Build Your Own Intelligent Amateur Radio Transceiver

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With the help of this sure-fire instruction guide, you can learn how to build a sophisticated, yet low-cost microprocessor-controlled radio transceiver as well as smaller devices such as a simple frequency synthesizer and a spectrum analyzer.

Filled with tested, hands-on projects that really work, this great reference features single-sided circuit boards that are easy to build, and includes detailed circuit-board layouts and extensive parts lists.

"Build Your Own Intelligent Amateur Radio Transceiver" will enable you to:

Interface digital and analog circuitry

Keep digital switching noise out of sensitive analog circuits

Interface a microcontroller to various input/output devices

Perform assembly programming of the Intel 80c31 microcontroller

Anticipate the real-world behavior of RF circuits

Fully grasp circuit-board fabrication

Understand frequency synthesis techniques used in modern radio equipment

It's all here in one unique resource-- everything you need to create a state-of-the-art radio transceiver with top-notch performance!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070282643
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/19/1996
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 709,967
  • Product dimensions: 0.84 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Audio circuits 1
2 Double-sideband voice and CW modes 13
3 Low intermediate-frequency circuits 31
4 High intermediate-frequency circuits 47
5 Fundamental frequency and control circuits 59
6 Signal generation 87
7 Oscillator observations 101
8 Indirect synthesis 111
9 Practical synthesizer problems and solutions 129
10 A synthesizer for your transceiver 143
11 Completing the output loop 157
12 It computes! 169
13 Operator-to-transceiver interface 187
14 Programming 205
15 Developing the firmware 223
16 Transceiver design choices 239
17 A spectrum analyzer project and test equipment issues 261
18 A swept-frequency generator for crystal-filter evaluation 279
19 Power distribution and operating techniques 293
App. A: Main program listing 309
App. B: Addresses 341
Bibliography 345
Index 347
About the author 357
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