Build Your Own Transistor Radios A Hobbyists Guide to High Performance and Low Powered Radio Circuits by Ronald Quan

Book’s Title: Build Your Own Transistor Radios A Hobbyists Guide to High Performance and Low Powered Radio Circuits

Writer: Ronald Quan

File Format: PDF

Language: English

Volume: 551 pages

File Size: 31.77 MB

About this Book:

Amplitude-modulation (AM) radio building has always been an interesting area amongest electronics hobbyists. This book can be used as a complement to textbooks for circuits classes and lab courses. From basic stuff to DIY projects the goal of this book was to design as many new or unconventional circuits as possible, along with some conventional examples. Any or some of these circuits can be used for teaching a laboratory electronics class in college and, to some degree, even in high school.

Content of this Book:

Introduction

  • Tuned Radio-Frequency (TRF) Radios
  • Block Diagram of a TRF Radio
  • Circuit Description of a TRF Radio
  • Regenerative Radio
  • Block Diagram of a Regenerative Radio
  • Circuit Description of a Regenerative Radio
  • Reflex Radio
  • Block Diagram of a Reflex Radio
  • Circuit Description of a Reflex Radio
  • Superheterodyne Radio
  • Block Diagram of a Superheterodyne Radio
  • Circuit Description of a Superheterodyne Radio
  • Software-Defined Radio Front-End Circuits
  • Block Diagram of a Software-Defined Radio Front End
  • Description of Front-End Circuits for a Software-Defined Radio System
  • Comparison of the Types of Radios

Calibration Tools and Generators for Testing

Components and Hacking/ Modifying Parts for Radio Circuits

Building Simple Test Oscillators and Modulators

Low-Power Tuned Radio-Frequency Radios

Transistor Refiex Radios

A Low-Power Regenerative Radio

Superheterodyne Radios

Low-Power Superheterodyne Radios

Exotic or “Off the Wall” Superheterodyne Radios

Inductor-Iess Circuits

Introduction to Software-Defined Radios (SDRs)

Oscillator Circuits

Mixer Circuits and Harmonic Mixers

Sampling Theory and Sampling Mixers

In-Phase and Quadrature (IQ) Signals

Intermediate-Frequency Circuits

Detector/Automatic Volume Control Circuits

Amplifier Circuits

Resonant Circuits

Image Rejection

Noise

Learning by Doing

Parts Suppliers

Inductance Values of Oscillator Coils and Intermediate-Frequency (IF)Transformers

Short Alignment Procedure for Superheterodyne Radios

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