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Here are various miscellaneous RCA documents that don't fall into the other categories listed above. The documents from 1949 and 1950 were prepared for presentation to the FCC between 1949 and 1950 in the FCC's evaluation of color television standards. RCA lost to CBS for this first round, but succeeded as part of the NTSC in 1953.

The other documents are explained individually, below.

RCA 1934 UL-8 Determination of Oscillator-Circuit Constants in Superheterodyne Receivers - An algebraic method of calculating the RF and oscillator tank circuit values for correct frequency tracking.

RCA 1939 Practical Television by RCA - A 40-page explanation of the RMA television standard thet was being broadcast by RCA, starting with the opening of the New York Worlds Fair in 1939. Detailed instructions for setting up a TV set and antenna. Differences from the final NTSC standard of 1941: 441 lines, AM sound.

RCA Labs 1949 A 15 x 20-Inch Projection Receiver for the RCA Color TV System

RCA Labs 1950 An Analysis of the Sampling Principles of the RCA Color TV System

RCA Labs 1950 An Experimental Determination of the Sideband Distribution in the RCA Color TV

RCA Labs 1949 An Experimental UHF Television Tuner - Early version - complex and expensive.

RCA Labs 1950 An Experimental UHF Television Converter - Later version - simple diode mixing.

RCA Labs 1950 A Study of Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel Interference of Television Signals Part I

RCA Labs 1950 A Study of Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel Interference of Television Signals Part II

RCA 1951 Conservation of Critical Materials - No date but likely 1951. RCA's efforts to conserve critical materials due to the Korean War.

RCA 1953 Color Television - A slick 36-page brochure announcing the beginning of RCA's color broadcasting.

RCA 1958 Plate Materials - A two-page bulletin describing RCA's plate materials and how to use them. Note the lower emissivity of Al-clad steel (grey plate) compared to Ni-plated steel with carbon slurry coating (black plate).

RCA 1972 PIT-711 Tips on the Use of Photomultipliers - General application information for photomultiplier tubes.