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MARCH 1973VOLUME 3 NUMBER NICS MAGAZINEElectronics WorldFEATURE ARTICLES2.8ROCK MUSIC AND NOISE POLLUTIONCanitSidneySilverL.cause permanent hearing damage?37THE NEXT COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE?47SOLDER & SOLDERING60 ANATOMYCliffordL.BarberOF A LIGHTNING BOLTDavidL.HeisermanAl! cbcut Thor spectacular electrical show.646588100103ELECTRONICS CROSSWORD PUZZLEJohn D. RichardUNDERSTANDING UPDATED FM TUNER SPECSZENITH'S 1973 COLOR LINE John T. FryeCRYSTALS FOR CB & HAM COMMUNICATIONHOW WE HEAR THE WAY WE DOLeonard FeldmanR.R.FreelandFrank M. Kenney e,oitory perception and stereo perspective.CONSTRUCTION STORIES33HEADLIGHT OPERATED GARAGE DOOR OR LIGHT SWITCHLOW-COST IC SIGNAL GENERATOR Emerson M. Hoyt3435STAGE LIGHTING FOR THE AMATEUR42BUILD A44MILLIVOLTER4650MAKE A SQUAWK BOX TOY FOR 3STOPPING ENGINE RUN-ON Karl O. andLIGHT PROBEMargisonRalph TennyLOW-COST DIGITAL CLOCKZIFFDAVIS PUBLISHING COMPANYEditorial and Executive OfficesOne Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016212 679.7200William Ziff, PresidentW. Bradfcrd Briggs, Executive Vice PresidentHershel B. Sarbin, Senior Vice President and SecretaryPhilip Sine, Financial Vice President and TreasurerPhillip T. Heffernan, Vice President, MarketingFrank Pomerantz, Vice President, Creative ServicesArthur W. Butzow, Vice President, ProductionEdward D. Muhlfeld, Vice President, Aviation DivisionIrwin Robinson, Vice President, Travel DivisionGeorge Morrissey, Vice PresidentSydney H. Rogers, Vice PresidentSidney Holtz, Vice PresidentLawrence Sporn, Circulation Director4E.Forrest MimsDoes your car keep running after the ignition51StevenisBennett A. LoftsgaardRichard K. Johnssonoff?Earl LarsenPOPULAR ELECTRONICS Including ELECTRONICS WORLD,March, 1973, Volume 3, Number 3. Published monthlyat One Park Ave., New York, NY 10016. One year subscription rate for U.S., U.S. Possessions and Canada, 6.00; allother countries, S7.00. Second class postage paid at NewYork, N.Y. and at cdditional mailing offices. Authorizedas second class mail by the Post Office Department,Ottawa, Canada and for payment of postage in cash.Subscription service and Forms 3579, P.O. Box 2774,Boulder, CO 80302. Editorial offices for manuscript contributions, reader inquiries, etc.: One Park Ave., New York,NY 10016.POPULARisELECTRONICS Including ELECTRONICS WORLDindexed in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.Copyright 1973 by ZIFF-DAVIS PUBLISHING COMPANY.All rights reserved.POPULAR ELECTRONICS Including Electronics World
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9!I!I!'EditorialBy Milton S. Snitzer, EditorTHE TRANSISTOR -AFTER 25 YEARSA little over 25 years ago, three scientists at the Bell Laboratories inventeddevice that would revolutionize the world of electronics. These three areJohn Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain, and William Shockley. Later, in 1956, theywere named Nobel laureates in physics for the invention of the transistor.A recent issue of the "Bell Laboratories Record" recalled and celebrated theevent by asking the three to give their recollections of the transistor's inventionand to assess its impact on science, technology, and society. Some of whatthey had to say is worth a larger audience.Bardeen wrote about all the technical breakthroughs that have followed fromthe invention-single crystals, zone refining, diffusion, oxide masking, planartechnology, integrated circuits of greater and greater complexity, semiconductorrectifiers that have revolutionized the electric power industry, light emittingdiodes and lasers, microwave oscillators and charge -transfer devices. Thoughbased on some previously observed facts, he continued that there had to be aclose interaction between theory and experiment: "At each stage we tried tohave at least a qualitative understanding of what was going on."Brattain also credited basic research and experimentation in order to try tounderstand what was really going on. He then wrote "The technological use thatsociety makes of the understanding that science gives is not always what thescientist would recommend or condone. feel strongly, however, that the scientisthas no right to dictate how his understanding is used. He does have the right toadvise and to act as any other citizen when it comes to deciding what societyshould do, and all citizens are equally responsible for what is done." He goes onto state: "The use of the transistor of which am proudest is the smallbattery -operated radio. This has made it possible for even the most underprivilegedpeoples to. listenThe thing I deplore most is the use of solid-stateelectronics by rock and roll musicians to raise the level of sound to where itis both painful and injurious."William Shockley recalled that exploiting the transistor's potential causedmany headaches. He continued: "A colleague branded it a 'persistor', becausepersistence was what it took to make it-several years and improved experimentalfacilities were needed before really good ones were fabricated. But three yearslater, the first microwatt junction transistors were what really inaugurated theaII.transistor era."Bell Labs' most important policy was not to keep the new transistor informationsecret. The semiconductor industry's almost overnight growth was due in largemeasure to the relatively open information exchanges. Continuing research anddevelopment are still underway today. Charge -coupled semiconductor devices arebeing fabricated which will lead to solid-state flat TV pickup and picture tubes; newtypes of MOS (metal oxide semiconductors) are being worked on to improveswitching techniques; new devices are being researched for use in the microwavefrequencies and beyond. In short, the last 25 years of transistor history have beenremarkable but we expect that the next 25 years will be even more so.aPOPULAR ELECTRONICS Including Electronics World
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;»which is a shift in the luminance level due torectification of the color subcarrier and is afunction of the aserage picture level.Other than neglecting an explanation of thisuseful signal, the article was very informativeand concise. I would like to see more artic esof this caliber in future issues.D. BRAYService Center SupervisorTektronix, Inc.INFORMATION WANTEDDo you know whe -e I can obtain an up-todate roll chart for a Precise Model 111 tubetester?ROBERT T. COLEC34123 Dryden Dr.48077Sterling Ileights,\lIi recently acquired a US\i-50 oscilloscopethrough the MARS Program (it was made bySentinel Electronics, Inc.). Now I find that Ineed a technical manual to make full use of thescope. Can you help me?II.F. HoovEn4227 S. Dorset Rd.Spokane, \VA 99204i am in dire need of a wiring diagram andinstruction manual for a Precision Model 912tube tester. Can you or any of your readershelp me?F.M. TAYLOR72 Antlions St.East Providence, RI 02914ifWe cannot help, but perhaps our readers can;so, please Write directly to the above.A NOTE OF CAUTIONWhenever you work with an unfamiliarapparatus or substance, especially chemicals, maximum precautions should at alltimes he exercised. This is particularlytrue when handling the ne
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