LF Converter kit
9/19/2013 back in stock
05/06/2012 - 530 kHz lowpass filter components now included
There is some corrosion on the board plating, it is unsightly but doesn't affect performance.
The board has been changed slightly and the coils are
now FT37-61 toroids with magnet wire (you wind) so the kit will not look exactly like
LF band (10 to 300 kHz) upconverted to HF
use with your HF ham radio OR shortwave receiver
all board mounted parts supplied
just add your metal case, connectors
price is $14 for basic kit (4 AND 10 MHz crystals, no printed documentation)
05/06/12: 3 capacitors and a resistor are now included with the kit for a higher cutoff filter
add $3 for additional
filter components designed by Jack Smith in his review
11/10/2009: note that the extra filter components now have FT37-61 cores and smaller magnet wire versus the original FT50-61 and #22 wire
12/25/2010: also note that per Jack Smith, his web page may not be viewable by folks in Europe, please email wb9kzy at wb9kzy dot com if you'd like me to email a pdf file of Jack's review.
add $3 for postage/handling in USA
add another $7 for postage/handling worldwide = $10 total
Printed manuals available for an additional charge or save money by downloading
(Right click/save target as)
and printing the manual and
schematic. Also, these update notes are included with the kit.
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Downloadable files for LF Converter
The Acrobat files of complex diagrams (like the schematic) may not
view well on your computer screen - suggestion: use the magnifier to zoom in
for better detail or print out the file.
(Right click any link below, then select "save target as" to save the file to your PC.)
lfconv4m.pdf (16k) - an Acrobat file of the LF Converter manual
lfconv4.pdf (69k) - an Acrobat file of the LF Converter schematic
The following files were recorded with an Elecraft K2 on
40 meters fed by an LF Converter - recordings made 5/3/2002 in the early afternoon (1:45 to 2:15 PM) local time using a 70 foot wire antenna, 15 feet above ground, location: Washington Island, WI.
24khzx.wav (39k) - a .WAV sound file of the 24 KHz Military station
wwvbx.wav (61k) - a .WAV sound file of WWVB at 60 KHz
loranx.wav (20k) - a .WAV sound file of Loran pulses at 100 KHz
atx.wav (17k) - a .WAV sound file of the AT beacon at 228.87 KHz
dgpsx.wav (33k) - a .WAV sound file of the Sturgeon Bay, WI DGPS stations at 321.9 KHz
LF web links:
K0LR - A backup of Lyle Kohler's (K0LR) terrific web site
LWCA - Long Wave Club of America web site