Useful RF Book

Posted: 1/30/2010 11:41:25 PM

From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K. ................................... Fred Mundell. ................................... Electronics Engineer. (Primarily Analogue) .. CV Synths 1974-1980 .. Theremin developer 2007 to present .. soon to be Developing / Trading as . ...................................

Joined: 12/7/2007

I dont know if this link is to a legal copy of Practical Radio-Frequency Handbook by I Hickman.. But this is a great PDF book - have a look at it before you buy a copy (I have a genuine copy bought in 2004)

It can be a bit heavy, and most of the RF subjects are about RF - Theremins are almost operating at audio ;-) ... Nonetheless, extremely useful topics relevant to Theremins are discussed... But dont get misled by the Antenna theory - Almost none of this applies to Theremins, where the "antennas" are 99.99999% simply capacitive sensors.

Radio-Frequency Handbook by I Hickman (,%20I.%20(2002).%20Practical%20Radio-Frequency%20Handbook%20(3rd%20ed.).pdf)
Posted: 2/1/2010 2:25:50 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Fred - Thanks for the link.

Whether it's "legal" or not depends on who posted it on the web. Besides that, is there anything in it that is not already available in other texts at this point? Isn't it also possible it is available for free at your local library?
Posted: 2/1/2010 3:52:18 PM

From: Escondido, CA

Joined: 2/6/2008

You must have one hellova library in your Town, Jeff. :) Mine doesn't have much of anything technical that is current.
Posted: 2/1/2010 6:34:20 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

I did say, "Isn't it also "possible"...

No, this is a large "small town", but our library is pretty lame. They try to make up for it by sharing books from other local libraries like the main county library.

That works if you don't mind waiting days or weeks before you get access to a certain book. *rolls eyes*
Posted: 2/3/2010 10:51:22 AM

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

Jeff, just checked, they have a copy at Ohio University in Athens. I don't know how far that is for you ()


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