a type of heterodyne circuit containing a vacuum tube or transistor that acts simultaneously as a detector and oscillator.
Origin of autodyne
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The connections for the autodyne, or self-heterodyne, receiving set are shown in Fig. 60.
From this you will see that any regenerative set can be used for autodyne, or self-heterodyne, reception.
electronics denoting or relating to an electrical circuit in which the same elements and valves are used as oscillator and detector
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