Best books to get on a solid footing homebrewing with tubes

Best books to get on a solid footing homebrewing with tubes

Post by Will Whit » Tue, 22 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Well, I seem to have exhausted the WWW in searching for written material on
glowbugs. Harry's Homebrew Page seems to be the best, at least fairly large,
orderly, and with a friendly host. So, what I need is a list of about 10 or so
solid books introducing principles of tubes and RF, presenting a few circuits
for construction and study, and giving heavy info on troubleshooting and
modifications (say I start with a MOPA crystal-controlled TX and want to add a
VFO, that sort of thing). I know about the Radiotron Designer's Handbook {sic}
and Bill Orr's Radio Communications Handbook (still looking for both of those
at a price a grad. student can afford, in any complete condition), but there
*must* be many more, of 40's and 50's editions especially, that I need to know
about. So, what are they?
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Will White, KD7BFX


 
 
 

Best books to get on a solid footing homebrewing with tubes

Post by N2E » Tue, 22 Jun 1999 04:00:00


>Subject: Best books to get on a solid footing homebrewing with tubes

>Date: Mon, 21 June 1999 07:12 AM EDT

>Well, I seem to have exhausted the WWW in searching for written material on
>glowbugs. Harry's Homebrew Page seems to be the best, at least fairly large,
>orderly, and with a friendly host. So, what I need is a list of about 10 or
>so
>solid books introducing principles of tubes and RF, presenting a few circuits
>for construction and study, and giving heavy info on troubleshooting and
>modifications (say I start with a MOPA crystal-controlled TX and want to add
>a
>VFO, that sort of thing). I know about the Radiotron Designer's Handbook
>{sic}
>and Bill Orr's Radio Communications Handbook (still looking for both of those
>at a price a grad. student can afford, in any complete condition), but there
>*must* be many more, of 40's and 50's editions especially, that I need to
>know
>about. So, what are they?

Hello Will,

Here are some suggestions:

- The ARRL Handbook - Issues from about 1952 to 1966 are the prime ones for
hollowstate stuff.

- Understanding Amateur Radio - An ARRL book from the early '60s meant for the
beginner. Good explanations.

- A Course in Radio Fundamentals - An ARRL book on radio basics.

- Reference Data for Radio Engineers - An IEEE/IRE book in various editions.
'50s versions are the best.

- Radio Engineering (I think that's the title) by Fred Terman.

- RCA Receiving Tube Manual and RCA Transmitting Tube Manual - Late '50s and
early '60s editions are the best.

Radiotron is available on CD-ROM, I'm told.

A collection of old QSTs is invaluable, too, or get the CD-ROMs.

What sort of pojects are you looking to build? Perhaps I can help with
questions.

73 de Jim, N2EY

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