This design is reproduced without the permission of Pulsar - I hope he likes it!!

The schematic you find here comes from an old Dutch magazine called Free Radio Magazine and is designed by VEROBB-DX. The filter is build symmetrical and has both IN- and OUPUT impedance of 50[Ohm]. So it can be used after each buffer-, driver- or amplifier-stage. The dimensions of the coils' diameter is the INNER-diameter of the coils!!! Make sure that the coil's end-wire is in a axial line with the coil and is as short as possible. You should use CuAg (Cupper Argentum) wire for the coils, with a diameter of 1,3[mm]. The connection between L1 and L2 (same for L4 and L3) is at 1,5 turns of the grounded-side of L2 (same for L3). This inner-connection determines the overall bandwide so we advise you to experimentate a little.



At a frequency of 105[MHz] the attenuation of the filter is less than 1[dB] at a bandwide of 10[MHz] (thus from 100-110[MHz]). When going beyond these frequencies the attenuation slides very fast to 30[dB]. The filter is tested with powers upto 35[Watt]. If you would like to use this filter with more RF-power, you should use thicker wire. AND you should adjust the length of the coils, because the inductance changes when using thicker wire. (Once again: for best performance experimentate, too bad not everyone has the right test/measure equipment (=RF-spectrumanalyser)). For C2 you should also use a good turnable capacitor from about 100[pF] (Mica Type MT-31 or equal).

The filter should be mounted in a metalbox with shielding plates between every coil (see figure below). C1 and C3 are pass-through-capacitors with minimum capacity (some picoFarads... the less the better). In the figure BNC-connectors are suggested, but of course you can use SO239 (=PL259), or even better: N-connectors, too.



Capacitors:C1,C3 see text

C2 100pF variable ceramix trimmer (see text)


L1,L4 diameter 13[cm], length 16[cm], 4 turns

L2,L3 diameter 6,3[cm], length 13[cm], 4 turns



Web design by