Radio and Electronics Cookbook

1st Edition

Authors: RSGB
Paperback ISBN: 9780750652148
eBook ISBN: 9780080516448
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 28th November 2000
Page Count: 336
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The RSGB Radio and Electronics Cookbook is a unique collection of electronics projects, ideal for all electronics enthusiasts and experimenters. The simple step-by-step instructions also make this book ideal for amateurs seeking to build up their electronics skills and knowledge.

The projects draw on the massive enthusiasm and design know-how of the RSGB, the UK's leading federation of radio amateurs. Only a basic acquaintance with electronics construction is assumed, with clear step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations supplied throughout. The projects are also supported with features on the electronics involved.

The circuits themselves provide a wealth of quick, rewarding construction projects ranging from radio receivers and amplifiers to test equipment, a moisture meter, a desk microphone, a water level alarm, and Christmas tree LEDs.

Key Features

A wealth of DIY and hobby projects Written by experts who really understand home electronics construction Includes factsheets to help you learn electronics basics as you work through the book


Electronics and radio hobbyists

Table of Contents

A medium-wave receiver; An audio-frequency amplifier; A medium-wave receiver using a ferrite-rod aerial; A simple electronic organ; Experiments with the NE555 timer; A simple metronome; What is a resistor?; Waves - Part 1; A beat-frequency oscillator; What is a capacitor?; Waves - Part 2; An LED flasher; Waves - Part 3; Adding the 80 metre band to the Yearling receiver; Choosing a switch; An aerial tuning unit for a receiver; Simple 2 m receiver preamplifier; Receiving aerials for amateur radio; The Colt 80 m receiver - Part 1; A crystal radio receiver; The varactor (or varicap) diode; A portable radio for medium waves; The Colt 80 m receiver - Part 2; A simple transistor tester; An introduction to transmitters; The Colt 80 m receiver - Part 3; A two-way Morse practice system; The Colt 80 m receiver - Part 4; A simple crystal set; A crystal calibrator; A simple short-wave receiver - Part 1; A fruit-powered medium-wave radio; A capacitance bridge; A simple short-wave receiver - Part 2; A basic continuity tester; A charger for NiCad batteries; An 80 metre crystal-controlled CW transmitter; A solar-powered MW radio; A receiver for the 7 MHz amateur band; Diodes for protection; An RF signal probe; An RF changeover circuit; A low-light indicator; A J-pole aerial for 50 MHz; Measuring light intensity - the photometer; A 70 cm Quad loop aerial; A UHF field strength meter; Christmas tree LEDs; An audio signal injector; Standing waves; A standing-wave indicator for HF; A moisture meter; Simple aerials; A breadboard 80 cm CW transmitter; A 7-element low-pass filter for transmitters; Radio-frequency mixing explained; A voltage monitor for a 12 V power supply; A 1750 Hz toneburst for repeater access; A circuit for flashing LEDs; Digital logic circuits; A resistive SWR indicator; An audio filter for CW; An electronic die; The absorption wavemeter; An HF absorption wavemeter; A vertical aerial for 70 cm; A UHF corner reflector aerial; A switched dummy load; A simple Morse oscilla


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