EME94 13cm Transverter Kit

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  • EME94 2.4GHz Transverter Top View
    The Image shows how the tinplate and SMA connectors are fitted to the Transverter board.

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EME94 Kit Description:

The complete High Performance 2.4GHz Transverter is suitable for Satellite operation on 2401MHz, and SSB on 2403MHz. It is constructed on a professionally etched 90x65mm Teflon PC Board, and uses a number of SMD components, Mini-Circuits Mixer, MMIC amplifiers, and a 5 Section Hairpin Filter to make the design compact and predictable in performance. The basic Transverter Kit comes complete with all onboard components, and requires miscellaneous hardware, connectors and tinplate to complete.

Kit Constructors Alert:

There are no reported issues with this Kit.

Kit Construction Notes:

  • EME94 2.4GHz Transverter Top View
    The Image shows how the tinplate and SMA connectors are fitted to the Transverter board.
  • EME94 2.4GHz Transverter Bottom View
    The Image shows how the tinplate and SMA connectors are fitted to the Transverter board.
  • EME94 Predrilling Holes
    The Image shows Predrilling the holes using a small PCB drill by hand.
  • MGA86576 RF Amplifier
    The Image shows the Input inductor to the  MGA86576 RF Amplifier.
  • MGA86576 RF Amplifier Bottom View
    The Image shows The MGA86576 Mounted to the board.
  • EME94 MGA86563 Modification
    MGA86563 RF Amplifier modification.
EME94 Product Tests:

  • EME94 S21 Gain and Noise Figure Test
    EME94 S21 Gain and Noise Figure Test.
  • EME94 2.4GHz Harmonic Output
    EME94 Transmit Harmonic Output Test.
Changes and Updates:

1/ The MGA86576 MMIC is obsolete and there has unfortunately been no replacement maded available by Avago. With some work, it is possible to make a MGA86563 SMD version fit, or just use an ERA3 MMIC as a replacement and external low noise pre-amplifier.

2/ Low output power could be due to L2 150nH in the 2M I/F version being open circuit. Check with a multimeter.

3/ For any other faults check the voltages on the board.