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 Quick & Dirty Amp for Testing or Tracing

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PostSubject: Quick & Dirty Amp for Testing or Tracing   Quick & Dirty Amp for Testing or Tracing Icon_minitimeMarch 16th 2019, 3:30 am

From time to time a small, portable audio amp is needed for circuit tracing or testing a project.

 Just grab that old BATTERY powered pocket transistor radio, (You know- the one in the junk box with the broken case that was too nice to toss) & add a .01 ceramic capacitor 500WV to the input to the volume control. The other end can go to a probe. Using the probe and the radio ground  will let you listen to a xtal radio made louder, or trace a circuit.
You can add a switching jack to make it even easier to use, too.

 DO NOT use a radio that plugs into the wall outlet. Too many bad things can happen, ranging from burns, blown fuses, and deadly electrical shock.
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