Books on Radio Design or building

Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KN4BSH, Jul 6, 2017.

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  1. W1VT

    W1VT Ham Member QRZ Page
    You might consider the book Experimental Methods in RF Design
    As you can see from this web page, the author has spent countless hours supporting the book after publication.
    The most recent printing also includes a PDF of the classic "Solid State Design for the Radio Amateur" which was co-authored by Wes Hayward and Doug DeMaw. And a PDF of Intro to RF Design, which was originally written as a Prentice Hall textbook.
    K1SZO and WA7PRC like this.
  2. KC4LNX

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    Another good way to learn electronics and get some hands on with actual circuits is to search ebay for the Heath/Zenith electronics courses. Heath is now out of business of course, but they produced a series of "courses" ...DC electronics, AC electronics, semi-conductors, Electronics circuits, and Digital techniques complete with parts kits. Each is a course unto itself. Their electronic trainers are also still on ebay and you will learn to use signal generators, muli-tmeters and oscilloscopes. If you cant find the parts kits themselves most of the basic parts for all of the experiments are still available at mouser,digikey, janeco, etc...
  3. AC0OB

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    As others have stated, a HF SSB rig is a pretty ambitious project as a starter.

    If this might interest you, over here we're building a monoband, low power AM transmitter:

  4. KN4BSH

    KN4BSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    To be honest - I am looking for CW monoband radio designs. I want an upgrade to the 40m Pixie 2; however, still stay mobile with a small battery.
  5. VK3YE

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  6. KN4BSH

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  7. N5DMC

    N5DMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    To quote George Carlin, it's not what you do, it's who you do it with. This rings true having been a member of the "Silicon Alley" in Silicone Valley!

    Slap your hands on a variable frequency oscillator. The bench type, then set it to 1000Khz. Put a small transformer in line with the output and modulate the primary with your mp3 player, Now tune in with any AM receiver on 1000Khz. You have constructed a small AM transmitter.

    Have fun before anything else & good luck!

  8. N5DMC

    N5DMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    You're in with the in crowd......

  9. VK3YE

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  10. N1OOQ

    N1OOQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow. I didn't look at all of them, but that's a pretty good collection.

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