About Glen English

Glen English is a freelance Electronics Engineer based in Australia. Glen is a United States / Australian dual citizen and has worked extensively throughout the globe.

Glen specialises in development work that draws on a knowledge of many different industries and fields of electronics, gaining advantage by applying methods used in unrelated industries.

His home game is RF, and this is supplimented by DSP, microcontrollers and sound analog skills.  Glen has been an active licensed amateur radio operator for 29 years and is a keen cyclist of road and MTB flavours.

Areas of interest below :

Skills – Electronics :

  • Embedded systems design (AVR, Cortex)
  • FPGA and DSP (Xilinx, SHARC)
  • C / C++
  • Mixed signal analog/digital
  • RF amplifiers
  • Transmitters and receivers
  • Low power systems
  • Environmental sensors

Skills – Broadcast/Communications :

  • Propagation studies
  • High Power Transmission
  • AM/MF/HF ACUs / Antennas
  • Microwave links / TV OB
  • EMC/EMR studies
  • Interference resolution
  • Transmitter  combining
  • Telemetry / Data / RemCtl

Maintained Software :

  • Altium
  • Mentor Modelsim
  • MATLAB
  • numerous compilers/dev tools 
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4 Responses to About Glen English

  1. Dick Bingham says:

    Hello Glen – your new LO project (LO for any radio) sounds interesting. Any idea of what you will charge for one if you decide to market your work ?

    73 de Dick/w7wkr CN98pi

    • glenenglish says:

      Hi Dick
      The cost of parts is about $50 , plus the OCXO/TCXO you decide to use. I am going to put a $38 OCXO on the board, but you can use anything really. The big cost is the surface mount loading, if we make 100, this will be about $25/board I guess. I will do more on the project when I get my next time segment I can spend on it in the next few weeks. 73

  2. Dick Bingham says:

    Hello Glen

    Where you say ===>
    “Hi Dick The cost of parts is about $50 , plus the OCXO/TCXO you decide to use. I am going to put a $38 OCXO on the board, but you can use anything really. The big cost is the surface mount loading, if we make 100, this will be about $25/board I guess. I will do more on the project when I get my next time segment I can spend on it in the next few weeks. 73 …”

    I have a few HP-10811D 10MHz oven controlled oscillators one of which could be plugged into your ‘board’ via a cable. This would be a great time-base that your board could ‘discipline’ nicely. Any chance you could include the pin-out for a SMA-like connector on the board ?

    It sounds like your board can be purchased for about $75 if one has their own oscillator. I wrote an article in QEX back around 1998 detailing an oven stabilized crystal oscillator that is simple to build and very effective.

    73 – Dick/w7wkr

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