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My name is Steve Rawlings, holder of the amateur radio callsign 'GW4ALG'.  

Through these pages, you can find out how to draw your own circuit diagrams using The Microsoft 'Paint' application. 

This may not be the most professional way of drawing circuit diagrams, but it does use readily available software, and, with practice, you can produce good looking drawings that are easy to maintain.

To start producing your first circuit diagram, copy the template files onto your C: drive.

Start MS Paint and open the required template file.  Then start another session of MS Paint and save your new file as a monochrome .bmp or .gif file.  Now you're ready to start pasting the required symbols into your new file.

Then it's just a matter of using the features in Paint to place the symbols in the right place, and connect them together with lines of suitable thickness.

Here's one I made earlier:

Sample circuit diagram (VFO)


Good luck with your poor man's CAD package!

Steve Rawlings, GW4ALG
16 November 2002