Pioneering Wireless

Useful post-1929 Handbooks

This web page deviates from all the other areas of the Pioneering Wireless archive in that it contains material which, though applicable to the pioneering era, was composed after that era. Much of the winnowed material presented here is geared towards either radio servicing technicians, or experimenters trying to adapt modern components and practices into historical wireless circuits.

 Wireless Servicing

Applications of a Sweep Signal Generator (1955)
Elements of Radio Servicing (1947)
Getting the most out of Vacuum Tubes (1960)
History of Impedance Measurement, A
How To Read Radio Diagrams (1938)
How To Use Meters (1954)
Oscilloscope Techniques (1958)
Precise dB Monitoring with Eye Tubes (2006)
Probes (1955)
Radio and TV Test Instruments (1953)
Servicing By Signal Tracing (1939)
Soldering is Easy (2011)
Some Basics for Equipment Servicing (1981)
Surface-Mount Technology
Using Your Meter (1985)
V.T.V.M, The (1956)
Why and How to Ground Electrical Systems
XYZs of Oscilloscopes (2000)

 Wireless Formulas

Allied Electronics Data Handbook (1966)
Nature of Q, The (1954)
Quick Guide to Batteries, A (1979)
Radio Engineering Handbook (1935)
Radio-Television-Electronic Dictionary (1943)

 Wireless Component Refinements

All About Aerials (1938)
Antenna Handbook (1999)
Cathode-Ray Tube At Work, The (1935)
Centralab Volume Control Guide (1937)
Directional Broadcast Antennas (1974)
Metallic Rectifiers and Crystal Diodes (1958)
Practical Radio Kinks and Short Cuts (1939)
TEF6901A Integrated car radio (2008)
Understanding Transistors (1960)
Vacuum Tube Oscillators (1953)
Vacuum Tube Rectifiers (1958)
Vibrator Power Supply Design (1947)

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 Introductions to Newer Wireless Practices

All About Frequency Modulation (1941) - [frequency modulation]
Beginner's Guide to Small-station EME (2015) - [moonbounce]
Difference Between Trunked and Conventional Radio Systems, The (2007) - [trunking]
Fundamentals of ground penetrating radar in environmental and engineering applications (2000) - [ground penetrating radar]
Fundamentals of Single-Sideband Communication (1961) - [single-sideband]
Introduction to Radio Astronomy (2010) - [radio astronomy]
Introduction to Spread-Spectrum Communications, An (2003) - [spread-spectrum]
Introduction to Television, An (1941) - [electronic television]
Mobile Radio Handbook (1950) - [mobile 2-way radio]
On Timing-Based Localization in Cellular Radio Networks (2018) - [radio navigation]
Practical Auto Radio Service and Installation (1960) - [mobile radio broadcast reception]
Radar (1963) - [radio detecting and ranging]
Radio Amateur's Handbook, The (1931) - [amateur radio service]
Radio-Control Primer, A (1992) - [radio-control]
Satellite and Mobile Communications Fundamentals - [radio transmission repeaters]
Slow Scan Television Explained (1998) - [slow scan television]
Stereo F.M. Radio Handbook (1974) - [stereo frequency modulation]
Tape Facimile Equipment (1944) - [radio hellschreiber]
Teletypewriter Circuits and Equipment (1947) - [radio teletype]
VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation - [upper frequency operation]

 Reexamining the Crystal Receiver

Boy's Book of Crystal Sets, The (1950)
Contributions to Crystal Radio (2007)
Crystal Radio Engineering (2008)
Crystal Radio Set Systems ~ volume 1 (1999)
Crystal Radio Set Systems ~ volume 2 (1999)
Designing a DX Crystal Set (2013)
Experiments with Coils and Q-Measurement (2007)
Great Teacher, A (2008)
High Performance Crystal Radios (2012)
High Sensitivity Crystal Set (2007)
Making a Transistor Radio (1972)
Operation Crystal (1955)