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dB chart for voltage and power shows the power gain (or loss) and voltage gain (or loss) for dB values from 1.0 to 115.0
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jul 1981 (v.37#7) pg. 64

Logarithms in sight and sound. Logarithms pervade photography. How and why they are used. Looks at measurements of decibel, DIN, ASA, f-stops, EV, densitometry, Zone system, etc.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1988 (v.10#5) pg. 14

Know and use decible without higher math.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jul 1963 (v.6#4) pg. 55

Use only two tables to determine dB power radios to six decimal places.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Sep 1966 (v.76#3) pg. 83

How to read the decibel scale on VOM or VTVM meters. A simpler and more meaningful way to indicate signal voltage amplitide or voltage gain.
ELECTRONICS WORLD May 1968 (v.79#5) pg. 78

Decibel table.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Sep 1969 (v.82#3) pg. 27

Simple method of solving decibel problems without charts, tables or slide rules.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Sep 1969 (v.82#3) pg. 71

Understanding and using decibel (dB) measurements as used in electronics to give power, voltage, or other levels.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Summer 1984 (v.2#1) pg. 33

Computing decibels the easy way. How to figure out the dB's of gain in an amplifier or oscillator circuit. Simple technique does not require the use of a scientific calculator or computer.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Apr 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 66

Understanding decibels, the relationship between perceived loudness and power.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep 1987 (v.4#9) pg. 35

E-Z math (for electronics). Logarithms and decibels.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 77
Correction HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Aug 1988 (v.5#8) pg. 6

Frequency response. Understanding the meaning of "flat response", "kilohertz", and "decibel" as they are used in describing audio equipment and performance.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1978 (v.1#9) pg. 36

Some simple rules of thumb that make it easy to use and understand decibles.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1974 (v.5#4) pg. 94

A dB primer. How to work with decibels and convert them to their electrical equivalent in various areas of electronics (from communications to hi-fi).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1979 (v.16#1) pg. 44

What is "dBm" and how to convert dBm to power and voltage readings.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1990 (v.7#11) pg. 87
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 4
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 4
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 4

dB or not dB. Learn the value of the bel (decibel) unit and how to mathematically convert it to its various forms for all sorts of applications.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 65

Solving the dB mystery. A rundown and explanation of the various dB notations used in specifying hi-fi equipment.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1977 (v.48#6) pg. 65