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The Electronics of Radio epub

ISBN: 0521646456

ISBN13: 978-0521646451

Author: David Rutledge

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Engineering

Language: English

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Pap/Dskt edition (August 13, 1999)

Pages: 452 pages

ePUB book: 1471 kb

FB2 book: 1281 kb

Rating: 4.2

Votes: 304

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This innovative book provides a stimulating introduction to analog electronics by analyzing the design and construction of a radio transceiver.

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The Electronics of Radio book. The author provides essential theoretical background at each step, along with carefully designed laboratory and homework exercises. This structured approach ensures a good grasp of basic electronics as well as an excellent foundati This innovative book provides a stimulating introduction to analog electronics by analyzing the design and construction of a radio transceiver.

Professor Rutledge is the author of The Electronics of Radio, a book published by Cambridge . This book provides an introduction to analog electronics by analyzing the design and construction of a radio transceiver.

Professor Rutledge is the author of The Electronics of Radio, a book published by Cambridge University Press, as well as author or co-author of numerous other publications. Essential theoretical background is provided at each step, along with carefully designed laboratory and homework exercises. The goal of this approach is to ensure a good grasp of basic electronics as well as an excellent foundation in wireless communications systems

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This book is based on the NorCal 40A transceiver. On 12/03/2017 01:14 PM, David Gillooly wrote: The Electronics of Radio by David Rutledge (Author) ISBN 0-521-64645-6

This book is based on the NorCal 40A transceiver. It describes, analyzes and shows measurements of the blocks in the Norcal 40A. It isn't an inmexpensive book even if you get a used book. On 12/03/2017 01:14 PM, David Gillooly wrote: The Electronics of Radio by David Rutledge (Author) ISBN 0-521-64645-6. This book is based on the NorCal 40A transceiver.

David Rutledge has been a broadcaster since 1998, when he began making his first radio features, and he joined .

David Rutledge has been a broadcaster since 1998, when he began making his first radio features, and he joined RN full-time in 2001. Beyond his work in features, David has produced and presented The Religion and Ethics Report, Sunday Nights on ABC Local Radio, and RN’s late night music program The Quiet Space.

This innovative book provides a stimulating introduction to analog electronics by analyzing the design and construction of a radio transceiver. The author provides essential theoretical background at each step, along with carefully designed laboratory and homework exercises. This structured approach ensures a good grasp of basic electronics as well as an excellent foundation in wireless communications systems. The author begins with a thorough description of basic electronic components and simple circuits. He then describes the key elements of radio electronics, including filters, amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, and antennas. In the laboratory exercises, he leads the reader through the design, construction, and testing of a popular radio transceiver (the NorCal 40A), thereby illustrating and reinforcing the theoretical material. A diskette containing the widely known circuit simulation software, Puff, is included in the book. This book, the first to deal with elementary electronics in the context of radio, can be used as a textbook for introductory analog electronics courses, or for more advanced undergraduate classes on radio-frequency electronics. It will also be of great interest to electronics hobbyists and radio enthusiasts.
I am only rating this book at four stars because (1) I feel it has greater applicability and interest to those who practice the black art of RF theory and/or are avid amateur radio QRP [low power] enthusiasts and (2) the underlying NorCal 40A amateur radio kit is currently unavailable. If you are in the group mentioned and/or avail yourself of the resource cited below, then you will want to consider spending the $65 asking price for the book.

As mentioned, this book is based on a QRP kit -- the NorCal 40A transceiver -- and, as of this writing, it is no longer available. The NorCal 40A was a kit designed by Wayne Burdick, N6KR, of Elecraft fame and kitted by the Northern California QRP club. It was taken over/licensed/willed to Bob Dyer, K6KK, of Wilderness Radio and sold for about $175 until Wilderness Radio ceased to exist. (Or, at least, it disappeared.) Consequently, one will have to go some to have a practical project to model a great deal of the book's contents. If you are a serious student of RF engineering and electronics, you may want to hesitate in purchasing this book.

Fortunately, however, the Yahoo QRP Tech group run by Chuck Adams, K7QO, has gotten permission to reproduce this project from Wayne and has obtained the Gerber files to reproduce the circuit board. Moreover, Chuck and his doughty band have discovered a source for these boards from a company in China -- allpcb.com -- who will ship you ten boards for under $6 per order. So, that will get you part of the way there. Additionally, Chuck offers a series of videos on assembling the NorCal 40A as well as other resources on his website. (Search You Tube for "K7QO".) To realize a kit, of course, you must (1) order the boards, (2) scrounge the parts, and (3) assemble the kit. Fortunately, a lot of these problems are overcome by joining QRP Tech on Yahoo and mingling with the friendly folks there.

I would go into more detail here but it would be wasteful. But I would hasten to add that the totality of the experience -- joining Yahoo QRP Tech, pulling together the kit with their help, and using Professor Rutledge's book will bootstrap you well into the electronic theory of amateur radio RF design and engineering. Not an EE degree in the discipline but certainly enough detail to be comfortable with the electronics involved.
Speaking from the view of an electronics technician who later became an educator (BS in Secondary Ed - U of TN 1980), I believe it accomplishes its purpose for being published (>90%)! Knowing there are no perfect books or authors and one book can not teach you everything about such a complex technical subject, The Electronics of Radio is a very well written and orgainized book.

However, having built one of the ORIGINAL NorCal 40 transceivers kitted by the Northern California QRP Club (years before the book was written), and having used this radio to make hundreds of contacts across the US and Canada as KD4ZPA & KS4RT, I would recommend the following books be read first!

Basic Radio: Understanding the Key Building Blocks by Joel R. Hallas and published by the ARRL.

Basic Radio describes radio theory in a much simpler, non engineering, manner. Its first few pages gives the background for basic communications almost 200 years ago and without boring the reader continues to give good examples, diagrams, and illustrations as radio communications progressed through the years up to today's modern digital communications equipment.

For a more in depth study of basic electronics, I recommend,

electronics DeMYSTiFieD by Stan Gibilisco and pubished by McGraw Hill.

Both of these authors are college teachers (Professors), but do a very good job of making what could be boring reading at times, very interesting and engaging. Very little higher level math is required, but both books teach the same concepts in a more easily understood manner than is possible through a book like, The Electronics of Radio. Either or both of these books will make understanding The Electronics of Radio easier!

Have more questions, my email, is [email protected]
An understanding of basic calculus is helpful and probably a prerequisite for the course the book was used for; however, this book doesn't drown the reader in derivations and theory. It arrives at a nice balance of mathematics and practical knowledge.

I have not yet found that I must build a Nor Cal 40 to understand this book, but it would probably be fun to do so. Similarly, I will probably not utilize the modeling software that came with the book since it is MS DOS based.

While I have not finished the book, so far I like the book.
Meets and surpasses my expectations. I'm a painting contractor. Not a lab tech by any stretch. I am an AMATEUR radio enthusiast. This is the text I've been waiting for. The author has put it all together in a creative, accessible format for "hams" like me. I have3 purchased the companion QRP transceiver on which much of this material is based. I'd recommend doing this but the author's presentation is so clear and simple to understand (with a little hard work by the reader of course!) that the book is useful even with out the "rig". This will keep me busy and learning for years to come. Rutledge clearly respects and understands the history, the hobby, the profession, and the CRAFT of electronics and electronic communication. Kudos to the author for this innovative approach.
One of the only books of its type. Nice flow, but found myself wishing for deeper analysis at times. Given the intended audience, lack of a deeper more sophisticated analysis of circuit behavior is no real shortcoming. I enjoyed reading it the first time, and find myself picking it up again at quite moments and re-reading a chapter.
If you are interested in learning or reviewing radio electronics, I highly recommend this book. The math is not too advanced. The concepts and examples are clearly explained on a level from engineering to the interested layman. Rutledge does a grate job of merging the old technology with that of the 21st century. I also bought "The Science of Radio"by Paul J. Nahin. This is also a great read.
Excellent volume. I turn to it again and again.
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