1942 Radio Handbook, ARRL The Radio Amateur’s Handbook


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this 1942 Radio Handbook has an aftermarket hardcover addition. Also note that the last two index pages at the back are damaged. This is the first edition of the 1942 The Radio Amateur’s Handbook printed in Nov 1941 60,000 copies.

We found this nice 1942 Radio Handbook, our radio tech shelf is full so it needs a new home. These handbooks cover similar amateur radio topics but have new and different material each year. Different projects, different technologies as they come into use. As the handbook is only so large, interesting subjects and materials that are older tech get reduced space, or have to be omitted completely. For that reason I have half a dozen different handbooks myself. they range from early 1930s to the present. For good tube circuits you would certainly want some older ones. For add-ons to use with classic 1970s transceivers, a handbook from the 70s would be nice.

Contents of the 1942 Radio Handbook:

  1. The Story of Amateur Radio
  2. Getting Started
  3. Electrical and Radio Fundamentals
  4. Vacuum-Tubes
  5. Radio-Frequency Power Generation
  6. Radiotelephony
  7. Keying
  8. Receiver Principles and Design
  9. Power Supplies
  10. Wave Propagation
  11. Antenna Systems
  12. Receiver Construction
  13. Transmitter Construction
  14. Modulation Equipment
  15. UHF Receivers
  16. UHF Transmitters and Transceivers
  17. Emergency and Portable
  18. Antenna Construction
  19. Measurements and Measuring Equipment
  20. Workshop Practice
  21. Tube Characteristics and Miscellaneous Data
  22. Operating a Station
  23. Regulations and Data

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1.5 in