The Blue Lightning Transceiver

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Introduction to the Blue Lightning Transceiver

Price of the Kit and Accessories/Order Form
Ordering Information

Construction Information

Parts List/Contents of Kit

Troubleshooting

Instructions for the Ham Radio Version of the Kit


Instructions for the SWL Version of the Kit

Click on "SWL AM Detector Modifications Click Here" as you go through the instructions.

Circuit Details


Board 1 || Board 2

LED Information || Infrared IRED Information

Block Diagram


Front End of the Receiver - Board 1 (Picture)

SWL DDS VFO || Ham Radio DDS VFO || DDS Amplifiers || T/R Switch

TV & FM, Broadcast Filters (Picture) || High Level RF Amplifier (Picture)

Varicap Tuned Bandpass Filters (Picture)

Single Balanced Mixer with Single Balanced Post Mixer Amplifier (Picture)

SWL Crystal Filters || Ham Radio Crystal Filters || (Picture)


Board 2 is the same one as used in the Electroluminescent Receiver Kit,
so you will be going to the ELR circuit details with the following Board 2 links.

Second Mixer to Audio - Board 2 (Picture)

Second Mixer (Picture) || Crystal Oscillator/Amplifier (Picture)

IF Strip (Picture) || AGC/Mute (Picture) || S-Meter (Picture)

BFO/Amplifier (Picture) || Product Detector (Picture) || Audio Amplifiers (Picture)


Arduino Board for the Blue Lightning Transceiver

DDS VFOs with Transmit Function


Transmitter Information


AM Detector


Using the Receiver: SWL || Ham Radio

Parts List of the Transceiver

Contents of the Kit

Troubleshooting

LED Diagnosis/Troubleshooting
Board 1 || Board 2

LED Information

Testing Super Bright and Regular LEDs

Modifying the LEDs - Boosting the Visual Impact

Infrared IRED Information

Details of the Infrared Switching

Labels for the Receiver Controls

Send E-Mail || Amateur Radio Receivers


Last Update: 1/25/2020
Web Author: David White, WN5Y
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