In Reply to: Wanting to build a Crystal Controlled LO posted by John Carlton on 11/03/00 at 3:42 AM:
Of late, it's become my opinion that building one's own oscillator at more than 10 MHz is an open invitation to a serious!!! Excedrin Headache because of crystals with spurious resonances, difficulty with gain control and other devilish phenomena.
May I suggest in the interests of avoiding some prematurely gray hair that you consider using a purchased oscillator? One candidate could be Valpey Fisher's VFAC170 at: http://www.valpeyfisher.com/pdf/vfac170.pdf
There are plenty more out there too, but this one is a start.
John Dunn - President