- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition (February 22, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0070580588
- ISBN-13: 978-0070580589
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How Radio Signals Work Paperback – February 22, 1998
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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 clearest look into deep space. 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. Electrons, watts, amps, volts, and other "mysterious beasties" owrk. 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 posibilities... or if you want to buttress a radio license application, you've found the right book. How Radio Signals Work is the most pleasant path to enlightenment in the Age of Communications.
About the Author
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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Sinclair's book starts off at a very, very basic level and uses plain, conversational language to explain RF theory from the ground up. It really is a fantastic resource that I keep going back to for fundamental points in a readily comprehensible format. I recommend this book professionally to a lot of people who lack a decent grasp of the basics, and without exception they are up to speed in very short order once this book arrives.
Well written, organized and very sound. Can't recommend this book highly enough.