What does the home constructor need in the way of Test Equipment?

There is no simple answer to this question which is often asked by newcommers to the hobby. But we can suggest a basic list:


Multimeter - Analogue
Digital Voltmeter

Frequency Counter

Signal Injector

Noise Bridge-Simple type

Small AF Amp probe

Absorbtion Wavemeter

This list may look exotic but most of the items can be built for very little expenditure, and a number of these items have been described in SPRAT (The Quartely journal of the G QRP Club) and in Radio Communication (RSGB)

Click on Following to find useful Circuits

Crystal Testers

Build a Test Meter using Cheap 0-1mA meter

Germanium Noise Generator

A Small RF/AF Signal Tracer