ARRL's Hands-On Radio Experiments


Ham Radio: Where Hands-On Lives On!


Here are 61 short electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of basic radio fundamentals, components, circuits and design:

  • Radio and Electronic Fundamentals
  • Semiconductor Basics
  • Building Block Circuits
  • Power Supplies
  • Filters
  • Oscillators and Buffers
  • Transmission Lines & Impedance Matching
  • Workshop & Design Techniques

Includes a complete parts list!


These experiments, devised by H. Ward Silver, N0AX, first appeared in QST magazine’s “Hands-On Radio” column from 2003-2008. The collection covers a wealth of topics designed to educate today’s radio experimenters, and inspire others who want to learn what makes their radios work. Even seasoned experts will encounter new approaches to practical methods, new explanations for familiar topics and new ideas that will enhance your understanding of the radio art. Step-by-step, Silver expertly leads you through each experiment—and you’ll make discoveries along the way!

Price: $19.00