Hello, and welcome to my homepage. My name is Frank, I have been a ham operator since January 2000 and currently hold an extra class ticket. My QTH is Summerville, SC, about 35 miles NW of Charleston, SC. My beautiful and very loving wife Sarah and I have been married now for 24 years. She holds a general class ticket and the call sign KG4NKG. My daughter, Samantha KI4EVE, also holds a general class ticket.
Over the years, I have explored the many aspects of the hobby, and have had a lot of fun doing so. Please note that I have never been and perhaps never will be very technically inclined. I learn as I go and trust me, there have been many times that I have had to rely on the expertise of more experienced folks.
Some of my current activities include building and experimenting with wire antenna projects and kit building. I also enjoy contesting, working DX stations, and rag chewing. The pages on this site are geared toward the beginner, and I sincerely hope that a new ham might find some of the information and my personal experiences useful. I also hope that more experienced hams will enjoy my pages as well and perhaps offer up some comments or suggestions pertaining to the various topics on this site.
I strongly feel that if it was not for elmer's, the younger generation of ham operators myself included, would be in limbo if it was not for the encouragement and sharing of their many years of skill when it comes to the hobby. For those of you that do not know what an elmer is, it is defined as a person who teaches and nurtures the neophyte amateur radio operator. I have had a couple of elmers over the years, and if it were not for them, I would most certainly not be where I am today in ham radio.
As time allows, I will be adding new material concerning new projects, antennas, pictures, or other items that I would like to share. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about any of the material found on this site, please feel free to contact me by email and I will be happy to respond. In the mean time, I hope that you enjoy the site, and come back from time to time and check out any new material that I have added.
For those of you who reside in the state of South Carolina and are interested in contesting, I would like to introduce the Swamp Fox Contest Group. This club was formed in January of 2014 with the intentions of having a club to represent the state of South Carolina.
The Swamp Fox Contest Group is an ARRL affiliated contesting club and holds the callsign WW4SF. The club's center is located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our main purpose is to compete as a club representing the State of South Carolina as a whole and at the same time, enjoy the competition and camaraderie of contesting. We also offer assistance to club members with technical issues and promote good operating practices. Feel free to check us out on our club website
The club is now in it's third year and it has grown from the original four to thirty members . In that time, we have become recognized and listed as a competitive contesting club with the ARRL, CQ, 3830 Contest Rumors, and QRZ. When the club first started, we had our sights focused on the bigger contests sponsored by the ARRL and CQ magazine. As the club grew, we have found new interests in competing in a lot of the smaller contests and QSO parties held throughout the year.
We now hold annual meetings in January of each year and a few get togethers throughout the year at the Lizard's Thicket in Lexington, South Carolina. This has worked out well as it is a central meeting point in South Carolina since our members are located throughout the state. All of our correspondence is done via email or our club newsgroup. This has proven to be very convenient and effective method of communicating club business. In order to keep up with our club competition scores, our members are encouraged to to utilize 3830 Contesting Rumors to post their scores.
If this sounds like the club for you, and are interested in membership please feel free to fill out an application. If you are active in contesting and live in South Carolina, we would love to have you. Membership is considered by a vote of the club members, so be sure to tell us a little bit about yourself and your interests when you fill out your application.
Disclaimer: All books are NOT new, they are used and considered to be in good condition, with some minor wear and tear due to age unless otherwise described. All items are described to the best of my ability, all sales final, no returns.
By Donald E. Lancaster
This book will help the electronics experimenter understand and use the low cost digital integrated circuits now available for practical electronics projects. The material presented attempts to shatter the myth that digital IC's are too expensive, too complex, or too awesome to use intelligently in simple circuits.
In addition, this book shows the technician the why of digital IC's-how they work, how to use them, and how to design with them. It tells how digital instruments work and how to design and build your own fully integrated IC systems.
Also, this book should be valuable to the engineer who is tired of wading through a stack of application notes and pre-IC computer books to try to find realistic and reasonable designs for such things as divide-by-n scalers, low cost decimal counter/readouts, IC monostables, synchronizers, or other circuits. The three chapters on counting flip-flops, dividing by-n counting and decimal counting provide circuits virtually ready for immediate use.
The reason this book deals entirely with Resistor Transistor Logic (RTL) are relatively low prices of this digital IC line, the ease of with which it can be understood, and the ease of which it can be interfaced with conventional transistor circuitry.
By Don C. Miller W9NPT & Ralph Taggart WB8DQT
First Edition Printed 72 Revised Edition Printed Oct. 73 Copyright 1973 by 73 Inc.
Table Of Contents:
Chapter 1: Basic Principles of Slow Scan TV
Chapter 2: Popular Slow Scan Television Circuits
Chapter 3: Slow Scan Television Monitors
Chapter 4: Flying Spot Scanners
Chapter 5: Live Vidicon Cameras
Chapter 6: Color Slow Scan Television
Chapter 7: Applications of Audio Filters for SSTV
Chapter 8: Independent Sideband
Chapter 9: Slow Scan Television Test Equipment
Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Topics
Chapter 11: Commercial Slow scan Television Equipment
Biasing diagrams for devices used in text
Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to front & back cover, spine has small piece missing, former owners signature on back cover. Pages are slightly yellowed due to age, no missing pages.
Technical Series CMS-271 1972 RCA
This manual, like its preceding edition, has been prepared to provide an understanding of the basic principles involved in the design, fabrication, and application of COS/MOS digital integrated circuits. The basic fundamentals, features, and characteristics, building block elements, and logic system design rules for complementary-symmetry/metal oxide semiconductor (COS/MOS) integrated circuits are explained.
Design examples and performance data are then given for the use of COS/MOS integrated circuits in a variety of circuit applications, including NOR and NAND gates, arithmetic units, multivibrators, sinusoidal oscillators, counters and registers, digital display systems, and frequency synthesizers. The manual also features a circuits section that provides design ideas for the use of COS/MOS integrated circuits in twenty five practical circuit applications.
This new edition has been updated and substantially expanded to include descriptive data on recently announced RCA COS/MOS integrated circuits and to provide broader more extensive application information. This manual is intended primarily as a guide to circuit and system designers; it is also useful to students, educators, technicians, and others interested in the use of solid state devices and circuits.
Overall good condition, spine not broken. Small creases on top and bottom of front cover, no pages missing.Former owners signature on top right front cover. Light chafing on pages.
by Rufus P. Turner
The family of transistors contains many members besides the conventional bipolar transistor that has been widely accepted in electronics technology. Among the lesser known types are the unijunction transistor and the field-effect transistor (FET). This book provides an opportunity for technicians to become acquainted with the latter.
The distinctive feature of the field effect transistor (FET) that sets it apart from other transistors is its high input impedance. This it resembles a vacuum tube in operation, although it is a transistor in construction. It has been said that the transition from tubes to transistors would have been much more orderly and logical if the FET had preceded the bipolar transistor in development, since there is so little change in circuitry and operation.
FET Circuits is devoted almost entirely to a discussion of actual workable circuits using field-effect transistors. While the essential facts of construction and theoretical operation are included in the introductory chapter, this book stresses applications. Amplifiers and oscillators each have a chapter of their own. Practical circuits for broadcast band and all-wave receivers make up another chapter.
Transmitters with their accessory equipment are described in detail. Various test instruments that can use FET's to advantage in their circuitry are also covered. Included in the appendices are lists of manufacturers and drawings of basing diagrams for the FET's discussed in the book, for those who wish to experiment with FET's on their own. Technicians, hobbyists, and experimenters will find FET Circuits a valuable aid in their search for up to date information.
Light creases on front and back covers.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a fully indexed and cross-referenced collection of linear integrated circuit applications using both monolithic and hybrid circuits from National Semiconductor.
Individual application notes are normally written to explain the operation and use of one particular device or to detail various methods of accomplishing a given function. The organization of this handbook takes advantage of this innate coherence by keeping each application note intact, arranging them in numerical order, and providing a detailed Subject Index composed of approximately 1200 references to the main body of the text. This Subject Index provides the key to efficient access to the applications experience accumulated over the last five years by National Semiconductor.
Usual wear and tear to front & back covers, spine. No missing pages, and the pages are clean. Small stain on front cover from removed sticker. Former owners signature in top right of front cover.
This DATABOOK contains application notes on linear integrated circuits and DMOS (discrete MOS field-effect) devices presently available from RCA Solid State Division as standard products. Data sheets on both linear IC's and DMOS devices are contained in a seperate DATABOOK, SSD-201C.
For ease of reference, the application notes in this book are arranged in numerical sequence. The index on pages 6-8 groups the notes in the same categories used in the SSD-201C selection charts: (a) operational amplifiers; (b) arrays; (c) differential and broadband (video) amplifiers; (d) power-control, computer interface, and analog-multiplier circuits; (e) consumer circuits; (f) DMOS devices.