EMRFD Message Archive 8182

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8182 2013-01-31 05:51:03 Tim BandTech.com Residual FM spec of a Wavetek 1801A sweep oscillator
The Wavetek 1801A has a spec:

Residual FM - Less than 15 kHz

So, if I am attempting to tune a narrow band IF amplifier with a bandwidth of 200 Hertz near 4 MHz is it a mistake to use this sweep oscillator?

On face value I believe that it is, but perhaps this spec is more stringent than it needs to be. Still, there are varactor diodes doing the tuning so there is a price to pay. When you sweep 500 MHz perhaps this is the price, which leads me to wonder if anyone has ever modified these to a lower frequency range.

- Tim