I'm a research scholar working on RF circuits and antennas. When I was growing up, we had an old TV set with a Yagi Uda antenna. I was fascinated by the fact that you could transmit audio and video hundreds of kilometers through the air without any wires. That was when I started taking interest in RF communication.
I started building simple AM/FM transmitters as a hobby and today I'm doing research in RF. I have 5+ years of experience in RF circuits and antenna design. I'm particularly interested in RF circuits for communication systems, HAM radio transceivers, antennas for UWB and reconfigurable antennas for cognitive radio.
I had no bench instruments when I started with electronics 10 years back. I built my workbench bit by bit. I still remember the day when I got my first ever Keysight Instrument in the year 2017. My happiness knew no bounds. It was a Keysight E36312A power supply I won it in the "Power Up My Bench" contest. It has helped me a lot with my hobby projects.
Currently, I own a Keysight power supply, a handheld DMM and a PC-based oscilloscope. There's a lot of space on my workbench :). Well, there's always space for new instruments. Is it even a workbench if it's not full of instruments stacked on top of each other? :P
Currently, I have a limitation on the type of hobby projects I can build due to the unavailability of test and measurement instruments. These smart bench essentials will help me further in building new and more complex projects. For instance, the Keysight EDU33212A function generator will help me build Tx/Rx for HAM radio band and the EDUX1052G will help analyze the critical components of these transceivers like oscillators and filters. Power supply and DMM to test and debug the circuits.
With all these instruments on my workbench, I can push my boundaries and work on many exciting projects. The ultimate goal is to have fun while turning the theory into practice.