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Economical Transistor Radio

The schematic diagram shows an audion stage with a common-collector circuit. This does not damp the tuned circuit, but instead actually increases its response. This yields good sensitivity and selectivity. Due to the low supply voltage, the subsequent audio amplifier needs three transistor stages. The volume is adjusted using the potentiometer. This radio works well using an internal ferrite rod (around 1 cm diameter and 10 cm long) with a winding of around 50 turns of enamelled copper wire. With a two-metre external wire aerial, you can receive even more stations.
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