Build a Transistor Radio Plans
These plans are for your own experimental transistor radio. How cool! Make a homebrewed transistor radio is the essence of retro.
Start assembling thisi transistor
radio at seven o'clock. At eight,
plug in the earphone and listen to programs!
It's as simple and reliable as
Even if you've never attempted
radio construction before, you'll find the
job easy and enjoyable. The secret lies
in a carefully planned and tested layout
with open, one-plane wiring. Add to
this the fact that we've presented a fullsize
photograph, over which you can assemble
and wire the parts, and you can't
In the design of this set, special attention
was paid to protection of the sensitive
transistor against the heat of the
soldering iron. The protective measure?
No soldering of the transistor! You do
all the assembling and soldering while
the transistor is safely enclosed in its
plastic container. Then, as the very last
step, you merely wrap the three slender
leads of the transistor under the heads
of three small screws and tighten the
How to Build a Vintage Transistor Radio
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