Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book

Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book

17th Edition - January 1, 1987

Write a review

  • Author: Keith Brindley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105307

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer’s Pocket Book, 17th edition covers the needs of most people interested in radio and electronics related areas, while making it easy to locate the required information. The book starts by providing a list of abbreviations and symbols. The selection then provides illustrations and some explanations on several topics such as amateur bands in the UK, basic logic symbols and truth tables, batteries and cells, BBC AM, VHF/FM, and VHF test radio stations. The book also includes some information on the Beaufort scale, block diagram symbols, bridge rectifier data, bridge rectifier encapsulations, and broadcasting bands. Cables, calculus, characteristics of world television systems, and CMOS data and input are also demonstrated. Other presented data are the decimal table, electric quantities, Fahrenheit conversion table, radio emissions, and semiconductor glossary and labeling. The text will be invaluable to electronics engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Abbreviations and Symbols

    Aerial Dimensions

    Amateur Abbreviations

    Amateur Bands in the UK

    Basic Logic symbols and Truth Tables

    Batteries and Cells

    BBC AM Radio Stations

    BBC Local Radio Stations

    BBC VHF/FM Radio Stations

    BBC VHF Test Tone Transmissions

    Beaufort Scale

    Block Diagram Symbols

    Bridge Rectifier Data

    Bridge Rectifier Encapsulations

    Broadcasting Bands



    Characteristics of World Television Systems

    CMOS Data

    CMOS Pinouts

    Code Conversion Tables

    Common Transistor and Diode Data

    Comparison of Logic Families

    Component Symbols


    Conversion Factors

    Decibel Table

    Decimal Multipliers

    Dimensions of Physical Properties

    Dipole Lengths for the Amateur Bands

    Electric Quantities

    Electrical Relationships

    Electromagnetic Wave Spectrum

    Emission Designations

    Engineering Information

    Fahrenheit Conversion Table

    Formula, Useful

    Fractions of an Inch with Metric Equivalents

    Frequency Spectrum Symbols

    Fundamental Constants

    Fundamental Units

    Greek Alphabet

    Independent Local Radio Stations


    International Allocation of Call Signs

    International Morse Code

    International 'Q' code



    LEDs, Using

    Letter Symbols by Unit Name

    Logic Terms

    Medium Scale Integrated Logic Symbols and Terminology


    Microwave Band Designation Systems

    Miscellaneous International Abbreviations

    Musical Notes Frequency

    Op-amp Data

    Op-amp Standard Circuits

    Overall Rating for Telephony

    Phonetic Alphabet

    Power Supply Configurations

    QRK Code (audibility)

    QSA code (signal strength)

    Radio Emissions

    Radio Regions

    Radio Station Classes

    Radio Wavebands

    Reactance of Capacitors at Spot Frequencies

    Reactance of Inductors at Spot Frequencies

    Resistor and Capacitor Color Coding

    Resistor and Capacitor Letter and Digit Code

    RST Code (readability)

    Sea Areas

    Semiconductor Glossary

    Semiconductor Labeling, Pro Electron


    SINPO Code


    Sound and Sound Levels

    Standard Frequencies

    Standard Units

    Statistical Formula

    Temperature Conversion Formula


    Transistor and Diode Encapsulations

    Transistor Circuits and Characteristics

    Transistor Letter Symbols

    Trigonometric Relationships

    TTL and CMOS Letter Symbols

    TTL Data

    TTL Pinouts

    UHF Television Channels and Transmitters

    UK CB Radio

    UK 625-line TV Channels Bands IV and V

    Voltage Multiplier Circuits

    Voltage Regulator Data

    Voltage Regulator Encapsulations

    Voltage Regulators

    Wavelength-frequency Conversion Table

    World Time

    Zener Diodes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 206
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105307

About the Author

Keith Brindley

Keith is a freelance journalist whose whole life (well, apart from the wife, the kids, the music and the mountain bike) is computers. He's been writing about them (computers, that is) for over 18 years, in the meantime working as a teacher, lecturer, engineer, journalist and finally (for the last 12 years) freelance in the computing field. He fondly remembers his first contacts with the Commodore Pet, the various Sinclair oddities, the BBC, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, the Mac, and the various incarnations of Windows. He dreams of new software and hardware, he realises that writing about computers makes little compared to making computers or writing the software for them, he is fully committed to passing his experience along to and making computer-life easier for his readers, yet still enjoys what he's doing. Which can't be all bad!

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance writer and journalist on electronics. Independent PC Consultant.

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book"