Yaesu FT-817 IF Tap for SDR

As with my other radios (IC-756pro3 IF Tap page, IC-910H IF Tap page & IC-706mk2G IF Tap page) I wanted to tap the IF (Intermediate Frequency 68.33MHz) out of my Yaesu FT-817 to allow monitoring on an SDR radio and associated software,  I mainly use my FT-817 as a piece of test equipment and having

Icom IC-706Mk2G IF Tap

As with my other radios (IC-756pro3, IC-910H & FT-817) I wanted to tap the IF (Intermediate Frequency) out of my Icom IC-706Mk2G to allow monitoring on an SDR radio and associated software. The IC-706Mk2G has two IF frequencies, I tapped the 1st IF at 69.0115MHz (the 2nd IF is around 9.0115MHz) and used a PAT

144MHz 1.25Kw SSPA Amplifier

Winner in Craftsman category of the RSGB Construction Competition 2014 Waw, what a device.  The Freescale (and NXP) SSPA parts are quite incredible. The part I’ve used is the MRFE6VP61K25H, which is a 1.25Kw device with peak gain and efficiency figures of 26dB and 78% respectively at 144MHz, that means for 1Kw output the drive