Serenade Software Microwave

Updated September 2016

The software also uses Ansoft's approach to discontinuity modeling, which is derived from a solvable electromagnetic problem. In doing so, greater accuracy is assured. The most accurate approach to characterizing full-wave, uniform, coupled transmission lines is by the spectral-domain method employed by Ansoft Designer SV. Serenade is Karaoke editor and player for MIDI files. You can can add text to a MIDI file (.mid) and create a karaokefile (.kar). This can be the original text of the song but also a text that you created for a special occasion (wedding, good-bye-party etc.).


Additional Printed circuit boards are now available

Chuck Steer, WA3IAC, is no longer offering kits.

Update - Simple Yet Still Fool-Resistant Sequencer
Simple Yet Still Fool-Resistant Sequencer - Rev B

New - A Simple Low-cost 5760 MHz Transverter
Updated from Microwave Update 2015

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Update & Enhancements March 2016


Update - Simple Transverter for 2304 or 3456 MHz
Multiband Microwave Transverters for the Rover

Simple Transverter for 2304 or 3456 MHz - Update & Enhancements

New - LO or Personal Beacon for 5760 or 3456 MHz
Flexible Multiplier Board

LO or Personal Beacon for 5760 or 3456 MHz


New - Simple Omnidirectional Antenna for 1296 MHz
Simple Omnidirectional Antenna for 1296 MHz
New - Single Stub Impedance Matching
Single Stub Impedance Matching
New - 1296 MHz Transverter Update and Enhancements
Multiband Microwave Transverters for the Rover

1296 MHz Transverter Update and Enhancements - for better performance

New - Simple Frequency Doublers
Simple Frequency Doublers - High Performance from 10 MHz thru 1296 MHz
PC board file for ExpressPCB - make your own
PC board file for OSH Park - make your own
Low cost for very small boards - www.oshpark.com

New - Relay Driver for 28 volt Coax Relays
Relay Driver for 28 volt Coax Relays
PC board file for ExpressPCB - make your own
PC board file for OSH Park - make your own
Low cost for very small boards - www.oshpark.com

New - From Microwave Update 2014
Simple Broadband Power Amplifiers

Simple Broadband Power Amplifiers - using resistive feedback

Serenade software microwave free download
New - from Microwave Update 2014
Combline Filters for UHF and Microwaves - High Performance

Combline Filters for VHF and UHFExamples with dimensions for 50 thru 432 Mz.
Designing Combline Filters with Free Software

New - from Microwave Update 2014
Altoids Tin Filters for UHF and Microwaves

Altoids Tin Filters - Easy to build.

Video - SemiRigid Cable Preparation

New - From Microwave Update 2014
Simple and Cheap MMIC Preamps for UHF and Microwaves

Simple and Cheap MMIC Preamps - Who needs a GaAsFET?
From Microwavelengths, QST, July 2013
Sensitive RF Detector for Sun Noise and other uses

Sensitive RF Detector Board
PC board file for ExpressPCB included - make your own

PC board file for OSH Park - make your own
Low cost for very small boards - www.oshpark.com

PowerPoint Tutorial - Designing PC boards with free ExpressPCB software by K3TUF and W1GHZ

Locked VCXOs for Stable Microwave Local Oscillators with Low Phase Noise
Updated from Microwave Update 2012 with Phase Noise

96 MHz VCXO locked to 10 MHz reference and Phase Noise Plot
VCXO for Microwave LO Board updated July 2013

NEW - Update January 2015

Serenade Software Microwave Ovens

PC Board for A FlexibleVCXO Locking Board - locks VCXO to GPS or 10 MHz reference
Updated from Microwave Update 2012

Left - 10 MHz VCXO locked to GPS ........................ Right - 16 MHz VCXO locked to 10 MHz reference
A FlexibleVCXO Locking Board

PC Board for ADL5324 Power Amplifierfor Cheap and Simple Microwave Transverters
ADL5324 Power Amplifierfor Cheap and Simple Microwave Transverters

PC Board for Modest Power Amplifierfor Cheap and Simple Microwave Transverters
Modest Power Amplifierfor Cheap and Simple Microwave Transverters
using GVA-84

PC board for A Panadapter for the FT-817 using the Funcube Dongle, by N1JEZ


N1JEZ Panadapter 10 GHz Screenshot, board, and installed in FT-817

Microwave

PC Board for FT-817 Panadapter

Correction to Panadapter Board

A Panadapter for the FT-817 using the Funcube Dongle by N1JEZ

10 MHz Filter for GPS Frequency Reference



10 MHz Filter for GPS Frequency Reference

PC Board Not Needed

Miniverter-F

A 2-meter transverter for Flex-1500 and Microwave Transverters

Miniverter-Ffor 2 meters, also 222 or 432 MHz

Serenade Software Microwave Convection Oven

A Personal Beacon for 10 GHz

10 GHz Personal Beaconor LO for 8 to 12 GHz

Update and construction hints

Multiband Microwave Transverters for the Rover


902, 1296, 2304 and 3456 MHz
Simple and Cheap

An Even More Fool-Resistant Conditional Sequencer

Even More Fool-Resistant Conditional Sequencer

Power Detector Board - VHF thru 10 GHz

Power Detector IC good to > 10 GHz

From QST April 2007 'Microwavelengths'Parts

RF Power Referencefor power meter calibration

Microwave Update 2005


A Homebrew Ratiometer for Antenna Measurement, or a Handheld Network Analyzer


Updated 20 March 2007


LED bargraph indicator used above

Battery-sharing Switch
*PC Boards available*


Chassis mounts and distribution boards for PowerPoles

Anderson PowerPoles are the connector of choice for 12 volt operation

Elegant PowerPole board fits in electrical outlet box

*PC Boards available* - Elegant distribution board for 4 or 6 PowerPoles
All-band portable power meter - 160 Meters to 10 GHz
Kit ABPM now available from Down East Microwave

Assembly Notes and Pictures

Fan speed controller - fan runs with a gentle purr at room temperature, speed increases as temperature rises. Can sense heatsink temperature.

Lossless Current Monitor -20 or 50 Amps

LED Voltage Monitor -
A Single LED Battery Status Indicator for the Rover

Serenade Software Microwave Parts

Utility Board for Op-amps and Comparators

Tonemeter -
An Audio Tone Indicator for Tuning or Antenna Measuring
Software

Serenade Software Microwave Oven


A Voltage Standard for the Hamshack

Printed Hairpin Filters -
Designed using Ansoft Serenade SV software

222 MHz Transverter for the FT-817

Download Miniverter article



Enhanced version of 'fool-resistant' sequencer with Power Output LED

Load tester for batteries and power supplies


What's this ExpressPCB stuff, anyhow?
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