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Old 6th Jun 2018, 6:37 pm   #1
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Default Pye SSB200 HF mobile

Hello everyone.

Has anyone got any spare crystals they want to sell for a PYE SSB200.

Crystal calculation is freqency + 10.7.

Anything for 80m , 40, 20m would be ok.

I picked up the PYE SB200 HF set 4 channel at Stockwood park rally.

Just want a crystal to test the rig.

Question anyone else played with these rigs ?

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Old 7th Jun 2018, 7:34 am   #2
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Default Re: Pye SSB200 HF mobile

What crystal can type is it Andy? I would guess HC6/U.

I'll have a look in my rock collection. Are you interested in rocks for 5MHz as well?

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Old 7th Jun 2018, 1:03 pm   #3
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Question anyone else played with these rigs ?
Andy

Not sure about "played" but I did get PAID to install them in the Libyan desert ca 1990!

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Old 7th Jun 2018, 1:44 pm   #4
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Default Re: Pye SSB200 HF mobile

Andy,

I have a bag of about 25 HC6/U crystals on 14.4083MHz, which should bring you out on 3.7083MHz.

Let me know if you'd like one.

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Old 7th Jun 2018, 2:32 pm   #5
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Default Re: Pye SSB200 HF mobile

Sorry should have said HC25 type crystals.

Any HC25 crystals considered including 5 mhz.
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Hi Roger
Yes please.How much for one.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 6:07 pm   #7
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Default Re: Pye SSB200 HF mobile

Haven't seen one of those in ages. Knew I should have gone to Stockwood Park.
I might have beaten you to it

These probably want a VFO based on an Si570 or similar. I did that to a Southcom SC130 for 60m which I call the rusty box (It is that, I built the case at the Arbury Road training centre as a Home Office Project and never painted it - loong time ago). It was originally top band but 60m came along and more interesting at the time.

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Old 8th Jun 2018, 6:41 am   #8
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Sorry should have said HC25 type crystals.

Any HC25 crystals considered including 5 mhz.
Ah! I do have a bag of 14.4083 MHz rocks but they are all HC6/U. Is there space to fit an HC6/U or does it have to be HC25/U? If the latter I will have to have another rummage.

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Old 10th Jun 2018, 9:19 am   #9
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Default Re: Pye SSB200 HF mobile

As Jon has said, a synthesiser would be worth considering - at least while you're evaluating the radio. For this kind of thing, I find one of those cheap Chinese si5351 boards combined with a Bus Pirate and a PC to be invaluable. Stick those two on a breadboard and you can have any frequency between about 8KHz and 200MHz with a few keystrokes.

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If Andy already has a variable-frequency RF signal generator available, might it be possible to inject a test signal from that?
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Old 10th Jun 2018, 9:41 am   #11
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I don't see why not. I've done this many times but I'm usually fiddling with VHF stuff and my signal generator is not really stable enough. The si5351 is as stable as a crystal.
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Old 10th Jun 2018, 9:59 am   #12
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Agreed, I was just trying to think of ways that Andy could do some basic tests without any initial outlay on parts. A synthesised sig-gen could be used to better effect, obviously.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 8:36 am   #13
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Default Re: Pye SSB200 HF mobile

OK. just a quick update.
Crystal arrived from Roger G3VKM.
Connected up a few meters of cable for a antenna.
Pye making the right sounds.I even put a carrier from my antenna analyser.
Receiving signals OK.
It appears the microphone has not been wired correctly. So this will be the next job.
Then to check out power output through a power meter and dummy load.

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PM sent if you want a "radio check"

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Old 14th Jun 2018, 8:25 pm   #15
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Ditto, I'm not too far away in Norfolk.

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