Basic Radio is a free introductory textbook on electronics based on tubes. See the editorial for more information....


Author: Hans Lohninger

This edition of the eBook "Basic Radio" is based on the printed copy of J.B. Hoag's book "Basic Radio - the Essentials of Electron Tubes and their Circuits" published in 1942. As the copyright of this book has not been renewed in 1964 it has fallen into public domain (click here for more information on copyright renewal).

Although the topics covered in this book may seem to be outdated we included it into the VIAS ebook collection simply for its clear discussion of basic principles. Thus we took this book, converted it to HTML and compiled it into an introduction to general electronics, providing additional features such as links between the pages, an index, a hierarchical table of contents, pointers to simulations, and many more aids for the learner. Further, we added a few new images, and converted the already existing images to a common style, so that the eBook can be regarded as a homogeneous and modern work, despite its considerable age.

At this point we want to thank Pete Millet who is enthusiastic about tube based electronics and who provided an extraordinary contribution to the electronics community by providing many old books as scanned pages. See his home page for more.

Finally, we decided to additionally publish this eBook as an MS Windows HTMLHelp file offering the same navigation structure as the Web-based version. We hope that this service makes it easier for many beginners to get acquainted to the field of tube electronics.

Best wishes,

Your Epina eBook Team
April 2006

Last Update: 2009-11-01