[time-nuts] Regenerative divider

timeok at timeok.it timeok at timeok.it
Mon Jun 8 02:42:00 EDT 2015

Hi Magnus,

I have done this experience. You can find my project here:  


An important goal was to have a  range as input level to be used with several source. 
When the oscillation are is engaged, the amplifier reaches immediately  the saturation and so the regenerative divider was unable to handle a level range as input signals, say from +6 to + 17dBm, as was my target. Wanting to avoid an AGC, I opted for a diode limiter who achieves a good compromise.
The harmonic Distortion is very low and there is some gain as you require.

Hope this can help you


On Sun 07/06/15 22:36 , Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:

> Fellow time-nuts,
> I want to tap into the practical knowledge relating to regenerative 
> dividers. What is the issues to consider in building one?
> It would seem logical that one would like to keep phase aligned up as 
> you go through the loop.
> There should be selection of the 1/2 frequency and there should be gain.
> What else?
> Cheers,
> Magnus
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