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« on: December 12, 2011, 10:25:41 PM »

im racking my brain....i want to learn electronics....i want to know why im doin what im doin....and what if i do this what will happen ..so now how do i fix it....and all that good stuff...like when everyone is talkin about hook this up and add this resistor or change this value of dieode i understand...so myquestion the board what are some gopd books i can read to bring me up to speed on whats goin on running threw the airkwabeswaveeee
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 10:31:04 PM »

Basic Electronics Vol. 1 Bureau of Naval Personnel Rate Training Manual NAVPERS 10087-C.  Look for it used at www.abebooks.com.   try to get an edition from the 1960s or early 1970s in order to get coverage of vacuum tube circuits.  Probably the single best text for the beginner I have come across.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 10:47:29 PM »

Yeah, whatt he say...


This link will get you to  free online books.


               http://www.tubebooks.org/technical_books_online.htm


 I'd sugest that you down load a copy of "The  Radio Handbook" by William Orr. There seems to be a bit more data than the ARRL Handbooks. I' liked it so much I even bought a printed copy.

              http://www.tubebooks.org/Books/intro_orr_radio.pdf

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 12:15:36 AM »

The "Radio Handbook" got started by Frank Jones in 1935.  Ray Dawley and Bill Orr picked up the ball in later years. 

It is still published today by some outfit, I'm not sure just now.

Try and get the first 15 editions and you will have an unbeatable technical library for hamming.

If I had to take just one set with me some distant location, that would be them.

The ARRL series is a second choice.  Lots of league crap, fewer good projects, more repeat articles year to year.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 09:02:27 AM »

Bill Orr's "Radio Handbook" (AKA the west coast handbook) and/or any of the earlier ARRL "Radio Amateur's Handbooks" from the mid 60's on back.

Start at the beginning and study the theory parts and dont set there drooling over the construction projects like so many do.

I learned the basics from a '62 Arrl Handbook back when I was in elementary school. The rest was research done on an "as needed" basis.

Both "handbooks" are a wealth of information to have around. The Arrl handbooks are very good, and the West Coast handbooks are a little more "open minded".
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 09:54:48 AM »

You cant beat the Marcus and Levy books for getting started. They were produced from 1945 into the 60's (check edition date for the era you want) to enable returning servicemen with zero knowledge into Radio and TV repairmen. Many became real good at it and we had a few that eventually became hams and joined National.

Elements of Radio Servicing and Pratical Radio Servicing take you from basics to real radios. Typically $20-25 on Fleabay and various radio forums. I have a set and reference them when one of the trick circuits shows up.

The ARRL and Jones/Orr HB's are OK for the next step but building a collection will cost more than several radios unless you want to spend years looking for deals Grin

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