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Getting Started in Amateur Radio Getting Started in Amateur Radio

By Steve Nichols G0KYA

Amateur radio is amazing. It has so many different facets and possibilities that there is something for everyone. Getting Started in Amateur Radio sets out to explore what is possible and get you started on a voyage of discovery.

If you want to know something about the hobby or are newly licensed, or are even just looking for something different, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the answers. What about receiving digital images from the International Space Station? Or talking to friends around the world via satellite? Or perhaps being able to help out during natural disasters? All of these things are possible with amateur radio and Getting Started in Amateur Radio details these and many other possibilities.

Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides information on the activities to explore when using your first VHF/UHF or HF station and what other equipment you might need. There is a section on practical antennas vital to every radio amateur and details of operating using CW (Morse code), FM, SSB, Digital and more. What you can expect from the different amateur radio bands is covered and there is even a section devoted to long distance operation (DXing), amateur radio contesting, and amateur radio awards. The coverage doesn't stop there and readers will also find the microwave and LF bands discussed along with Moonbounce or Earth-Moon-Earth transmissions (EME). There is even a practical guide to getting a licence if you don't already have one.

Filled with tips and practical information to get you started, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the ideal book for those interested in amateur radio, the newly licensed or even those looking to widen their amateur radio outlook.

Size 174x240mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9311 2


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Amateur Radio Explained Amateur Radio Explained  New
A Guide to Getting Started in Ham Radio

By Ian Poole, G3YWX

Written by well-known author and radio amateur Ian Poole, G3YWX, this book provides the ideal introduction to the wonderful world of amateur radio. Amateur Radio Explained is for people first taking an interest in amateur radio and those ready to move on from foundation level. This book quickly enables the newcomer to grasp the basic elements of how to get started in the hobby, gaining a transmitting licence and areas of interest in the hobby. The book covers in detail the various types of transmission, what can be heard including the jargon, codes and callsigns. There is discussion of radio propagation, the various radio bands and the use of band plans. There are outlines of typical contacts, repeaters, DXing techniques, QSLs, awards and contests. The reader is also provided with details of receivers and antennas and there are guides to setting up the station and constructing your own equipment. There is even a really useful appendix providing sources of further information so the reader can explore the topics of most interest to them in greater detail.

In a readable and easy-to-understand fashion Amateur Radio Explained is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of amateur radio. But be warned: you may become hooked for life!

Size 210x297mm, 80 pages ISBN 9781-9050-8632-0


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