Exploring the Magic of Wireless Communication
By: Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ
There are countless ways for radio signals to travel from transmitter to receiver, and understanding how radio waves interact with their environment is an important factor in successful radio communications. While amateurs can maximize station performance and reliability with the right equipment, knowledge and skill, we cannot control propagation. Through scientific exploration and experimentation, we can improve our understanding of propagation and how it affects radio signals. ARRL Propagation and Radio Science sets out to demystify this subject with an easy to understand approach.
ARRL Propagation and Radio Science is packed with information and readers will find chapters covering topics polarization, gain, and other antenna matters, the ground wave, the anomalous ionosphere, neutral propagation, NVIS modes & methods, the reflection process and much more. There are even intriguing chapters such as 'Matters About Matter', 'The Optical Factor', 'Demystifying the Ionosphere', 'Magnetic Personality', 'Instrumentation & Interpretation', 'Free Electron Propagation', 'Cheaper Than Dirt', 'Diversity Methods', 'WWV and Channel Probes', 'Software and Other Tools', 'Keeping Up with Kepler and Friends', 'Your Friend the S Meter', 'Loads of Modes', 'Sea Shanty' and 'Unexplored Territory'
Providing a comprehensive overview of one of the most fascinating and rewarding activities in Amateur Radio ARRL Propagation and Radio Science is an excellent read. Author Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, uses his lively, engaging approach to present the complex subject of radio propagation in simple, easy-to-understand terms. This book covers topics ranging from theoretical exploration to practical application. It explains the phenomena we observe on the amateur bands and invites you to embark on the journey through the still-unknown radio propagation universe.
Size 184x226mm, 256 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5027 7