Progress on the 23cm transverter!
On the TX section a Mini Circuits GALI-84 MMIC driven by an ERA-2 provides 100+mW of power. Due to unwanted feedback the ERA-2’s bias resistor had to be increased until the self oscillation was tamed (a bit dodgy solution but it worked…). On the RX section there is a Mini Circuits PGA-103 followed by a MAR-6. Only the high power PA (the target is 10W) needs to be developed now and we are done!