The Blue Lightning Transceiver

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Introduction to the Blue Lightning Transceiver

Price of the Kit and Accessories/Order Form
Ordering Information

Construction Information

Parts List/Contents of Kit


Instructions for the Ham Radio Version of the Kit

Instructions for the SWL Version of the Kit

Click on "SWL AM Detector Modifications Click Here" as you go through the instructions.

Circuit Details

Board 1 || Board 2

LED Information || Infrared IRED Information

Block Diagram

Front End of the Receiver - Board 1 (Picture)

SWL DDS VFO || Ham Radio DDS VFO || DDS Amplifiers || T/R Switch

TV & FM, Broadcast Filters (Picture) || High Level RF Amplifier (Picture)

Varicap Tuned Bandpass Filters (Picture)

Single Balanced Mixer with Single Balanced Post Mixer Amplifier (Picture)

SWL Crystal Filters || Ham Radio Crystal Filters || (Picture)

Board 2 is the same one as used in the Electroluminescent Receiver Kit,
so you will be going to the ELR circuit details with the following Board 2 links.

Second Mixer to Audio - Board 2 (Picture)

Second Mixer (Picture) || Crystal Oscillator/Amplifier (Picture)

IF Strip (Picture) || AGC/Mute (Picture) || S-Meter (Picture)

BFO/Amplifier (Picture) || Product Detector (Picture) || Audio Amplifiers (Picture)

Arduino Board for the Blue Lightning Transceiver

PIC DDS VFO (Stand Alone Board) with Transmit Function

DDS VFOs with Transmit Function

Simple Circuits Reduce Regulator Noise Floor
This link was added for possible better performance
for the DDS VFOs with the regulator on the board.

Transmitter Information

AM Detector

Six Meters

Using the Receiver: SWL || Ham Radio

Parts List of the Transceiver

Contents of the Kit


LED Diagnosis/Troubleshooting
Board 1 || Board 2

LED Information

Testing Super Bright and Regular LEDs

Modifying the LEDs - Boosting the Visual Impact

Infrared IRED Information

Details of the Infrared Switching

Labels for the Receiver Controls

A Clear Plastic Case for the Receiver

Can be redesigned for the BLT.

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Last Update: 3/20/2020
Web Author: David White, WN5Y
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