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NAB Engineering Handbook, Tenth Edition Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0240807515 ISBN-10: 0240807510 Edition: 10th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 2120 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 10 edition (June 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240807510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240807515
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 2.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,015,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A big thumper of an engineering resource is about to hit broadcast technical circles, written by a list of veritable engineering all-stars.- Radio World Online, April 2007

About the Author

Graham Jones has more than 35 years experience in the broadcast industry. With NAB he works on advanced television issues, technical standards, education and training. He is a member of both ATSC and SMPTE engineering committees. Previously he was Engineering Director for the Harris/PBS DTV Express - the educational road show that introduced DTV to many U.S. broadcasters. He started his career with the BBC in London, and has worked as a consultant to broadcasters in many parts of the world. He holds a degree in physics, is a chartered electrical engineer, and is a member of the IEE, SMPTE, SBE and the Royal Television Society. In 2004 he received the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award from the Advanced Television Systems Committee.
David Layer is Director, Advanced Engineering in the Science & Technology Department of NAB, located in Washington, DC. David has been with NAB since 1995, and has been very active in the radio standards setting area. He is also involved in NAB's technical conference planning and technical publication activities, and has been an author and contributing author for numerous technical publications, including IEEE Spectrum magazine (a leading journal of the Electrical Engineering profession) and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology.
Tom Osenkowsky is a Senior Member of IEEE, NARTE and SBE. He has been practicing broadcast engineering since 1976. He has designed, constructed and maintained radio broadcast facilities in the United States and Caribbean Islands, written software for engineering applications and is a freqquent contributor to Radio World magazine.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Toven on August 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I recently took (and passed) the Certified Broadcast Technologist exam with the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Since I have limited resources, and would rather hold out a short while for the 11th edition to be released, I checked out this book from my local university library to use for a study tool. I took this book in with me when I took the CBT exam (most SBE exams are open book). This book proved absolutely invaluable in my preparation for the CBT exam and while taking the actual exam. Highly recommended for any engineer's reference shelf!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dane E. Ericksen on February 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
If you're in the technical side of broadcasting, this handbook should be considered as a core text for your library. It's probably the most comprehensive, up to date, and technically accurate handbook that you can buy. Only authors with a proven track record and many years of experience are invited by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to be authors, and those submissions are peer-reviewed before being finalized.

The only down sides are first that it's heavy (if you drop it on your foot you will probably be crippled for life) and second it's not printed in color; however, the handbook comes with a CD that includes colored versions of figures and tables where the contributing authors' figures/tables were in color.

Purchasing this handbook should be a no-brainer decision if you work in broadcasting or broadcast-related technical fields. It's a valuable reference tool.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donna Bailey on September 30, 2009
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Like most modern handbooks I was expecting this book to be wide and shallow, and it certainly is, no surprises here, what I was not expecting though, is for it to be so biased, and so light on some key subjects, let me explain, the biggest disappointment and the worst bias, the compact disc shipped with the book is Windows only, I can not express how badly I felt when I noticed this, the people responsible for the sale of this book must let it be known clearly that Linux users like myself will be left out, I would have kept my money if I had known this, so much for some report around calling this work unbiased.

Another problem with this CD is that it comes with Hexalock copy protection, now the people who needs to make money from the production of this book needs to protect the contents of the CD,I can not say I disagree too much with that but again this should be made evident on the product so that all who hates such protection knows enough to leave the book alone, not all people goes around with laptops, it would be nice to copy the files so you can get them on a Netbook computer that does not have a CD-ROM drive,the last gripe concerning this CD, Hexalock does not work properly on Vista, that OS needs a patch that can be downloaded from the Hexalock website, or else the "Windows only" CD will not work on Windows Vista.
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