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PostPosted: Aug Sun 30, 2020 10:19 pm 
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I never did learn much about electronics and radios, but this year I decided to learn. Preparing for my ham license I learned a great deal from ARRL books, but I have had enough experience with ham and SW to decide that I just do not care much for any radio technology after transistors came into use. I want to study the hobby as it existed in the era of tube sets. I have taught myself to refurbish a halllicrafter s120 which now gets very good reception on the same random length antenna which I have been using with my Icon r75 for years. It picks up most to the stations I get on the modern set, but with more noise and fading. I have a hallicrafter sx100 in great condition mechanicly but for some reason quit working earlier this year. I want some old books on radio theory and repair which might have been used in the 1960's. I do not need anything highly technical, but at the novice level. I would like some recommendations before I spend a lot of money buying books I can't use. I will thank you kindly for any suggestions.
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 Post subject: Re: vintage radio books
PostPosted: Aug Sun 30, 2020 10:51 pm 
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From a previous post of mine.

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In 1953, DeForest Training School became DeVry Technical Institute.


The early and late study courses can be download from David Gleason's website, along with many others...

DeForest Technical School home study course from late 1940's
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https://worldradiohistory.com/Home_Study_Courses.htm

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Explore them all, some are great.
The 1949 Radio-Television Training School, Inc. Los Angeles, Home Study course for instance, is straight shootin'.

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 Post subject: Re: vintage radio books
PostPosted: Aug Sun 30, 2020 10:54 pm 
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Here is a link to some Video tutorials...
viewtopic.php?p=3060749#p3060749
see and download book
Radio Circuits (in color) by Thomas M. Adams. 1963

see and download book
Radio Receiver Servicing by John T. Frye. 1959
viewtopic.php?p=2993108#p2993108


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 Post subject: Re: vintage radio books
PostPosted: Aug Sun 30, 2020 10:55 pm 
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"Elements of Radio" by Marcus and Marcus is the classic textbook. There are a number of editions, my third edition is from 1953. Very readable. There are a few mistakes (what book or Internet site doesn't have them?) but in general it's good.

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 Post subject: Re: vintage radio books
PostPosted: Aug Sun 30, 2020 11:03 pm 
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Yes, Jim is correct... :)


Book: Elements of Radio Servicing by William Marcus and Alex Levy.
which edition?
http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... 16#p305016

View on-line, or download as a pdf (1947 edition).
https://archive.org/details/ElementsOfR ... 03/page/n1


Purchase hard-copy: By far - the best out-of-print book search engine.
http://used.addall.com/SuperRare/submit ... store=ZVAB


Greg.
oh... don't pay big bucks.
When logged-in, do a search on eBay, and when prompted, save the search and they will shoot you an e-mail when one is listed.
I pay ten to 15 bucks US for a Marcus and Levy edition.


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 Post subject: Re: vintage radio books
PostPosted: Sep Wed 02, 2020 12:27 am 
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Found a hardback copy of "Elements" cheaper than the paperbacks. Ordered it. The other book is available, but all I found were much too high priced for me. I reviewed "Elements" on the net and it exactly what I need. Most of what I do know about electronics I learned from old English books, so the different terminology does not bother me. I have found this site the best internet source of information I ever used.
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 Post subject: Re: vintage radio books
PostPosted: Sep Wed 02, 2020 12:54 am 
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"Elements of Radio Servicing" Levi and Marcus, 1947 is available for download, free, in the Archives here.
At the top of most pages here in small red print is a link, click on the word "Archives".

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