LW, MW and SW bands Receiver

Posted on Aug 11, 2012

This is a compact three transistor regenerative general coverage receiver with fixed feedback. It`s based on the principle of the ZN414 only much higher coverage. The sensitivity and selectivity is relative good (especially on the LF and MW bands) as can be expected with this `simple` design. The reception on the broadcast bands, LW(longwave) & MW(mediumwave) needs no external antenna! Just a ferrite rod which can be recovered from an old portable MW/LW radio which tuned from approximately 540 - 1600kHz on MW and 140kHz-240kHz for LW. If you find such a radio you`ll wont need to make your own coils for those bands.

LW, MW and SW bands Receiver
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An AM radio receiver is fundamentally a very simple device. In its simplest form, a resonant circuit builds up a signal if there is one in space at the frequency to which it is tuned. A crystal (galena and cat-whisker) then rectifies the signal, which rep

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