|The G4HJW designed optical transceiver|
14 Jun 2013
In the last couple of days, armed with my wife's close-up reading glasses, a magnifying glass, tweezers and a fine tipped soldering iron, I have been doing the SMA build of G4HJW's "Finningley" optical transceiver kit, designed to be used with 100mm optics (drain pipe and Poundland lenses!).
Bernie's instructions were first class with all the SMA parts for the receiver and the transmitter being organised sequentially with a clear layout diagram showing where each part has to be placed. It seems to have gone together very well with no snags, although I have still to add a few discrete parts including the LED and the PIN photodiode before testing can start. All being well, I should be able to start testing on Sunday as I am tied up with our church fete tomorrow.