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Pirate radio and video : experimental transmitter projects
Braga, Newton C.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Newnes, [2001]

Physical Description:
x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Electronic circuit investigator"--Cover.
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Now that the FCC has changed the laws governing pirate radio and video stations, more and more people across the country are starting broadcasts from their homes. Of course transmitting equipment is very expensive, but now you can build your own transmitters for a fraction of the cost of purchasing. By reading about and building the over thirty projects in Pirate Radio and Video, you can construct your own station with a minimum investment for maximum learning. With projects for UHF, VHF, AM and FM transmitters, this book covers the gamut of popular bands and outputs. Not only will you learn how to build your own transmitters, but also how to troubleshoot problems, test outcomes and even synthesize several types of equipment into a powerful and unique system.

Written with the electronics hobbyist in mind, each project includes basic diagrams, complete instructions as well as advice on how to make each project work best for you. The list of projects includes over several different FM radio transmitters, AM radio transmitters, microwave transmitters, shortwave transmitters, UHF video transmitters, VHF video transmitters as well as nearly a dozen special projects for test equipment and system set-ups. If you are interested in setting up your own radio or television broadcasting system, you will need a copy of this book to do it!

Table of Contents

Ch-1 Useful Information about Transmitters (includes Producing Radio Waves
Legal Aspects
Transmission Techniques
CW Shortwave Transmitter)
Ch-2 FM and VHF Transmitters (includes Small FM Transmitter
Five FM Microtransmitters
Two-Transistor FM Transmitter
Two-Stage FM Transmitter
Three-Transistor FM Transmitter
Pirate FM Station
FM Super Transmitter
Voice Effects Transmitter)
Ch-3 Special Purpose Transmitters (includes Noise Transmitter
Alert FM Transmitter
Wireless FM Event Monitor (Version 1)
Wireless Event FM Transitter
(Version 2)
Wireless FM Alarm
FM Beep Emitter
Ch-4 Medium-Wave and Shortwave Transmitters (includes Small AM Transmitter
Medium-Wave Repeater
MW Radio Link
Two-Transistor MW Transmitter
Shortwave Telegraphic Transmitter
One-Transistor Shortwave Transmitter
FET Shortwave Transmitter
Two-Stage MW/SW Transmitter
High-Power AM Tube Transmitter
High-Power CW Shortwave Transmitter)
Ch-5 Other Transmitters (includes Transmission through the Earth
Small UHF Transmitter
Experimental Digital Transmitter
CD Player/Walkman FM Transmitter
Through-the-Wall Communication System
Laser Beam Communication System
Video Transmitting Station) Ch-6
Miscellaneous Projects (includes Field Strength Meter
Dip Meter)