Elenco AM/FM Radio Kit (Combines ICs & Transistors) - 2021 report by Whydis

Elenco AM/FM Radio Kit (Combines ICs & Transistors)

Product Description Learn about AM and FM radio technology and the the functional components used in creating AM-FM receivers and amplifiers. 56 page training course is divided into 9 lessons; Audio Amplifier, AM Detector, AM IF, AM Amplifier, AM Mix...

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Radio

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Thing

(3 reviews)
Way

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Gift

(3 reviews)
Value

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Generator

(3 reviews)
Design

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Type

(1 reviews)
Product

(5 reviews)
Solder

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Test

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Instruction

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Reviews around radio (5.00 of 5)

  • Kit and instructions actually teach you how the radio works as well as how to assemble it
  • This kit is wasted on those looking for a soldering kit, many better choices in that respect (although if you want to build a truly nice radio you'd spend a great deal more as well).You will need an oscilloscope and a signal generator that will modulate your test signal at various frequencies (so the old 1000hz test signal isn't enough to perform all tests as suggested)
  • If you hope to build an awesome radio there are much better kits
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Reviews around thing (5.00 of 5)

  • I’d recommend this to anyone, easy to read instructions,One thing the packages were not label
  • but that's a good thing
  • This thing rocks - awesome beginner's kit for the junior experimenter

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Reviews around way (5.00 of 5)

  • Start with another Elenco kit and work your way up to this one
  • It is however a great kit and a great way to learn about superhet's and how they work.

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Reviews around gift (5.00 of 5)

  • A perfect gift for a man who is homebound and ill, like this veteran, or for someone interested in building a little radio.
  • This is a great gift for a gifted child.
  • A great gift, but do try to shop around as it does seem to be extremely expensive these days.

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Reviews around value (5.00 of 5)

  • It's the advanced analysis that makes this kit exceptional and a great value
  • The circuit board is done in a schematic diagram manner which enhances the educational value.
  • Don't throw the cards away or it will be a pain in the neck to determine the correct value for a referenced part.4.

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Reviews around generator (5.00 of 5)

  • They sell a signal generator kit that would probably work well enough and is low cost
  • Having an RF Signal generator, and oscilloscope can greatly enhance the experience of assembling the radio.
  • I'd recommend the scope and signal generator too

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Reviews around design (5.00 of 5)

  • Very pour design, Lead free solder is useless, Very hard to tune and keep in tune.
  • While some of the instruction is a bit advanced without less-complex explanations of the principles, (Reminder: this is an AM/FM Radio Learning project not a Basic Electronics Project) the price for the components, well thought out design, instruction, and ease of construction is well worth the price!

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Reviews around type (5.00 of 5)

  • The manual is good (good font type and size)

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Reviews around product (3.86 of 5)

  • It is large, ugly, and it's design does not lend to a nice finished product
  • This kit was fun to put together, any issues were on me and not the product, ended up working well, besides I learned repair work at the same time, win win

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Reviews around solder (3.68 of 5)

  • I had a quick go and agreed the eco-friendly lead-free solder supplied was awful at any iron temperature
  • Very pour design, Lead free solder is useless, Very hard to tune and keep in tune.
  • I had a quick go and agreed the eco-friendly lead-free solder supplied was awful at any iron temperature
  • After the first page of the instructions my daughter complained that the soldering was difficult
  • We purchased an inexpensive soldering iron at the local hardware store, as well as some better solder.
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Reviews around test (3.44 of 5)

  • Still, the instructions help you get through the alignments without fancy test gear.
  • "Static" tests can be performed using a standard VOM, but if you prefer to perform the more advanced tests you can also do those using a RF Generator and Oscillator.
  • In the end the best test gear you have are your own ears, and tweaking the radio is a lot of fun that way.
  • "Static" tests can be performed using a standard VOM, but if you prefer to perform the more advanced tests you can also do those using a RF Generator and Oscillator.
  • The idea behind this kit is great, but unfortunately the instructions are outdated and the testing procedures needed to complete this kit does not take into consideration current testing tools like digital oscilloscopes and function generators.
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Reviews around instruction (3.04 of 5)

  • I then assembled the FM section by installing all components and ignoring assembly instructions.
  • The instruction manual gives clear instructions, however, the testing of the radio requires an oscilloscope, which I dont have
  • Just followed the instructions for assembly and ignored all the tests.
  • No trouble shooting instructions
  • They include excellent instructions, including testing steps along the build process to ensure things are going as planned.
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More about Elenco AM/FM Radio Kit (Combines ICs & Transistors)

  • Product Description Learn about AM and FM radio technology and the the functional components used in creating AM-FM receivers and amplifiers
  • 56 page training course is divided into 9 lessons; Audio Amplifier, AM Detector, AM IF, AM Amplifier, AM Mixer & Oscillator, FM Detector, 1st FM IF, 2nd FM IF, FM RF Stages
  • “Superheterodyne” designed to receive standard AM and FM broadcast frequencies
  • New transistor module allows you to switch between the modern integrated circuit (IC) technology and the original transistor technology
  • Includes radio mounting stand
  • PLEASE NOTE: The AM/FM Radio project is divided into two parts, the AM Radio Section and the FM Radio Section
  • Initially, only identify the parts that you will need for the AM radio as listed in the manual
  • DO NOT OPEN the bags listed for the FM radio
  • A separate parts list will be shown for the FM radio after you have completed the AM radio
  • 9 volt battery needed but not included. From the Manufacturer Model AM/FM-108TK - 4 Transistors, 1 Diode and 1 IC - Training course of 64 pages is divided into 9 lessons: Audio Amplifier, AM Detector, AM IF, AM Amplifier, AM Mixer and Oscillator, FM Detector, 1st FM IF, 2nd FM IF, FM RF Stages
  • Includes radio mounting stand
  • Requires one 9V battery
  • This is an unassembled kit and requires assembly
  • The most important factor in assembling this Superhet 108 AM/FM Transistor and IC Radio Kit is good soldering techniques
  • The included Detailed Manual provides easy to follow instructions to learn these techniques and complete this kit.