February 15, 2011 YO5PBG new 6m transverter almost finished. Made the first QSO
I just made the first QSO with my new transverter that I designed and made in only 3 days. The test QSO was made with my friend Stefan – YO5PBW located about 5 km away but in the same city. It has excellent sensitivity and very low noise. I was using only 2W because I was using just a small heatsink for the 2SC1971 VHF power transistor as you can see in the picture below. I must tweak the PA stage a little bit prior to put this TSVR into the aluminium case. I’m very happy for my simple but just the best possible 🙂 design. This remainds me about YO2IS who brought the “K.I.S.S.” acronym into my atention.
Definitely YES: KEEP IT STUPID SIMPLE!