see version 2, we have test flown V2 for over 1yrs now
see version 3, brand new stuff
First test of the Melexis TH72011EDC Transmitter IC worked perfect first try ! even more output than expected.
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New PCB layout with PIC16F873, Here is the components list
The board with just enough components mounted To test the RF power output.
Output after filter 435.225 +22dBm 158mWatt Spurious 872MHz -32dBm so it is 54dB under carrier.
The output lowpass filter was made using simulation of all values. SIM File
Attenuation at 870Mhz is about 24dB and at 435 ZERO dB, just what I wanted.
The PIC16F873 and PNP transistor to controll the AH1 output amp on/off, is mounted here,
The LM2941S regulator is not mounted yet, it will be later when I need it.