The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2009 (Arrl Handbook for Radio Communications)
|Rating||:||4.59 (556 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||506 Pages|
Lots of Detail--Too Little Context Like so many ARRL publications, there's a phenomenal amount of depth to this book. While it's endlessly fascinating to comb through it, the book has too little context (real-world examples and application) for a novice like me.I'm an instructional designer by profession, and a General Class who'd like to teach some of this material to others. I can't find much in this book to recommend it to newbies. For example, in my endless quest for teachable material on electrical fundamentals and how they apply to radio, I hoped that that chapter in the Handbook would be of benefit. No joy. Unfortunately, the chapter immediately jumps . The best of its kind Malkiel Jonas Decades of experience and generations of authors honed this excellent handbook to near perfection. Though written mainly for amateurs, this book may serve as an excellent introductory text and a treasure box of useful information for professionals as well. I found its use essential as a radio amateur and still enjoy content and style as a professional R&D engineer. The 2009 edition covers among other subjects electrical and electronic fundamentals, component characteristics and data, circuit construction techniques, RF sources, filters, receivers and transmitters, transmission lines, antennas, test procedures and equipment c. "Almost what I expected" according to Kenneth Finnegan. As far as the information on Amateur radio, I was not disappointed. What was disappointing was the areas I am already somewhat knowledgeable about, namely Wifi.The section on Wifi seems to be about 5 years out of date, which I find inexcusable if they're publishing a new edition every year. There is no mention of 802.11n, which is forgivable, but only mentions WEP for encryption, which has been broken for I believe at least 7 years now. There is no mention of WPA or WPA2. It makes me wonder how up-to-date the other sections are that I am not as familiar with elsewhere.
Must-HaveFor the radio amateurFor the technician and engineerFor the newcomerThis 86th edition of The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications stays ahead of the pack taking its place as the most comprehensive source of applied electronics and communications know-how. First published in 1926, The Handbook has served generations of radio amateurs, professionals and students. You will turn to The Handbook again and again!CD-ROM Included! The CD-ROM at the back of the book includes all of the fully searchable text and illustrations in the printed book, as well as companion software, PC board templates and other support files.. This authoritative book features the most current material on the state-of-the-art:Principles of electronics including basic theory, components, analog and digital circuit construction.Radio communication fundamentals and design including modes and systems, filters, EMI, digital signal processing and software radio design, and RF power amplifiers.Real-world applications and operating including practical projects, station setup, antennas, transmission lines, and methods for testing and troubleshooting.References filled with hundreds of