VHF ApolLO Available

The VHF ApolLO board is in production now and will be available on March 1st for shipping.  We are taking online preorders for the board here and our distributor, Downeast Microwave, is taking phone orders.  The VHF ApolLO is the same design as the ApolLO-32 strap-programmable microwave oscillator, but it operates in the VHF region, 70-450MHz (some frequencies may require an inductor change).  More details and documentation will be posted in the next few weeks, but the oscillator has mounting holes for popular transverters and locks to 10MHz just as the ApolLO-32.


VHF ApolLO PCB currently in production

VHF ApolLO Update

The VHF ApolLO board which can produce frequencies in the 80-250MHz range (details TBD) is currently in manufacturing.  We expect to have the boards by March 1 at which time they will be available on the Products Page and through Downeast Microwave.  The board is strap programmable just like the ApolLO-32.  A frequency list and documentation will be available in the next 30 days.  If you have specific frequencies that you would like to have supported in the board, please drop us a note or reply to this post with the frequency and any details (IF/LO/RF frequency so others will understand the use when it is in the table).

apolLO I kitting in progress …

We’ve received a number of orders for apolLO I programmable synthesizers so we had to enlist Katie’s help to get them all put together.  Here she is after the kitting carrying a stack of the apolLO I box #2 with the synthesizer and most of the ICs.

Katie carries a boxs for apolLO I synthesizer kits

Katie carries boxes for apolLO I synthesizer kits


Moved again!

As noted in a previous post, my family picked up and moved to Austin.  Well we’ve finally found a permanent residence so we made what is hopefully the last move for a while.  The new address is:

2806 Fountain Grove Cv
Round Rock, TX 78665

During the move, there were periods where the products/store section of the website were non-functional.  Hopefully all of these have now been corrected.  Also keep your eyes peeled for a new VHF oscillator coming out in the next couple of weeks.  I’ll have more details here when the boards are complete.  For now, here’s a picture of a prototype:

apolLO VHF

apolLO VHF oscillator prototype


OK1DFC 2.3GHz Crossband Transverter

OK1DFC has completed his 2.3GHz EME transverter built on a N5AC A32 Synthesizer board and a DEMI 2.3GHz transverter.  The completed transverter allows for cross-band T/R in any of the four international 2.3GHz subbands with a single synthesizer board.  Check it out here:

OK1DFC Crossband transverter

OK1DFC Crossband transverter