Basic Radio: Principles and Technology

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Newnes, 1998 - Education - 263 pages
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Basic Radio is a wide ranging introduction to the principles of radio waves, transmission and reception, and to the technologies of broadcasting, satellite and personal communications. As well as being a textbook for vocational courses such as City & Guilds and BTEC Ian Poole's book is essential reading for all communications and broadcast professionals.

Radio technology is becoming increasingly important in today's highly sophisticated electronics industry. There are traditional uses including broadcasting and point to point communications, as well as new technologies associated with cellular phones and wire-less data links. All of these developments mean that there will be a greater need for radio engineers at all levels.

Ian Poole is an electronic engineer currently involved in project management for the development of a large radio system. He is a regular contributor to Electronic - The Maplin Magazine, Everyday Practical Electronics and Practical Wireless. He has also written several books on amateur radio.

An accessible introduction to radio engineering
Suitable for FE students, technicians and hobbyists
Covers the latest technologies: cellular phones, wire-less data links
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Radio today yesterday and tomorrow
1
Chapter 2 Radio waves andpropagation
15
Chapter 3 Ccpccltors inductorsand filters
42
Chapter 4 Modulation
70
Chapter 5 Receivers
97
Chapter 6 Transmitters
153
Chapter 7 Antenna systems
178
Chapter 8 Broadcasting
210
Chapter 9 Satellites
234
Chapter 10 Personal communications
246
Basic calculations
256
Index
259
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Ian Poole is an established electronics engineering consultant with considerable experience in the communications and cellular markets. He is the author of a number books on radio and electronics and he has contributed to many magazines in the UK and worldwide. He is also winner of the inaugural Bill Orr Award for technical writing from the ARRL.

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