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Case histories of common trouble symptoms and remedies for 4,820 different radios, including auto radios and record changers. The rest of the book contains many charts, tables, formulae, lists, etc. You'll wonder how you ever got along without it!

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743-PAGE BOOK
LOADED WITH RADIO TROUBLESHOOTING EXPERIENCE!

Radio Troubleshooter's Handbook (on CD)
Alfred A. Ghirardi
Third Revised Edition, Murray Hill Books, Inc., NY 1943

If you repair old tube-type radios from the 1920's to the 1940's, you have to have this book. It's AWESOME!

Ninety percent of the book is filled with "case histories" of common trouble symptoms and remedies for 4,820 different radios, including auto radios and record changers. The rest of the book contains many charts, tables, formulae, lists, etc.

You'll wonder how you ever got along without it!


 


Everything can be accessed on the CD quickly using the interactive alphabetical menu. Looking for a Zenith? Hit the "Z" menu item and you're there. Want to take the information to the radio? Print out page and lay it on your workbench. It's easier than having a large open book on the bench getting in the way. All pages were scanned at 300 dpi resolution, so they are sharp and clear. You'll love it!


Here's a list of what's on the CD!

"CASE HISTORIES" OF COMMON TROUBLE SYMPTOMS AND REMEDIES FOR 4,820 MODELS OF 202 MAKES OF "HOME" & "AUTO-RADIO" RECEIVERS AND RECORD CHANGERS

I-F TRANSFORMER CONSTRUCTION, TROUBLES, SERVICING, & REPLACEMENT

HOW TO "ALIGN" THE TUNED CIRCUITS OF SUPERHETERODYNE RECEIVERS

I-F ALIGNMENT "PEAKS" OF 20,816 SUPERHETERODYNE RECEIVERS

CROSS-INDEX OF MODEL NUMBERS OF AMERICAN RCA AND RCA-VICTOR RECEIVERS WITH THOSE OF CORRESPONDING AMERICAN GENERAL ELECTRIC, WESTINGHOUSE, & GRAYBAR RECEIVERS

CROSS-INDEX OF MODEL NUMBERS OF AMERICAN RCA AND RCA-VICTOR RECEIVERS WITH THOSE OF CORRESPONDING CANADIAN RCA, GENERAL ELECTRIC AND WESTINGHOUSE RECEIVERS

TROUBLE-SHOOTING "REMINDER" CHART FOR "HOME-RADIO" RECEIVER TROUBLES

TROUBLE-SHOOTING "REMINDER" CHART FOR "AUTO-RADIO" RECEIVER TROUBLES

GEAR RATIOS AND SCALE CALIBRATION DIRECTIONS REQUIRED IN REMOTE TUNING CONTROLS FOR ALL AUTO-RADIOS

ROUTINE AUTO-RADIO INSTALLATION & INTERFERENCE ELIMINATION DATA CHART FOR ALL AMERICAN PASSENGER CARS (antenna equipment; car battery "grounded" terminal polarities; breaker point and spark-plug gaps; generator "charging" rates; suppressor and by-pass condenser installation, bonding and shielding instructions for all American cars)

HOW TO ELIMINATE "PERSISTENT" IGNITION-SYSTEM INTERFERENCE WITH AUTO RADIO RECEPTION IN VARIOUS MAKES & MODELS OF CARS

ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAMS OF 88 AUTOMOBILES

RECOMMENDED REPLACEMENT CAPACITY VALUES FOR VIBRATOR BUFFER-CONDENSERS

RECOMMENDED "REPLACEMENT" AND "ELECTRICALLY-COMPARABLE" BATTERIES FOR 1250 MODELS OF PORTABLE RADIO RECEIVERS

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS AND ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF 12 LEADING MAKES OF "A", "B" AND "A-B" BATTERIES AND PACKS FOR PORTABLE AND FARM RECEIVERS

GRID-BIAS RESISTOR RESISTANCE VALUES AND WATTAGE RATINGS FOR ALL SELF-BIASED TUBES

"PLUG-IN" & "BALLAST" RESISTOR DATA, AND RMA DESIGNATION CODE

RECEIVING TUBE CLASSIFICATION CHART - BY "INTERNAL STRUCTURE", BY "USE" OF TUBE, AND BY "CATHODE VOLTAGE"

NON-RMA "TYPE NUMBER" DESIGNATIONS FOR OLDER STANDARD NON-OCTAL BASED TUBES

RMA "TYPE NUMBER" DESIGNATION SYSTEM FOR ALL OTHER STANDARD RECEIVING TUBE TYPES

THE VARIOUS TYPES OF TUBE BASES AND SOCKETS ("STANDARD", "OCTAL", "LOKTAL", "LOCK-IN", "MINIATURE", ETC.) - AND THE "BASE-PIN" NUMBERING SYSTEMS FOR THEM

RECEIVING TUBES - OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS AND BASING DIAGRAMS

RECEIVING TUBE TYPES RECOMMENDED FOR SUBSTITUTION

SPECIAL-PURPOSE TUBES - OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS & BASING DIAGRAMS

TRANSMITTING TUBES - OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS & BASING DIAGRAMS

CATHODE RAY TUBES - OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS & BASING DIAGRAMS

U. S. NAVY STANDARD TUBE TYPES AND THEIR NEAREST COMMERCIAL (RMA) EQUIVALENTS

U. S. ARMY STANDARD TUBE TYPES AND THEIR NEAREST COMMERCIAL (RMA) EQUIVALENTS

U. S. ARMY-NAVY PREFERRED LIST OF TUBE TYPES TO BE USED IN NEW EQUIPMENT

MODERNIZING OLD RECEIVERS BY SUBSTITUTING NEWER TYPES OF TUBES

TUBE TESTERS - IMPORTANT THINGS ABOUT THEIR SELECTION AND OPERATION

INTERPRETATION OF RMA RECEIVING TUBE RATINGS

PILOT & DIAL LAMPS - CHARACTERISTICS AND RMA BEAD COLOR CODE CHART

RMA ST'D MOLDED RESISTOR, FLEXIBLE RESISTOR AND RESISTOR-CORD COLOR CODE, AND CODE CHARTS

RMA ST'D. "PREFERRED" VALUES OF MOLDED RESISTORS

RMA ST'D. MOLDED MICA CONDENSER COLOR CODE CHART

RMA ST'D. "POWER", "I-F", "INTERSTAGE AUDIO" AND "OUTPUT AUDIO" TRANSFORMER LEAD COLOR CODES

RMA ST'D. DYNAMIC SPEAKER LEAD COLOR CODE & PLUG CONNECTIONS

RMA ST'D. BATTERY-CABLE LEAD AND PHONO-MOTOR COLOR CODES

RMA PROPOSED SYMBOLS FOR RADIO SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS

CHART FOR DETERMINING WHEN TO REPLACE A PAPER OR ELECTROLYTIC CONDENSER WHOSE CAPACITY HAS DECREASED

OHM'S LAW CHART FOR DETERMINING E, I, R, W IN D.C. CIRCUITS

R, I, E, W, & POWER RATING CALCULATION CHART FOR MOLDED & WIRE-WOUND RESISTORS

RELATIVE RESISTANCE & "TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT OF RESISTANCE" OF 54 COMMON METALS AND COMMERCIAL RESISTANCE ALLOYS

PARALLEL RESISTANCES-SERIES CAPACITANCES CALCULATION CHART

REACTANCE CHART - REACTANCE OF INDUCTANCES AND CONDENSERS (at frequencies of from 1 cycle to 1,000 megacycles)

REACTANCE AND RESISTANCE IN SERIES-OR PARALLEL-CALCULATION CHART

"TIME CONSTANTS" OF RESISTANCE-CAPACITANCE AND RESISTANCE-INDUCTANCE SERIES CIRCUITS (CHARTS)

VOLUME & TONE CONTROL CIRCUITS - AND CORRECT RESISTANCE TAPERS

"LITZ" WIRE SIZE, WEIGHT, AND DATA CHART

COMPARISON OF VARIOUS STANDARD WIRE & SHEET METAL GAUGES

BARE & INSULATED COPPER WIRE DATA TABLE

SINGLE-LAYER AIR-CORE COIL DESIGN CHARTS

POWER TRANSFORMER DESIGN CHART

POWER TRANSFORMER HIGH-VOLTAGE-WINDING REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATING VARIOUS TYPES OF RECTIFIER TUBES

FILTER DESIGN CHART (for low-pass "pi" type filters)

OPERATING DATA AND CIRCUIT DESIGN CHART FOR RESISTANCE-COUPLED A-F AMPLIFIERS AND PHASE INVERTERS

LOGARITHMS & LOGARITHMIC COMPUTATIONS

DECIBEL-POWER RATIO-VOLTAGE RATIO-CURRENT RATIO CONVERSION TABLE

WAVELENGTH-FREQUENCY-LXC CONVERSION TABLE

TWIST DRILL SIZES AND DRILLING DATA

MACHINE SCREW, TAP, TAP-DRILL, AND CLEARANCE DRILL SIZES

DECIMAL & MILLIMETER EQUIVALENTS OF COMMON FRACTIONS

CONVERSION FACTORS FOR ELECTRICAL, PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL UNITS

METRIC PREFIXES USED IN RADIO WORK - AND CONVERSION FACTORS FOR THEM

HOW TO USE "EXPONENTS" IN RADIO CALCULATIONS

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL, RADIO AND VACUUM TUBE FORMULAE

DIRECTORY OF RADIO, TELEVISION & FACSIMILE RECEIVER MANUFACTURERS, PRIVATE BRAND DISTRIBUTORS, AND RECEIVER "BRAND" NAMES

DIRECTORY OF MANUFACTURERS OF 35 KINDS OF RADIO ACCESSORIES

DIRECTORY OF MANUFACTURERS OF 33 KINDS OF RADIO PARTS

DIRECTORY OF MANUFACTURERS OF 28 KINDS OF SOUND AMPLIFIER EQUIPMENT

DIRECTORY OF MANUFACTURERS OF 17 KINDS OF RADIO TEST INSTRUMENTS

DIRECTORY OF "CORRESPONDENCE" AND "RESIDENT" RADIO SCHOOLS

DIRECTORY OF RADIO MANUAL, HANDBOOK, AND TEXTBOOK PUBLISHERS

DIRECTORY OF RADIO MAGAZINES AND TRADE PUBLICATIONS

Quite a list, huh? All this on one CD with auto-start, a menu system, and an interactive alphabetical index so you can find the radio you're working on immediately.