1979 Radio Handbook ARRL The Radio Amateur’s Handbook


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This 1979 Radio Handbook has some cover wear at edges

We found this nice 1979 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 1979 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. Single-Sideband Transmission
  13. Frequency Modulation and Repeaters
  14. Narrow-Band Voice Modulation
  15. Interference With Other Services
  16. Test Equipment and Measurements
  17. Construction Practices and Data Tables
  18. Wave Propagation
  19. Transmission Lines
  20. Antennas for High Frequency
  21. VHF and UHF Antennas
  22. Operating a Station


Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 2 in