EMRFD Message Archive 14345

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14345 2017-09-22 07:38:25 Hans Summers PIN diode T/R switch
Hi all

See these around, from time to time... and now I note Elecraft have one in their new 1500W amplifier KPA1500. My question is this. I know if you have simple back-to-back diodes at a receiver input you are degrading the IMD performance (IP3). Presumably this is NOT happening when PIN diodes are used in a T/R switch as in the KPA1500. Why not?

73 Hans G0UPL
14346 2017-09-22 08:00:18 Russell Shaw Re: PIN diode T/R switch
14347 2017-09-22 18:44:09 Ashhar Farhan Re: PIN diode T/R switch
well, we haven't measured the IMD with those in the path. i suspect it has a measurable degradation over the quadrature detector's own IMD.

- f