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Silicon Chip November 2017

In this month build the Super-7 single board AM radio receiver. This easy to build, basic unit, is based around just 7 transistors and teaches the basics of AM radio receivers. The unit uses all through-hole components and can be assembled in a couple of hours. The final product sounds and looks great, ideal to impress your friends.

Also this month, build a high performance Dipole Loudspeaker system for your apartment. This speaker system has remarkable performance, even without a cabinet. This month you can also build a bass guitar, this kit comes with all the necessary parts and assembly is quite easy, even for the novice. The finished product looks terrific and is an ideal gift for the musician in your family. All projects come complete with circuit diagram and electronic parts list.

In this month's main feature a look back in history, as Silicon Chip magazine celebrates 30 years. Some of the early history of the magazine and the many changes that have happened over the years. Also this month, an in-depth look at satellite phones, the theory behind their operation and some of the models currently available. Plus all the regular columns, including the Circuit Notebook, Serviceman's Log and Vintage Radio are included, providing stacks of great reading.

Part Code: SILCHIPNOV2017


  • Silicon Chip: 30 years old and going strong
  • Phone calls via satellite
  • The Silicon Chip website and what’s available


  • Dipole Loudspeaker System
  • Super-7 - single-board AM radio receiver
  • Building a Bass Guitar kit
  • Touch-screen 6GHz+ Frequency Counter, Part 2

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