Lecture and Lab 4-22-17 “Smith Charts & Vector Network Analysis For Beginners”


smith-chart4Our next Lecture and Lab is Saturday, April 22 from 10AM to 2PM. Our topic will be “Smith Charts and Vector Network Analysis for Beginners”.

You’ll learn what Smith Charts are and how they are useful in radio projects involving antennas, feed lines, tuned circuits, amplifiers, and filters!

You do not need a degree in science or mathematics to attend. You’ll gain practical understanding and put your new found knowledge to use in our hobby!

Details:

April 22, 2017

Presenters:  Bill Byron N5BB & Mike Chittenden AE5IV

Dallas Medical Center
7 Medical Center Way
3rd Floor Conference Room

Lecture from 10AM to 12N
Lunch 12N-1PM
Lab 1PM – 2PM – Using Smith Chart Software

Free Parking! Enter the main entrance. Take the elevators to the 3rd floor.

Attendees should bring:

Laptop with Windows 7/8/10. Or bring a USB and we’ll provide you with the necessary programs.

Optional: Compass drawing instrument and straightedge – I plan to bring several sets.
FUN Optional: RF device(s) to be measured between 100 kHz – 6 GHz (filters, dummy loads, RF coax cables, antennas, preamplifier with power supply)

Some interesting links to get you started:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_chart

http://smithchart.org/phsmith.shtml

 

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