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

by: Ronald Quan


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

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2013 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071799706

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Ronald Quan is a member of SMPTE, IEEE, and AES. He designed wide-band 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. Mr. Quan holds at least 70 U.S. patents in the areas of analog video processing, low-noise audio and video amplifier design, low-distortion voltage-controlled amplifiers, wide-band crystal VCOs, video monitors, audio and video IQ modulation, audio and video scrambling, bar code reader products, audio test equipment, and video copy protection.

Description: 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.