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Informations about: the 4-band UHF/SHF handheld QRP FM/CW transceiver
El Cuatro 22,
The EC20/EC22 transceivers are much simpler than you ever imagined:
Only 2 Switches one Encoder, Antenna and Earphone connector
But you get 4 bands in one handheld FM transceiver:
a QRP FM/CW transceiver for 23cm, (1296-1300 Mhz)
a QRP FM/CW transceiver for 13cm, (2320-2322 Mhz and more)
a QRP FM/CW transceiver for 9cm, (3400-3402 Mhz)
a QRP FM/CW transceiver for 6cm. (5760-5762 Mhz)
Recently Published Articles:
The El Cuatro is a 4 band QRP FM transceiver that covers all bands from 1-6 Ghz
(23cm,13cm,9cm,6cm) and can be programmed to any legal frequency band. A cover story
about the El Cuatro is featured in the DUBUS magazine 3/2018, article is here:
El Cuatro, FM Transceiver for 23,13,9 & 6cm - Article in DUBUS (German+English)
The El Cuatro 2.0 is a 5 band QRP FM transceiver that covers all bands from
1-6 Ghz AND the 3cm band (10.368Ghz). This device is no longer available due to too
much effort in time and constuction. If you are seriously interested in the 3cm band
please consider using a transverter (e.g. DB6NT).
The El Cuatro 24 (EC24) is a 24GHz CW/FM transceiver that covers only the 24Ghz
band, but can also be used as signal generator from 21 to 25,7 Ghz.
Click here for more informations about the 24GHz transceiver EC24.
El Cuatro, the 4-Band Version - 23,13,9,6cm - Article in QSP (German)
El Cuatro 2.0 the 5-Band Version - 23,13,9,6,3cm - Article in QSP (German)
Circuit diagram of El Cuatro - early 4-Band Version
(This is a snapshot of one of the early 4-band versions (EC3) with seperate
RX and TX antenna connectors. Sorry, I have no other updates available, diagrams
got lost during an OS update.)
El Cuatro 24 GHz Version 1 mW - Article in QSP July 2018 (German)
Why is there so much UHF/SHF activity in carinthia (OE8)? (English)
NEW: The EC22/EC22r is the newer Version of the 4-band EC20/EC20r.
With an additional power amplifier the QO-100 uplink can be used (CW only).
23cm repeater band (1298 Mhz -28Mhz) is included.
13cm repeater band (2400 Mhz +48Mhz) is included.
El Cuatro EC22 QRP UHF/SHF FM handheld transceiver, shown here with the
OE8WOZ ultra-wideband Vivaldi antenna.
Typical technical data for EC22r:
Power output on 23cm: 6dbm
Power output on 13cm+9cm: 18dbm
Power output on 6cm: 6dbm
Frequency stability: better than 0.2ppm
RX noise figure: better than 7db
EC20/EC22: avalability on request, ready and tested unit in handheld case from
€ 249.- see picture below. Most of this transceivers are now used in Austria and
Germany for the austrian activity contest. For QSO you only need headphones, 5xAA NiMH
batteries and an antenna. Please send email, address see below.
NEW: Hydra, 10GHz Extension for PlutoSDR is a extension for the ADALM-PLUTO (tm by Analog Devices) also known as PlutoSDR.
learning Module, and enables the use of the 10Ghz Band (10368-10370 and 10400-10450)
There is now a seperate website for Hydra click here.
NEW: El Cuatro EC24, a simple 24GHz CW/FM Transceiver
A simple PCB with the BGT24LTR11 radar chip, which includes the PLL needed for
Is also a 24GHz Downconverter and also a 24GHz LNB
stabilty. Microphone is included, and a simpler PTT-Jumper for switching between
RX and TX. Frequency for TX is always on 24049,500 Mhz
There is now a seperate website for EC24 click here.
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