If anyone is having sensitivity issues with their receiver, then it is
possible to convert the G3YXM / G0MRF pre-amp from 136kHz to 503kHz.
This is not an 'ideal' solution as the inductors used for 136k
are quite large. However, a little testing earlier today has shown
You will need 2 x 470pF and 1 x 47pF
Remove C1 to C7 keeping the 2 x 4n7
Replace / add the capacitors as follows:
C1 + C7 4n7 - As
removed from the 136kHz pre-amp
C3 C6 Not
C2 + C5 470pF
The pre-amp can be peaked to give 11dB gain at 502 kHz with a bandwidth of
The response is slightly over coupled in that it has signs of a double hump
response but the overall performance is quite good. it certainly cuts out all
the intermod from the big medium wave transmission on 558kHz that caused
problems here and compensates for the attenuators in the radio.