Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book

Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book

18th Edition - January 1, 1989

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  • Author: Keith Brindley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102412

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Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book, 18th Edition focuses on the principles in radio and electronics, including call signs, circuits, frequencies, radio emissions, and television systems. The book first offers information on abbreviations and symbols, amateur radio emission designations, ASCII control characters, audible frequency range, basic logic symbols and truth tables, batteries and cells, BBC VHF/FM radio stations, BBC local radio stations, and block diagram symbols. The text then elaborates on bridge rectifier data, bridge circuits in measurement, cables, centronics interface, characteristics of world UHF terrestrial television systems, and CMOS data. The manuscript examines dipole lengths for the amateur bands, electrical relationships, electromagnetic wave, European terrestrial systems, engineering information, emissions designations, frequency allocations, frequency spectrum symbols, and fundamental constants and units. The text then ponders on international allocations of call signs, medium scale integrated logic symbols and terminology, power supply configurations, radio emissions, and pro electron system of semiconductor type labeling. The book is a dependable reference for electronic engineers and readers wanting to explore electronics.

Table of Contents

  • Abbreviations and Symbols

    Amateur Abbreviations

    Amateur Bands in the UK

    Amateur Radio Emission Designations

    ASCII Control Characters

    Astronomical Data

    Audible Frequency Range

    Audible Intensity

    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 Circuits in Measurement

    Bridge Rectifier Data

    Bridge Rectifier Encapsulations

    Broadcasting Bands

    BSI Standard Metric Sizes of Copper Winding Wires



    CCITT Recommendations

    Centronics Interface

    Characteristics of World UHF Terrestrial Television Systems

    CMOS Data

    CMOS Pinouts

    Code Conversion Tables

    Common Transistor and Diode Data

    Comparison of Logic Families

    Component Symbols


    Conversion Factors

    Copper Wire Data (SWG)

    Decibel Table

    Decimal Multipliers

    Digital Standard Circuits

    Dimensions of Physical Properties

    Dipole Lengths for the Amateur Bands

    Direct Broadcast by Satellite Television

    Electric Quantities

    Electrical Relationships

    Electrical Properties of Elements

    Electromagnetic Wave Spectrum

    Electronic Multiple and Sub-Multiple Conversion

    Emission Designations

    Engineering Information

    European Allocations of DBS Satellites, Positions, Channels and Polarizations

    European Terrestrial Systems

    Equipment Marking Symbols

    Fahrenheit Conversion Table

    Formulae, Useful

    Fractions of an Inch with Metric Equivalents

    Frequency Allocations

    Frequency Spectrum Symbols

    Fundamental Constants

    Fundamental Units

    Fuses Color Codes, Diameters of Fuse Wire

    Greek Alphabet

    Independent Local Radio Stations

    Interfacing Logic Families


    International Allocations of Call Signs

    International Morse Code

    International ‘Q’ Code



    LEDs, Using

    Letter Symbols by Unit Name

    Logic Elements, Symbols

    Logic Terms

    Mains Low-Voltage Power Supplies

    Medium Scale Integrated Logic Symbols and Terminology


    Metric Sizes of Insulated Round Winding Wires

    Metric Wire Sizes

    Microwave Band Designation System

    Miscellaneous International Abbreviations

    Multifrequency PSTN Tones

    Musical Notes Frequency

    North American PSTN Area Codes Alphabetical

    North American PSTN Area Codes Numerical

    Op-Amp Data

    Op-Amp Standard Circuits

    Overall Rating for Telephony

    Paper Sizes

    Particles of Modern Physics

    Phonetic Alphabet

    Power Supply Configurations

    Powers of 2

    Powers of 1016

    Powers of 1610

    Proposed DBS Television Formats

    QRK Code (Audibility)

    QSA Code (Signal Strength)

    Radio and Electronics Glossary

    Radio Communications Symbols

    Radio Emissions

    Radio Regions

    Radio Station Classes

    Radio Wavebands

    RC Time Constants

    Reactance of Capacitors at Spot Frequencies

    Reactance of Inductors at Spot Frequencies

    Resistivities of Metals and Alloys

    RL Time Constants

    Resistor and Capacitor Color Coding

    Resistor and Capacitor Letter and Digit Code

    RST Code (Readability)

    RS 232C Interface

    RS 449 Interface

    Satellite Positions (DBS)

    Satellite Positions (Non-DBS)

    Satellite Television Channels (DBS)

    Satellite Television Channels (Non-DBS)

    Sea Areas

    Semiconductor Labeling, Pro Electron

    Seven-Segment LED Displays


    SINPO Code

    SIO Code

    Sound and Sound Levels

    Standard Digital Circuits

    Standard Frequency and Time Transmissions

    Standard Frequency Formats

    Standard PSTN Tones

    Standard Units

    Standard Wire Gauge and Standard Drill Sizes

    Statistical Formulae

    Stereo Pickup Lead Color Codes

    Telephone Country Codes Alphabetical

    Telephone Country Codes Numerical

    Temperature Conversion Formulae

    Terrestrial Television Channels

    Terrestrial TV Aerial Dimensions


    Transistor and Diode Encapsulations

    Transistor Circuits and Characteristics

    Transistor Letter Symbols

    Transistor Testing

    Trigonometric Relationships

    TTL and CMOS Letter Symbols

    TTL Data

    TTL Pinouts

    UIC 625-Line Television System: Channels and Transmitters

    Field Blanking Details


    UK CB Radio

    Velocity of Sound

    Voltage Multiplier Circuits

    Voltage Regulator Data

    Voltage Regulator Encapsulations

    Voltage Regulators

    V24 Interchange Circuits

    Wavelength-Frequency Conversion Table

    Wire Gauges

    World Allocations of DBS Satellite Positions

    World Time

    Zener Diodes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1989
  • Published: January 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102412

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.

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