Build Your Own Transistor Radios: A Hobbyist's Guide to High-Performance and Low-Powered Radio…

Paperback | December 11, 2012

byRonald Quan

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A DIY guide to designing and building transistor radios

Create sophisticated transistor radios that are inexpensive yet highly efficient. Build Your Own Transistor Radios: A Hobbyist’s Guide to High-Performance and Low-Powered Radio Circuits offers complete projects with detailed schematics and insights on how the radios were designed. Learn how to choose components, construct the different types of radios, and troubleshoot your work. Digging deeper, this practical resource shows you how to engineer innovative devices by experimenting with and radically improving existing designs.

Build Your Own Transistor Radios covers:

  • Calibration tools and test generators
  • TRF, regenerative, and reflex radios
  • Basic and advanced superheterodyne radios
  • Coil-less and software-defined radios
  • Transistor and differential-pair oscillators
  • Filter and amplifier design techniques
  • Sampling theory and sampling mixers
  • In-phase, quadrature, and AM broadcast signals
  • Resonant, detector, and AVC circuits
  • Image rejection and noise analysis methods

    This is the perfect guide for electronics hobbyists and students who want to delve deeper into the topic of radio.

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A DIY guide to designing and building transistor radiosCreate sophisticated transistor radios that are inexpensive yet highly efficient. Build Your Own Transistor Radios: A Hobbyist’s Guide to High-Performance and Low-Powered Radio Circuits offers complete projects with detailed schematics and insights on how the radios were designed. ...

Ronald Quan is a member of SMPTE, IEEE, and the AES. He worked on the design of wideband FM detectors for an HDTV tape recorder at Sony Corporation, and a twice-color subcarrier frequency (7.16 MHz) NTSC vector-scope for measuring differential phase and gain for Macrovision, where he was a Principal Engineer. Ronald currently holds at ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.2 × 1.2 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Ch 1. Overview of Various Radio Circuits
Ch 2. Calibration Tools and Generators for Testing
Ch 3. Parts and Improvised/Hacked Parts for building the radios
Ch 4. Building Simple Test Oscillators and Modulators
Ch 5. A Low Power TRF radio
Ch 6. Reflex radios
Ch 7. Low Power Regenerative Radios
Ch 8. Superhet Radios
Ch 9. A Low Power Superhet Radio
Ch 10. Exotic Superhet Radios
Ch 11. Inductorless Radios
Ch 12. Software Defined Radio Circuits
Ch 13. Oscillator Circuits
Ch 14. Mixer Circuits and Harmonic Mixers
Ch 15. Sampling Theory and Sampling Mixers
Ch 16. IQ signals
Ch 17. IF Circuits
Ch 18. Detector/AVC circuits
Ch 19. Amplifier Circuits
Ch 20. Resonant Circuits and Band Pass Filters
Ch 21. Image Rejection
Ch 22. Noise
Ch 23. Learning by doing