The publication of "The Friendly Ionosphere" fills a gap in radio's literature. While strongly based in the science, the author makes some very important aspects of the subject understandable from a users' view. Many years of professional experience in telecommunication engineering, as well as in amateur radio, ensure that the book is valuable and accessible to the ham operator and yet is particularly well documented for the field engineer.
The examples which illustrate applications in radio propagation include the still controversial questions of whether Marconi really did hear transatlantic signals in 1901, and where Amelia Earhart was when her transpacific flight ended with a massive but unsuccessful mid-ocean search by the US Coast Guard and Navy in 1937.About the Author:
Crawford MacKeand is a Chartered Electrical Engineer in the United Kingdom, and before his final retirement from consulting engineering, was a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California. His working life encompassed microwave radar and telecommunications from HF to audio, while his amateur radio experience is from the early 1950s to the present, licensed at various times as G4ARR, WA2ZVX, WA3ZKZ and VP8CMY.
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Book Description Tyndar Pr, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110965906655
Book Description Tyndar Pr, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0965906655