Sideband Handbook

from Lighthouse Larry

and GE Ham News

 

First Edition.  An Educational Publication of

the Receiving Tube Department,

General Electric, Owensboro, Kentucky; 1961

 

The Sideband Handbook is an anthology of G-E Ham News articles pertaining to single sideband and double sideband transmission and reception for the amateur radio service.  In addition to the Ham News reprinted materials, this anthology contains updates, corrections, and entirely new supplementary materials. 

The contents of each chapter may be viewed in PDF format by clicking on the hyperlinks in the chapter headings, below. 

 

CHAPTER I - HETRODYNING AND MIXING
  • What About Mixer Circuits? From November  - December, 1956
  • Using the G-E 6AR8 Sheet Beam Tube
CHAPTER II - SIDEBAND GENERATORS AND EXCITERS
  • SSB Jr. 5-Watt SSB Transmitter, From November - December, 1950
  • 200-Watt Double Sidebander, From May - June, 1959
  • Double Sideband Junior, From March - April, 1958
  • K2GZT's 6146 Double Sideband Transmitter
  • DSB Considerations and Data
  • Hetrodyne Exciter with 6BU8 Twin Pentode Balanced Mixer
  • Hetrodyne VFO for 9-Mc SSB Generators
CHAPTER III - TRIODE LINEAR AMPLIFIERS
  • Lazy Linear Amplifier with Push-Pull GL-811-A Triodes, From July - August, 1949
  • Power Peaker Linear Amplifier, From September - October, 1952
  • Compact Triode Kilowatt, From September - October, 1959
  • Maximum Ratings and Typical Operating Conditions for Transmitter Tubes
  • Computing Driving Power for Transmitting Tubes
  • Frequency Limitations on Transmitting Tubes
CHAPTER IV - PENTODE LINEAR AMPLIFIERS
  • Kilowatt Grounded-Grid Linear Amplifier with Paralleled GL-813's, From November - December, 1959
  • 600-Watt All-Band Amplifier for CW, AM, or SSB Linear Service, From November - December, 1954
  • Technical Tidbits: Caution - Screen Grid at Work
  • Bandswitching Mobile Linear Amplifier with GL-eD21/4-125-A's, From November - December, 1960
  • Technical Tidbits: Proper Tank Circuit Padding
  • Proper Tank Circuit "Q" and Loading
CHAPTER V - SIDEBAND RECEPTION AND ADAPTERS
  • The Signal Slicer, From July - August, 1951
  • Packaged Selectivity, From March - April, 1957
  • Mobile SSB Reception
  • Bandswitching Mobile Converter
  • Single Band Mobile Converters
  • Converting the BC-453 Receiver
  • 12-Tube Adapter for Single Sideband Reception, From November - December, 1948
  • The G-E Model YRS-1 Adapter for Single Sideband Reception
CHAPTER VI - RF ACCESSORIES FOR SIDEBAND
  • Solid High-C VFO, From July - August, 1959
  • The Hamscope, From September - October, 1956
  • The Dioplex, From March - April, 1953
CHAPTER VII - AUDIO ACCESSORIES FOR SIDEBAND
  • Restricting Frequency Range in Transmitter Audio Systems, From July - August, 1949
  • Restricted Range Speech Amplifier, From September - October, 1949
  • Logarithmic Compressor, From May - June, 1950
  • High Attenuation Low-Pass Audio Filter, From March - April, 1955
  • Combo Monitor, From September - October, 1958
  • Power Control Panel, From March - April, 1954
CHAPTER VIII - POWER SUPPLIES FOR SIDEBAND
  • About Power Supplies, From January - February, 1954
  • Two High-C Power Supplies
  • Designer's Corner - Designing Power Supplies
  • Dual-Voltage Power Supplies, From September - October, 1957
  • High Power Mobile Power Systems
  • Mobile Power Supply Ideas, From July - August, 1960
  • Construction Details for 3-Phase Distribution Stepup Transformer
CHAPTER IX - TRANSMITTING TUBE TESTING AND OPERATING HINTS
  • Simplified Test Procedures for Popular Transmitting Tubes

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