The KN-Q7A Single Band SSB Transceiver – 6 Mixer and VXO Local Oscillator

The KN-Q7A Single Band SSB Transceiver – 6 Mixer and VXO Local Oscillator

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The core component is another double-balanced mixer and oscillator NE602A. It acts as the RX/TX mixer and the local oscillator (LO). Be careful in this step! You must break the tubular capacitor inside the IF can, and remove all the loose fragments before installation.

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The one on the left is a stock IF can. The one on the right is what your looking to do. This completes populating the top half of the PCB. I took a break and took some pictures. Enjoy:

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The next step is to build the RX Front End

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