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Aircraft Receiver Schematics

Aircraft Receiver - The Passive Aircraft Receiver is basically an amplified "crystal radio" designed to receive nearby AM aircraft transmissions. The "passive" design uses no oscillators or other RF circuitry capable of interfering with aircraft communications so it should be fine inside the cabin of the aircraft. Nevertheless, check the regulations before using this receiver

AM Receiver for Aircraft Communications (improved) - This receiver is controlled by a Frequency Synthesizer Circuit.  The receiver is VERY stable, low noise-level and easy to build and tune.

AM-Receiver for Aircraft Communication 118.250MHz - The aircraft communication in Sweden is still Amplitud Modulated (AM). The local airport (Axamo) use the frequency 118.250 MHz. The receiver I will explain is a tunable AM-receiver for this frequency. The receiver is instead manually tunable with some 100kHz around the 118MHz. The output from the receiver is a low level output (100-200mV) so you must connect it to some kind of amplifier. I will not explain how to build an audio-amplifier.

Aviation Band Receiver - Figure 1 shows a schematic diagram of the Aviation Receiver--a super heterodyne AM (Amplitude Modulated) unit built around four IC's: an NE602 double balanced mixer (U1), an MC1350 linear IF amplifier (U2), an LM324 quad op-amp (U3), and an LM386 audio amplifier (U4). In operation, an antenna that plugs into J1 picks up the AM signal. That signal is then coupled through C1 to a three-section, tuned-filter network consisting of L1-L5 and C2-C6.

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