Friday, September 19, 2014

Minima working with new shield

This evening, I hacked poor Wayne, NB6M's Minima to accept VFO energy from my Minima Controller shield.  As a first hack, it worked fine and I was able to test drive the receiver from my controller.

I disconnected Wayne's Si570 output and brought the coax out to an SMA connector that I hooked up with a short SMA jumper cable to my VFO output.  Other than being out of calibration, it seems to work fine.

So far so good...  I want to try using the second Si570 as the BFO, but more surgery is necessary in order to replace the BFO oscillator.  I think I will wait until I am more awake...

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