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Practical Radio Repair Volume 1
Although this book as been available for some time now, its value to the restoration and continued use of vintage radio equipment is as great as ever.

Written by Ray Bintliff (W1RY), these two volumes have what is missing from the theory books…real, practical information on correct repair procedures and the vintage components used in radio, and he tells you exactly how to repair vintage electronics with the proper tools and equipment. They are produced in a convenient spiral bound format, perfect for the bench.

Quoting from the book’s introduction, “…The purpose of this book is to provide practical information for the repair and restoration of vacuum tube radios and related electronic devices. The writing level assumes that the reader has, at least, a basic understanding of electronic theory and diagnostics. There are many good text books, especially from the late 1930s and early 1940s, that cover basic electronic theory and radio circuitry. This book will make no attempt to duplicate or improve on those works. Instead, the practical side of radio repair will be its main thrust. However, some discussion of theory and circuit design is included for clarification of troubleshooting and repair instructions. Trouble shooting procedures and repair techniques are treated in separate chapters with the realization that these subjects are interdependent and not easily compartmentalized. The chapters dealing with repairs do include some trouble shooting coverage and vice versa. Trouble shooting methods are covered stage by stage on several types of radios. Obviously all types of failures in all possible radios cannot be addressed individually. …”

Volume 1 contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Safety

Chapter 2: Workshop and Equipment

Chapter 3: Getting Started

Chapter 4: Diagnostics

Chapter 5: Testing AC-Operated Superhets

Chapter 6: Testing AC/DC Radios

Chapter 7: Testing TRF Radios

Chapter 8: Test or Replace?

Chapter 9: Electrolytic Capacitors

Chapter 10: Paper Dielectric Capacitors

Chapter 11: Rebuilding Paper Capacitors in Cases

Chapter 12: Mica Capacitors

Chapter 13: Ceramic Capacitors

Chapter 14: Resistors

Chapter 15: Power Cords & Ballast Tubes

Chapter 16: Wiring

Chapter 17: Power Transformers

Chapter 18: Audio Transformers

Chapter 19: IF Transformers

Chapter 20: RF Transformers & Coils

Chapter 21: Tuning Capacitors

Chapter 22: Dial Drives

Chapter 23: Controls

Chapter 24: Speakers

Chapter 25: Other Components

Chapter 26: Alignment & Final Test

Chapter 27: Workmanship

Chapter 28: Closing Thoughts

Price: $26.95