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3D Printing for Dummies 3D Printing for Dummies
By Kalani Kirk Hausman & Richard Horne

Done in the usual 'Dummies' style this 3D Printing For Dummies book explains all that you need to know to get started printing out 3D objects quickly and inexpensively!

3D printing is no longer just the preserve of expensive printers working with incomprehensible and equally expensive software. This remarkable technology has now come to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers at lower costs than ever before. 3D Printing For Dummies provides a friendly but straightforward guide that examines the types of 3D printing technology available. You'll discover methods for the creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs. The mysteries of stereolithography, selective sintering, fused deposition, and granular binding techniques are all explained. The book even provides a design for making your own 3D printer the 'RepRap' printer and walks you through the process of creating a printer using open source designs, software, and hardware.

3D Printing For Dummies provides a great insight into this fast developing area of technology. It provides the knowledge needed to manufacture specialist parts of unusual design or construction at home. Be you keen constructor or just want to know about the technology this book provides a fascinating guide to the possibilities of 3D printing.

Size: 188 x 234mm, 384 pages
ISBN: 9781 1186 6075 1


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RSGB Radio Communication Handbook RSGB Radio Communication Handbook

SALE - NOW HALF USUAL RETAIL PRICE

Whether you are an operator who wants to know what goes on 'under the hood', an avid constructor or someone keen to go on learning about electronics and communication radio the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook is the one book you need. With nearly 600,000 words plus 2,000 illustrations and tables crammed into 864 pages it is not only a comprehensive guide to the technical side of amateur radio book it is terrific value too.

This edition of the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook has been thoroughly updated with many expanded features. You will find a completely revised HF Receivers chapter and the Propagation chapter has also been completely rewritten with an eye on improving clarity and understanding. There are new authors for the sections on Practical Microwave Antennas and the Low Frequencies. Based on the popular Homebrew column in RadCom there is a new chapter which follows the design and construction of an HF transceiver, and provides a host of valuable information and circuit ideas. Expanded chapters include Practical VHF-UHF Antennas, The Great Outdoors, Morse and Digital Communications with many other chapters have had new, revised and updated parts. Since the last edition, there has been more use of microcomputers, such as the Raspberry Pi, in amateur radio projects; a new amateur band at 472kHz has also been created. These changes have been incorporated into the relevant chapters. Peter Hart's comparison chart of HF receiver performance has been updated, there's more on optical communications and new datamodes have been included.

New readers and old hands alike will find hundreds of pages packed with the distilled knowledge and experience of acknowledged experts on each topic. In amateur radio there is always plenty to learn and this book is the ideal way to expand your knowledge on your favourite activity, or to discover and explore something new.

FREE CD
Enclosed with the book there is a fully searchable electronic version of the Handbook in PDF format. You will find many bonus chapters that we couldn't squeeze into the book, samples of other RSGB publications and even a host of useful amateur radio software.

If you only ever buy one book on amateur radio the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook should be that book. Whatever you use it for the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook will become a valuable tool that helps you get the very best out of amateur radio.


Size: 210x297mm (A4), 864 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8697 9

Sorry due to is weight this book attracts extra carriage charges but don't forget if your order is over £30.00 shipping is free (UK only). Unfortunately this item is not available for overseas shipping, due the cost of carriage often being more than the cost of the book.

Price: 16.49



Storm Spotting for Radio Amateurs Storm Spotting for Radio Amateurs
By Michael Corey, W5MPC and Victor Morris, AH6WX

SALE - NOW HALF USUAL RETAIL PRICE

This book is aimed directly at those who interested in tornados and other severe weather phenomenon. Using the assistance of thousands of volunteer storm spotters the American SkyWarn® program of the National Weather Service provides a first line of defence against severe weather. Many amateur radio operators are trained storm spotters and this book includes information on resources, training and equipment available to them. The book starts with a straightforward introduction to the subject moving to practical safety information for this hazardous activity and details of what to expect. There are extensive guides to meteorology and hurricanes and storm spotter activation procedures. Readers will also find reportable weather criteria, how to develop a local storm spotter manual and the experiences of storm spotters from around the US. Thoroughly recommended reading for those interested in all severe weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, floods, damaging wind, and winter weather

208x274mm 160pages ISBN: 9780 8725 9090 8

Price: 9.99



Callseeker Plus 2016 CD Callseeker Plus 2016 CD

NOW LESS THAN HALF THE USUAL PRICE

The latest UK and European callsign information = the RSGB Callseeker Plus 2016

Callseeker Plus 2016 CD provides the ability to search the very latest UK and European callsign data but also adds the reference information from the RSGB Yearbook 2016 and much more. Callseeker plus 2016 CD has a really easy to use interface and provides call information from 9A, DL, EA, ES, F, HA, HB9, I, LX, LY, OE, OH, ON, OZ, SM, SP, SV and Z3. Provided as an easily searchable PDF, there is also the very latest amateur radio reference information from the UK and around the World. CD also boasts a host of "extras" from across Europe, including hundreds of Mega Bytes of useful amateur radio software.

Callseeker plus 2016 CD takes up no computer hard disc space as it runs straight from the CD. You can search by callsign, name or location and navigating through the search results is quick and easy. You can print the results in a variety of formats including straight to an address label. Callseeker Plus 2016 CD is the ideal way to search for European QSLs

Cheaper than a RSGB Yearbook 2016 and with more callsigns - Callseeker Plus 2016 what a bargain!

Price: 7.99



Callseeker Plus 2016 - Memory Stick Version Callseeker Plus 2016 - Memory Stick Version

NOW LESS THAN HALF THE USUAL PRICE

The Callseeker Plus 2016 is also available in and easy to use USB Memory Stick version. The limited edition Eco version of the Callseeker CD is encased in a 60x20mm Bamboo shell which is a stylish alternative to the CD version. All that is included on the regular RSGB Callseeker 2016 CD is included here to and there is even space spare to save extra items if you want. This highly portable and easy to use version is a great alternative to the traditional CD version

Price: 7.99



RSGB Yearbook 2016 RSGB Yearbook 2016
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

*** NOW SHIPPING WITH FREE POST & PACKAGING (UK only) ***

The RSGB Yearbook 2016 is a massive 544 pages of the latest callsign information and over 1.25 million words. With 176 pages of amateur radio information it remains the most comprehensive guide to amateur radio in the UK and worldwide.

With nearly 85,000 amateur radio licences on issue including those from the Republic of Ireland, the RSGB Yearbook 2016 remains the very latest and most accurate callsign information available. Added to the callsign data there are 176 pages of invaluable amateur radio reference information making this book the indispensable guide for every amateur.

The RSGB Yearbook 2016 is as always much more than a simple list of callsigns. There is all the latest information on every aspect of the RSGB from how the Society is organised, the services it offers, committees, who to contact for assistance, etc. There is a section covering all manner of UK Clubs including National Affiliated Societies, Contest Groups, etc. Regional information provides details of the RSGB Regional Manager Team, local clubs, repeater and emergency groups alongside examination details. There is a huge range of information sections included from Repeaters, Beacons, Band Plans, RSGB Awards, RSGB Contests and HF Propagation Predictions for 2016. There are also listings of special contest callsigns, permanent special event callsigns and much, much more.

Features:
* Over 83,000 active UK callsigns
* Irish callsigns and UK calls sorted by name and postcode
* Licensing Information UK and International
* National and Featured Club Information
* Prefix Lists
* Latest Band Plans
* Award and Contest Information
* Technical Help
and much more

FREE CD
Packed with bonus material the RSGB Yearbook CD is a great extra benefit of buying this great book. The CD contains over 550MB of amateur radio software. There are samples of other RSGB books and pages of extra information about RSGB affiliated clubs. As always there is a searchable copy of the information pages of the Yearbook 2016.

Fully updated information is combined with the very latest licensing data for the UK & Ireland to produce the essential publication for every well-equipped shack.

210x297mm 544 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9312 9


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 OSS STATION VICTOR OSS STATION VICTOR
Hurley's Secret War

RSGB MEMBERS' SPECIAL PRICE - £5.00 (33%) OFF usual rrp

By Philip M. Williams

Whilst stories of Bletchley Park, SOE and Churchill's Toyshop have become well known in recent years the fascinating story of how a quiet Berkshire village became a US communication base controlling foreign agents working in Nazi-occupied Europe simply hasn't. This book describes the activities of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) a forerunner of the CIA and the establishment of the top secret Station VICTOR at Hurley in Buckinghamshire in WWII.

Over the past 1,000 years Hurley has experienced its fair share of historic events, from royal visitations to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and it has now been discovered that during the Second World War Hurley was used as a top secret communication centre. Established in 1943, Station VICTOR communicated with secret agents throughout occupied Europe and within the German Reich. VICTOR's role was to receive and send coded messages in order to obtain vital intelligence on Hitler's Panzer Divisions, secret weapons and industrial war machine. This is the story of Station VICTOR, from is conception, construction and operation and about the lives of those agents who risked torture and death in order to rid Europe of the Nazi tyranny. Operations such as the SUSSEX plan and the liberation of France used Hurley as their base station where even General Eisenhower as Supreme Commander and Prime Minister Churchill were seen as visitors. It is only now that the story of OSS Station VICTOR can be told due to the declassifying of VICTOR's operational war diary by the CIA and the discovery of a remarkable set of official photographs. Hurley's long-forgotten wartime secret can now be revealed.

Size: 234 x 165mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 4456 5428 7

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RSGB Members Price: 9.99 (33% off usual rrp)



Operation Big Operation Big
The race to stop Hitler's A-Bomb

By Colin Brown

Few people know much about the German efforts to develop the atom bomb in WWII, fewer still are aware of the role of a Cambridgeshire manor house in discovering what the scientists involved knew. This new hardback book Operation Big describes this extraordinary story in fascinating detail.

When a Cambridge professor recently found wiring concealed under the floorboards of his country mansion, Farm Hall, he became curious and began uncovering the story of Operation Big. The Cambridgeshire manor house had an astonishing past as an MI6 staging post for some of the most secret operations of the Second World War. But in April 1945, Farm Hall was to play an even more astounding role, housing ten of Germany's top nuclear physicists captured in daring raids. Amid the chaos of the disintegrating Third Reich they were flown to England covertly in a mission code-named Operation Big. Every word they uttered was bugged by MI6 eavesdroppers using the wires found by the professor.

After the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, these men would claim they could have developed A-bombs for the Third Reich, but did not 'for the greater good of mankind'. Most believe this to have been a lie. But was there an even greater deception? Were they captured not to stop Hitler, but to stop Stalin? Did the US drop the bomb as a show of power not to the Japanese, but to the Soviets?

Written by well-known author Colin Brown, Operation Big guides us through a world of espionage, scientific discovery and questions of morality as he reveals the extraordinary truth surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb.

Hardback, Size: 234 x 156mm, 304 pages ISBN: 9781 4456 5184 2


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Watson W-8681- SOLAR Weather Station Offer - <span style='color: #ff0000;'>RSGB Members only Special Offer</span> Watson W-8681- SOLAR Weather Station Offer - RSGB Members only Special Offer

Professional Weather Station with PC Interface, UV Index & LUX Meter Wireless Linked

Save £15.00 off the current rrp

The RSGB has teamed up with Waters & Stanton to bring our members this great weather station at an extra special price. By buying this offer today, RSGB members save £15.00 (15%) or off the original price.

This completely wireless linked weather station includes everything you need in one box (except batteries). The LCD display allows comprehensive adjustment and correction for your location and he time and date are locked to an atomic standard signal. It can also display historic data and the included software programme allows you to link your LCD panel to your PC via the included USB lead.

This is a wireless weather station that requires no connecting cable between the LCD monitor and the remote weather sensors. The solar powered sensors have a range of up to 150m range and deliver a mass of useful information for the amateur weather forecaster. The time and date are locked to the German DCF longwave atomic standard signal (can be received In UK) so the time is always right. This weather station offers amazing value and comes with everything you need to set It up in the garden. All hardware is included and the only items you need to supply is a suitable site to attach the supplied stub mast and sensor assembly and 3 x AA cells for the LCD panel or external 6V DC 100mA supply. The outside transmitter is solar powered with 2 rechargeable Alkaline AA cells.

The LCD display allows comprehensive adjustment and correction for your location. It can also display historic data, and within the menu you can select imperial or metric values. Also Included is a software programme that allows you to link your LCD panel to your PC via the Included USB lead. From here you can not only programme the LCD panel, but you can also download stored data and then display ii in data base format for keeping your own weather history. And if you are in an area or situation where weather plays a critical part, then you can switch on an alarm that can be triggered by any of the data sensors.

What you get:
The system comprises a large LCD control panel, solar transmitter, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor, rain gauge, outside temperature sensor & transmitter, stub mast, sensor mounting arms, sensor cable harness, USB lead and PC software.


The Watson W-8681 weather station is exceptional value. If you are interested in amateur meteorology or simply looking for a great gift this is an ideal choice.

Note: Shipping costs for this item cannot be combined with other products as they are sent from a separate warehouse. Shipping is £7.50 to the UK Mainland (prices to other destinations by application).

Some of the W-8681-SOLAR Features:
Solar Powered Sensors
Radio Controlled Date & Time
Indoor / Outdoor temperature
Weather Forecast
Air Pressure
Wind speed
Rain gauge
Indoor / Outdoor humidity
PC Linkable
Historical weather data storage
Wireless link to sensors on 868MHz

Special Notes: Shipping costs for this item cannot be combined with other products in this shop as they are sent from a separate warehouse. If your shipping costs are calculated incorrectly we reserve the right to amend your final payement accordingly. Shipping is for UK customers if you want shipping to other destinations please contact sales@rsgb.org.uk for an accurate cost of P&P. Please note that this offer is ONLY available to RSGB Members and is for a limited time only.


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Price: 84.95



Haynes - Build Your Own Drone Manual Haynes - Build Your Own Drone Manual
By Alex Elliott

The new hardback Haynes - Build Your Own Drone Manual is a practical guide to safely building, maintain and operating an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with advice and step-by-step procedures to enable the reader to build a basic, affordable, DIY drone.

Today, drones are increasingly used for commercial and private enthusiast use, as well as for well-documented military operations. There is now a wide variety of 'ready-to-fly' drones and self-build kits available to suit all pockets and purposes. The Haynes - Build Your Own Drone Manual is extensively illustrated and practical manual for anyone contemplating building a bespoke drone using commercially available components. The book takes a brief look at the origins and history of unmanned aircraft and drones, before explaining the various types of drones available today and their applications. There is a comprehensive guide to selecting the best components including airframes, autopilots, radio controls and the other equipment needed. There is advice to suit a wide range of requirements and budgets, along with how to decide on the best drone configuration to suit your own requirements.

Three step-by-step example drone builds are provided, both fixed-wing and rotary-wing to illustrate what can be achieved using widely available 'off the shelf' components. There is also a comprehensive guide to learning to fly a drone, with information on legislation and how and where to operate a drone safely.

The Haynes - Build Your Own Drone Manual is an essential guide for anyone contemplating owning or building a drone.

Hardback Size 270 x 210mm, 160 pages, ISBN: 9780 8573 3813 6

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RSGB Members Price: 16.99 (26% off)



Haynes V-Force Operations Manual Haynes V-Force Operations Manual

RSGB SPECIAL PURCHASE - £10.00 OFF

The V-Force is to most embodied by the Avro Vulcan, but the RAF's nuclear jet bomber fleet also included the Victor and Valiant aircraft, missiles and an organisation designed to deter Nuclear war in the 1950s and 1960s. This new hardback book Haynes Operation Manual for the RAF V-Force sets out to provide insight into the organisation, aircraft and weaponry of Britain's Cold War strategic nuclear strike force.

Former V-Force pilot Andrew Brookes examines the organisation, the aircraft, the weapons, the electronic warfare and tactics designed to stay one step ahead of the Soviet Union. There are extensive details of the development of the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant force which reached its peak in June 1964, with 50 Valiants, 70 Vulcans and 39 Victors in service. The nuclear bombs and missiles the force were equipped with are explained, as are the circumstances that led their development. The opposition to the V-Force is discussed including the Surface to Air missiles they faced and the routes and tactics that would have been needed to defeat them. The RAF's V-Force remained Britain's nuclear deterrent up 1969 when the strategic role was assumed by the Royal Navy and this book also looks at the continued use of the aircraft in conventional roles after this.

If you want to know about the history of the 326 aircraft that were produced to form an iconic part of the Cold War this book provides a terrific guide. At over £10 off the usual rrp for RSGB Members the Haynes V-Force Operations Manual is a great buy.

Hardback, Size 270 x 210mm, 156 pages, ISBN: 9780 8573 3778 8

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RSGB Members Price: 14.99 (40% off)



Haynes Millennium Falcon Manual Haynes Millennium Falcon Manual

RSGB SPECIAL PURCHASE - £10.00 OFF

From the same authors who brought you the Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual for the Imperial Death Star comes the workshop manual for the Millennium Falcon. Using brand-new, full-colour cutaways, together with other art and photographs, this Manual provides the most thorough technical description of the Millennium Falcon available.

This is a Haynes Manual based on the Millennium Falcon, the iconic spaceship piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca in the iconic Star Wars films. An official Star Wars product, this 124 page Hardback technical manual offers much on what is probably the galaxy's most famous flying junkyard that is this modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter. This Haynes Manual traces the history of this series of spaceships before focusing on the Millennium Falcon itself. The on-board systems, controls and their operation are described in detail and are supported by photographs, line art, floor plans, exploded diagrams and stunning computer-generated artwork. This fascinating Technical guide details the souped-up propulsion system, weapons, engineering systems and much more.

If you are a Star Wars buff or not, this extra special price for RSGB members the Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual for the Millennium Falcon is not only a great gift but a fantastic treat.

Hardback, Size 270 x 210mm, 124 pages ISBN: 9780 8573 3096 3

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RSGB Members Price: 6.99 (10.00 off)



Haynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary Edition Haynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary Edition
by Sam Denham

Over 30% OFF the rrp for RSGB Members

This new paperback edition of the Haynes Thunderbirds Agents' Technical Manual, published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first airing of the original Supermarionation series, in September 1965, is an inventive, informative and entertaining guide to the world's foremost rescue organisation.

Those familiar with the traditional "Haynes Manual" will recognise the Haynes approach that features cutaway drawings, detailed diagrams, colour illustrations and photographs. This updated edition features an additional seven cutaways of vehicles used in rescue missions, along with even more diagrams, illustrations and photographs. The Haynes Thunderbirds Manual provides the ultimate insight into the secrets of the fabulous International Rescue team of the Thunderbirds TV series. Intended for International Rescue field agents, the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual includes an introduction by Jeff Tracy, a look at late 21st Century Technology, Mission files, Operational procedures for agents' missions and much more.

Whether you are familiar with Thunderbirds or not, the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual provides the ultimate insight into the secrets of the fabulous International Rescue team and is an excellent read and a treasure trove of detail and trivia. The Haynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary Edition is not only a thoroughly recommended read but it also makes a great gift or treat.

Size: 270 x 210mm, 152 pages, ISBN: 9780 8573 3823 5

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RSGB Member's Price 8.99 (4.00 off rrp)



Second World War Secret Bunkers Second World War Secret Bunkers
by Nick McCamley

RSGB MEMBERS' SPECIAL OFFER - 20% OFF

Produced in the same vein as the hugely popular Cold War Secret Bunkers book, Second World War Secret Bunkers is another comprehensive overview of all the major underground sites developed in great secrecy by the British government and military establishment in preparation for the Second World War. Lavishly illustrated on a high quality paper and accompanied by comprehensive captions and an authoritative text this book provides a fascinating guide to these structures.

Many of the sites included are enormous in extent (some encompassing upwards of 100 acres of underground space) and often over 100 feet below the surface. Sites illustrated include the vast Corsham network in Wiltshire: the army ammunition depots at Monkton Farleigh, Eastlays, Ridge and Tunnel Quarry (which had its own underground railway station linked to the Bristol to London main line); the Spring Quarry underground aircraft engine factory - reputedly the largest underground factory in the world; Copenacre and a series of other Admiralty stores and the museum repository at Westwood which housed all the treasures from the British Museum, the V&A and some forty other London museums and Galleries. Also included are the ill-fated RAF underground bomb stores at Llanberis, Harpur Hill, Chilmark and Fauld in Staffordshire which exploded in 1944 with catastrophic consequences. Other sites include the National Gallery's secret repository at Manod quarry; underground factories at Drakelow near Kidderminster, Birmingham, and Westwood; naval weapons stores in Wiltshire and Wales and the highly secret underground chemical weapons storage tunnels at Rhydymwn.

This hardback book is illustrated with approximately 450 colour and B&W archive photo's along with original engineers drawings and plans. Second World War Secret Bunkers provides a great guide to the forerunners of the Cold War bunkers and is thoroughly recommended reading.

ISBN: Hardback Size 250x250mm, 320 pages ISBN: 9780 9928 5542 0

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RSGB Member's Price 19.99 (20% off)



Island Fever Island Fever
By Robin Jones

50% OFF the rrp for RSGB Members

If you have ever dreamed of mounting a DXpedition to a far flung part of the world, yet it has never come to pass, this book could easily be a trigger for something closer to home. Packed with potential IOTA activations, low noise enviroments, spots with a large body of salt water on the doorstep, Island Fever is a great book.

Britain is an island nation with hundreds of smaller islands off the mainland shores, each with its own distinct character. Island Fever provides an insight into the some the islands of England and Wales. There are forty chapters in this full colour hard back book covering hundreds of individual islands. Each chapter provides an insight into the islands covered in both text and pictures. From the Marconi's activity on Flat Holm in the Bristol Channel in 1897, through historic Lindisfarne, to the WWII Red Sands forts, this book is packed with interesting stories. The glossy pages host nearly 300 top quality photographs which highlight some of the well known and many lesser known scenic parts of the British Isles that may well tempt you into that DXpedition you have promised yourself.

Hardback, Size 224x 297mm, 160 pages ISBN 9780711034716


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Eyewitness Accounts - My Adventures as a Spy Eyewitness Accounts - My Adventures as a Spy
by Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Many will be aware of Lord Baden-Powell as the founder of the scout movement and some may even be aware of him as national hero following the defence of Mafeking or even his elevation through the British honours system. This book is one of the many books he wrote in his lifetime and it highlights his service as intelligence officer for the Mediterranean for the Director of Military Intelligence. Written in 1915, and including Baden-Powell's thoughts on German espionage before and in the first years of the First World War, Eyewitness Accounts - My Adventures as a Spy describes such techniques as how to convey secret information using drawings of butterfly wings, how to quickly disguise yourself, how to safely produce plans of fortresses, observe troops and how to get past sentries.

In true scouting style this book is a cracking yarn of Robert Baden-Powell time as a young Army officer, was stationed in Malta and his many of adventures, travelling to investigate fortifications throughout the Mediterranean. Baden-Powell's love of adventure is evident in this book with much covered from disguising yourself to how to enter a fort unseen there are an array of tales, tips and techniques for the budding spy. Often defending espionage as being both useful and honourable, the book is packed with short sections explaining the world spycraft and much more. There are a large number of illustrative pictures included and a number of sketches by Baden-Powell, some of which even show how he modified sketches of fortifications to resemble subjects such as insects, stained glass windows, etc.

Written by one of the great figures of the Edwardian age this book is of its age and is funny, patriotic, historical, fascinating and even pompous but above all it is great read and recommended for absolutely everyone.

Size: 210x297, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 4456 3610 8


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Building Successful HF Antennas Building Successful HF Antennas
By Peter Dodd, G3LDO

33% OFF the usual rrp for RSGB Members

Any metal structure can be made to radiate - to work as an antenna - provided it can be persuaded to accept RF power from a transmitter. But is it working effi ciently? How can it be improved?

Well-known antenna expert Peter Dodd explains what makes an effective HF antenna, how to build one and how to measure its performance. The book deals with real locations, such as small gardens, apartment blocks, lofts, etc and how to obtain optimum performance within the constraints of your location.

The construction of all manner of antennas is described including single and multi-band antennas, with and without the need for an ATU. There are also simple wire antennas, loops alongside beams such as the Quad and Yagi. There are variations on these which use less space. Feeding, matching and tuning are included as well as how to terminate coaxial cable in a variety of plugs. Peter’s construction experience really comes into its own in the chapters on hardware, construction and masts. There is advice on how to check that your antenna is working using a few simple pieces of test equipment.This is quite simply everything you will need to make the best use of your location, and to build a successful HF antenna.

Size 240x174mm, 224 pages, ISBN 9781-9050-8643-6



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Weekend Projects Weekend Projects
for the Radio Amateur

**** Special Price NOW ONLY £9.99, that's 33% off the usual rrp****

By George Brown, MW5ACN

If you are interested in construction or just good advice this is a book for you. As the title suggests Weekend Projects for the Radio Amateur is packed with over sixty articles covering a wide variety of projects for every radio amateur.

Weekend Projects for the Radio Amateur is broken down into two main parts: Build It Yourself and Reference with the first part split further into three sections Aerials, General and Station Accessories. The Aerials section, contains, six antennas for you to try along with information on erecting antennas and their maintenance. Moving on the reader is treated to a design for an 80M transceiver and getting into the 10GHz band in the General section. The Station Accessories section is huge, containing dozens of projects covering everything from a dry cell tester and ni-cad chargers through ATU designs and much more. The books Reference part is packed with articles to maximise the hobby. There are articles on oscilloscopes, noise reduction circuits, radiation resistance along with guides to HF Contesting and getting started on a shoestring.

Weekend Projects for the Radio Amateur has something for everyone. The reader will find it jam packed with articles all in language that no-one will find stuffy or boring. This book is excellent those just looking for interesting ideas to construct and for the newcomers to the hobby looking to expand their knowledge.

ISBN: 9781-9050-8641-2
Size 240x174mm, 224 pages

Price: 9.99



Antennas for VHF and Above Antennas for VHF and Above

By Ian Poole, G3YWX

**** SALE ITEM £5.00 OFF USUAL RRP ****

The VHF, UHF and microwave bands provide an exciting opportunity for experimentation with antennas. This book from well known author Ian Poole is a fascinating guide to what can be achieved in these bands.

Antenna sizes at these frequencies mean that they do not occupy great amounts of space and most people can experiment with constructing their own antennas. Antennas for VHF and above, provides both the basic theory and constructional details for many antenna designs. Included there are different types of antenna from dipoles to Yagis, and verticals to log-periodic antennas and parabolic reflectors. The reader is taken through the essentials in Ian's easy-to-understand fashion with details of the way the antenna works and the constructional information needed. The reader will also find helpful chapters covering measurements and installation techniques.

Antennas for VHF and above, is a mine of information for anyone wishing to understand or construct antennas for the VHF, UHF and microwave bands. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in antennas, whether a newcomer or experienced hand.

Size 240x174mm, 144 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8645 0


Price: 7.99



Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur
4th Edition
By Clive Smith, GM4FZH

**** Special Price NOW ONLY £9.99, that's 33% off the usual rrp****

Many of us would like to analyse the performance of our stations but find that professional test equipment such as spectrum analysers prohibitively expensive. Yet it is can be easy to make many pieces of very useful test equipment yourself at home. Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur is a book that provides the definitive guide to the equipment that can be made or used to measure the various parameters of an amateur radio station.

This fourth edition of Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur has been fully updated a revised to show what can be achieved today with the simple, inexpensive and easily obtainable. Test equipment for measuring current, voltage, the value of components, frequencies, receiver performance, RF power, modulation, antennas and transmission lines, noise, transmitter linearity and much more is all covered. For the home builder there are numerous projects, from a simple fuse tester to a high quality 1.3GHz signal source and much more. One chapter even covers software based test equipment that runs on a PC and includes specialist calculators, oscilloscope and spectrum analyser programs, signal generators, SINAD analysis and even design tools for RF filters. Surplus equipment often appears on the amateur market and the use of this equipment such as frequency counters and oscilloscopes, which previously would have been beyond the means of most of us but has become relatively cheap in recent years is well documented in this book. There is an appendix of useful reference data with everything from resistor colour coding to discrete semiconductor coding and surface mount device identification to common coaxial cable equivalents. There is even a second appendix of PCB and component layout diagrams for many of these projects.

If you are at all interested in what makes your radio tick as either keen 'home-brewer' or a 'black box' operator Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur is the must have for your book shelf!

Size 174x240mm, 256 pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8672 6

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HF Antennas for Everyone HF Antennas for Everyone
Edited by Giles Read, G1MFG

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The RSGB has always published the very best antenna designs available to the radio amateurs. From the most complex to the very basic, these antennas have provided radio amateurs with much food for thought and practical designs to build. HF Antennas for Everyone draws on 90 of these RadCom and Radio Communication articles from the last forty years, providing a comprehensive collection of HF antennas, with something for everyone.

The selection in this book is a deliberate mix of the traditional and more recent designs. Sub divided into broad sections including horizontal, vertical and loop antennas, there is much variety to be found here. Looking back at the earlier decades it is amazing to see how many of the aerial giants, such as Louis Varney, G5RV have written for the RSGB. There is however much more than this. Conventional wisdom of HF antennas says you will need lots of space and money in order to put up suitable aerials. HF Antennas for Everyone shows that no matter the size of the available space you will find antenna designs that will help you get your signals in and out. Feeders are also not forgotten with a section devoted to this fascinating and often overlooked topic. But what if your local regulations prohibit the erection of antennas? That needn't get in your way, because this book even contains a section on Stealth antennas that are either essentially invisible or disguised as something quite different.

It is often said that there is nothing new in aerials, but HF Antennas for Everyone shows this isn't so. This book demonstrates a considerable number of developments and innovations from the last 20 years in particular, that show designers are starting to find innovative solutions to the age-old problems.

Whichever bands you want to work on, whatever the state of the sunspot cycle and however large or small your garden, in HF Antennas for Everyone you'll find an antenna that will get you heard.

Size 240x174mm, 336 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8659 7

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The Three Dimensions of John Logie Baird The Three Dimensions of John Logie Baird
By Dr Douglas Brown, GM8FFH

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John Logie Baird (1888-1946) is remembered as the inventor of television but his work in colour, 3D and holographic television is much less well known. As are his significant contributions to other information sciences and their resulting technologies. The Three Dimensions of John Logie Baird sets out this work and adds a perspective not seen before to the story of this great inventor.

The Three Dimensions of John Logie Baird details the story of this great man from his early years through, to those where despite ailing health and poverty he did more to advance the early development of television than any other individual. He planted the seed, which has grown into a multinational, trillion dollar video and communications media industry. Baird is often dismissed as the person who invented a crude type of television which was quickly superseded but this book lays these criticisms to rest once and for all. For over a quarter of a century Baird developed monochrome, colour and 3D television, and many of the techniques he pioneered are still used in modern day systems. This book goes into detail about how the systems worked and their later development after John Logie Baird's death. The author has even provided projects that can be made which demonstrate the Baird's technology, including colour broadcasting.

The Three Dimensions of John Logie Baird is fascinating read that provides an excellent reference work on his inventions, an insight into the world of television and shows just how much we owe this great inventor.

Size 174x240mm, 208 pages (mono & colour): ISBN: 9781 9050 8679 5

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Amateur Radio Essentials Amateur Radio Essentials

Edited By George Brown, M5ACN

This is a book for everyone, beginner and old hand alike, who is interested in amateur radio. Amateur Radio Essentials aims to answer frequently-asked questions that the editor has fielded on the telephone while working for the RSGB.

The subject matter covers everything from Rho to Radiation Resistance, from Filtering to Fractal Aerials, and from Solar Indices to Spurious Signals. The content is divided into six broad sections covering a huge range of amateur radio material. Beginners can find basic information about most of the things that matter in amateur radio, whilst old hands can find data that other textbooks often don't include.

Edited from articles originally published in the RSGB house journal, RadCom, this is a reference book and guide to the FAQs of amateur radio. It is unmatched in its scope and relevance.

© Radio Society of Great Britain, Size 240x174mm, 288 pages, ISBN 1-905086-12-1

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<span style='font-size: 18px;'><strong>Bascom Tutorial Microcontroler Programming Kit</strong></span> Bascom Tutorial Microcontroler Programming Kit

Bascom enjoys increasing popularity among newcomers and professional developers and has become something of a Basic standard for programmers. This tutorial kit is designed for entry and advanced level Bascom users with a simple solderless circuit board over 100 experiments can be developed from the components in the box.

This Bascom tutorial kit teaches both microcontroller basics with the corresponding ICA applications and the use of the FTDI FT232RL USB-to-UART bridge chip. The enclosed 220 page book provides an easy to understand course in programming using Bascom-AVR. There are also a host of experiments and the accompanying CD has all the source code you will need to get the most out of this fascinating tutorial kit. The CD also contains the various software tools used for program development.

Enclosed you will find:
220 page book of information and experiments
CD of source code
17 components and USB cable
Bascom solder less development circuit board

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Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual

By Dr David Baker

Written in the usual Haynes Manual way the hardback Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual provides the definitive guide to the very first days of Soviet space programme through to today. With a foreword by Helen Sharman who used the Soyuz to get to the MIR space station where she operated as GB1MIR in 1991 this book provides a fascinating insight into the Russian spaceflight.

The Soyuz spacecraft was a product of the cold war and played a major role in Russia's plans for a manned landing on the Moon. Originally designed in the 1960s the Soyuz has been the mainstay of Russia's space programme for nearly 50 years. The Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual provides details of the around 250 that have flown since the first launch in 1968. The various variants are covered along with versions such as the Gunship 7K-VI variant that were never built. Despite much of the programme being secret for years this book provides much detail alongside the compelling story of the Soyuz spacecraft and Russia's manned space stations. The Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual also covers much other Soviet space activity including the first flights to Russia's first space station, Salyut 1, in 1971 and the Mir space station in 1986.

The Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual is packed with all the usual features you would expect including colour cut-away drawings of the various elements. You will even find details of the rendezvous and docking procedures and the famous "handshake in space" when the US Apollo spacecraft docked with Soyuz. There is much else besides and this lavishly illustrated this book provides as it says on the cover "An insight into Russia's flagship spacecraft, from Moon missions to the International Space Station"

Hardback, Size 270 x 210mm, 172 pages, ISBN: 9780 8573 3405 3


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The Birth of British Radar The Birth of British Radar
The Memoirs of Arnold 'Skip' Wilkins

Edited by Colin Latham and Anne Stobbs

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Arnold "Skip" Wilkins is one of the unsung heroes of the British effort to develop radar. The Birth of British Radar book combines the memoirs of Skip with an authoritative overview of the historical importance of his work.

At the core of The Birth of British Radar are Skip's memoirs of his involvement in the British radar (or, as it was then known, radio direction finding, RDF) programme from its very inception in 1935. Working under the direction of Robert Watson-Watt, it was he who proposed using radio waves, bounced back from an enemy aircraft, to detect its position. Initially working entirely alone, he constructed prototype equipment which he used in the famous Daventry experiment conducted in a field near Weeden, Northants, on 26 February 1935. The success of this led to the establishment of the R&D group at Bawdsey Manor with its team of talented scientists, engineers and technicians. From there he describes the engineering and political developments which occurred to change faint traces into a fully working system which played such a crucial role in defending Britain in the Second World War.

This second edition of The Birth of British Radar has been greatly expanded from the original memoirs with a large array of additional material. Each chapter of the memoirs is set in a historical context with an explanatory note. There is a host of extra material including an interview with Skip, details of how radar grew, post war commemorations and much more. The Birth of British Radar contains mono and colour photos along with details of Skip's post war experiences. The story of this publicity-shy individual who never sought public recognition for his achievement, is fascinating. This book describes the struggles and triumphs from the earliest days of radar, in perhaps one of the most important periods in British electronics development, and is highly recommended.

Size 174x240mm, 128 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8675 7

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Covert Radar and Signals Interception Covert Radar and Signals Interception
The Secret Career of Eric Ackermann

By Peter Jackson and David Haysom

Few know the story of Eric Ackermann who became a leading figure in the world of signals and electronic intelligence during WWII and beyond. This book seeks to explain his activities during the war and the subsequent cold war activity.

Covert Radar and Signals Interception explores the various highs and lows of Eric's role at the vanguard of tactical intelligence operations where he saw conflict up close and personal. Winner of the George Medal for conspicuous gallantry Eric had an extraordinary wartime career that included over 4o bomber flights assessing the enemy's radar capabilities data. Searching for, monitoring and destroying of Germany's Wuerzburg, Knickebein and X Band radar systems. A host of secret missions carried out in North Africa, Gibraltar and Italy. His research was passed to the highest levels of wartime government, and was highly prized. The end of the war did not signal the end of Ackermann's role. He was to play a major part in the setting up and implementation of a string of listening stations built along the borders of Soviet Bloc countries. Further work in aeronautics and satellite construction in the United States followed. Despite the might and scale of his achievement, this leading figure is relatively unknown and this book seeks to rectify that as well as provide new insights into intelligence practices and their often far-reaching consequences.

Covert Radar and Signals Interception is a highly illuminating and thoroughly recommended reading

Hardback. Size: 160x240mm, 224 pages ISBN: 9781 7834 6268 1

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The Cable The Cable
Wire to the New World

By Gillian Cookson

The Cable - The Wire to the New World is an updated special RSGB edition that has been produced in conjunction with History Press. This is the compelling story of how the first transatlantic communication cable was laid, the trials, the successes and the failures involved.

The Cable - Wire to the New World
tells the story from its earliest beginnings, the technical challenges faced, the disasters and even the technical failures that ensued. Many people who dared, the people who lost, and the people who profited are detailed here in this fascinating story. The dramatic attempts to cross the Atlantic during the 1850s and 1860s from the first failed attempts to the project that finally succeeded are all here. An inconceivably audacious attempt to overcome the forces of nature in the name of human progress and technology, the laying of the cable was to change forever our means of communication. The speed with which information could now be transmitted was unprecedented and revolutionized the face of news and the global economy.

For those interested in the technical challenges that faced the mid nineteenth century communication pioneers The Cable - Wire to the New World is a fascinating read and thoroughly recommended.

Size 125x198mm 192 pages ISBN: 9780 7524 8786 1


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ENIGMA U-BOATS: Breaking the Code ENIGMA U-BOATS: Breaking the Code
By Jak P Mallmann Showell

Revised updated and made available for the first time as a paperback book ENIGMA U-BOATS: Breaking the Code is the true story of the Enigma machines taken from U-Boats in WW2.

ENIGMA U-BOATS: Breaking the Code is written by the acknowledged expert on the history of the U-boat arm in the Second World War. This book analyses the development of Enigma, following the story from the shocked German admirals who discovered that the Royal Navy had penetrated their secret radio codes during WW1. The response of the German navy to make a coding system, so complex that breaking their codes, would be theoretically impossible - the Enigma machine. There are details of the development of Enigma, its role during German U-boat operations, and the subsequent code-breaking work at Bletchley Park. This book examines in detail all the U-boats known to have been boarded by the Allies during the war from which Enigma machines could have been captured.

At a special 25% discount for RSGB members this book is a highly enjoyable read which details the story U-Boat and the Enigma story in WW2 and is thoroughly recommended reading.

Size: 194x130mm, 232 pages. ISBN 9780-7110-3396-2



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World Licensing and Operating Directory World Licensing and Operating Directory
By Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX

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If you have ever thought of taking your radio on holiday or organising a DXpedition, the World Licensing and Operating Directory is the guide for you. Written by well known DXer Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX who has visited 83 DXCC entities and operated from 37 of them, this book has been meticulously researched and has input from nearly 100 contributors. There is all the information you need to get on the air from over 200 countries and territories around the globe.

The World Licensing and Operating Directory is lavishly illustrated throughout with over 230 photographs and maps. There is information on how to obtain an amateur radio licence in almost every country in the world - but this is only part of the story. There is information on organising a DXpedition and "All you wanted to know about licensing (but were afraid to ask)". There is also a major section of the book that provides full details of how to rent more than 75 amateur radio stations around the globe - from Europe to the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Equator! There is a 32-page full-colour section with spectacular photographs of rental stations, including some of the most impressive antenna set-ups in the world.

This unique book will appeal equally to hardened contesters or DXers looking for a competitive station to rent and to those who simply want to complement their family holiday with some amateur radio operation from an unusual location.

ISBN: 9781-9050-8646-7, Size 240x170mm 160pages


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Full Circle Full Circle
A Dream Denied, A Vision Fulfilled

By Theodore J. Cohen

Solly's dream is for his son Teddy to one day become a concert violinist. Eventually he comes to understand and to endure the heartbreak of knowing that the dream never will be realized. As Solly watches, life takes Teddy from gifted violin student to adult engineer and scientist, leaving no time for the career in music Solly so dearly wants his son to pursue. In the end, there emerges the essence of redemption as Teddy returns to the violin late in life and fulfills his and his father's vision. The story, which is a work of fiction based on real events, will fascinate readers from ages ten to one hundred who are interested in radio, communications, and music and in how it was to grow up in a family whose members trace their heritage to that great wave of immigrants that crashed onto America's shores in the mid- to late 1800s.


Size 204x127, paperback, 216 pages, ISBN: 9781 4490 2914 2

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Images Across Space Images Across Space
The Electronic Imaging of Baird Television

By Dr. Douglas Brown

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Written Dr. Douglas Brown a leading authority on TV Images Across Space provides a unique and fascinating insight into the pioneers of television and in particular to Scottish inventor John Logie Baird. From the initial concept of television though to the patent for 3D TV that far surpasses that offered to modern consumers, this book gives a fascinating insight into the man and his developments.

Lavishly illustrated Images Across Space not only provides the background to the development of TV but the story of the Baird Television Ltd. up to its demise and its continuation as Cinema Television Ltd. There are many previously unpublished photographs that illustrate the level of sophistication practiced by the Baird Television Ltd. and revealing photographs of the Baird cathode-ray tube facility, laboratories in the Crystal Palace and Rotunda outbuilding, equipment installed at Alexandra Palace. The book reveals the implications of the devastating fire that spectacularly razed the Crystal Palace to the ground in 1936, taking with it the Baird facilities and an analysis of the television systems on trial for the BBC at Alexandra Palace. Readers will find this book a mine of fascinating material with even a comprehensive listing of the British patents of Baird and his associates at Baird/Cinema Television.

John Logie Baird is remembered as the inventor of the first working system of television but Images Across Space shows that there was much more to the story. Images Across Space is a rare book of technical detail and an extraordinary story - thoroughly recommended reading.

Size 176x250mm, 192 pages, ISBN 9781-8742-8921-0


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Perera's Telegraph Collectors Guide Perera's Telegraph Collectors Guide
By Prof. Tom Perera, W1TP

This is the third edition of the famous Perera's Telegraph Collectors Guide. Written by the leading expert on Telegraph Keys this book provides the reader with the comprehensive guide to telegraph keys. There is a historical background of telegraph keys and details of the types of keys available from the earliest 1830 varieties through to the present day. Morse code keys, spark & wireless keys, military keys from around the world and radio keys are all covered. There is also a wide range of material covering practice sets, semi-automatic keys (or "Bugs"), electronic keyers, paddles, home-made keys and even novelty items. There are even tips on restoring telegraph keys. The book also provides the latest guide prices for the keys along with a hugely valuable cross reference and comprehensive index of the material.

This book contains:
* Historical background
* Details of key types
* Hundreds of pictures
* Current key prices
* Tips on restoration
* Comprehensive & Cross-Referenced Index

This guide is ideal companion for anyone with an interest in telegraph keys and is a fascinating reference work on telegraph and Morse keys since their very inception


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RSGB World Prefix Map - <em>Radio Amateur's Map of the World</em> RSGB World Prefix Map - Radio Amateur's Map of the World

New RSGB top quality map is 980x680mm and printed on top quality silk finished paper. Not only does this map show the location of worldwide prefixes there is an A-Z list of prefixes and expanded map sections covering the Caribbean and Europe making them much easier to read. The handy countries list also shows the DXCC entities with their continent along which CQ and ITU region that they fall in. The map is also overlaid with grid both CQ and ITU zones and a handy annotation of the hour +/- UTC. Printed specially for the RSGB this world prefix map is a very impressive 980mm wide by 680mm tall (approx 38.5"x 27") and is in a 1: 42,000,000 scale.

This map is top quality yet at a low price and a great map that will grace the wall of any shack. To see a larger image of the map click here


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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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Who's Who in Amateur Radio Who's Who in Amateur Radio

Ever wondered who that was?

Who is that person you hear on the air?

Well the RSGB now has a book that just might tell you! Radio amateurs are often people whose achievements are often known only to themselves, or to their immediate friends and family. Who's Who in Amateur Radio? is a first attempt to reveal the achievements of radio amateurs. The level of achievement varies from small personal goals, for instance making contacts with every continent of the World, to the holding of many international offices. Whilst many of the achievements listed are radio-related, for instance winning contests, others involve serving the community. Some of those listed are credited with major inventions such as the radio microphone. The entries in Who's Who in Amateur Radio? may also come as a surprise to those who had no idea that their on-air friends had achieved so much in their lives.

Who's Who in Amateur Radio? provides a listing of around 500 of the most active amateurs, including their name, callsign, place of residence, date of birth, profession, education, when they were first licensed, their amateur radio achievements, areas of amateur radio interest, and amateur radio club or society memberships. In nearly 50% of the cases the listing is accompanied by a photograph of the individual which will help to put a face to that well-known callsign. Entries are in alphabetical order by current callsign but included is an index by surname and appendices listing various key people in amateur radio, and in particularly in the history of the Radio Society of Great Britain.

Whatever the level of achievement, Who's Who in Amateur Radio? makes fascinating reading and is an invaluable guide to the personalities of amateur radio.

160 pages, 240 x 175mm, paperback ISBN: 1-905086-03-2

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AeroFax Vickers Valiant AeroFax Vickers Valiant
By Eric B Morgan

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The Valiant was the shortest lived of the post-war V-bomber force, first flying in 1951 and with production of 104 aircraft ending in 1957, and an official withdrawal in January 1965 after investigation had shown that the main wing spars were suffering from metal fatigue. It operated in four versions, the B.1 bomber, B(PR)1 bomber/photo-reconnaissance, B(K).1 flight refuelling tanker and B.PR(K).1 covering all three roles. Additionally several aircraft were modified for a variety of special roles. The all-black B.2 low level pathfinder bomber was flown as a prototype in 1953. Valiants participated in British atomic bomb tests and made noteworthy long-distance flights, principally operating from Marham and Gaydon. In a change of task shortly before retirement, the aircraft were painted in a camouflage scheme better suited to their new low-level penetration role. In addition to the many photographs and drawings the book also includes a full history of each aircraft built.

Size 215x280mm, 144 pages ISBN: 9781-8578-0134-7


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Haynes Owner Workshop Manual for Supermarine Spitfifre Haynes Owner Workshop Manual for Supermarine Spitfifre
By Alfred Price & Paul Blackah

The iconic Supermarine Spitfire is the high point of many air shows and they turn heads where ever they are seen. This famous aircraft now receives the Haynes Owners Workshop Manual treatment. Written with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force this fascinating book provides a unique perspective on what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire. This is a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane. Presented mainly in colour, there are as you would expect cut away drawings, maintenance information and restorations tips. There is also a history of the Spitfire and even views from the cockpit and the engineer.

This highly detailed and attractively designed hard back book is based around the restoration of the Spitfire Mk XVI at RAF Coningsby. Providing an insight into owning, restoring, servicing and flying Britain's legendary World War 2 fighter - recommended reading

Size 270 x 210mm, 160 pages, ISBN 9781-8442-5462-0

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Haynes Owner Workshop Manuals Messerschmitt Bf109 Haynes Owner Workshop Manuals Messerschmitt Bf109
By: Paul Blackah & Malcolm Lowe

Produced as a sister volume to the Haynes Workshop Manual for Supermarine Spitfire this book provides the same treatment to the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Bf109. This single-seat fighter was the main combat adversary of the RAF's Hurricanes and Spitfires in the Battle of Britain.

This Haynes Owners Workshop Manual covers the history of the Bf109, restoration to flight, the views of owners, pilots and engineers, and operating and servicing insights. Data boxes cover Bf109 facts and figures, plus interviews with Luftwaffe pilots and modern-day owner-pilots. Illustrated with a mix of specially commissioned colour and archive photographs, the Bf109 Manual also includes illustrations from Luftwaffe official wartime servicing manuals, and coverage of restoration projects in the UK and overseas.

Hardback, Size 270 x 210mm, 160 pages, ISBN 9781-8442-5642-6


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Haynes Owner Workshop Manual for Apollo 11 Haynes Owner Workshop Manual for Apollo 11
By: Christopher Riley & Philip Dolling

If you are familiar with Haynes manuals in their various forms this hardback book is a delight. You may not have a Saturn V rocket or Lunar Module in need of a service but this book provides the insight if you do. This book is packed with over 300 pictures, diagrams, cutaways, flow diagrams and much more all in the familiar Haynes style. Readers will find included the story of the Apollo program, the development of the various Saturn rockets and the 'space hardware' that made it all possible.

This manual provides an insight into the work of the 400,000 people who before the age of micro computers, mobile phones and the internet achieved the technical miracle that is the Apollo programme. This book looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket. There are specific chapters explaining the details of the Command & Service modules, the Lunar module and even the space suits themselves. We even learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown - from launch procedures to 'flying' the Saturn V and the 'LEM', and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure. Much is also devoted to the guidance, navigation and control along with details of the communications systems. The book details the cancelled J-class missions and addresses the conspiracy theories that surround the programme. Readers will also find appendices detailing all the Apollo missions and the fate of the rockets and spacecraft.

Released to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the first man to walk on the Moon this book is a fascinating guide to the whole Apollo programme and thoroughly recommended.

Size 270 x 210mm, 196 pages ISBN: 9781 8442 5683 9


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Haynes Owner Workshop Manual for Avro Lancaster Haynes Owner Workshop Manual for Avro Lancaster
By: Jarrod Cotter and Paul Blackah

The legendary Avro Lancaster receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force. This hardback book provides rare and fascinating insight into how the Lancaster is constructed, flown, operated and how it is serviced and maintained.

This Haynes manual provides not only the history of the plane that Sir Arthur (Bomber) Harris described as "the greatest single factor in winning the war" but much more. Readers will find detailed sections with pictures, diagrams, cutaways of the anatomy of the aircraft. The "crew's view" is covered in depth with details of pre flight checks, start-up, take off, navigating and more. There is also the "engineers view" covering servicing of the aircraft and an "owner's view" for those lucky enough to acquire their own aircraft. The whole book filled with hundreds of supporting colour photographs and diagrams.

Written from the unique perspective of those who know what it takes to restore and operate a Lancaster, this manual provides as well as a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane. This highly detailed and attractively designed book is a must for anyone interested in iconic Lancaster Bomber. .

Size 270 x 210mm, 160 pages ISBN: 9781 8442 5463 7


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abc Air Traffic Control (10th Edition) abc Air Traffic Control (10th Edition)
By Graham Duke

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Since the last edition of abc Air Traffic Control in 2005 there have been many changes in the air traffic control industry in the UK and UK-related airways. Air traffic has continued to increase rapidly resulting in more complex air traffic control systems which have to meet demand, as well as fulfilling safety and environment regulations.

Covering current issues facing the air traffic control industry, the author looks at the establishment of the new London Control Centre at Swanwick in the beginning of 2008, and the problematic congestion plaguing the UK skies, particularly in the busy Southeast. As a result, National Air Traffic Services, which took over from the Civil Airliner Authority in 2001 following partial privatization ofthe industry, is consulting with the CAA about redrawing the aircraft route map over the southeast of England to alleviate this problem.

This newest volume covers all the latest developments within the industry, explaining the structure of the system and the regulations controlling it in a straightforward manner, with a window into military air traffic control systems as well. Alongside this wider picture, intimate details are also revealed about the operations of ground control, the communications systems in the aircraft flying, the standard modes of communication, and airport procedures. The North Atlantic system and other aeronautical information such as charts, weather and airfield data are explained, as well as a full assessment of future developments. This is the essential handbook for anyone interested in civil aviation and the operation of modern air traffic control practice.

Size 184x120 mm, 112 pages, ISBN 978-1-85780-318-1



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abc Civil Aircraft Markings 2011 abc Civil Aircraft Markings 2011
by Howard J. Curtis

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From airliners to microlights, abc Civil Aircraft Markings 2011 is a fully comprehensive guide that includes balloons, radio frequencies, airline flight codes and much else.

abc Civil Aircraft Markings 2011 continues to be the enthusiast's 'Bible' of every single British registered aircraft plus overseas airliners that can been seen in British airspace. In January 2010, the total number of aircraft on the register was in excess of 21,000 so this is a monumental work of reference. Included are airline codes for those carriers most likely to appear in or over the UK and radio frequencies for the large airports. The information remains easily and instantly accessible, and is alphabetically arranged by aircraft code, and gives model details and owner/operator information.

For plane spotters and air band enthusiasts alike abc Civil Aircraft Markings 2011 provides a complete and exhaustive listing of all aircraft likely to be seen in British skies.

Size 184x118 mm, 448 pages, ISBN 9781-8578-0348-8


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abc Military Aircraft Markings 2011 abc Military Aircraft Markings 2011
by Howard J. Curtis

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This latest edition of abc Military Aircraft Markings 2011 provide the most comprehensive guide to military aircraft to be seen in Britain's skies.

Covering all the latest developments that have affected military aviation throughout the world, abc Military Aircraft Markings 2011 will appeal to all aviation enthusiasts. This 32nd annual edition lists in alphabetical and numerical order military aircraft and covers powered, manned aeroplanes, helicopters, airships and gliders as well as target drones. Aircraft that carry a UK military serial and which are based, or might be seen, in the UK are included along with airworthy and current RAF/RN/Army aircraft that are based permanently or temporarily overseas. There are even aircraft withdrawn from operational use are retained in the UK for training purposes or preserved in museums and collections. The Irish Army Air Corps fleet is listed, together with the serials of other overseas air arms which might be seen in the UK. USAF, US Army and US Navy aircraft based in the UK and Western Europe, and types that regularly visit the UK from USA are each listed in separate sections by aircraft type. Veteran and vintage aircraft carrying overseas military markings but which are based in the UK are also listed. Comprehensive website information for all the museums, locations, air forces, companies and organisations are listed.

abc Military Aircraft Markings 2011 is an invaluable work of reference which is essential reading for all followers of military aviation development and an ideal pocket guide for spotters and air band enthusiasts alike.

Size 184x118 mm, 224 pages, ISBN 9781-8578-0347-1


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