In this brand new volume, Ian Poole begins with a fine introduction to radio, suitable for almost all readers. ...the book is an excellent way for neophytes to step into radio and learn something about it. It begins with the basics and gradually brings in more advanced concepts. We recommend it as an additon to the technical libraries of intermediate-level technical readers. It is an interesting read even for the advanced engineer. - QEX July/August 2004
Ian Poole has written a fascinating guide to the technology and applications of modern radio and communications equipment. His approach provides a useful foundation for college students and technicians seeking an update on the latest technology, but each topic is introduced from the basics, ensuring that the book is equally rewarding for managers in the communications industry, sales staff, and anyone seeking to update their knowledge of this exciting and rapidly expanding area of technology.
The key areas covered by this book are:
Broadcasting, including Digital Radio
Private mobile radio, (PMR) including trunking and TETRA
Cellular telecommunications, including GSM and 3G
Data communications, including Bluetooth and 802.11
As well as a survey of established and cutting-edge technologies the underpinning science and electronics is introduced.
*Includes a survey of established and cutting-edge communication technologies
*Introduces the underpinning science and electronics of the subject
*Provides an emphasis on circuits and how they work
Professional / technician engineers, electronics equipment manufacturers (management), servicing engineers, installation and sales staff, students.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Radio waves; Modes of transmission; Antennas; Receivers; Transmitters; Broadcasting; Satellites; Private mobile radio; Cellular telecommunications; Bluetooth; Appendix; Index
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
...the book is an excellent way for neophytes to step into radio and learn something about it. It begins with the basics and gradually brings in more advanced concepts. We recommend it as an additon to the technical libraries of intermediate-level technical readers. It is an interesting read even for the advanced engineer. - QEX July/August 2004
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