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A 50-Ohm Cable?

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Early in my explorations of electricity, I came across a length of…

Design Project: Telegraph System

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What voltage will you choose to use for each of the station batteries?

A 50-Ohm Cable?

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Early in my explorations of electricity, I came across a length of…

Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Friis Transmission Calculator

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This calculator computes the power received by an antenna using Friis formula

Digital Communication

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to analyze digital…

Q Factor and Bandwidth of a Resonant Circuit

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The Q, or quality, factor of a resonant circuit is a measure of the…

Link Budget Calculator

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A Link Budget puts into account all gains and losses a signal goes through in a system as it is transmitted. The calculator calculates the power of the received signal given amplifier and antenna gains, and medium loss.

Bridged-Tee Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a bridged-tee attenuator.

EIRP Calculator

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A helpful tool for computing the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of an antenna

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

Shock Current Path

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As we’ve already learned, electricity requires a complete path…

AC Network Analysis

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Larger Karnaugh maps reduce larger logic designs. How large is large…

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Feedback

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If some percentage of an amplifier’s output signal is connected…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Conventional Versus Electron Flow

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of…

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Most of us have experienced some form of electric “shock,”…

Meter Check of a Transistor (JFET)

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Testing a JFET with a multimeter might seem to be a relatively easy…

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

Look-up Tables

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Having learned about digital memory devices in the last chapter, we…

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…