Basic Radio - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750626323, 9780080938462

Basic Radio

1st Edition

Principles and Technology

Authors: Ian Poole
Paperback ISBN: 9780750626323
eBook ISBN: 9780080938462
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 5th March 1998
Page Count: 224
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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.

Key Features

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


Radio engineers; FE students on related courses; hobbyists

Table of Contents

Radio Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow; Radio Waves and Propagation; Capacitors, Inductors and Filters; Modulation; Receivers; Transmitters; Antenna Systems; Broadcasting; Satellites; Personal Communications; Appendix


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About the Author

Ian Poole

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adrio Communications Ltd, Staines, UK


'An excellent very readable 'first' technical book' 'Excellent first technical book. Highly recommended.' Practical Wireless ' Well illustrated by graphs, schematics and tables'