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This handy pocket guide to essential radio frequency interference (RFI) is a valuable, pocket-sized reference for radio amateurs and others in the radio communication fields.

Designed as a practical, quick guide, the Radio Frequency Interference Pocket Guide collates key data, diagrams and useful reference materials into one handy place to help the reader to understand basic EM theory, along with specific remediation steps in reducing or eliminating sources of radio interference.

Topics covered include; EMC/RFI Fundamentals, EMC design, FCC rules, locating RFI and resolving RFI.

About the Editors

Kenneth Wyatt has worked as a product development engineer for 10 years for various aerospace firms on projects ranging from DC-to-DC power converters, to RF and microwave systems for shipboard and space platforms. For over 20 years, he worked as a senior EMC engineer for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies in Colorado Springs. A prolific author and presenter, is a co-author of the popular EMC Pocket Guide (2013) and EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers (2014).

Michael Gruber (W1MG) has been at the ARRL RFI desk since 2002, primarily assisting in interference matters and working with the FCC. He also has written numerous articles and edits ARRL books primarily pertaining to RFI, including The ARRL Interference Handbook, 3rd Edition.

Book review

“This handy Pocket Guide contains a lot of useful information. It outlines in very concise form the procedures necessary for tracking down most radio frequency interference problems. For anyone wanting to track down an RFI problem, without having to learn all the basic theory involved, this Pocket Guide is a valuable resource.”

Henry W. Ott
Henry Ott Consultants (July 2015)

Book readership

Reviewed and approved by a team of advanced ham operator experts, Radio Frequency Interference Pocket Guide is a quick reference guide for advanced ham radio operators, wireless engineering professionals, and wireless communications technicians.

Book contents

EMC/RFI Fundamentals
Frequency Versus Wavelength
Broadcast Frequency Allocations (U.S.)
Identifying RFI
Locating RFI
Resolving RFI
Assembling an RFI Locating Kit
U.S. FCC Rules
European Union (EU) Rules
Commonly Used Equations
Useful Software
                Useful Web Sites
                Manufacturers and Distributors
                Standards Organizations
                Common Symbols
                Acronyms and Definitions

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