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Larry Coyle

Larry Coyle’s interest in electronics began back in the 1950s, when he was in high school. He read, learned, listened and built stuff, picking up along the way a ham radio license and a commercial first class radiotelephone license.

After a stint in an AM radio station as a radio broadcast engineer and graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a MSEE degree, he began a career in electronic engineering spanning the eras of vacuum tubes, transistors, integrated circuits and now computers. Along the way, he found a job designing scientific instrumentation for early research satellites and atmospheric research and spent most of his working life in that field. 

Larry eventually spent several years as an independent consultant, but is now retired and recently moved from Massachusetts to Texas, where he enjoys ham radio as well as designing and building equipment for use around the house and the shack. He also is fond of barbershop quartet music, and trying to coax plants to grow in the rocky soil of Texas.

Larry's Articles

Build an ESR Meter for Your Test Bench
January 2016
Test your stash of capacitors with this ESR Meter and weed out any bad ones before you install them in your projects.

The Garage Sentinel
August 2015
Yep. We’ve got yet another parking assistant project that will save you from the ’ol hanging tennis ball.