Two transistor superheterodyne shortwave receiver

Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 in hacks by DP


Dilshan Jayakody writes:

This is two transistor and two IF transformer based superheterodyne receiver which is designed to receive 13m to 41m bands. With quiet good external antenna this receiver performs similar to commercially available shortwave receiver and its audio quality is in very satisfactory level.
This receiver can be constructing on PCB, breadboard or commonly available veroboard or stripboard. For tuning use Polyvaricon or air variable capacitor. For precision tuning, connect small trimmer capacitor with parallel to variable capacitor’s gangs or use mechanical wheel assembly with the variable capacitor.
This receiver is design to work with 9V regulated power supply and it requires external AF amplifier to drive the headphone or speaker. In our testing we use TDA2050 audio power amplifier with this receiver.

Details on Dilshan Jayakody’s blog page.

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7 Responses to “Two transistor superheterodyne shortwave receiver”

  1. Alan says:

    Umpteen links, ending up at a zip file.

    • Drone says:

      Yes, Alan. The (eventual) download is a .7z (7Zip) archive, not .ZIP. But that’s trivial. The problem is IMHO it would have taken next to NO additional work for the Author to post a schematic on his site, but he didn’t. Hence, I’m not going to go through the effort (and possible danger) to dig further. Sad presentation in my opinion.

  2. Zeta says:

    The autor “could” have posted a jpg image of the schematic, ya, but maybe he just didn’t want to. He made the effort to post his proyect and openly share with you his work. He provided schematics in pdf and sch files in the 7z archive. You guys are never happy.

  3. Cyk says:

    At least he didn’t just upload a youtube video without any link and further explanation, or put it on instructables, with many contextless pictures cluttered over 10 pages.

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