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Radio Auroras Radio Auroras


Radio amateurs know that sunspots affect VHF as well as HF propagation, and the solar cycle has a direct bearing on the prevalence of radio auroras. The extent and usefulness of this mode of propagation is perhaps still not widely known, though. Radio Auroras sets out to explain this phenomenon in an easy to understand and useful way.

Radio Auroras tells the fascinating story of the radio amateurs who discovered this mode of propagation and how they made use of it. Through the following pages there are descriptions of how auroras are caused, how they can be forecast and perhaps most importantly how best to use them to work DX. Whilst auroras are often thought to be a VHF effect, this book also describes radio auroras at 28MHz as well as outlining the effects of auroras on the other HF bands. Occurrences of Sporadic E can also accompany auroras to provide Auroral E propagation and this too is covered in Radio Auroras. If you are interested in radio propagation Radio Auroras is a unique guide to this topic, but for those studying and experimenting, or those keen to work DX on VHF, it is a real ‘must have’ book.

The Authors
The late Charlie Newton, G2FKZ, who wrote the core material of this book, was acknowledged as one of the leading experts on radio auroras and his material is judged as the definitive guide to this fascinating topic. He was for many years a leading light in the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) Propagation Studies Committee. His work has been updated and supplemented with a new chapter compiled by well-known VHF DXer Neil Carr, G0JHC. Using contributions from a number of the UK's leading VHF DXers, Neil Carr looks at the major radio aurora events that took place during the last solar cycle and in the first part of the new cycle.

ISBN: 9781 9050 8681 8 Size 174x240mm 64 Pages

Price: 4.99

Radio Propagation Explained Radio Propagation Explained
Steve Nichols, G0KYA

Understanding radio propagation is essential for anyone with an interest in radio communications who wants to know how signals travel from A to B. Acknowledged expert Steve Nichols, G0KYA Radio Propagation Explained provides everything you need to know about this fascinating topic.

Looking at HF to VHF, UHF and beyond Radio Propagation Explained provides a practical understanding of radio propagation. It looks at the sun, sunspots, ionospheric propagation, ionospheric storms and aurora, tropospheric propagation, meteor scatter and space communications, including satellites and Earth-Moon-Earth signals. The book also includes information on computerised HF propagation predictions, greyline propagation, low frequency (LF) propagation, sporadic E, amateur radio modes like WSPR, PSK and JT, web resources and much more. There are descriptions of the properties of the amateur radio bands and how to get the best performance when using them.

Radio Propagation Explained draws on material from the hugely popular Radio Propagation Principles & Practice book previously published by the RSGB and enhances it with the latest advances in the field of propagation. Steve shows how radio amateurs can by studying propagation can gain a more rewarding experience and increase their chances of making the on-air contacts they want.

Radio Propagation Explained is thoroughly recommended reading for everyone who wants to understand radio propagation and make the most of their radio activities.

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Size 240x174mm, 128 pages ISBN 9781 9101 9328 0

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Non Member's Price 12.99
RSGB Member's Price 11.04

ARRL Propagation and Radio Science ARRL Propagation and Radio Science
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

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Non Member's Price 27.99
RSGB Member's Price 23.79

Radio Nature Radio Nature
by Renato Romero, IK1QFK

Radio signals are not, as is commonly thought, recent phenomena. Nature has spoken through radio signals since the origins of the Universe. Radio Nature is fascinating look at these signals, a guide to receiving and analysing them.

Radio Nature describes these strange signals coming from our own planet and beyond. There is information about tweeks, insects, whistlers, choruses and even flying saucers (nothing to do with spaceships). Readers are provided with details of artificial and false signals that can confuse the natural radio listener. For the more committed there are designs for simple receiving equipment and antennas along with guides to how you can use simple receiving equipment to hear natural radio. The book also explains how to try to predict storms and even earthquakes using the signals that can be captured.

Radio Nature is truly a book for all. If you are a beginner the book opens up a fascinating area for you. For the more committed this provides a comprehensive guide to natural radio and useful reference work.

ISBN: 9781-9050-8637-5
Size 174x240mm, 256 pages

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Non Member's Price 16.99
RSGB Member's Price 14.44

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