1978 Radio Handbook ARRL The Radio Amateur’s Handbook


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This 1978 Radio Handbook has some cover wear at edges

We found this nice 1978 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. Newer ones like this one Cover Modern semiconductors and interfacing with computers of the ERA of their printing. That is the main reason for owning a variety of ARRL Radio Handbooks from the different technology times.

Contents of the 1978 Radio Handbook:

  1. Amateur Radio
  2. Electrical Laws and Circuits
  3. Radio Design technique and Methods
  4. Solid State fundamentals
  5. AC-Operated Power Supplies
  6. HF Transmitting
  7. VHF and UHF transmitting
  8. Receiving Systems
  9. VHF and UHF Receiving Techniques
  10. Mobile and Portable-Emergency Equipment
  11. Code Transmission
  12. Audio Amplifiers and Double Sideband Phone
  13. Single-Sideband Transmission
  14. Frequency Modulation and Repeaters
  15. Specialized Communications Systems
  16. Interference With Other Services
  17. Test Equipment and Measurements
  18. Construction Practices and Data Tables
  19. Wave Propagation
  20. Transmission Lines
  21. Radiation and Antennas
  22. VHF and UHF Antennas
  23. Assembling a Station
  24. Operating a Station
  25. Vacuum Tubes and Semiconductors


Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 2 in