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Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook - Chas E. Miller

Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook

Paperback Published: 19th June 2000
ISBN: 9780750639958
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book is not only an essential read for every professional working with antique radio and gramophone equipment, but also dealers, collectors and valve technology enthusiasts the world over.
The emphasis is firmly on the practicalities of repairing and restoring, so technical content is kept to a minimum, and always explained in a way that can be followed by readers with no background in electronics. Those who have a good grounding in electronics, but wish to learn more about the practical aspects, will benefit from the emphasis given to hands-on repair work, covering mechanical as well as electrical aspects of servicing. Repair techniques are also illustrated throughout.
This book is an expanded and updated version of Chas Miller's classic Practical Handbook of Valve Radio Repair. Full coverage of valve amplifiers will add to its appeal to all audio enthusiasts who appreciate the sound quality of valve equipment.
A practical manual for collectors, owners, dealers and service engineers
Essential information for all radio and audio enthusiasts
Valve technology is a hot topic

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'at last, here is a densely-packed book of advice, spiced with humour, reminiscences, and informed opinions - but only when and where they treally help', Bill Jarvis, MA, CPhys, MInstP.

Prefacep. vii
Basic facts you need to know about electricity and magnetismp. 3
What you need to know about voltage, current, resistance and Ohm's lawp. 12
What you need to know about real life resistorsp. 16
What you need to know about condensersp. 20
What you need to know about tuningp. 26
What you need to know about valves (1)p. 29
What you need to know about valves (2)p. 33
What you need to know about the principles of transmission and receptionp. 38
Practical receiver design (1): battery operated TRFsp. 43
Mains valves and power suppliesp. 51
What you need to know about the superhetp. 60
Some more special features found in superhetsp. 71
Battery and mains/battery portable receiversp. 81
Automobile receiversp. 84
Frequency modulationp. 87
Tools for servicing radio receiversp. 93
A few words about safety precautionsp. 98
A logical approach to fault findingp. 101
Repairing power supply stagesp. 104
Finding faults on output stagesp. 111
Faults on detector/AVC/AF amplifier stagesp. 116
Finding faults on IF amplifiersp. 120
Faults on frequency-changer circuitsp. 124
Repairing American 'midget' receiversp. 131
Repairing faults on automobile radiosp. 135
Repairing battery operated receiversp. 138
Odditiesp. 140
Repairing FM and AM/FM receiversp. 153
Public address and high fidelity amplifiersp. 155
Common abbreviationsp. 164
Intermediate frequenciesp. 171
Valve characteristics and base connectionsp. 185
How old is that radio set?p. 252
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780750639958
ISBN-10: 0750639954
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 19th June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.94 x 19.0  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised