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Re: Series-Pass tubes - Class C Audio Modulation
Original poster: "S.J. Cook by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <steve-at-g8cyerichmond.freeserve.co.uk>
Many years ago I used an npn transistor as a series modulator in the cathode
of a 10W VHF transmitter. The device was only a BFY51 but it worked! Can't
remember the details, but it used to be a fairly common approach, avoiding
expensive modulation transformers etc. I even used a carbon microphone
connected directly in the cathode circuit, I wonder if anyone has thought of
that as a method of modulating a small vttc, mind you I'd want a fairly long
lead on the microphone!!!
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Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 1:19 AM
Subject: Series-Pass tubes - Class C Audio Modulation
> Original poster: "Mccauley, Daniel H by way of Terry Fritz
> >>> Could you recommend some tubes which would be available to use as
> Series-Pass tubes???
> The Captain
> A slightly better technique is series modulation where you leave the
> oscillator in class-C but bring the supply voltage in through a
> tube. By modulating the grid of that tube you make the B+ go up and down
> time with the audio. For maximum undistorted output, you make the
> supply voltage half of what your power supply gives: 25% power again. If
> you were regulating the power supply anyway, you could modulate the
> regulator tube.
> Steve C.