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Author Topic: I need 'guidance' on "sweep generators"  (Read 280 times)
N4UE
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« on: July 30, 2008, 04:15:23 PM »

Hi. OK, I'll admit that I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. For example, when I went to College, there was NO SUCH THING as a PC. Fortran as the programming language we were used, and on punch cards to boot!

Although I have lots of 'rice' radios, my true love is the 'boatanchor'.

Yes, I have a LOT of them. I have always done my IF and RF alignment using some good Signal Generators.

However, lately, I have read a lot about using a 'sweep generator' to align the IF stages. I DO have a couple of nice HP 'scopes. I even have several 'sweep generators'. However, most appeared to be designed to sweep the IFs of TVs and FM radios.
I DO have an Elenco, but the manual just flat SUC*S!

There was an article in Electric Radio on how to build a Sweep Generator, but after reading it, it appears the Elenco might fit the bill.

BUT HOW?!?

I am interested in a <50 KHz to 2 MHz sweep range. Nothing I have been able to locate tells me HOW to do the alignment.


Can anyone PLEASE help this 63 yr old to maintain his equipment?


Please reply off line for 2 reasons:

1. I'm embaressed enough    and
2. we don't need to waste bandwidth with my stupidity


thanks !!!

ron

N4UE

Bonddaleena@aol.com    or

N4UE@arrl.net

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K5YF
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 10:55:22 PM »

Well dangitall... :-)  I would really liked to have read the replies to this to learn a few things myself.  Even if I didn't understand everything, or maybe even none of what was said right now, it might be useful to me later on.

...and I realize this is an old thread, but I generally search the forums before I post a question that has already been asked and answered.

-Brandon
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