World Radio Tv Handbook 2014

Author: WRTH Publications Limited
Publisher: Wrth Pub Limited
ISBN: 0955548160
Size: 11.62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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World Radio TV Handbook is the world's most accurate and comprehensive directory of globabl broadcasting. It contains full details by country of radio broadcasts and broadcasters on LW, MW, SW and FM, and details of terrestrial TV.

The Early Shortwave Stations

Author: Jerome S. Berg
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786474110
Size: 15.55 MB
Format: PDF
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In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programs on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time. In subsequent years, countless stations in practically all countries followed suit, taking to shortwave to extend reception domestically or reach audiences thousands of miles away. Shortwave broadcasting would also have an important role in World War II and in the Cold War. In this, his fourth book on shortwave broadcast history, the author revisits the period of his earlier work, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945, and focuses on the stations that were on the air in those early days. The year-by-year account chronicles the birth and operation of the large international broadcasters, as well as the numerous smaller stations that were a great attraction to the DXers, or long-distance radio enthusiasts, of the time. With more than 100 illustrations and extensive notes, bibliography and index, the book is also a valuable starting point for further study and research.

Short Wave Listener S Guide

Author: Ian Poole
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0750626313
Size: 16.90 MB
Format: PDF
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This book provides a thorough introduction for radio amateurs who are interested in the traditional area of short wave listening. It explains exactly what short wave listening is, how radio waves travel, what equipment is needed to receive a signal, how to set up and run a short wave listening station and importantly, how to obtain an amateur radio licence. Each topic covered is clearly explained and further illustrated by the accompanying diagrams. Thus a description of wave propagation by all modes relevant to the HF bands is given in the chapter on radio waves. Likewise various types of transmission which can be encountered on the short wave are detailed - morse, amplitude modulation, single sideband, frequency modulation, data modes including RTTY, packet and amtor etc. The practicalities of short wave listening are discussed, from the buying of a new or second hand radio and the making and erecting of an aerial to selecting ancillary equipment to enhance the operation of receivers and aerials. Ian Poole is an electronic engineer currently involved in project management for the development of a large radio system. He is a regular contributor to Electronics - The Maplin Magazine, Everyday with Practical Electronics and Practical Wireless. He has also written several books on amateur radio. Thorough introduction to short wave listening Practicalities discussed in detail Clear explanations with accompanying diagrams

National Association Of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook

Author: Garrison C. Cavell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317396291
Size: 12.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The NAB Engineering Handbook is the definitive resource for broadcast engineers. It provides in-depth information about each aspect of the broadcast chain from audio and video contribution through an entire broadcast facility all the way to the antenna. New topics include Ultra High Definition Television, Internet Radio Interfacing and Streaming, ATSC 3.0, Digital Audio Compression Techniques, Digital Television Audio Loudness Management, and Video Format and Standards Conversion. Important updates have been made to incumbent topics such as AM, Shortwave, FM and Television Transmitting Systems, Studio Lighting, Cameras, and Principles of Acoustics. The big-picture, comprehensive nature of the NAB Engineering Handbook will appeal to all broadcast engineers—everyone from broadcast chief engineers, who need expanded knowledge of all the specialized areas they encounter in the field, to technologists in specialized fields like IT and RF who are interested in learning about unfamiliar topics. Chapters are written to be accessible and easy to understand by all levels of engineers and technicians. A wide range of related topics that engineers and technical managers need to understand are covered, including broadcast documentation, FCC practices, technical standards, security, safety, disaster planning, facility planning, project management, and engineering management.

The New Shortwave Propagation Handbook

Author: George Jacobs
Publisher: Cq Communications
ISBN: 0943016118
Size: 16.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A must-read for radio communicators of any type. Highlights include: principles of ionospheric propagation, ionospheric forecasting, unusual HF and VHF ionospheric propagation, and do-it-yourself propagation predictions and charts. Solar cycle predictions, sunspots and the sunspot cycle, along with stunning photography including the largest-ever solar flare in 1989.