1200 MHz Stripline Oscillator

This was part of a project on RF oscillators that I ran at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. The downloadable PDF document which describes the project has a very didactic flavour, but some of the details may be useful for those of you who want to construct transmitters and receivers for operating on the 23cm amateur radio band or the 2.45GHz ISM band (The output of this oscillator can be conveniently frequency-doubled for use in the ISM band.). There is also a scale drawing in postscript file format of the PC board used in this project.

This oscillator forms the heart of the PLL synthesizer which appears in this project list.