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Andrei Lazarescu's Projects
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ANDREI LAZARESCU'S RADIO PROJECTS
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MK484 T.R.F. Radio

My name is Andrei, I was born in Romania in 1987 and one of my hobbies is electronics. In the following lines I will present to you a simple MW radio.

The radio consists of two sections: R.F. and A.F. I combined the R.F. section with adjustable selectivity from this reference:
http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/Circuits/rf/ZN414.htm and also from here: http://braincambre500.freeservers.com/MK484%20Receiver.htm

The A.F. section is from here: http://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/mk484_und_detektor_empfaenger_basteln_mit_mk484.html
and here: http://radiosammlung.homepage.t-online.de/seite8.html

The result? A performance receiver, sensitive (and selective, if it is adjusted or at night), with a high quality of sound.

I used a small Medium Wave antenna from a walkman with digital radio and a variable capacitor (VC) with two sections connected in parallel from an old russian radio (2x280pF).

I read on the Internet that if you live in an area with strong signals and you want to achive good performance and quality with this 3 pin IC (MK484,ZN414 etc) you have to:
A) use a small or smaller ferrite rod;
B) use a variable supply to adjust the IC voltage (0-1,4V);
C) use two coils for the ferrite rod: main coil - L1 (for tunning) and second coil - L2 (inductive).
You can try A, B or C, each of them improving the performance of the receiver. But, if you use all of them (A+B+C) your receiver will work very well!

The HP Jack allows you to connect a headphones and switch between internal speaker and headphones.

The DC 9V Jack allows you to connect an external power supply of 9V to the receiver and switch between internal 9Vbattery and external power supply.

In the left side of diagram are equivalents (found by me from different webpages and noticed all on a notebook) of the RF circuit.

In the right side of diagram I present a good, simple stabilised source for 9V.

Here is an audio clip recorded from the completed radio: Click to Listen to the Audio

Andrei.


Andrei
                        Lazarescu's MK484 TRF Radio Project
Schematic Circuit Diagram of Andrei Lazarescu's MK484 TRF Radio Project


Andrei Lazarescu's MK484 TRF Radio Project

Andrei Lazarescu's MK484 TRF Radio Project

Andrei Lazarescu's MK484 TRF Radio Project

Andrei Lazarescu's MK484 TRF Radio Project

Andrei Lazarescu's MK484 TRF Radio Project
Photographs of Andrei Lazarescu's completed MK484 TRF Radio


Andrei Lazarescu
Andrei Lazarescu


Audio Amplifer


Here is another project of mine. It is a small amplifier of about 5W max. It can be feed by an iPod,small radio, tape or sound card from pc with good results.

The diagram is simple and the amplifier has only two knobs - power and volume."Modul A" is the original power supply, "Modul A' " is the modified power supply and "Modul B"is the power amplifier with TDA2003.

Andrei.

Andrei Lazarescu's Audio
                            Amplifier Project
Andrei Lazarescu's Audio Amplifier Circuit Diagram

Andrei Lazarescu's Audio
                            Amplifier Project
Andrei Lazarescu's Completed Audio Amplifier





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AM88 LP
 A basic AM transmitter kit from North County Radio.
http://www.northcountryradio.com/Kitpages/am88.htm


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