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Electronic Coupling Quiz
August 1973 Popular Electronics

August 1973 Popular Electronics

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A score of 80% is nothing to brag about, but at least I got all the easy ones right. A couple of them I guessed at based on how the circuit looks - like the one with the "gimmick" coupling. This quiz by Popular Electronics magazine quizmaster Robert P. Balin tests your knowledge of coupling circuits. If it had not been for studying for my Ham radio license tests, I would not have recognized the gamma matching circuit. Fewer and fewer people nowadays - at least as a percentage of those engaged in electronics - are familiar with fundamental concepts of circuit design (truthfully, I've forgotten a lot of what I learned decades ago). Entire products can be designed nowadays using just integrated circuits, a handful of power supply decoupling capacitors, and maybe a little software code.

Electronic Coupling Quiz

By Robert P. Balin

Electronic Coupling Quiz, August 1973 Popular Electronics - RF CafeMany types of coupling circuits are employed in electronics to meet matching requirements in feedback networks and between amplifier stages. Others are used between amplifiers and speakers, transmission lines, or antennas. Test your knowledge of coupling circuits and devices by matching those shown in A-J with their names numbered 1 to 10 at the right.

1.  Balun

2.  Direct coupling

3.  Emitter coupling

4.  Gamma coupling

5.  Gimmick, or capacitive, coupling

6.  Impedance coupling

7.  Link coupling

8.  RC coupling

9.  "Tickler," or inductive, coupling

10. Transformer coupling













See answers below.

Quizzes from vintage electronics magazines such as Popular Electronics, Electronics-World, QST, and Radio News were published over the years - some really simple and others not so simple. Robert P. Balin created most of the quizzes for Popular Electronics. This is a listing of all I have posted thus far.

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Answers to Coupling Quiz

A. 10

B. 8

C. 3

D. 6

E. 5

F. 4

G. 7

H. 1

I. 2

J. 9



Posted February 20, 2024
(updated from original post on 8/24/2017)

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