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Introduction to Radio Equipment, NAVPERS 10172, 1946 was created just after WW II. It is a basic introduction to tube era electronics and has specifics on typical radios at the end.

In this online version of the manual we have attempted to keep the flavor of the original layout while taking advantage of the Web's universal accessibility. Different browsers and fonts will cause the text to move, but the text will remain roughly where it is in the original manual. In addition to errors we have attempted to preserve from the original this text was captured by optical character recognition. This process creates errors that are compounded while encoding for the Web.

ERRATA: Chapter 20, figure 141, The current and voltage loops in the figure are mis-labeled as nodes. Nodes are voltage or current minima and loops are maxima.

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Navy Training Courses, NAVPERS 10172

INTRODUCTION TO
RADIO EQUIPMENT

PREPARED BY
STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM DIVISION
TRAINING
BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL

Logo, Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel

NAVY TRAINING COURSES
EDITION OF 1946

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1946


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PREFACE

This is one of a series of Training Manuals written to aid the RADIOMAN in performing his duties. The first 20 chapters contain a brief discussion of basic electricity, the principles of vacuum tubes, receivers and transmitters. Chapter 21 will be of special interest to all personnel of the radio communication rates, since it contains the latest information on radio wave propagation. It will prove particularly valuable in selecting the correct frequency for a transmission. The last two chapters contain brief descriptions and directions for operation of Navy transmitters and receivers most frequently used.

This manual should be issued to the radioman striker and be used by all rates until its usefulness has been exhausted. It must be understood that successful completion of this text is not a requirement for any rate. The specific sections that may be required for advancement must be in accordance with Part D of the Bureau of Personnel Manual.

No attempt has been made to include the large volume of subject matter necessary for servicing and repair of radio equipment. Where maintenance duties are required of a RADIOMAN, the Training Courses written for the Electronics Technician's Mates should be issued.

As one of the NAVY TRAINING COURSES, this book represents the joint endeavor of the Training Courses Section of the Bureau of Naval Personnel and those sections of Chief of Naval Operations especially cognizant of Naval Communication Training.

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface iii
CHAPTER 1
What is electricity? 1
CHAPTER 2
Batteries 17
CHAPTER 3
Circuits 25
CHAPTER 4
Ohm's Law 33
CHAPTER 5
Magnetism 41
CHAPTER 6
Electromagnetism 53
CHAPTER 7
Generators 65
CHAPTER 8
Motors 79
CHAPTER 9
More about induction 87
CHAPTER 10
The condenser 103
CHAPTER 11
Resonance 113
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued)

CHAPTER 12
The vacuum tube 119
CHAPTER 13
Amplifier tubes 127
CHAPTER 14
More amplifier tubes 139
CHAPTER 15
Jobs of a vacuum tube 149
CHAPTER 16
Background to modern radio 157
CHAPTER 17
Introduction to transmitters 163
CHAPTER 18
Introduction to receivers 171
CHAPTER 19
Remote control system 189
CHAPTER 20
The antenna 201
CHAPTER 21
Wave propagation 215
CHAPTER 22
Navy transmitters 237
CHAPTER 23
Navy receivers 307
Quiz 341
Index 361
 
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