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ARRL Arduino for Ham Radio ARRL Arduino for Ham Radio
Arduino Microcontroller Projects You Can Build Today!

By: Glen Popiel, KW5GP

The Arduino has become popular among amateur radio operators who are exploring these powerful, inexpensive microcontrollers, creating new projects and amateur station gear. Arduino for Ham Radio introduces you to the exciting world of microcontrollers and open source hardware and software.

Arduino for Ham Radio starts by building a solid foundation through descriptions of various Arduino boards and add-on components, followed by a collection of ham radio-related practical projects. Beginning with simple designs and concepts and gradually increasing in complexity and functionality, there is something here for everyone. Projects can be built quickly and used alternatively they can be expanded and enhanced with your own personal touches.

Arduino for Ham Radio projects include; Random Code Practice Generator, CW Beacon and Foxhunt Keyer, Fan Speed Controller, Digital Compass, Weather Station, RF Probe with LED Bar Graph, Solar Battery Charge Monitor, On-Air Indicator, Talking SWR Meter, Talking GPS/UTC Time/Grid Square Indicator, Iambic Keyer, Waveform Generator, PS/2 CW Keyboard, Field Day Satellite Tracker, Azimuth/Elevation Rotator Controller, CW Decoder, Lightning Detector, CDE/Hy-Gain Rotator Controllers.

Size 208x274mm, 352 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5016 1


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Computers in Amateur Radio Computers in Amateur Radio
Edited by Steve White, G3ZVW

For the most the personal computer has become the essential tool to get jobs done quicker, easier, quieter and in less space than ever before. When radio amateurs connect a personal computer to a radio, then it takes the potential of both to another level. Computers in Amateur Radio provides a practical guide to what is possible for radio amateurs who wish to combine these two technologies.

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Computers in Amateur Radio has been expanded to include new material on the phenomenal possibilities of Raspberry Pi and the wide variety of data modes now available. Computers in Amateur Radio provides chapters dedicated to the computer modelling of antennas, propagation and even terrain for HF, Remote Operation, Software Defined Radio, APRS, SSTV and log keeping. A whole host of live Internet uses are also covered. There is even a chapter dedicated to the EMC of computers, with information on choosing systems and how to avoid - or deal with - the interference they can cause or suffer.

Computers in Amateur Radio contains many illustrated step-by-step guides to assist the first-timer in becoming familiar with an activity. For the more experienced reader there is great reference information and even some basic fault-finding and interfacing tips - everyone will find something of interest and value.

Free CD
This book is supplied with a CD packed with nearly 640MB of software. You will find programs for Logging, Contesting, Mapping, Morse code training, Datamodes, RTTY and even non radio utilities, plus a whole lot more.

ISBN: 9781 9050 8685 6 Size 174x240mm 256pages

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RTTY/PSK31 for Radio Amateurs RTTY/PSK31 for Radio Amateurs
By Roger Cooke, G3LDI

Data modes appear to be a daunting prospect to newly licensed radio amateurs, but they do not have to be. This book is a practical guide to the two most popular data modes, RTTY and PSK31.

This book is an expanded and fully updated 2nd edition of the popular RTTY and PSK31 for Radio Amateurs. At 50% bigger that the 1st edition, there is no better guide to these data modes. Readers will find details of where to find data modes on the amateur bands, through getting started, to making the most from both these modes. DXpeditions and contests use these modes and there is lots of information on getting the best from these too.

RTTY is the oldest real Data mode and was first used on the amateur bands over 50 years ago. In those days it was a complex mode to use, with teleprinters and home made transmitters to modify. However, in the computer age, it is much easier to both use and set up. RTTY and PSK31 for Radio Amateurs provides you will all you need to know to get the most out of this fascinating area of amateur radio.

Free CD
The free CD that accompanies this book has also been fully updated to provide a wealth of amateur radio data mode programs to get you started. You will also find reviews of equipment, lots of reference material, videos, web links and essential reading for anybody interested in Data.

Warning
RTTY and PSK31 for Radio Amateurs does though carry a warning: Buying this book may lead to an enjoyment of RTTY, PSK31 and Data modes in general that is highly addictive.


Size 174x240mm 48pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8688 7

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ARRL Ham Radio  for Arduino and PICAXE ARRL Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE
by Leigh L.Klotz, Jr. WA5ZNU

Microcontroller technology has exploded in popularity among ham radio operators. The new generation of single-board microcontrollers is easier than ever to use, bringing together hardware and software for project-building radio amateurs can easily dive into. With inexpensive microcontroller platforms, such as the popular open-source Arduino board, readily available parts, components and accessory boards, the possibilities are limitless.

Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE introduces you to the fun and rewards of experimenting with microcontrollers. Klotz and many other contributors have designed projects that will enhance your ham radio station and operating capabilities. Or, take it to the next step, using these projects as a launch pad for creating your own projects. Readers will find a wide range of unusual and differing projects including, beacon transmitters, keyers, antenna position control, RTTY and digital mode decoders, waterfall displays, and much more. Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE comprises mostly Arduino projects and readers should note that many of the projects require the purchase of additional Arduino shields and other boards to complete them.

ISBN: 9780 8725 9324 4
Size: 208x274mm, 352 Pages

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Get on the Air with HF Digital Get on the Air with HF Digital
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

Explore Digital Radio Below 30 MHz!

Building on the success of the ARRL HF Digital Handbook Steve Ford, WB8IMY brings you a beginner's guide to this fascinating are of amateur radio operation.

With the popularity of HF digital communications growing rapidly, there is no better way to get on the air with this step-by-step guide. ARRL HF Digital Handbook provides all that you need to get started in the world of HF digital technology. Written in an easy to understand, conversational style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station. The book includes instructions for configuring software programs for popular modes such as RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. You'll also learn about other digital communication modes such as MFSK, Olivia and PACTOR. There are even articles drawn from the ARRL magazine QST that enlighten the subject further.

Broken down into logical steps of building your own station and overviews of the various modes ARRL HF Digital Handbook provides a fun and easy way for beginners to get started in digital radio.

Size 229x190mm, 128 pages, ISBN 9780 8725 9601 6


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ARRL Pic Programming for Beginners ARRL Pic Programming for Beginners
By Mark Spencer, WA8SME

Microcontrollers control virtually everything we use in our everyday lives, from microwave ovens, remote controls and even electronic tooth brushes. ARRL PIC Programming for Beginners is an introductory guide to understanding this fascinating field.

In recent years radio amateurs have become interested in the extraordinary potential of microcontrollers as tools in everything from station accessories to transceivers. ARRL PIC Programming for Beginners provides readers with a strong foundation on the subject. Written with a building block approach, this book provides the skills to explore and unlock the potential of these powerful devices. Readers will find that working with PICs can be simple, educational and most importantly fun.

CD-ROM
This book also includes a useful CD packed with programming resources, supplementary reading, short video clips and other helpful data.

If you are interested in learning how to program these highly useful devices and actively put them to work ARRL PIC Programming for Beginners provides all that is need to get started.

Size 206x273mm, 256 pages. ISBN: 9780 8725 9089 2


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VoIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs VoIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs
NEW Second Edition
By Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD

Large numbers of radio amateurs are now regularly using VoIP, or "Voice Over Internet Protocol" and this second edition of VoIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs is the complete guide to this fascinating topic.

VoIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs covers the most widely-used VoIP systems used by radio amateurs, with particular attention to EchoLink and the Internet Radio Linking Project, or IRLP. The book is designed for beginners who need information on how to get started, set-up, and use these systems. This is also the ideal guide to the ham radio applications of VoIP, in combination with their radios for long-distance communication spanning hundreds or thousands of miles. The use of the Internet as the relay between their base stations, handhelds and mobile transceivers. For the more advanced, it provides plenty of technical "meat" for those who want to dig deeper into VoIP applications and discover how they work.

Sections Include;
Connecting the World Using A VoIP Link
Conference Servers, Reflectors and Nets
Other Linking Systems
Setting Up Your Own Node
Digital Audio and the Internet Under The Hood
Echolink: Under The Hood
IRLP
Legal Issues In Linking
Web Resources & Glossary

New for this edition are sections
Asterisk and app_rpt
Remote Control Techniques.

Size 144 pages, size 227x185mm, ISBN: 9780-87259-926-4



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CoMmand CoMmand

Computers, Microcontrollers and DSP for the Radio Amateur

By: Andy Talbot, G4JNT

This book is for the radio amateur and home experimenter who wants to use modern digital and computer technology to make more use of his/her radio equipment. It is aimed at those who want to add additional hardware and try new signalling and communications methods, and to build hardware and systems for controlling existing equipment. The home computer is first covered, writing programmes and software, with much detail on how to interface the PC to external hardware via its various ports. Particular emphasis is placed on what can be done with the older computer, now very cheaply available. Software techniques for detecting signals in noise and for automatic beacon monitoring are described.
Then come Microcontrollers, covered in depth, particularly the PIC family of devices. From the basics of writing the first PIC programme and programming the device, many different types of hardware are described, such as A/D converters and relays. This includes simple arithmetic and coding issues for security and remote control. Finally, basic Digital Signal Processing is covered, with aspects such as digital filtering, time/frequency transformations and very narrow bandwidth working being described. How to start using DSP techniques at home is explained; evaluation modules and DSP routes using some simple additional hardware and a PC are covered. Programming in the Windows operating system, with particular emphasis on using the soundcard for DSP purposes, is then introduced.

Written for the experienced amateur, this book is aimed at the experimenter and home constructor who wants to get involved in the subject, and to understand how to take it further.

2003 Edn, RSGB, paperback,
240 x 173 mm, 232 pages, ISBN: 1-872309-94-1

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