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I'm interested in building AM and FM radios from discrete components. Has anyone ever used an RLC meter to precisely create the inductors and other elements used in these radios? I know cheaper RLC meters measure parameters at 1kHz to 10kHz (100kHz if lucky). Is this still applicable and useful in trying to create the right components for the radios?

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You will need to create IF transformers that resonate at 455kHz (AM) or 10.7MHz (FM), and RF transformers at 500-1600kHz (AM) or 88-108MHz (FM), and oscillator coils at RF+IF. So, no.

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