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Month: December 2019

DIY Sat Rig: Amplifier Design & Testing

Apologies for such a long gap between posts. I meant to keep up with the sat rig project more closely but work and travel are doing a good job of getting in the way. Turns out, it’s not as easy as I thought to work on a large personal project while travelling all over the country for work.

In this episode of the DIY Sat Rig saga, we’re playing with real power. Well, 10 watts at least. The boards for the first revision of my amplifier design came in, and I just couldn’t wait to start finding out if my design was going to work (or if I was poised to be letting out a lot of magic smoke.)

All wired up – check out the size of the amplifier chip compared to the SMA connectors. Tiny!
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