EMRFD Message Archive 3559

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3559 2009-09-22 15:22:39 Stephen Wandling Looking for transistors
I am planning to build an 80M CW transceiver of European design, but am
having trouble with finding some of the NPN transistors. If you have
any tips on either substitutes or sources, I would be grateful.

SC239 - used in a 3 stage audio amp
SF127 - used in a VFO oscillator
BFW 16A - used as a driver in the transmitter section
2SC2314 - used a transmitter final


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3567 2009-09-24 00:24:03 ep_mand Re: Looking for transistors
Hello Stephen, SC239 can be replaced by almost any small low-noise AF npn (preferably 2N4400/1, 2N4123/4, even 2N3904); SF127 = old BF177, now e.g. 2N2218/9; BFW16 is like 2N3866; 2SC2314 is like BF869 or BFQ232. Exact replacements for the first three old npn's are not found, but modern bjt's are better. 2SC2314 can be bought in Europe if needed.

Kindly, OH2NFI, EePee.
3568 2009-09-24 02:07:08 Roelof Bakker Re: Looking for transistors
Hello Stephen,

The BW16A can also be replaced by a 2N5109.

Roelof, pa0rdt