[amsat-bb] funcube dongle

Howie DeFelice hdefelice at compuserve.com
Wed Feb 11 17:21:13 UTC 2015

MiniCircuits makes a nice little inline SMA limiter that will limit up to 2W to a maximum of 11dBm with a .26dB insertion loss. It's a little pricey at $37 but less than a new FCD. Back when I was a young tech at a radio factory, we made inline fuse holders out of Pomona boxes with a 1/8 amp fuse(the smaller the better) in series with the center conductor. This saved the attenuator in the HP-606 sig gen several times when I accidentally keyed up the 150W transceiver during testing :)  
-Howie, AB2S

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