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Newnes Radio and RF Engineering
Pocket Book

Newnes Radio and RF Engineering
Pocket Book
3rd edition

Steve Winder
Joe Carr

OXFORD AMSTERDAM BOSTON LONDON NEW YORK PARIS
SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO SINGAPORE SYDNEY TOKYO

Newnes
An imprint of Elsevier Science
Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP
225 Wildwood Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801-2041
First published 1994
Reprinted 2000, 2001
Second edition 2000
Third edition 2002
Copyright  1994, 2000, 2002, Steve Winder. All rights reserved The right of Steve Winder to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 No part of this publication may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) without the written permission of the copyright holder except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under the terms of a licence issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, England W1T 4LP. Applications for the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be addressed to the publisher British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 0 7506 5608 5

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Typeset by Laserwords Private Limited, Chennai, India.
Printed and bound in Great Britain

Contents
Preface to second edition
Preface to third edition
1 Propagation of radio waves
1.1 Frequency and wavelength
1.2 The radio frequency spectrum
1.3 The isotropic radiator
1.4 Formation of radio waves
1.5 Behaviour of radio waves
1.6 Methods of propagation
1.7 Other propagation topics
References

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2 The decibel scale
2.1 Decibels and the logarithmic scale
2.2 Decibels referred to absolute values

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3 Transmission lines
3.1 General considerations
3.2 Impedance matching
3.3 Base band lines
3.4 Balanced line hybrids
3.5 Radio frequency lines
3.6 Waveguides
3.7 Other transmission line considerations
References

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4 Antennas
4.1 Antenna characteristics
4.2 Antenna types
4.3 VHF and UHF antennas
4.4 Microwave antennas
4.5 Loop antennas
References

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5 Resonant circuits
5.1 Series and parallel tuned circuits
5.2 Q factor
5.3 Coupled (band-pass) resonant circuits
References

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6 Oscillators
6.1 Oscillator requirements
6.2 Tunable oscillators
6.3 Quartz crystal oscillators
6.4 Frequency synthesizers
6.5 Caesium and rubidium frequency standards
References

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7 Piezo-electric devices
7.1 Piezo-electric effect
7.2 Quartz crystal characteristics
7.3 Specifying quartz crystals
7.4 Filters
7.5 SAW filters and resonators
References

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8 Bandwidth requirements and modulation
8.1 Bandwidth of signals at base band
8.2 Modulation
8.3 Analogue modulation
8.4 Digital modulation
8.5 Spread spectrum transmission
References

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9 Frequency planning
9.1 International and regional planning
9.2 National planning
9.3 Designations of radio emissions
9.4 Bandwidth and frequency designations
9.5 General frequency allocations
9.6 Classes of radio stations
9.7 Radio wavebands
Reference

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10 Radio
10.1
10.2
10.3

equipment
Transmitters
Receivers
Programmable equipment
References

11 Microwave communication
11.1 Microwave usage
11.2 Propagation

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11.3 K factor
11.4 Fresnel zones, reflections and multi-path fading
11.5 Performance criteria for analogue...
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