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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 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
Non Member's Price £6.99
RSGB Member's Price £5.94
Radio Propagation - Principles & Practice
by Ian Poole, G3YWX
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Radio propagation is a vital topic for any radio amateur or anyone with an interest in radio communications. This book provides a fascinating description of all the relevant information about radio propagation from HF to VHF, UHF and beyond.
The book includes everything you need to know including radio waves and how they travel, the atmosphere, the Sun, ionospheric propagation (with the important modes and information), ionospheric storms and aurora, how to predict and assess ionospheric propagation, tropospheric propagation, meteor scatter, and space communications. You are also guided in making the most of the available equipment choosing the right time and radio band.
This book provides the reader with a practical understanding of Radio Propagation so that they can use them to their best. Radio Propagation - Practice and Principles is an essential read for anyone associated with radio communications.
2004 edition , RSGB,paperback, 174 by 240 mm, 112 pages, ISBN: 1-872309-97-6.
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.
Size 174x240mm, 256 pages
Non Member's Price £16.99
RSGB Member's Price £14.44
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