Radio amateurs are known for electronic experimentation and homebrew building. Using the wide variety of components available, they design and build impressive radio equipment. With the industry growth of components for wireless communications and surface mount technology (SMT), the choices available seem endless and selecting the proper component can seem a daunting task. Fortunately, most amateurs tend to use a limited number of component types that have “passed the test of time,” making component selection in many cases easy and safe. Others are learning to design and build using the vast array of SMT parts.
There are many sources you can consult for detailed component data but the best source of component information and data sheets is the Internet. Most manufacturers maintain extensive websites with information and data on their products. Often, the quickest route to detailed product information is to enter “data sheet” and the part number into an Internet search engine. Distributors such as Digi-Key and Mouser include links to useful information in their online catalogs as well. Some manufacturers still publish data books for the components they make, and parts catalogs themselves are often good sources of component data and application notes and bulletins.
Some of the tables printed in previous editions of this book have been moved to the downloadable supplemental content to make room for new material. If a table or figure you need is missing, check the downloadable supplemental content!
Although many hams might not build a major project, such as a transmitter, receiver or amplifier, they do have to assemble the various components into a working station. There are many benefits to be derived from assembling a safe, comfortable, easy-to-operate collection of radio gear, whether the station is at home, in the car or in a field. Configuring and operating a remote-control station is becoming very common.
Название: The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications; Volume 5: Equipment Construction & Station Accessories
Издательство: ARRL Inc.
Год издания: 2018
Формат: pdf, epub
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Component Data and References
Assembling a Station