That was then
The first edition of the NAB Broadcast Engineering Handbook was printed in 1935 and included nine sections covering topics such as Rolph''s Graphs for ground wave propagation, transmission lines and the FCC Empirical Standards and Rules and Regulations. The tenth edition of the handbook, being published this year, discusses more than 80 topics from safety, to towers, to standards and practices. Other obvious recent differences are the inclusion of TV, and more recently, Internet/streaming technologies.
The original handbook was prepared by one person, James C. McNary. Today, the handbook requires a team of three section editors, one editor-in-chief and contributions from more than 60 industry experts.