[AMRadio] WTB: book, mic

Al Brown KZ3AB at ARRL.net
Thu Jul 29 18:35:21 EDT 2004

"Basic Electricity" (Vol. 1 thru 5) by Van Valkenburgh is an oldie
but a goodie for learning about the basics.  It starts with "This
is electricity" and progresses through "Conductors and Insulators,"
"Electric Charges," "Current Flow," "Magnetism," "How a Meter
Works," "How Current/Voltage [are] Measured," "Ohm's Law," etc. all
the way up through "AC Controls."

(It has lots of pictures and is written at about a 9th grade level.)

It is available at <www.Amazon.com> for about $30.00 new.  Used
books are around $20.00.  Search on "Van Valkenburgh."

I bought a used hard cover copy for $5.00 on eBay.

Then, "Basic Electronics" (vol. 1 thru 6) by Van Valkenburgh picks up
with vacuum tube theory, semi conductors, RF theory, antennas,
microwave, etc.

It is available at <www.Amazon.com> for about $10.00 used.

Hope that helps.



Edward B Richards wrote:

> It is I, the persistent poster pest. Now I am looking for a book on basic
> electronics and a high Z microphone.
> My grandson (in law), KF6ZZW, wants to upgrade his TECHNICIAN license to
> a GENERAL class. Instead of memorizing the answers, he wants to learn the
> material. We are looking for a very basic book on electronics; something
> like " this is an atom, this is an electron, the electron orbits the
> nucleus, etc."
> We also need a high impedance microphone to go with the SB-100 that I am
> fixing up for him.
> Thanks ,
> 73, Ed Richards K6UUZ
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