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Practical Wireless Sudden Direct Conversion Receiver

picture of my sudden

Coils are rewound TLK68066-1

My notes: 30.5T = 8uH

The PW Sudden is an NE-602 based direct conversion receiver published in the Practical Wireless of March 1991. It uses Toko KANK-series coils, which are not that easy to get, so I got hold of some surplus transformers which I managed to characterise and rewind.

Basically, I measured the inductance and then counted the windings, did the math. 30.5 turns gave an inductance of 8uH, and since #turns = 100 * sqrt(L/Al), that gives Al = 86uH/100T.

The original part number is TLK68066-1 which is a Panasonic part used in TVs, apparently.

I originally used both halves of the variable capacitor, but that gives a very wide coverage. I ended up using one section as well as a 50pF padding capacitor. Tuning is from just under 14.000 to around 14.430 MHz.

PW Sudden receiver schematic

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