by Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX
Contacting far flung parts of the world (DX) on the High Frequencies (HF) on single side-band (SSB) is one of the enduring fascinations of amateur radio. HF SSB DX Basics provides a practical guide to making the most of this endlessly fascinating area of operation.
Many are put off by the challenges of DX operation but well known author and DXer Steve Telenius-Lowe dispels the myths about huge antennas and high power in an easy to understand way. From what HF SSB is and what DX is all about you are lead through to the opportunities they provide and much more. There is a practical guide to what antennas make good choices in your location, choosing your transceiver, the microphones used and even what the myriad of buttons on a modern transceiver do. There is a guide to the HF bands you can operate, their propagation characteristics and what to expect from them. Steve also provides practical advice on how to avoid pitfalls when operating on the bands and much more including handling pile-ups, split working, QRP operation, QSLs and even being DX yourself.
HF SSB DX Basics is for anyone interested in operating in this hugely satisfying area of amateur radio by providing advice and practical steps to get you started and much more.
Size: 174 x 240mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9315 0