Free NE602’s and 604’s

It’s been on my mind to make this post for quite a while now. Some time back, a very generous ham in Oregon gave me a sizeable quantity of SA602 and SA604 SMT IC’s. They were part of a production run that didn’t materialize. He got a deal on them and has been hanging onto […]

N8RVE’s WBR Regen Receiver

I’ve been chatting with John N8RVE via e-mail for a while now. He built a little receiver that I dubbed “The Rugster” – it’s a direct conversion receiver consisting of a standard NE602 front end, with a “poor man’s varactor” (1N4001) to tune the bottom 50KHz of 40M. The AF stages and narrow filtering are […]