Autodyne



a type of heterodyne circuit containing a vacuum tube or transistor that acts simultaneously as a detector and oscillator.
Historical Examples

The connections for the autodyne, or self-heterodyne, receiving set are shown in Fig. 60.
The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins

From this you will see that any regenerative set can be used for autodyne, or self-heterodyne, reception.
The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins

adjective
(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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