The Technician

The Technician's Radio Receiver Handbook

Wireless and Telecommunication Technology

The Technician's Radio Receiver Handbook is an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the technologies of wireless, cellular telephone, telecommunications, avionics, and other forms of electronic communication using radio waves. The market demand for and use of wireless and telecommunication technology has increased dramatically over the past decade, leaving many technicians and other communications professionals with the need for accurate information on how the newest equipment works and how to fix any problems that arise. Joe Carr, a notable author in the amateur radio and communications markets, explains both the new and old technologies, the science behind the scenes, as well as troubleshooting techniques not found in any other book. The book will also have a companion website including helpful calculation software, customizable spreadsheets, and much more.

Paperback, 352 Pages

Published: December 2000

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7319-8

Reviews

  • The Technician's Radio Receiver Handbook is an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the technologies of wireless, cellular telephone, telecommunications, avionics, and other forms of electronic communication using radio waves. -RF Globalnet This book is a good reference and training guide for anyone interested in communications technology, including wireless, cellular telephony, avionics, and other electronic comms using radio waves. -Electronic Product News

Contents

  • Radio Communications; Communications Systems; Modulation styles; Role of the Receiver; Radio Receiver Configurations; Older configurations including Crystal video, Tuned Radio Frequency, Regenerative & Superregenerative, Superheterodyne; Classes of receivers; Special Receivers: Electronic Warfare, Radar, ELINT/SIGIN; Radio Receiver Performance Characteristics including static, dynamic and spurious; The Front End: An Overview including Coupling to antenna, RF Amplifiers, Mixers, Local Oscillator/Synthesizer, and Filtering; Front-End Filtering; RF Amplifiers & Preamplifiers; The Mixer Stage; Local Oscillator & Synthesizer Circuits; IF Filters: General Filter Theory, SAW, Crystal Filters, Mechanical Filters; IF Amplifiers; Detector and Demodulator Circuits; The Other Receiver Circuits including Automatic Gain Control (AGC), Automatic Frequency Control (AFC), Noise Limiters and Blankers, and Squelch Circuits; GaAs ICs, Power MOSFETs, RF LDMOS and MMICs; Spectrum Analyzer Receivers; Digital Signal Processing ; PCS, UHF Trunked Systems, and Spread Spectrum; Receiver Tests and Measurements; Planning a Receiver System; Improving Receiver Performance in a high EMI environment; Troubleshooting Receiver System Problems; Special Reception Approaches

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