QEX May 2023 Questions

Please email your questions and comments to N8QM@arrl.net. Wes will post the more astute questions and answers here.

Richard Zerod (W8CZ) notes the poor ambient temperature correlation with the SPICE diode.

Gary Kaatz (W9TD) notes a very astute observation regarding typical performance.

Geoff Peters (AB6BT) asks about the ideal curve intercept to solve for the saturation current. Admittedly, this was a tough one for me to write about in the article without launching into an unnecessary discussion of solid-state physics.