Modified tuners

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Petr Vozár from Přerov, Czech Republic added an Seeeduino board along with some connectors on the back side of XDR-F1HD: DB-9 for antenna switching, 3-pin DC for power supply and full size USB socket. His tuner has no power supply inside. There is also a special box with relays for antenna switching, it is possible to use it manually or with XDR-GTK software. The RF switch part is described here, except that he used 75Ω F-connectors. Petr says that his antenna switch has excellent performance, high signal isolation and insertion loss less than 0.1dB.

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This is a XDR-F1HD modified by Mike Fallon and Paul Foley from England. It is equipped with a pair of adjustable power supply modules based on LM2596S, the Seeeduino v3.0 board and satellite antenna switch rated down to 10MHz with relay PCB that accepts logic input level.

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Paul Foley from England has fitted the Seeeduino board and DC converters internally into his XDR-F1HD. This tuner has also a fan and HD radio switch on the back side.

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This is another tuner modified by Paul. The Seeeduino board is placed in an external plastic enclosure. The transistor is inside the 9D shell on the end of a 1.5m screened multicore cable.

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Pavel Flégl, a member of CSDXC (DX Club in the Czech Republic and Slovakia), has performed a very neat and cheap XDR-F1HD modification using widely available components: Arduino Nano V3 ($3), levelshifter 5V->3.3V ($1), 2x DC-DC LM2596-based regulator ($2) and switching power supply 12V 2A ($5).

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Emel from Góra Kalwaria owns the second XDR-F1HD modded in Poland. After chipping out the tuner’s enclosure plastic and removing the original AC power supply he managed to fit everything inside. He also took a pair of L5973D-based DC switching regulators.

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Alan P. from Skalbmierz, Poland took some wires from an ethernet cable for connections between Seeeduino and XDR’s main board. 10V and 5V voltage is supplied by L5973D-based regulators.