Recommendations for RF Bench Stock

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by WBahn, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. WBahn

    Thread Starter Moderator

    Mar 31, 2012
    I'm hoping to start playing around with some RF this summer (probably 300m perhaps 10m and, if I make a lot of headway, perhaps 2m) and want to get somewhat prepared by getting some supplies that I probably will need but don't have in my current stash of stuff. The first thing that comes to mind is that I am going to be winding some coils and transformers and antennas and such and so I am going to need appropriate enameled wire. What size(s) should I get so that I should be able to most of the things I will need to do. Along the same lines, what types of forms/cores should I stock up on?

    What other parts should I look at getting to add to my non-RF parts bag?

    Should I get some variable capacitors? Or should I plan on making my own?