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Building and Designing Transistor Radios, by R.H. Warring

Building and Designing Transistor Radios


A Beginner's Guide


By R.H. Warring


 
 


An accessible and practical account of the design and function of the main electronic elements in radios, showing how transistor radios work and providing an insight into circuit design.

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Print Hardback 10.75
ISBN: 9780718822293
Specifications: 203x149mm, 128pp, b&w diagrams
Publication: November 1987

About this Book

This book describes and illustrates the design and working characteristics of the basic electronic 'blocks' from which radio receivers can be constructed. It also shows how to incorporate additional simple circuits, such as volume and tone controls, automatic gain control etc., in order to improve the basic design. No excessively complicated circuitry has been included, and mathematical calculations have been kept to a minimum.

The author details the various combinations possible for producing simple sets with good performance characteristics. Each 'building block' is dealt with separately aerials, circuits, detectors, amplifiers, to output stages powering loudspeakers. Basic receiver designs are also included, up to superhets with AM or FM detectors. Where appropriate, it is shown how straightforward calculations can be made to determine values of various components such as resistors, capacitors and inductances for optimum results. Special attention is paid to the most important component, the transistor, including details of Field Effect Transistors (FETs). Easily understood descriptions are given of how they are made and how they work, and (most importantly from a radio constructor's point of view) a further chapter describes their operating characteristics and how to devise circuits to get them operating most efficiently.

The eighty diagrams in this book play a vital part in explaining its text, as well as providing numerous practical circuits to construct. It is with the help of these that the amateur can hope to build successful and satisfying circuits.

Contents

Introduction

1. Aerial Circuits
2. Aerials and Aerial Coupling
3. Semi-Conductor Diodes and Their Characteristics
4. The Diode Detector
5. Transistors
6. Understanding Transistor Characteristics
7. Audio Amplifiers
8. Regenerative Receivers
9. The Superhet
10. Interstage Connections (Coupling)
11. Field Effect Transistors
12. Miscellaneous Circuits
13. Checking Radio Circuits

Index

About the Author

R.H. Warring is one of the best-known writers in the field of practical radio and electronics, and is renowned for writing technical books that can readily be understood by the layman. His own vast experience has made him all too aware of the possible pitfalls besetting the beginner.

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