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Bandpassfilter for 40 meter band (7MHz) with Amidon T50-2 cores.

Updated: 19 hours ago

Important: only for receivers. This filter can not handle transmitted power.


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The Kank 3334 transformer from Toko has on one (primary) side 18 turns (5.5 uH) and on the other (secundary) side 3 turns ==> this means a ratio of 18/3 = 6..


The T50-2 core from amidon (50 stands for 0.50 inch and 2 stands for the material) has an AL value of 49 uH.


Al value means that when you use 100 turns on the core, the coil wil have a value of 49 uH.


Material 2 is ideal for the use between 250 KHz and 10 MHz.


Calculation how many turns are required.

- Now we know that to make a coil of 49 uH, we need to have 100 turns on our core.

- Our needed value is 5.5 uH to have the same value as the Toko coil.

- 49 uH/5.5uH = 8.9

- Coil value is dependant of the square of the number of turns.

- 100 x 100 = 10.000 / 8.9 = 1123. Root of 1123 = 34 turns required for 5.5uH.

- number of secundary turns = 34 / 6 (ratio) = approx. 6 turns required.


Calculation value of de capacitor required.


Resonance frequency wanted = 7.1MHz









Schematic:

Results:

























Due to the fact that SWR was 2 at 7 MHz (about 100 Ohms), I have changed the numer of turns from 6 to 5. This gives a much better SWR and a better insertion loss.

The new results:



































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