The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is generally regarded among amateur radio operators, engineers, students and other technophiles to be the standard book of reference. In the ever-advancing fields of electronics and radio technology, this handbook provides a look at the state of the art that no other book approaches.
The pages are filled with fundamental information and practical applications provided by dozens of experts and technical editors from all over the radio communication field. Nearly every aspect of radio communication is covered, including radio and antenna design, equipment construction and station assembly, with clear and thorough explanations.
The ARRL Handbook was first published in 1926. A lot has changed in 90 editions, But the core principles are the same. If you are interested in the technical aspects of radio, you need this Handbook for Radio Amateur.
The latest edition of the ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is updated with new content and projects including:
- New antenna projects, including a Low-band Quad, Delta Loops, Coaxial Dipoles for VHF or UHF, and a Skeleton Slot for 14-30 MHz
- New material on power supply polarity protection circuits
- 144 MHz band-pass filter for reducing harmonics
- Updated Pebble Crusher QRP transmitter construction project
- Design software on CD-ROM, including Elsie™ filter and Pi-El matching networks
The ARRL Handbook also includes a bonus CD-ROM with complete text and illustrations in the printed book thatis fully searchable, plus expanded supplemental content including software, PC board templates and other support related files.
Note: CD-ROM System Requirements: Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows® XP, Macintosh® systems, using Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® software available FREE from Adobe. PDF files are Linux readable.
Topics Covered By The ARRL Handbook
- Chapter 1 - What is Amateur (Ham) Radio?
- Fundamental Theory
- Chapter 2 - Electrical Fundamentals
- Chapter 3 - Analog Basics
- Chapter 4 - Digital Basics
- Practical Design and Principles
- Chapter 5 - RF Techniques
- Chapter 6 - Computer-Aided Circuit Design
- Chapter 7 - Power Supplies
- Chapter 8 - Modulation
- Chapter 9 - Oscillators and Synthesizers
- Chapter 10 - Mixers, Modulators and Demodulators
- Chapter 11 - RF and AF Filters
- Chapter 12 - Receivers
- Chapter 13 - Transmitters
- Chapter 14 - Transceivers
- Chapter 15 - DSP and Software Radio Design
- Chapter 16 - Digital Modes
- Chapter 17 - RF Power Amplifiers
- Chapter 18 - Repeaters
- Antenna Systems and Radio Propagation
- Chapter 19 - Propagation of Radio Signals
- Chapter 20 - Transmission Lines
- Chapter 21 - Antennas
- Equipment Construction and Maintenance
- Chapter 22 - Component Data and References
- Chapter 23 - Construction Techniques
- Chapter 24 - Station Accessories
- Chapter 25 - Test Equipment and Measurements
- Chapter 26 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
- Chapter 27 - RF Interference
- Station Assembly and Management
- Chapter 28 - Safety
- Chapter 29 - Assembling a Station
- Operating Supplement (CD-ROM only)
- Space Communications
- Digital Communications
- Image Communications
- 2013 HF Transceiver Survey
Hardcover: 1320 pages. Softcover Edition also available.
Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.; Ninetieth Edition/First Printing (October 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.19 pounds