| Amateur Radio Explained |
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