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Newnes Radio Engineer's Pocket Book - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750617383, 9781483193885

Newnes Radio Engineer's Pocket Book

1st Edition

Author: John Davies
eBook ISBN: 9781483193885
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 10th February 1995
Page Count: 432
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Newnes Radio Engineer's Pocket Book focuses on various processes employed in radio engineering, including frequency, wavelength, radio waves, resonant circuits, and oscillators. The book first elaborates on the propagation of radio waves, decibel scale, and transmission lines. Discussions focus on radio frequency lines, impedance matching, waveguides, decibels referred to absolute values, radio frequency spectrum, formation and behavior of radio waves, and methods of propagation. The text then explores antennas, resonant circuits, oscillators, piezo-electric devices, and bandwidth requirements and modulation. The manuscript examines frequency planning, radio equipment, microwave communication, information privacy and encryption, and multiplexing. Topics include code division multiple access (CDMA), encryption principles, performance criteria for analogue and digital links, microwave usage, transmitters, receivers, and programmable equipment. The book also reviews broadcasting, connectors and interfaces, satellite communications, batteries, instrumentation, and base station site management. The publication is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in radio engineering.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

1 Propagation of Radio Waves

1.1 Frequency and Wavdength

1.2 The Radio Frequency Spectrum

1.3 The Isotropic Radiator

1.4 Formation of Radio Waves

1.5 Behaviour of Radio Waves

1.6 Methods of Propagation

2 The Decibel Scale

2.1 Decibels and the Logarithmic Scale

2.2 Decibels Referred to Absolute Values

3 Transmission Lines

3.1 General Considerations

3.2 Impedance Matching

3.3 Base Band Lines

3.4 Balanced Line Hybrids

3.5 Radio Frequency Lines

3.6 Waveguides

4 Antennas

4.1 Antenna Characteristics

4.2 Antenna Types

4.3 VHF And UHF Antennas

4.4 Microwave Antennas

5 Resonant Circuits

5.1 Series and Parallel Tuned Circuits

5.2 Q Factor

5.3 Coupled (Band-Pass) Resonant Circuits

6 Oscillators

6.1 Oscillator Requirements

6.2 Tunable Oscillators

6.3 Quartz Crystal Oscillators

6.4 Frequency Synthesizers

6.5 Caesium And Rubidium Frequency Standards

7 Piezo-Electric Devices

7.1 Piezo-Electric Effect

7.2 Quartz Crystal Characteristics

7.3 Specifying Quartz Crystals

7.4 Filters

8 Bandwidth Requirements and Modulation

8.1 Bandwidth of Signals at Base Band

8.2 Modulation

8.3 Analogue Modulation

8.4 Digital Modulation

8.5 Spread Spectrum Transmission

9 Frequency Planning

9.1 International and Regional Planning

9.2 National Planning

9.3 Designations of Radio Emissions

9.4 Bandwidth and Frequency Designations

9.5 General Frequency Allocations

9.6 Classes of Radio Stations

9.7 Radio Wavebands

10 Radio Equipment

10.1 Transmitters

10.2 Receivers

10.3 Programmable Equipment

11 Microwave Communication

11.1 Microwave Usage

11.2 Propagation

11.3 K Factor

11.4 Fresnel Zones, Reflections and Multi-Path Fading

11.5 Performance Criteria for Analogue And Digital Links

11.6 Terminology

11.7 Link Planning

11.8 Example of Microwave Link Plan

12 Information Privacy and Encryption

12.1 Encryption Principles

12.2 Speech Encryption

12.3 Data Encryption

12.4 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) or Spread Spectrum

12.5 Classiflcations of Security

13 Multiplexing

13.1 Frequency Division Multiplex (FDM)

13.2 Time Division Multiplex (TDM)

13.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)

14 Speech Digitization and Synthesis

14.1 Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM)

14.2 Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)

14.3 Delta Modulation

14.4 Speech Synthesis

15 VHF and UHF Mobile Communication

15.1 Operating Procedures

15.2 Control of Base Stations

15.3 Common Base Station (CBS) Operation

15.4 Wide Area Coverage

16 Signalling

16.1 Sub-Audio Signalling

16.2 In-Band Tone and Digital Signalling

16.3 Digital Signalling

16.4 Standard PSTN Tones

17 Channel Occupancy, Availability and Trunking

17.1 Channel Occupancy and Availability

17.2 Trunking

17.3 In-Band Interrupted Scan (IBIS) Trunking

17.4 Trunking to MPT 1327 Specification

18 Mobile Radio Systems

18.1 Paging

18.2 Cordless Telephones

18.3 Trunked Radio

18.4 Analogue Cellular Radio-Telephone Networks

18.5 Global System Mobile (OSM)

18.6 Personal Communication Network (PCN)

18.7 Private Mobile Radio (PMR)

18.8 UK CB Radio

19 Base Station Site Management

19.1 Base Station Objectives

19.2 Site Ownership or Accommodation Rental?

19.3 Choke of Site

19.4 Masu and Towers

19.5 Installation of Electronic Equipment

19.6 Earthing and Protection Against Lightning

19.7 Erection of Antennas

19.8 Interference

19.9 Antenna Multi-Coupling

19.10 Emergency Power Supplies

19.11 Installation Approval and Certification

20 Instrumentation

20.1 Accuracy, Resolution and Stability

20.2 Audio Instruments

20.3 Radio Frequency Instruments

21 Batteries

21.1 Cell Characteristics

21.2 Non-Rechargeable Primary Batteries

21.3 Rechargeable Batteries

22 Satellite Communications

22.1 Earth Orbits

22.2 Communication by Sateuite Link

22.3 Proposed Satellite Television Formats

22.4 Global Positioning System (GPS)

23 Connectors and Interfaces

23.1 Audio and Video Connectors

23.2 Co-Axial Connector

23.3 Interfaces

24 Broadcasting

24.1 Standard Frequency and Time Transmissions

24.2 Standard Frequency Formats

24.3 UK Broadcasting Bands

24.4 BBC AM Radio Stations

24.5 BBC VHF Broadcasting

24.6 UK Television Channels and Transmitters

24.7 Characteristics of UHF Terrestrial Television Systems

24.8 Terrestrial Television Channels

24.9 Terrestrial Television Aerial Dimensions

25 Abbreviations and Symbols

25.1 Abbreviations

25.2 Letter Symbols by Unit Name

25.3 Electric Quantities

25.4 Transistor Letter Symbols

25.5 Component Symbols

25.6 Radiocommunications Symbols

25.7 Block Diagram Symbols

25.8 Frequency Spectrum Symbols

25.9 Equipment Marking Symbols

26 Miscellaneous Data

26.1 Fundamental Constants

26.2 Electrical Relationships

26.3 Dimensions of Physical Properties

26.4 Fundamental Units

26.5 Greek Alphabet

26.6 Standard Units

26.7 Decimal Multipliers

26.8 Electronic Multiple and Sub-Multiple Conversion

26.9 Useful Formulae

26.10 Colour Codes

26.11 RC Time Constants

26.12 RL Time Constants

26.13 Reactance of Capacitors at Spot Frequencies

26.14 Reactance of Inductors at Spot Frequencies

26.15 Boundaries of Sea Areas

26.16 The Beaufort Scale

26.17 Signal Rating Codes

26.18 World Time

26.19 Intemational Allocation of Call Signs

26.20 Amateur Radio

26.21 Microwave Band Designation Systems

26.22 Intemational 'Q' Code

26.23 RST Code

26.24 Intemational Morse Code

26.25 Phonetic Alphabet

26.26 Miscellaneous Intenational Abbreviations

26.27 Conversions and Equivalents

26.28 Laws

26.29 CCITT Recommendations

26.30 Powers of Numbers

26.31 Sound

26.32 Paper Sizes

26.33 Fuses

26.34 Statistical Formulae

26.35 Particles of Modern Physics

26.36 Calculus

26.37 Mensuration

26.38 Trigonometrical Relationships

26.39 Transistor Circuits and Characteristics

26.40 Astronomical Data

26.41 Resistivities of Selected Metals and Alloys

26.42 Electrical Properties of Elements

26.43 Wire Data and Drill Sizes




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