Make the Most of Your Home Workshop
Amateur Radio operators have a long tradition of going beyond operating, moving into technology development, home construction, and experimentation. Designing and building one’s own station equipment can be rewarding, providing more in-depth knowledge and excitement. There are a number of ways to make good use of a properly equipped workshop for projects. We will explore many of the options radio experimenters choose to pursue.
The Radio Amateur’s Workshop is your guide to setting up and maintaining an efficient at-home laboratory and work station. It describes the tools you’ll need for projects ranging from assembling electronic kits to building and testing antennas. Subsequent chapters look at a wide variety of workshop test equipment, including an explanation of how various instruments can be used to develop, fabricate, and evaluate projects. Become part of the do-it-yourself movement—discover fun and creative ways to use radio technology at your workshop today.
- Why Do We Need a Workshop?
- The Basic Workshop
- Soldering — The Connection Method of Choice
- Other Connection Methods
- Ratchet-Up for Antenna Projects
- Basic Measurements for the Workshop
- Advanced Measurement Systems
- The Personal Computer in the Workshop and Laboratory