A VFO 80 / 40 m for the Johnson Viking and others Vintage Transmitters
The VFO is a Wavehunter dual channel VFO based on a single BF245C FET. It gives a moderate amplitude signal and has high output impedance.
The Johnson Viking II needs a fairly large input signal at the VFO socket. Here are two extracts from the Johnson Viking II manual.
Therefore the Wavehunter VFO must be followed by a buffer-amplifier. Based on the above Johnson information and taking some margin, its output capability for the 40m band should be:
Thanks to Alain, F1LAG my brother, for his help and the nice buffer.
The frequency meter…
I first tried with a small Chinese tool. Nice but impossible to plug directly. The only way was to do a coupling. And after some hours the display disapeared…
Finaly i used a small frequency meter found in a Hamfest for 2 euros… The knob is coming from a DDS AOR used with my Collins line.