I want to do a few experiments with waveguides, this time I try to make a termination. Later I will try to make a directional coupler, so with the aid of the termination I can calibrate the directional coupler and do some measurements at higher frequencies.
Restoration of a HP 4262A LCR meter
I got a new 4262A LCR meter from eBay. It was sold ‘as is’ because it had a defect…
My own GPSDO project
I was working quite a while on my GPSDO project. This post is still work in progress and I will provide some updates from time to time 😉
Design of diplexers
When I wanted to build a diplexer, I read that this can be done by using a highpass anda lowpass filter. But what if someone wants to make a multiplexer, or if one wants to use bandpass filters?
A homebrew GPS antenna
My next project is to build a GPS disciplined oscillator. I have bought a NEO6M GPS module (GY-GPS6MV2) which uses an active antenna. However, there are several drawbacks which I want to fix first.
8753C Network Analyser Options & Firmware
My HP 8753C network analyser has options 010 and 006 installed, with 006 being the 6 GHz operation and 010 being time domain analysis. However, there is also option 002, which is called harmonic analysis.
UPDATE: I made a firmware dump & updated to the latest version!
Repair of a HP 8568B spectrum analyzer
I got a ‘new’ spectrum analyzer, which is a HP 8568B (100 Hz – 1.5 GHz). Unfortunately, it has some problems with the CRT, as well as some noisy traces.
HP 8341A repair part III
With the lab power supply, the YTO worked fine, so I did some further investigations on the 8341A’s YO loop…
UPDATE: power flatness test!
HP 8341A repair part II
Today, I decided to dismantle the YO loop of my HP 8341A to further search for the problem.
HP 8341A repair part I
So, the HP 8341A which I recently got has several problems. Besides a bad YTO, it also has a burnt relay on the A62 motherboard. When fixing the generator, I decided to start with the easy things….