Radio Signal Finding

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
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Fun-enhancing companion for ham radio operatorsFrom getting smoothly launched to bringing in difficult signals, Jim Sinclair's Radio Signal Finding is packed with tips that make every minute of ham radio more satisfying, entertaining, and diverse. With its straightforward presentation, tested advice and strategies, this guide is like having a trusted, experienced, and knowledgeable operator at your side. Whether you want to learn the locations of the most intriguing signals or eliminate interference, you'll find your answer in this unique guide as you're shown how to: Use a mobile cell phone for signal finding Tune in orbiting satellites Catch moon-bounce and Doppler-shift signals Overcome TV interference Couple to the environment for low frequencies More!

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Scope of This Book.

Chapter 2: Long Range on the Broadcast Band.

Chapter 3: Coupling to the Environment for Frequencies below 30 MHz.

Chapter 4: Fringe-Area Television in the Computer Age.

Chapter 5: Television Interference.

Chapter 6: The International Short-Wave Bands.

Chapter 7: FM Stereo and Television Sound.

Chapter 8: Receiving the Extraterrestials.

Chapter 9: Radio Communications.

Chapter 10: Going Mobile.

Chapter 11: Cellular Mobile Telephones.

Chapter 12: Data, Codes, and Selcalls.


A1: The Theory of Fresnel Zones.

A2: How an Interferometer Works.

A3: Lightning Protection.

A4: Clean Power Supply.

A5: Coupling Between Tuned Circuits.

A6: Measuring Field Strengths.

A7: Symbols, Formulae and Data.

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