ARRL

Transceivers

Introduction

As the price of electronic parts has dropped, it has become more practical to build complete transceivers, as opposed to separate receivers and transmitters. This avoids the practical problem of muting a modern transceiver--a common receiver feature often omitted today.

Articles

 

  • An Optimized QRP Transceiver for 7 MHz
    ARRL Handbook 1993, pp. 30-37 to 30-40
    Here is a rig that provides a real challenge for the QRP home builder. Nonetheless, this is a classic circuit and a favorite in the QRP community. 
  • A QRP SSB/CW Transceiver for 14MHz -- Part 1
    QST December 1989, pp. 18-21
    Exotic circuitry and hard to find components aren't necessary if you want to build excellent performance into a home-brew SSB/CW transceiver: Careful design is the key. 
  • A QRP SSB/CW Transceiver for 14MHz -- Part 2
    QST January 1990, pp. 28-31
    W7ZOI rounds out his description of a 1- or 10-W SSB/CW rig with details on its transmitter, TR switching and optional speech processor. 
  • The QRP Three-Bander  Members Only
    QST October 1989, pp. 25-30
    This low-power, direct-conversion CW trnsceiver covers 18, 21 and 24 MHz, and includes sidetone, spotting and relay-less full break-in --- all on one circuit board!

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40 meter rig with SSB (voice) and CW (Morse code) operating modes by Steven "Melt Solder" Weber KD1JV.