Monday, September 20, 2010

The art of radio design

Creating radio equipment is an art form. Here we have transformed the 'Autodesk' PC box into a radio chassis that appears as though it was built before 1950, but the insides are solid state and scratch-built and designed using high performance low-phase noise LO's, system NF <= 1 dB LNA, etc etc.

This is my interpretation of what a radio should look like.

I painted the chassis using my favorite Rustoleum flat-black and mounted all of the front panel components necessary to operate the 20 M home-brew transceiver.