications Speaker and a SWR Meter from the spares box will fill in those roles.
Gamma Power Supply is very small and light, using Super-Capacitors as the technology.
End Fed 10/20/40m Antenna is one of four set aside for this project.
There are other antennas (thank you Paul AE5JU!!) and an optional ThinkPad to include in the design.
Presently I am thinking of modules, with the #1 having the core & deployable on its own, and #2 & #3 respectively adding capabilities and options.