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 Post subject: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 5:54 am 
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I found this set of books on eBay and was wondering if any of you have heard of them? I'm trying to build my radio/tv library, so i'd like to get them. Think they are worth the price? Thanks! -John

https://www.ebay.com/itm/382855126384?_trksid=p2062857.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI382855126384.N36.S2.R1.TR3


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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 1:03 pm 
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Coyne books are excellent. At that price and hardbound in good condition I think that's a good
price. Actually ANY of the home-study series books from the 30s to 50s are good: National/NRI, Sprayberry, CIE, RCA, Capitol et cetera. The Audels series is worth having a look at too. My personal favorite in my library is ANYTHING by Alfred Ghiradi and especially his book called, Modern Radio Servicing. That one has helped me through so many sticky repair problems.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 1:23 pm 
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The 1950s Coyne manuals can be downloaded as pdfs here, along with many others...
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Ho ... ourses.htm

Basic Electricity.
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Rider-Manual.htm

David Gleason's homepage.
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/


I find it's best to open publications of choice in a new tab each time... :)

Greg.
oh... all pdfs are OCR + searchable.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 1:35 pm 
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I'll read something online if I have too, but it's just not the same as having the book in your hand and reading it. Plus I love the smell of old books. haha I'm weird like that.lol Thanks for the input guys, I'm going to go ahead and get them, if I can get him to ship Media Mail. That shipping just seems like a bit too much. Thanks again! -John


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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 1:54 pm 
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Jump on them John. He's added a media mail option.
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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 1:58 pm 
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It's good to have both. The pdf versions are instantly searchable.
I've been collecting vintage radio and electronics books for many years.

Watch out for the ones with mold and mildew, it can and will affect your health, and it can take over your home if you are not careful. Your immune system will weaken as you age. You have been warned!

I can find an I.F. can part number in all of Riders in seconds - - try doing that with your hard copies. Lol
:) Greg.

oh... Question... Are you the guy that acquired the recent complete collection of Sams Photofacts?


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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 5:10 pm 
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No, I tried. I missed out on two huge collections, but it was for the better I guess, my shop keeps getting smaller and smaller so I probably wouldn't have had enough room anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
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Thanks EGG for the link to PDF files Coyne books. Just spent an hour reading about tuned circuits and how mutual coupling effects the tune. Maybe now I have a clue on why the coils of an IF transformer are spaced apart. I try to learn something new every day, but I forget two things every day.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you guys think of these books?
PostPosted: Jun Thu 20, 2019 1:53 am 
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Since Alfred Ghirardi was mentioned, I'll add he did a long, comprehensive series of articles in the 1940s for Radio News magazine, 'Practical Radio Course'. Altogether about 60 parts. He went into much greater detail than he did in his later Radio and Television Receiver Circuitry and Operation textbook. More theory oriented than servicing. Somehow Ghirardi was able to explain some fairly complicated matters without using math.

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Ra ... _Guide.htm

I downloaded the articles I was most interested in and then printed them out; usually 4 or 5 pages. Can't stand reading off a computer screen.

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