EMRFD Message Archive 3190

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3190 2009-06-15 06:25:42 Alan Melia Ceraminc resonator VXOs
Hi, I wonder whether another idea I have used with crystals at LF (136kHz)
might be worth trying. If you want 4MHz take a 20MHz and a 24Mhz
resonator.....then VXO one and mix with the other. I suspect the tempco is
probably about the same, but may be more, but the two resonators should have
similar tempcos so the drift should tend to be reduced. I have also produced
wider swings like this by tuning one resonator up and the other down
simultaneously. 500kHz resonators have used for simple 500kHz TX/RX in the
UK 500kHz experimental band were only 3khz of tuning is required. They are
certainly adequate for hand keyed morse.

Alan G3NYK