For radio equipment users who want to gain a basic understanding of the way signals work, this text is written in easy-to-understand language for those with only a brief knowledge of electronics or mathematics. Topics covered include magnetic and electric fields, various bands of the radio spectrum such as VHF and UHF, aerials and antennas, propagation of signals, tuning and filters, hazards and faults, power transmission of radio signals, and basic physics-electrons, amps, watts and volts. The book also explores radio signals including broadcasting, mobile communications, aeronautical, marine, short wave, television, satellites, microwaves, radar, radio-location, beacons, telemetry, digital radio, radio astronomy, time signals, spark transmission, tropospheric scatter and underground scatter.
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Understand Today's Communications- No Technical Background Required. Radio waves poer not only radios, but TVs. They make our cell phones work. They enable the airplane we ride and the ships we sail to navigate in unfamiliar locales. Radio waves are even at the heart of our most powerful telescopes, permitting scientists their clearest look into deep space. Most of us use radio waves every single day - and most of us have very little idea of how they work. In a reader-friendly style requiring no technical or mathematical background, this concise and clearly-written book explains the basics of radio signaling. You'll learn how: Energy carries information. Messages are imprinted on energy. Signals move across space. Signals are detected and amplified. Electrons, watts, amps, volts, and other "mysterious beasties" owrk. If you're curious about the phenomena that make modern communications work... if you want a fascinating, across-the-board tour of the entire field of radio communications, including career posibilities... or if you want to buttress a radio license application, you've found the right book. How Radio Signals Work is the most pleasant path to enlightenment in the Age of Communications.About the Author:
Jim Sinclair is a shortwave radio expert and a former broadcast operator with A.P.O./Telecom Australia, where he has installed, operated, and tested thousands of receivers and other pieces of radio and communications equipment.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, Roseville, NSW, Australia, 1997. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. x, + 234pp., b/white figures/diagrams throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with a hint of tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "This is a book for anyone who wishes to gain a basic understanding of the way radio signals work without becoming bogged down in technicalities . . . The book covers a wide variety of radio signal types including broadcasting, mobile communications, aeronautical, marine, short-wave, television, satellites, microwaves, radar, radiolocation, beacons, telemetry, digital radio, radio astronomy, time signals, spark transmission, tropospheric scatter and underground radio." Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Bookseller Inventory # 008838