Fundamentals Of Radio – Zherebtsov

In this post, we will see the book Fundamentals Of Radio by I. Zherebtsov.

About the book

A book explaining fundamental working of radio. Topics covered include oscillatory circuits, aerials, radio wave propagation, electron valves, rectifiers, amplifiers, transmitters, receivers, circuits, diodes, triodes, tetrodes and measurements.

 

Some of the technologies might be dated.

The book was translated from Russian by Vladimir P. Vallessuk and was published in 1963 by Foreign Languages Publishing House.

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Contents

Chapter I General Information on Radio Communication

1. Radio Broadcasting and Communication 9
2. Wavelength 12
3. Radio Wave Ranges 14
4. Questions and Problems 16

Chapter II Oscillatory Circuits

5. Free Electrical Oscillations 17
6. Amplitude and Frequency of the Free Oscillations in a Circuit 21
7. Damped and Continuous Oscillations 24
8. Series Resonance 27
9. Parallel Resonance 29
10. Bandwidth of a Tuned Circuit 33
11. Coupled Circuits 38
12. Shielding 41
13 Types of Tuned Circuits and Their Components 47
14. Forced Oscillations and Resonance 49
15. Simplified Design of Tuned Circuits and Their Components 60
16 Questions and Problems 63

Chapter III Aerials and Propagation of Radio Waves

17. Electromagnetic Waves 65
18. The Aerial as an Open Oscillatory Circuit 66
19. Voltage and Current Distribution in an Aerial 71
20. Natural Frequency and the Wavelength of an Aerial 74
21. Receiving Aerials 76
22. Loop and Magnetic Aerials 79
23. Earthing Facilities and Counterpoise 81
24. Transmitting Aerials 83
25. Propagation of Radio Waves 87
26. Questions and Problems 98

Chapter IV Electron Valves

27. Design and Operating Principle of the Two-Electrode Valve 99
28. Diode Circuits 102
29. Types of Cathode106
30. Diode Characteristics 110
31. Design and Opcration of Triodes 112
32. The Triode as an Amplifier 115
33. The Triode as an Oscillator 118
34. Triode Characteristics 119
35. Triode Parameters 124
36. Dynamic Operating Condition of Valves 131
37. Receiving and Amplifying Triodes 135
38. Disadvantages of Triodes 140
39. Design and Opcration of a Tetrode 142
40. Tetrode Connections 143
4l. Grid Characteristics and Parameters of a Tetrode 146
42. Dynatron Effect in Tetrodes 148
43. Design and Operation of a Pentode 149
44. Beam Tetrodes 153
45. Variable-mu Valves 155
46. Receiving and Low-Power Amplifying Tetrodes and Pentodes 156
47. Complex Valves 158
48. Interchangeability of Valves 162
49. Valve. Testing 162
50. Cathode-Ray Tubes (CRT) 164
51. Neon Lamp 168
52. Questions and Problems 170

Chapter V Rectifiers

53. Kenotron Rectifier Circuits 172
54. Smoothing Filters 177
55. Types of Kenotron and Their Design 184
56. Kenotron Rectifier Components 185
57. Fundamentals of Power Transformer Design 187
58. Gas-Filled Valve Rectifiers, Thyratrons and Ionic Voltage Stabilisers 189
59. Semiconductor Rectifiers 191
60. Vibrapacks 193
6l. Current Stabilisers (Bartetters) 200
62. Questions and Problems 203

Chapter VI Electroacoustic Devices

63. Properties of Sound. The Sense of Hearing 205
64. Microphone and Earphone 208
65. Loudspeakers 213
66. Gramophone Pickups 216
67. The ‘Decibel’ 217
68. Questions and Problems 220

Chapter VII Low-Frequency Amplifiers

69. The Basic Parameters of Amplifiers 221
70. Voltage Amplifiers and Power Amplifiers 226
71. A Triode Amplifier 226
72. Resistance-Coupled Amplifiers 235
73. Choke-Coupled Amplifiers 241
74. Transformer-Coupled Amplifiers 243
75. Grid Bias Voltage in Amplifiers 254
76. Single-Ended Final Stage of Amplification 259
77. Double-Ended or the Push-Pull Output Stage 268
78. Multi-Stage Amplifiers 276
79. Negative Feedback in Amplifiers 282
80. Questions and Problems 287

Chapter VIII Valve Oscillators and Transmitters

81. Self-Excited Valve Oscillators 290
82. Operating Conditions, Power and Efficiency of a Valve Oscillator 292
83. Self-Excited Valve Oscillator Circuits 297
84. Self-Excited Oscillators Employing No Feedback 302
85. A Self-Excited Valvo Transmitter 304
86. M.O.P.A. Transmitters 306
87. Electron-Coupled Oscillators 309
88. Frequency Control 312
89. Telegraph Keying of Radio Transmitters 318
90. Transmitting Valves 320
91. The Principle of Modulation 322
92. The Make-up of Modulated Oscillations 325
93. Grid Modulation 329
94. Anode Modulation 332
95. Modulation of Tetrodes and Pentodes 335
96. Frequency Modulation 336
97. Questions and Problems 339

Chapter IX Radio Receivers

98. General Definitions 342
99. The Basic Parameters of Radio Receivers 344
100. Detection 347
101. Crystal Receivers 348
102. Straight-Amplification Receivers 352
103. The Diode Detector 353
104. Grid Detector 356
106. The Anode Detector 358
106. The Principle and the Peculiarities of Superheterodyne Reception 360
107. The Input Circuit and High-Frequency Amplification 369
108. Frequency Conversion 376
109. Intermediate-Frequency Amplification 383
110. The Second Detector, Beat-Frequency Oscillator and Low-Frequency Amplification 387
111. Regenerative Detectors 390
112. Superregenerative Receivers 398
113. Reflex Receivers 406
114. Various Methods of Controlling the Amplification, the Tone and the Selectivity of Radio Receivers 408
116. The: “Magic Eye” 413
116. Interference and Methods of Its Elimination 416
117, The Reception of Frequency-Modulated Signals 421
118, Automatic Frequency Control 426
119. Questions and Problems 428

Chapter X Radio Measurements

120. Current Measurements 431
121. Voltage Measurements 438
122. Resistance Measurements 449
123. Audio- Frequency 455
124. Signal Generators 462
125. Electron Oscillographs 466
126. Frequency Measurements 471
127. Capacitance and Inductance Measurements 477
128. Questions and Problems 482

Chapter XI Semiconductor Devices in Radio

129. General Properties of Semiconductor Diodes and Triodes 484
130. Electron-Type and Hole-Type Conductivity in Semiconductors 486
131. Rectification at the Boundary of Two Semiconductors 490
132. Semiconductor Diodes 493
133. Semiconductor Triodes (Transistors) 500
134. Transistor Characteristics 509
135. Transistor Parameters and Equivalent Circuits 512
136. Basic Circuits of Transistorised Amplifiers 517
137. Soviet Transistors 520
138. Transistorised Radio Circuits 524
139. How To Handle Semiconductor Devices 536
140. Questions and Problems 537

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3 Responses to Fundamentals Of Radio – Zherebtsov

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  2. Prabhakar V says:

    Very interesting and informative about fundamental of Radio. Thanks

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  3. Prabhakar V says:

    Very nice and informative book on Radio fundamentals. Thanks

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