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Below are some links that I use and find both informative and and quite useful. I will be adding some new links in the near future on a nice array of subjects so be sure to check back from time to time.
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Ham Radio Resources:
Ham Radio Resource Guide: Here is a very useful website for the beginner amateur radio operator. This is a good source of information on such things as what amateur radio is, logging contacts, Morse code, preparing for exams and testing.
Ham radio in the 21st century, by Doug Grant K1DG Ham radio today differs greatly from that of past years, but still offers a fascinating way to explore electronics. Here's a look how...
Visiting Charleston? If you like old time radio and television then you certainly do not want to miss a visit to the John Rivers Communication museum! I have visited the museum in the past and have personally met the curators who were kind enough to allow me and my wife access to the entire museum including all the great stuff that is not on display. What a treat! As a collector and junior restorator myself I really enjoyed the museum. Below is the link to their site and a short description as quoted from their website:
" We are located at on the College of Charleston campus in the historic district of beautiful downtown Charleston, South Carolina. We are housed in the Elliot House, built in 1803. Our four display rooms highlight a wonderful collection of antique radios, televisions, phonographs, telephones, magic lanterns, motion picture projectors, and other items related to the history and entertainment of the communications and broadcasting fields. The museum offers individual and group tours, a variety of educational programs for grades K-12, and many educational events related to both topical social issues and communications history."
Bret's Old Radios If you are looking for some great instructional videos to help you get started in antique radio restoration, then check out this Ebay link . Bret Manassa has put together a four volume set of DVDs geared toward the beginner. These videos include everything from radio theory to cabinet repair and are very easy to follow. I personally have bought the first two volumes and highly recommend getting these for yourself.
BAMA Boat Anchor Manual Archive This is a great site to find manuals for old tube type ham radio equiptment and shortwave radio. You can download whole manuals and schematics for that old set you found that didn't come with the book!
Nostalgia Air This is where I find most of my schematics for those old broadcast and shortwave radios. There are online references for vintage and antique radio collectors. Free online schematics, manuals, articles, tutorials, tube subsitution guide, and more.
THE SCHEMATIC BANK Here is another very good site for finding free downloadable schematics and servicing information for those old broadcast radios and phonographs.
Here are some good links of interest to contesting , local radio clubs in the area & general information about ham radio
K4KIO Leo Shoemakers 5 band hexbeam site If you would like detailed instructions on how to build your own homebrew hexbeam as featured in QST, Leo has put up an excellant site just for you! If you are not a builder, there is also info on how to purchase a hex beam kit
ARRL South Carolina Section webpage: Like to know whats happening in the ham radio world here in South Carolina? well, this site offers our section managers monthly report and up to date information on Amateur radio here in South Carolina.
Links to local area amateur radio clubs:
Ridgeville & District Amateur Radio Society
Local Hams operator sites
This is a very good site if you are interested in inexpensive simple antennas for UHF, VHF, and HF. There are also various projects pertaining to ham radio and some applications he wrote for Windows Vista . Alex is a very good friend of mine and I have personally seen all of his projects. He is a very talented fellow and his page its well worth the look!
Animated knots by Grog: Want to learn how to make knots for just about any application? Then this is the place to be! This site has includes tips for rope safety and care plus detailed instructions for 120 different knots, all animated for easy learning.
http://www.screamingwoman.com Toni Quest is a self taught very accomplished painter and published poet. My wife Sarah and Toni have been best friends since college and remain in contact with each other as to date. Toni has had art exibits in Beaufort, South Carolina and also Augusta, Georgia of which she was picked from several select artists around the world to display her work for the 50th anniversary Tribute to James Brown.
Toni has several prints of her work and book available View from the middle of the road Vol. 2 in US showcases the unique voices of African-American poets living the American experience: Makal Ani, Lucinda Clark, Toni Quest and Robert Ward.
For the past 19 years, Lucinda Clark, President of Phoenix Rising Art Enterprises, Inc., has worked with budding authors and artists, publishing and bringing the work o these talented newcomers to the public. In this second gorgeous anthology of poetry,
This sterling compilation offers a fresh poetic view on what it means to live in . Each poet represents a different state on the east coast, and is given a section in the book to share views on love, life, spirit and even death. This is a feast of poetry and a wonderful gift for anyone who loves being the first to discover new talent.
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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.