Curriculum Vitae

This page provides a curriculum vitae for Jerry Whitaker, the principal individual of WhitakerAudio.

Employment history is as follows:

  • 2000 to present: Vice President, Standards Development, Advanced Television Systems Committee, Washington, DC
  • 1991 to 2000: Owner of publishing company Technical Press, Morgan Hill, CA
  • 1983 to 1991: Editor, Editorial Director, Associate Publisher, Intertec Publishing (Broadcast Engineering magazine, Video Systems magazine), Overland Park, KS
  • 1976 to 1983: Chief Engineer, Hoff Broadcasting (KRED-AM / KPDJ-FM), Eureka, CA
  • 1974 to 1976: Television news producer, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, CA
  • 1972 to 1974: Radio news editor, KCRA-AM, Sacramento, CA

Professional Societies and Organizations:

  • Society of Broadcast Engineers, Fellow
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Life Fellow
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member

Conference management roles:

  • 2004 to 2007: Conference Chair, SMPTE Fall Technology Conference, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
  • 1992 to 2000: Conference Chair, Broadcast Engineering Conference, National Association of Broadcasters
  • 1989 to 1992: Conference Chair, World Media Expo, Society of Broadcast Engineers

Published books are as follows:

  • AC Power Systems Handbook, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1991
  • AC Power Systems Handbook, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1999
  • AC Power Systems Handbook, Third Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2006
  • Audio/Video Professional’s Field Manual, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2002
  • Audio/Video Protocol Handbook, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2002
  • Communications Receivers, Second Edition, Co-author, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1996
  • Communications Receivers, Third Edition, Co-author, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2001
  • Communications Receivers, Fourth Edition, Co-author, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2017 (also Chinese edition)
  • Digital Aural Studio-to-Transmitter Links: Fundamentals, Applications, Installation, Editor, TFT, Santa Clara, CA, 1994
  • DTV: The Revolution in Electronic Imaging, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1998 (also Sony edition)
  • DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1999 (also Sony edition)
  • DTV Handbook, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2001
  • Electronic Displays, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1994
  • Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook, Second Edition, Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2001
  • Interactive Television Demystified, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2001
  • Interconnecting Electronic Systems, Co-author, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1992
  • Maintaining Electronic Systems, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1991
  • Master Handbook of Audio Production, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2003
  • Master Handbook of Video Production, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2002
  • Mastering Digital Television: The Complete Guide to the DTV Conversion, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2006
  • Microelectronics, Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1999
  • Microelectronics, Second Edition, Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2006
  • Microwave and Wireless Synthesizers: Theory and Design, Co-author, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2021
  • NAB Broadcast Engineering Handbook, Ninth Edition, Editor, National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, DC, 1999
  • Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, 1994
  • Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1999
  • Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook, Third Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2012
  • Radio Frequency Transmission Systems: Design and Operation, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1990
  • SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook: Hands-on Guide to Station Design and Maintenance, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2016
  • Semiconductor Devices and Circuits, Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1999
  • Signal Measurement, Analysis, and Testing, Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1999
  • Standard Handbook of Audio and Radio Engineering, Second Edition, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2002
  • Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2005
  • Technical Documentation and Process, Co-author, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2012
  • Television and Audio Handbook for Technicians and Engineers, Co-editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1990 (also international edition)
  • Television Engineering Handbook, Revised Edition, Co-editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1992
  • Television Receivers: Digital Video for DTV, Cable, and Satellite, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2001
  • The Communications Facility Design Handbook, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2000
  • The Electronics Handbook, Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1996
  • The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition, Editor, Boca Raton, FL, 2005
  • The Information Age Dictionary, Co-Editor, Intertec Publishing, Overland Park, KS, 1992
  • The Resource Handbook of Electronics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2001
  • The RF Transmission Systems Handbook, Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2002
  • The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio, TAB Books, San Francisco, CA, 2011
  • Video and Television Engineer’s Field Manual, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2000
  • Video and Television Engineering Handbook, Third Edition, Co-editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2000
  • Video and Television Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition, Co-editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2003
  • Video Display Engineering, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2001
  • VM700A Configuration Guidebook, Editor, Tektronix, Beaverton, OR, 1994
Jerry in the shop
Jerry in his native habitat