|From Wikipedia Commons, author 'Samba pa ti'|
Its voltage gain of 46 dB is in many cases too little, especially in direct conversion receivers. When I built the Pixie 2 with the LM386 audio stage, it struck me how the sensitivity of the receiver was limited by the audio gain. I asked myself if it would be possible to increase the gain and add some filtering in a simple way. The result is a gain of more than 70 dB and an audio bandwidth of a few hundred Hz by only adding 5 passive components to the standard circuit: 3 resistors, 1 capacitor and an inductor.