Nokia TTRX amplifiers

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G4GUO
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Nokia TTRX amplifiers

Post by G4GUO » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:53 pm

Does anyone have a circuit for these? I am trying to figure out how to drive
the BLF521 and supply it. The mods page at http://g4fev.atspace.com/dolphinpa.htm
only shows mods for driving at the BLF554. I suspect the BLF521 needs a separate 12v supply.

- Charles G4GUO

M0DTS
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Re: Nokia TTRX amplifiers

Post by M0DTS » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:32 am

Hi Charles,

This may help:
http://www.m0dts.co.uk/files/70cm%20Driver.jpg

Be careful not to short out any gates when connecting you own RF in, the devices are hard to some by unless you find another amp!
There is another device under the board before the BLF521 which i have indicated the input to but you will likely want to use just the BLF521 and BLF544.

Rob
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Re: Nokia TTRX amplifiers

Post by G4GUO » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:41 am

Thanks Rob,

Do I need to do anything extra to provide supply / bias to the BLF521?

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Re: Nokia TTRX amplifiers

Post by M0DTS » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:06 am

Just a 12v supply to the header as we did with the 28v.. not sure which pins but it was fairly easy to find if i remember correctly.

Rob

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Re: Nokia TTRX amplifiers

Post by G4GUO » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:01 pm

Thanks again Rob,

I have it producing about 40 watts of nice clean DATV now.
Can't see any harmonics either.

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Re: Nokia TTRX amplifiers

Post by M0DTS » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:24 pm

Excellent!

The harmonic is fairly well down due to the design anyway.. i run mine at 60W (on a standard power meter) at 2Ms with a fair amount of regrowth, Peak power is probably just over 100W.

Rob

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Re: Nokia TTRX amplifiers

Post by G4GUO » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:56 pm

O.K I admit it. I should have asked here before hacking the amplifier!
I made an irreversible modification to the PCB which means I have to
feed it at the 20-50 mW level now.

Yes I have tried it at both 2M/s and 1M/s both on DVB-S and DVB-S2.
Now If I can only find someone local to me that can receive
1M/s H.264 DVB-S2 on 437 MHz I could do some bleeding edge tests.
I am tired of looking at myself.

The gain of the amp seems to peak about 430 MHz. I tried moving
the capacitors and it didn't seem to make much difference.

- Charles G4GUO

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