SW oscillator on 4 MHz tunable over 380 KHz via 2 potentiometers & 1 cap demo and schematic

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The video gives the complete information. I will study the effect more to get a patent if possible.

on 3.08 I say 0.1 “Micro-Henry” but it is of course 0.1 Milli Henry at 8 Ohms DC resistance. The tank circuit wire diameter = 0,4 mm enemaled copper wire. On 8.22 I say “the oscillation stops” but it starts again, when a certain point on the potentiometer is passed, after that point the “cancel-out oscillation is “cured”, showing resonance again (dip-peak).

In the past I experimented this many times without success, but now it worked (by the way with 2 (!) paralleled variable resistors, switched in a certain way, 1 Mega Ohm and 1 Kilo Ohm). It worked over a small frequency band (380 KHz wide).

But of course that differs on the frequency where you want to use this principle + the value of the capacitor that is “switched parallel” (in a certain way) to the coil (in the schematic indicated as the “0-50 pF capacitor”). It is a resonant circuit with all the properties belonging to resonance.

In this case the 0-50 pF capacitor that was in series with the “R” (1M & 1 K potentiometer, bridged) was connected to ground, minus, thus via that R effectively bridging the coil, giving that coil/the FET (Gate-Ground) more parallel capacitance. So the 0-50 pF capacitor is one of the factors that determines the resonance frequency. the 1M resistor can not (!) be omitted, otherwise it does not work.

Tested were, as capacitors, a standard capacitive trimmer, 3-33 pF (standard available) and a fixed value capacitor of 47 pF (Wima, Germany).

So a lot more experiments to do and optimize this principle (= tuning via this resistance setup in series with a “C” parallel to a resonanant circuit on frequency X).

For a certain aim, be it on SW, VHF, UHF or in the GigaHertz range. The circuit obeys of course to the electric/electronic laws. I will try to do more experiments to get more out of of this principle/concept.

By the the FET circuit is also usable as an oscillator for crystals between 3 MHz and 6 MHz (watch the video for more info).

But (!) not many crystals of my stock wanted to work, perhaps because of the fact that my “salvaged” crystals were damaged when I soldered them out. Please there are many types of say crystals that were made via the so called “T-Cut” and other types.

Some crystals (=extremely thin crystal plates) cannot oscillate on frequency x because their physical properties (the way they were cut out of the mother crystal) makes that impossible.

The crystals that I have have no indication whatsoever regarding the way that they were cut, it means that I have no clue about the types of crystals that will work in this oscillator.

Best try it, this oscillator can be made in half an hour and can function as a crystal tester for crystals in the 2 MHz-6 MHz band. When your crystal works with this oscillator you can be sure it is OK.

For frequencies higher than 6 MHz the capacitive voltage divider has to be changed when you want to test crystals. Coils can work properly without adaptation. The capacitive voltage divider = the values of the capacitors Gate-Source and Source-Ground. General make them between 0,2 and 3 factors smaller and in an even way (C Gate-source and C Source-ground) but (so) keep the ratio or change that ratio slightly. The circuit with this transistor FET BF 245 can work up to 15 MHz (max).
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