Practical Communication Theory
Edition: 2

Cloth: 978 1 61353 186 0 / $65.00
Published: September 2014  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
176 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 3/4"
figures, graphs & slide rule
Practical Communication Theory enables the reader to quickly and easily generate the answers to real-world problems encountered in specifying, testing, and fielding any type of systems that involve radio propagation. It deals with free space radio propagation and propagation near the ground and over ridge lines. As a bonus, it includes a special antenna and propagation slide rule, with unique scales, along with detailed explanations (and examples) of how to use it.

The second edition of this practical book has been updated to include new material on radio propagation near the earth in communication bands, which also explains how to use the slide rule scales for each of the appropriate propagation modes. The section on dynamic range has been expanded and there is additional material on knife-edge diffraction. The appendices have also been updated to include extra propagation formulae and graphs.

Book Review in ARRL Magazine, Nov 2014

Reviews & Endorsements:
"This book very nicely covers the design and analysis of real-life radio point-to-point communications in an easy to understand, but very practical (as promised by the title) way, that will make sense to most QST readers."
- Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR , ARRL Magazine