Simplest R/C Circuit

Simplest R/C Circuit
by Tony van Roon

R/C Schematic
A simple and effective receiver for actuating garage doors, starter motors, alarms, warning systems and numerous other possibilities.The SCR, which has a very low trigger current of 30 uA is typical — it requires an input power of only 30 uW to activate the relay.A high Q tuned antenna circuit assures rejection of spurious signals.A whip or wire antenna is adequate up to 100 feet from a low power transistor transmitter.A momentary-off switch resets the circuit.

EC103D1 pin out
The circuit specifies a whip or wire antenna which just means a solid piece of wire 6-12 inches long (15-30cm). The antenna coil is experimental but you can start with 10 to 12 turns of #22 (0.7mm) magnet wire, and 5/16″ (8mm) coil diameter.Antenna wire is soldered at 1/2 turn of the coil and the gate of the BRY35 is soldered about halfway the coil.This circuit will transmit up to 100-feet with the above specifications @ 30uA.
The relay coil is specify’s up to 200 ohm but that’s just the one I had in stock.Any low-ohm relay, even at 9V or so, should work.And a final note, don’t expect too much from this circuit.The “Simplest R/C Circuit” is just that;SIMPLE!

The BRY35 is an old semiconductor made by Philips.A good replacement would be the EC103D1, also made by Philips (see pin-out picture for this device).NTE Semiconductors gives a replacement of NTE5405, but I have not tried it.In my opinion, a NTE5400 (30V) or NTE5401 (60V) will work just as well.The NTE5405 is a bit overkill at 400V.

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