Publications of Lyle Russell (Russ) Williams

From 1992 until present (2016) Russ Williams has written fourteen magazine articles and two books all of which have been published. These publications are listed in this web page. Russ Williams has two college degrees: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. His amateur radio call sign is KC5KBG. He is married with three grown children and two grandchildren and lives in St. Charles, Missouri.

Magazine Articles

"High-Quality AM from a Crystal Radio", Audio Amateur Four 1992

"The Crystal Radio Today" (Part I), Electronics Handbook Volume XII (1992)

"The Crystal Radio Today" (Part II) Electronics Handbook Volume XIII (1993)

"Build a Nine-Band Shortwave Receiver" Popular Electronics March 1994
                    this article reprinted in Electronic Hobbyists Handbook Fall 1994

"An HF Hum Interference Mystery Solved!" QST April 1995

"Build a Shortwave Converter for your Car" Popular Electronics September 1995
                    this article reprinted in Poptronix Hobbyists Handbook Winter 1996

"Becoming an Electronics Engineer" Popular Electronics November 1996

"'Tube' Circuit Provides Linear Tuning" EDN, Design Ideas, November 5, 1998

"The GlobeSpan World Band Receiver" Nuts & Volts Vol. 23 No. 6 June 2002

"High-speed Buffer Comprises Discrete Transistors" EDN, Design Ideas, Feb. 3, 2011

"Build an Op Amp with Three Discrete Transistors" EDN, Design Ideas, Dec. 1, 2011
                    this article reprinted in The Best of Design Ideas October 2012

"Obtain a Gain of 450 from One Vacuum Tube" EDN, Design Ideas, June 21 2012

"Simple Circuits Enable Oscilloscope Art" EDN, Design Ideas, September 24, 2013

"Forced Quenching Improves Three-Transistor FM Tuner" EDN, Design Ideas, February 29, 2016

"AM Detector More Sensitive Than Simple Diode" EDN, Design Ideas, September 28, 2016

If you would like copies of any of these articles, send a personal check or money order for $7 for each article (post included) to 920 Indian Hills Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301.
Also available are printed circuit boards for the GlobeSpan receiver in the GlobeSpan article and both books for $11 postpaid.


The New Radio Receiver Building Handbook published 2006

Fun With Electronics published 2016

These books are available from the publisher: as well as Amazon, Barns & Noble, and other online book stores.