What is an RF upconverter?
Can I make a DIY upconverter with a $10 RF mixer?
- Over on YouTube Corrosive from the SignalsEverywhere channel has uploaded a new video showing us how you can make a DIY upconverter using a HackRF as a signal source and a cheap $10 RF Mixer. An upconverter converts lower frequencies into higher frequencies.
What is C band RF up converter?
- The upper part of figure-1 depicts C band RF up converter which converts 70+/-18 MHz signal to frequency in the C band (i.e. 5925 to 6425 MHz). Often RF upconverter is used in combination with RF PA (Power Amplifier). This combination is known as BUC (Block Up-Converter).
What is an upconverter and how does it work?
- An upconverter converts lower frequencies into higher frequencies. For example, an upconverter is commonly used to convert HF signals into VHF, so that VHF/UHF only SDRs can receive HF. In the video he uses the HackRF as a local oscillator source, a cheap RF mixer on a breakout board, and an Airspy as the receiver.
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