Re: Resources to design transcievers


It’s a hard question to try to answer because there’s no one-stop resource.  EMRFD as mentioned below is a good one. W7ZOI announced on the EMRFD discussion group recently that ARRL is discontinuing it. However, in discussions it seems several ham stores still have it in stock. And in further discussion, it now appears that ARRL is going to bring the book back into publication. Whether there will be a revision along with that is not yet known.
As others have said, building some simple stuff is the best way to learn. You’ll run into questions you didn’t anticipate and start “writing your own book”. 
Web blogs and websites can be good. Especially those where the author discusses how he did the design and problems he solved, rather than just posting the schematic and parts list. For example VE7BPO’s blog (now) and website (earlier).
Also useful to the struggling designer are PC based tools.  Especially a free spice program such as LTspice and various filter design programs.
Nick, WA5BDU

From: Don Wilhelm donwilh@... [4sqrp]
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 10:25 PM
To: 4sqrp@... ; paul@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Resources to design transcievers


See if you can find a copy of Experimental Methods In RF Design by
W7ZOI. It has a lot of design information. It is an ARRL publication,
but is currently out of print.

The ARRL Handbook also has lot of information.

Happy Experimenting.


On 11/8/2016 10:09 PM, paul@... [4sqrp] wrote:
> I have been building kits from other countries and decided it was about
> time to bring my enjoyment to a new level. Instead of building kits I
> would like to try my hand at designing and building my own transceiver.
> I do have a basic understanding in electronics and mathematics, however
> I have not had much experience in the experimental side of our hobby.
> Does anyone has any favorite resources they would share?
> Thank you,
> Paul

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