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Re: Recommendations for electronics books

N2EI
 

If you are specifically interested in QRP, in addition to "Experimental Methods in RF Design", I would also recommend looking for copies of the books written by Doug Demaw W1FB and Rev. George Dobbs G3RJV. They are many and some may require a search for used copies but they are worth the effort.  Of course "Experimental Methods in RF Design" is a must have but, if you can locate it, "Solid State Design for the Radio Amateur" written by Wes Hayward W7ZOI and Doug Demaw W1FB previous to that work is also a treasure. Don't forget the ARRL Handbook and Antenna Book. 


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

W4OED
 

The FCC recommends the US Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series for those seeking to obtain the FCC certification.

You may download the entire course (25 modules) by going to https://www.fcctests.com/neets/Neets.htm.

101science.com also has a great Electronics page (http://101science.com/Radio.htm).

Good luck!

Oscar
W4OED


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Nick Kennedy <kennnick@...>
 

It's a tough request because there are so many books and what any individual is ready and wanting to learn on a given day varies so much. I'd second EMRFD as a good one. The Art of Electronics comes to mind as well.

It's hard (but not impossible) to learn highly technical stuff just by reading. Building simple circuits, checking their performance and reading about them in a book all work together. I guess you can't build everything you read about but maybe have a pencil and paper and calculator handy and run through some of the calcs and equations you are given. Copy down the circuit just to reinforce it in your mind.

Some of the best (if most frustrating) learning comes when you build something and it doesn't work, or shows performance that's hard to explain. Troubleshooting, researching and asking for advice on the web are all good learning tools.

Speaking of the web, there are lectures on YouTube that can be useful. Some by hobbyists and some professional, like Analog Devices' ("AD") tutorials - Filtering 101 as an example.

Lots of good stuff in magazines like our QRP quarterlies. And QST had a tutorial series by Ward Silver that ran quite a while. Hands On Radio, maybe?

I find good stuff in email discussion groups ("reflectors") and sometimes copy and save good stuff by big names like Hayward, Reg Edwards, Win Hill, Lewallen and others not so well known but very sharp anyway.

While there's no substitute for solder and reality, I find modeling circuits in LTspice (or the spice of your choice) to be useful and educational. Of course, that spice program will have a learning curve all its own. Take your time.

When your project uses integrated circuits, downloading and looking over the data sheet can be very useful. I usually gather all the data sheets applicable to a project. In PDF form of course. But let me admit that they can be very complex and confusing. Still, there's often valuable information in there somewhere.

On the down side, there's a ton of misinformation and questionable opinions out there. Plus explanations that drone on endlessly about the simplest point while glossing over highly complex ones in a few words. Whew, how do we ever learn anything?

But we do because it's fun I guess. So enjoy.

72,

Nick, WA5BDU

On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 7:19 AM Scott WZØW <scott@...> wrote:
Thanks all, for the great recommendations!

Scott WZ0W

On January 24, 2020 2:13:04 AM CST, Ronald Morrison <rmrrisn@...> wrote:

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Re: Recommendations for electronics books

John
 

ARRL handbook is a really comprehensive, approachable reference book.


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Scott WZØW
 

Thanks all, for the great recommendations!

Scott WZ0W


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Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Ronald Morrison
 


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Ronald Morrison
 


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Ronald Morrison
 


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Ronald Morrison
 

This is a good read and it is free.



Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Tim N9PUZ
 

The ARRL has two books I normally recommend:

Basic Electronics and Basic Radio. Good explanations and discussion.

Tim N9PUZ

On 1/23/2020 6:07 PM, Scott WZØW wrote:
Hi all,
I've built some QRP kits, and had fun doing it, but found that after I'm done, I really don't understand how they work. I see articles in QST and QRP Quarterly with interesting looking projects, but I'd like to develop a better sense for how they work. Can anyone recommend some good books or websites that explain how RF circuits work?

Thanks,

Scott WZ0W


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Re: Anyone heard from Marshal at OHR?

Casey
 

They are or recently relocated. Not sure of the Date. The CQC has changed their Meeting Location as a result. This might be the reason (and maybe not). 

72 de KC9IH / WD9GKA


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Mike Malone
 

EMRFD is a great book, but for basics I recommend a ARRL Handbook (older ones are cheap at hamfests) and the RSGB Radio Communications Handbooks.  Hamfests and used bookstores are a good source to score them.  I also like the W1FB Notebooks quite a bit.  Enjoy the waters as you dive in!

Mike KD5KXF  


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Joshua Wood
 

EMRFD is really the only answer.  Pretty sure they're ceasing publication on it, again (I think I read that on one of the Groups.io's I'm on).  Carr's book is excellent as well.

For real basics, I actually recommend MAKE: Electronics (and just about anything else from Make magazine).  Watch Humble Bundle for it - they occasionally have huge sets of ebooks (if that's an acceptable medium for you) for very good prices.

Grob's Basic Electronics is also a very good electronics textbook (not the most thrilling read, but quite information dense, with knowledge checks and answers).

~Josh
W0ODJ


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

AG1P Ron
 

Besides the EMRFD previously mentioned, I am told  RadioShack: Basic Communications Electronics, Analog Electronic Devices and Circuits; How They Work and How They are Used to Create Communication Systems by Jack Hudson and Jerry Luecke was helpful for new hams wanting to better understand.

 

Another book that might be helpful is Mastering Radio Frequency Circuits Through Projects and Experiments by Joseph Carr.

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

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Hi all,
I've built some QRP kits, and had fun doing it, but found that after I'm done, I really don't understand how they work. I see articles in QST and QRP Quarterly with interesting looking projects, but I'd like to develop a better sense for how they work. Can anyone recommend some good books or websites that explain how RF circuits work?

Thanks,

Scott WZ0W


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Re: Recommendations for electronics books

keith ford
 

Experimental methods in RF design, 


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On Thursday, January 23, 2020, 18:07, Scott WZØW <scott@...> wrote:

Hi all,
I've built some QRP kits, and had fun doing it, but found that after I'm done, I really don't understand how they work. I see articles in QST and QRP Quarterly with interesting looking projects, but I'd like to develop a better sense for how they work. Can anyone recommend some good books or websites that explain how RF circuits work?

Thanks,

Scott WZ0W


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Recommendations for electronics books

Scott WZØW
 

Hi all,
I've built some QRP kits, and had fun doing it, but found that after I'm done, I really don't understand how they work. I see articles in QST and QRP Quarterly with interesting looking projects, but I'd like to develop a better sense for how they work. Can anyone recommend some good books or websites that explain how RF circuits work?

Thanks,

Scott WZ0W


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Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

Gwen Patton
 

I did try to check in on 40m, but could just BARELY hear someone. I think it was net control, so I sent my call a couple of times when things went quiet. I didn't hear my call coming back, then things faded out around 22 after the hour. I went to 80m and heard a couple of people very clearly, including WA9PWP, who was a solid 8 s-units. But net control was again just fading in and out, and I couldn't get anything coherent. I could tell there was more activity on 80 so I didn't try to check in there. After a while, things were fading in and out and I couldn't get enough signal to copy, so I gave it up for the night. But this is more than I've heard in previous attempts, so I think that's a good sign!

73,
Gwen, NG3P
Philadelphia Suburbs

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 10:02 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
GE Group
Strange band Condx tonight! 
40 Meters was mostly dead but real long again.
Check in's were:
N4HAY DICK 
I also heard NG3P but never got a reply back? 

80 meters was where it was tonight!

Check in's were:
NOYJ BERT 
WA9PWP PAUL
N4MJ GLENN 
K9ZTV KENT 
NK80 CHAS 
WN0WWY DALE 
AND 
K0FHG BOB

Lots of clear signal but the band would swing from 559 to 599 in one round. 
Thanks everyone for a fun net. 
The bands will be better!! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


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Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

n4mj
 

Was working the NAQCC 160m Sprint tonight. Took time out to check into the 4S Net.  Funny you should say, 'strange band' Johnny.  I had just mentioned in my log for the 160m Sprint that the band (160m) was long, short, long, short.  Some constant QRN, not wx related.  Fun evening anyway.

Contacts from ME to FL and MN to LA.  Heard several who obviously couldn't hear me. hi

The 40m band for the Fox Hunt last evening was lousy.  Very long.  Made it into MN but could not get the Fox in PA.

It is all very challenging. hi  Been trying to keep up with the Sun Spot numbers since first of the year.  Has not been in any in several days.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 09:02:34 PM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


GE Group
Strange band Condx tonight! 
40 Meters was mostly dead but real long again.
Check in's were:
N4HAY DICK 
I also heard NG3P but never got a reply back? 

80 meters was where it was tonight!

Check in's were:
NOYJ BERT 
WA9PWP PAUL
N4MJ GLENN 
K9ZTV KENT 
NK80 CHAS 
WN0WWY DALE 
AND 
K0FHG BOB

Lots of clear signal but the band would swing from 559 to 599 in one round. 
Thanks everyone for a fun net. 
The bands will be better!! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


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JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Great net.  Thanks to all the check ins. Tonight's topic was Ten Tec.

Tonight's check-ins:

WG5F   Ed
KD4OBQ   Pat
N0TGR   Dick
KU5M   Joe
KC0PP   Kieth
NK8O   Charles
AC0BQ   Johnny
WW9H   Jim
N4HAY   Dick
N0MII   Jeff

73's
Bert
N0YJ


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/22/2020 #cal-notice

John - KK4ITX
 

Got to the 40m Net late (9:15 EST), heard nothing that sounded like a Dit or a Dah.  At 9:30 QSY to 3564 and ditto for a report...……. not complaining, just wanted you to know that we are still out here..... don't loose faith !!

72/73,

John, 1603
KK4ITX
Zephyrhills, FL



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On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 09:00:06 PM EST, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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