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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by ChronoFish, Dec 13, 2003.

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  1. ChronoFish

    ChronoFish Guest

    Hi there,

    Please excuse my ignorance. A small transmitter schematic that I am following requires the following Crystal:

    Crystal, type FM1. 3rd overtone for 145-160MHz, 5th overtone for 220 MHz

    I have no clue what this means. For instance if I want to broadcast at 1MHz does this mean I need a 33.33kHz or 20kHz crystal?

  2. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Crystals up to around 30-50MHz oparate at their natural, fundimental
    For higher frequencies, an overtone mode is used, a third overtone
    150MHz is a 50MHz crystal, cut to favour it's third overtone. A 5th
    overtone 220 unit woyld be a 44MHz crystal cut to favour the 5th
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