Amateur Television Handbook
Amateur television is a large and complicated subject and to do justice to its many facets a book of several volumes would be required.
Amateur television handbooks in the past have tried to cover as many subjects as possible and consequently, due to size limitations, each subject has been treated in rather less detail that one could have wished. The original conception of this handbook was to deal in greater depth with the more complex and in some cases less-well publicised techniques used in the modern amateur television station. You will therefore find less information on basic principles, aerials, operating techniques, licensing requirements and even transmitters, all of which are adequately covered in books and frequently found in magazines. Instead, emphasis has been placed on subjects such as modern receiving systems, electronic video sources, vision- processing techniques and of course colour television. These subjects are particularly susceptible to changes in modern techniques and innovations and therefore the designs need to be periodically up-dated.