How Radio Signals Work

Paperback | February 1, 1998

byJim Sinclair

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Most of us use radio waves every single day - and most of us have very little idea of how they work. In a reader-friendly style requiring no technical or mathematical background, this concise and clearly-written book explains the basics of radio signaling. You'll learn how energy carries information, messages are imprinted on energy, signals move across space, signals are detected and amplified, and electrons, watts, amps, volts, and other "mysterious beasties" work. If you're curious about the phenomena that make modern communications work ... if you want a fascinating, across-the-board tour of the entire field of radio communications, including career possibilities ... or if you want to buttress a radio license application, you've found the right book.

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Amateur radio and ham radio are still very popular hobbies. This introductory guide is truly designed for beginners, especially those without a background in math or electronics. Offering A to Z coverage of radio signals -- including satellites, mobile communications, microwave, and shortwave radio -- it's ideal for hobbyists who want ...

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Most of us use radio waves every single day - and most of us have very little idea of how they work. In a reader-friendly style requiring no technical or mathematical background, this concise and clearly-written book explains the basics of radio signaling. You'll learn how energy carries information, messages are imprinted on energy, s...

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Understand Today's Communications- No Technical Background Required.. Radio waves poer not only radios, but TVs. They make our cell phones. work. They enable the airplane we ride and the ships we sail to navigate in unfamiliar locales. Radio waves are even at the heart of our most powerful telescopes, permitting scientists their cleare...

Jim Sinclair is a shortwave radio expert and a former broadcast operator with A.P.O./Telecom Australia, where he has installed, operated, and tested thousands of receivers and other pieces of radio and communications equipment.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.17 × 7.34 × 0.69 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:TAB BOOKS

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Amateur radio and ham radio are still very popular hobbies. This introductory guide is truly designed for beginners, especially those without a background in math or electronics. Offering A to Z coverage of radio signals -- including satellites, mobile communications, microwave, and shortwave radio -- it's ideal for hobbyists who want to get deeper into the subject without bogging down in technicalities.