Iambic Morse Code Paddles (The Kenwood Transceiver has a built-in electronic keyer)
Anderson PowerPole Connectors (attached using a crimping tool made for them)
Astron 20 amp metered power supply (or you could use a battery and a charger).
RG-8 or, better yet, RG-213 50 Ohm Coax Feedline x 120 ft.
AlphaDelta brand HF Trapped multiband Fan Dipole Antenna
Static Eletricity -- how can you make it? Where does the word, "Electricity" come from?
Resistance in Ohms, Voltage in Volts (E is for "Electro-motive Force") and Current in Amps (I is for "Induction")
Switches and buttons
Resistors and Potentiometers are sized by their power handling ability in Watts and have values in Ohms.
Capacitors and Electrolytic Capacitors and Tantilum Capacitors are valued in Farads or -more often- Microfarads, Picofarads and, occasionally, nanofarads
Tantilum Capacitors are made from mined Coltan
Inductors and Chockes are valued in Henrys or -most often- Millihenrys.
Making your own electro magnet
Inductors and Capacitors in Resonant Circuits. Formula for Resonance.
Diodes and Light Emitting Diodes
Transistors and Field Effect Transistors
Integrated Circuits, Logic and Linear
Construction techniques: Through Hole vs Surface Mount
Through hole components have wires going through the holes of a printed circuit board (or protoboard with holes periodically placed and using solder bridges to make connections.
Surface Mount components are so small you can barely see them. They're placed onto a board (usually by a robotic machine) and the whole board is carefully lowered onto a vat of moltan solder for a moment and then all the connections are formed. Ball Grid Arrays.
Tools for through hole Electronic Construction
Wire Strippers - automatic, fixed or manual
Wire Cutters - diagnal or straight.
Pensil or Gun
Temprature or Power. Temprature control is best.
15 watts - 25, 40 or more
silver vs rosin core
Wick or a Suction desoldering tool
Classes? If you're interested in in-person classes in either Ham Radio or Electronics Construction or Microcomputer or regular computer programming, Contact Me.
Training vs Education: Training makes you practice so you get used to doing something and don't have to think abou it. Soldering requires training. Morse Code requires Training. Education imparts knowledge. If you forget, you can look it up again. Education requires thought and studying and -often- memorization.
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