Analog Electronics

The Rock Stars of Analog

Over on The Amp Hour, I’ve been known to call ham radio operators, “The Rock Stars of Analog“. This is meant for the ones that are out there making their circuits using the dead bug method or otherwise. Jason Milldrum from has confirmed this belief with a picture in his latest posting about his RF kit making business:

Project X Prototype

I mean would you LOOK at that thing??? It’s awesome! Plus it transmits radio signals, so it’s just that much more magical. I know the theory behind RF, but I still geek out whenever I think about radio stuff. Anyway, thanks to Jason for posting the picture on his site and on Flickr. Check out his blog for more info as it comes available!

By Chris Gammell

Chris Gammell is an engineer who talks more than most other engineers. He also writes, makes videos and a couple podcasts. While analog electronics happen to be his primary interests, he also dablles in FPGAs and system level design.

8 replies on “The Rock Stars of Analog”

Chris, I’m humbled to be dubbed one of the Rock Stars of Analog. đŸ˜€

Thanks so much for the blog love. I made sure to add your blog to my blogroll. Great stuff!

I took a photo of my lab just for you and your readers:

73 (best regards),

Jason NT7S

Speaking of “dead bug” construction and Analog Rock Stars, check the last page of Linear Tech’s app note 74 written by Jim Williams (definitely an Analog Rock Star of the 1st order) or some of the photos in Bob Pease’s work (another very top tier Analog Rock Star)


By the way Chris…I’m now on the very east coast and have been quite negligent in keeping up my web site – soon to be corrected I hope. Are you on LinkedIn?

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