Resistor 1K, 0.5W

Resistor, 1K Ohm,
          0.5W1K Resistor

Colour code Brown, Black, Red = 1,0 and two zeros = 1000 Ohms = 1K
Gold band indicates 5% tolerance.

This particular type of 0.5W carbon film resistor was chosen because it is slightly larger and has the traditional clear colour codes on a light coloured background making them easier to read.  You could easily use smaller 0.25W types in the radio project.


Fixed resistors like this are sometimes shown in schematic diagrams as a zig-zag shape originally representing a resistor wound with wire.  In Europe, that schematic symbol disappeared at about the same time as the Morris 1000 Van and is not recommended.

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