A transverter is a transmit and receive converter that enables a transceiver operating on say the HF bands to be used on one or more of the VHF bands or vice versa. The following block diagram shows an example of a transverter using a bi-directional passive mixer with additional transmit receive switching and RF/IF amplification. The changeover switches are left to the builder but may be passive in the form of miniature relays (including reeds) or electronic in the form of PIN diodes or analogue switches depending on the proposed power levels.


BPF - Band Pass Filter

DBM - Double Balanced Mixer

IF - Intermediate Frequency

Rx - Receiver

Tx - Transmitter



Example of a Transverter