In this class you will receive a sandwich bag of nine parts and use them to assemble your own half watt radio transmitter. Since this transmitter will be connected to a ‘dummy load’ (two of the parts), you do not need to be a licensed Amateur Radio operator to build and operate this transmitter. But it can transmit to a nearby (few feet) radio receiver to allow you to hear the morse code! If you are a licensed operator we will be discussing the modifications you can make to put the radio on the air and make contacts with others across the globe! The class will provide introduction to the basics of radio transmitter operation, manhattan circuit building (a technique for prototyping analog circuits), soldering, and using a test bench (oscilliscope, meter, etc…) to test and characterize your circuits.
There are six seats in the class, that are available on a first come, first served basis. Email me at wandrson01 at gmail dot com to reserve your seat. There will be a fee of $10 to cover the cost of the parts, which can be paid (in cash) at the start of the class. This first class will be on August 3, 2016 at 7:00p in the Electronics room. If there is sufficient demand additional classes will be offered, please email me or respond here to show your interest in future classes.
This is intended to be the first in a series of classes which will allow our members to experience the joy of building their own complete radio!