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The Society of Broadcast Engineers, in conjunction with CRC Press, Focal Press, Elsevier Science, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education and other publishers, makes it possible for SBE members to purchase the best industry resources at up to 20 percent off the retail price. This collection of books is authored by an outstanding group of experts in the industry.

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ACSModel - AM Directional Antenna Moment Method Modeling Software

Au Contraire Software, Ltd.; John Furr, CPBE; Cris Alexander, CPBE, AMD, DRB

ACSModel is an AM directional antenna moment method modeling program based on the MININEC3 core. It was specifically created to allow engineers to take advantage of the FCC’s moment-method performance verification rules contained in 47 C.F.R. §73.151(c). The program allows calibration to the measured impedance matrix, detuning of unused radiators and determination of the base - or loop-sampled operating parameters of AM arrays. The user specifies the frequency, defines the model "wires" (towers and top-loading) and enters the directional parameters. The program runs the unity drive solution, calculates the drive matrix and the user can then run the model with any of several outputs. More details about the software, including sample charts, are available. Item #SW-01 - CD software

Au Contraire Software, Ltd. was founded by John Furr, CPBE, a well-known broadcast consulting engineer. With his partner Cris Alexander, CPBE, AMD, DRB, the company draws upon more than 60 years of experience in allocations work, system design, construction and field tuning of broadcast facilities.

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Antenna Engineering Handbook, 5th Ed.*

John Volakis

Edited by John L. Volakis, one of the world's leading authorities in antenna engineering, this trusted resource covers all the classic antenna types plus many new types and designs used in communications systems, satellites, radars, and emerging applications from WLAN to automotive systems to biomedical to smart antennas. You will also find expert discussion of topics critical to successful antenna design and engineering, such as measurement techniques and computational methods, a materials guide, wave propagation basics, microwave circuits, and matching techniques, as well as diversity and MIMO propagation models, frequency selective surfaces, and metamaterials. Item #M-77 - Pub. 2018 - 1454pp

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Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs

Don Daso

With years of experience as a professional tower climber, Don Daso, leads you through designing and building your own antenna tower. You'll learn the skills, tools, climbing techniques, and safety measures necessary to improve your antenna system. Item #R-07- Pub. 2010 – 176pp

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Antenna Zoning - Professional Edition

Fred Hopengarten

If you are building, adding to, modifying, or even upgrading a commercial antenna system, and most especially if you hope to erect a new tower, then zoning laws apply to you. Antenna Zoning enables you to successfully navigate structure regulations, permitting, and even lease negotiations. Whether you are involved with broadcast radio or television, cellular telephone, paging, wireless internet service, or other telecommunications, this book is a must-have before you begin work on the project. Item #F-105 – Pub. 2009 – 440 Pages

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ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications - 2021*

The latest edition of The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications stays ahead of the pack—taking its place as the most comprehensive source of applied electronics and communications know-how. CD-ROM Included! The CD-ROM at the back of the book includes all of the fully searchable text and illustrations in the printed book, as well as companion software, PC board templates and other support files. Brand-new material: Updated amateur satellite content, including details for today's fleet of operational satellites. Updated versions of accessory software on the CD-ROM. Item #R-01 - Pub. 2021

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Broadcast Engineer's Reference Book

Joe Tozer

Compiled by leading international experts, this reference covers every aspect of broadcast technology from camera to transmitter - encompassing subjects from analog techniques to the latest digital compression and interactive technologies in a single source. Written with a minimum of math, it provides detailed coverage and quick access to key technologies, standards and practices for those with an audio, video, communications or computer background. Item #F-73 - Pub. 2004 - 1,034pp

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Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, 4th Edition

Ulrich L. Rohde, Jerry C. Whitaker, Hans Zahnd

This is a classic guide to communications receivers and gives readers the complete picture, including the state-of-the-art in communications technologies. It thoroughly examines the underlying technology of radio receivers that are in common use today, giving the reader a look at the entire range of systems and standards. Throughout, topics are illuminated with technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and basic mathematical equations. #M-92 - Pub. 2017 - 656pp

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Digital Television Fundamentals, 2nd Ed.*

Michael Robin and Michel Poulin

This book is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated introduction to all major digital television technologies. It features material on the DTV standard and how it affects broadcasting equipment and operations. It focuses on the importance of relevant SMPTE and CCIR-ITU standards and looks at digital/analog equipment compatibility issues. Item #M-29 – Pub. 2000 – 730pp

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Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, 2nd Ed.

Carl J. Weisman

Wireless and RF technology is presented at every level. This book covers broadband fixed wireless, WLANs, wireless, internet, Bluetooth and small antennas. Item #P-09 - Pub. 2002 - 334pp

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HD Radio Implementation*

Thomas R. Ray III

HD Radio is the FCC-approved standard for high-definition digital radio. Since its official approval in 2005, stations around the world have started converting their analog stations to also contain a digital signal. So far, 1,216 stations have converted, and there is currently a 50% yearly conversion growth trend. This growth is driven by radio audience market share depletion from podcasting and satellite radio. HD Radio is the only way stations can compete commercially. Currently, the only place individuals can become trained for an HD Radio conversion is Harris (manufacturer): five-day course for $995 plus travel/lodging. This book provides the same in-depth hands-on training for a fraction of the cost--an excellent value for any station budgeting a conversion. It covers the installation process, uses examples from real-life implementations, and information not found in manufacturer's manuals. Item# F-100 - Pub. 2008 - 224pp

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HDTV and the Transition to Digital Broadcasting

Philip Cianci

HDTV and the Transition to Digital Broadcasting bridges the gap between non-technical personnel (management and creative) and technical by giving you a working knowledge of digital television technology, a clear understanding of the challenges of HDTV and digital broadcasting, and a scope of the ramifications of HDTV in the consumer space. Item# F-89 - Pub. 2007 - 232pp

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Implementing Mobile TV

Amitabh Kumar

Implement state-of-the-art Mobile TV networks with this comprehensive guide to the latest technologies and standards, including MediaFLO, ATSC Mobile DTV, and CMMB, the same technologies seeing large-scale rollouts today around the world. Item# F-113 - Pub. 2010 - 660pp

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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave

Jonathan Higgins

This "quick-start" guide to satellite newsgathering provides a basic grounding in analog, digital, compression and satellite technology for a comprehensive understanding of the subject. It shows how typical transmission chains work and their communication with the studio. It also covers basic principles of ENG systems, such as frequencies used and why, audio channel, subcarriers and digital modulation. Item# F-70 - Pub. 2003 - 224pp

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Microwave Transmission Networks, Second Edition

Harvey Lehpamer

Complete, up-to-date coverage of terrestrial point-to-point microwave network planning, design, and deployment. Fully revised for the latest global standards and written for engineers and project managers. Item #M-82 - Pub. 2010 - 400pp

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Practical RF Handbook, 4th Ed.

Ian Hickman

This book gives you an introduction to the RF circuit design industry. It discusses the cutting-edge technology of the fast-moving world of communications electronics and covers RF ICs, DBMs, SAW filters, integrated power amplifier modules, active arrays, use of network analyzers and digital filtering. Item # F-66 - Pub. 2006 - 304pp

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Radio Frequency Interference Pocket Guide

Kenneth Wyatt, Michael Gruber

This handy pocket guide to essential radio frequency interference (RFI) is a valuable, pocket-sized reference for radio amateurs and others in the radio communication fields. Item #STY-02 - Pub. 2015 - 60pp

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RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design, 2nd Ed.

Andrei Grebennikov

Fully updated to address cutting-edge technologies, the new edition of this practical guide provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of RF and microwave power amplifier design. The book describes both existing and new schematic configurations, theoretical approaches, circuit simulation results, and implementation techniques. Item #M-96 - Pub. 2015 - 672pp

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Satellite Technology, An Introduction, 2nd Ed.

Andrew F. Inglis and Arch Luther

This handbook will help broadcast professionals and students understand the world of communication satellites. Written in easy-to-understand language, it covers topics ranging from theories of satellite operation to practical instructions for the initial set-up of mobile earth stations. It also includes the impact of rapid advances in digital technology, the mass deployment of digital DBS systems and changes in regulations. Item# F-34 - Pub. 1997 - 152pp

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SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook*

Jerry Whitaker, CPBE, 8-VSB, and the Society of Broadcast Engineers

The SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook features in-depth tutorials that stress key topics throughout, complete coverage of radio and television technologies, and is written from the perspective of the broadcast engineer. More than 50 authors have contributed their expertise to the ten sections of the book. The book covers every aspect of broadcast engineering in seven sections: Regulatory Issues, RF Transmission, DTV Transport, Information Technology Systems, Production Systems, Facility Issues, Broadcast Management, plus three reference annexes. Item# M-91 - Pub. 2016 - 912pp

* Suggested reference for SBE certification exam preparation.

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Smart Antennas with MATLAB, 2nd Ed.

Frank Gross

The most complete, current guide to smart antenna design and performance featuring new coverage of reconfigurable antennas, vector antennas and direction-finding antennas, this up-to-date resource offers a rigorous review  of the basic electromagnetic principles that drive smart antenna design and deployment. Case studies and worked examples using MATLAB are provided. Item #M-01, Pub. 2015, e-book

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Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering*

Jerry Whitaker, CPBE

This comprehensive handbook explains DTV (digital TV) and DAR (digital audio radio) within the context of pre-existing radio and TV technologies. It also provides key equations and reference data used in the design, specification and installation of broadcast transmission systems. Item#M-70 - Pub. 2005 - 1,104pp

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Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook, 2nd Edition

Ray Horak

For an accessible and comprehensive survey of telecommunications and data communications technologies and services, consult this book, which includes information on origins, evolution and meaningful contemporary applications. Item #JW-22 - Pub. 2008 - 832pp

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The ARRL Antenna Book, The, 24th Ed*

The American Radio Relay League

This is a comprehensive reference for amateur radio antennas, transmission lines and propagation. It offers current antenna theory and a wealth of practical, how-to construction projects. Its fully-searchable CD-ROM includes a copy of the book and band-by-band propagation tables for more than 150 locations worldwide. Item #R-03 - Pub. 2019 - 1,024 pp

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The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners

Joel R. Hallas

The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners discusses the details of the different configurations and requirements of antenna tuners. It explores the design, construction and applications of the different types available. This book will give you a better understanding of your antenna system and the way it can be improved through the selection and use of the appropriate antenna tuner. Item #R-08 - Pub. 2010 - 160pp

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The IBOC Handbook*

David Maxson

Radio broadcast engineers seeking to design and operate HD Radio(TM) transmission systems will benefit from the detailed exposition of the technology. The book lays out the entire structure of this digital transmission system. System equations are presented in a manner that is useful to those interested in them, while retaining a clear narrative for those who seek a general understanding of how the technology works. The book also presents a summary of the history of the technology and the NRSC-5 standard, as well as forward-looking information on emerging technologies and applications. Item# F-106 - Pub. 2007 - 512pp

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The RF in RFID, 2nd Ed.

Daniel Dobkin, Manager, Technical Marketing, WJ Communications, San Jose, CA, USA

This book explains how UHF tags and readers communicate wirelessly. It gives an understanding of what limits the read range of a tag, how to increase it (and why that might result in breaking the law), and the practical things that need to be addressed when designing and implementing RFID technology. Item #F116 - Pub. 2013 - 530 pp

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The RF Transmission Systems Handbook

Jerry Whitaker, CPBE

This handbook addresses the underlying concepts, operation and maintenance of high-power RF devices, transmission lines and antennas for broadcast, scientific and industrial use. Focusing on devices and systems that produce more than one kilowatt of output power, it covers the common uses of radio frequency energy; power vacuum and solid-state power devices, RF components and transmission lines and basic troubleshooting. Item# C-34 - Pub. 2002 - 504pp

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Transceiver and System Design for Digital Communications

Scott R. Bullock

This is the fourth edition of this successful professional reference book on transceiver design, the device that both sends and receives signals, and its place within the wireless communication system. It gives engineers and others a good intuitive understanding of wireless systems and spread spectrum. New topics covered include cognitive radio, systems, networks, and commercial communications. In addition, many items have been extensively updated to improve the flow of the book and enhance comprehension. Item# STY-03 - Pub. 2014 - 400pp

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Understanding Digital Television

Lars Ingemar Lundstrom

With the milestones of Digital TV and HDTV, there are lots of questions to be asked about television of today... Understanding Digital Television explains complex technical systems and solutions in an easy to comprehend manner along with visual 3D graphics. It helps non-technical individuals such as managers, executives, general media professionals, as well as TV and home cinema enthusiasts gain a practical understanding of the equipment, technical aspects of digital television, and various ways of distributing. Item# F-94 - Pub. 2006 - 328pp

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Video Over Wireless

Benny Bing

This practical volume offers expert guidance on delivering high-quality video communications over wireless networks. This guide explains emerging technologies that will help overcome these challenges—all presented in a clear and concise format. Item #M-97 - Pub. 2015 - eBook 352pp

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