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ARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces ARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY


Amateur Radio operators love antennas and generally the bigger the better but not everyone has acres of property to erect their dream antenna. This first edition of the ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces is designed for those who live in apartments, condominiums, or houses on small lots. Whilst the US view of what constitutes a small antenna this book is a valuable resource filled with practical advice. This book guides you to finding the right antenna design to fit whatever space you have available.

ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces contains design ideas and projects for VHF and HF antennas you can use inside your home. For outdoors there are dipoles, inverted Ls, end-fed wires, loops, verticals and temporary antennas for HF. You will find compact omnidirectional and directional antennas for VHF that you can install anywhere. There is also a collection of limited space antenna ideas from well-known amateurs, including the innovative Folded Skeleton Sleeve 40 and 20 Meter Dipole Antenna by QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR. This book even provides tips to get you started that include optimising your limited space station, feed-lines, SWR, RF amplifiers, operating modes and RF safety.

If you think antenna dreams, mean you're effectively off the air - think again ARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces provides ideas and projects that will get you on the air regardless of where you live!

Size 276 x 209mm, 128 pages ISBN 9780 8725 9839 3

*** Normally £25.99 rrp - Now only £12.99 whilst stocks last ***

Price: 12.99

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


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

Non Member's Price 25.00
RSGB Members Price: 14.99 (40% off)

Haynes Millennium Falcon Manual Haynes Millennium Falcon Manual


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

Non Member's Price 16.99
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

Non Member's Price 12.99
RSGB Member's Price 8.99 (4.00 off rrp)

Haynes Death Star Manual Haynes Death Star Manual


The Imperial Death Star Manual traces the origins of the Death Star, from its concept through to a top-secret project that began before the foundation of the Empire and drew design inspiration from the Trade Federation’s spherical warships.

The Death’s Star’s onboard systems and controls are explained in detail, and illustrated with an astonishing range of computer-generated artwork, floor plans, cutaways and exploded diagrams, all newly created by artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas, the same creative team behind the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. Text is by their Falcon colleague Ryder Windham, author of more than 50 Star Wars books.

Covering history, development and prototyping, superstructure, energy and propulsion, weapons and defensive systems, hangar bays, security, service and technical sectors, crew facilities, and also information about Death Star II and its planetary shield generator, this is the most thorough technical guide to the Death Star available.

The Imperial Death Star Manual is fully authorised and approved by Lucasfilm.

Hardback, Size 270 x 210mm, 128 pages, 200 colour illustrations ISBN: 9780 8573 3372 8

Non Member's Price 16.99
RSGB Members Price: 6.99 (10.00 off)

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


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.

* 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

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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Non Member's Price 19.99
RSGB Member's Price 16.99

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


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

Non Member's Price 24.99
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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Non Member's Price 19.99
RSGB Member's Price 9.99 (50% off)

Churchill's school for saboteurs - <em>Station 17</em> Churchill's school for saboteurs - Station 17
By: Bernard O'Connor

By the outbreak of the Second World War, Guy Burgess of later infamy as part of the 'Cambridge Five' spy ring, then an officer in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service had convinced his superiors that a special school be opened to teach sabotage. Brickendonbury Manor near Hertford was one of the buildings requisitioned by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and became where agents were trained in various aspects of clandestine warfare

Although Guy Burgess suggested that it be called 'Guy Fawkes' School', Brickendonbury Manor, near Hertford, was chosen and named 'Station XVII'. Kim Philby another member of the 'Cambridge Five' and Guy's friend from his Cambridge days was given the task of drawing up its syllabus. Under the command of Frederick Peters, RN, instructors were recruited to train saboteurs from the Allied forces in both the theory and practice of using plastic explosives and time-delay devices to destroy electrical installations, mines, engineering works, canals, ships, port facilities, railway engines and railway lines. Heydrich's assassins, Josef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, were trained here, as were 'The Heroes of Telemark', the men sent to destroy Norway's Heavy Water plant. Many of the other Station XVII 'graduates' are also described, as are details of their operations and training.

This book investigates the history of Brickendonbury as Station XVII and tells the stories of the successes and failures of some of the estimated 1,200 saboteurs sent into occupied Europe. For those interested in the clandestine activity of WWII this book provides a unique insight into a little known corner of British History.

Size 170x198mm, 224 pages ISBN: 9781 4456 4227 7

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Non Member's Price 9.99
RSGB Member's Price 7.49 (25% OFF)

Cold War Bunkers Cold War Bunkers
By Nick Catford


Cold War Bunkers is a comprehensive overview of all the underground, semi-underground and surface-built cold-war atomic and nuclear bunkers built in the British Isles. Lavishly illustrated on a high quality paper this book provides over 450 photographs accompanied by comprehensive captions and an authoritative text of the structures built to protect central, regional and local government, military organizations, the Civil Defence organization, the Royal Observer Corps, UKWMO and the public utilities against nuclear attack by the Soviet Union between 1946 and 1989.

In many instances Nick Catford has been granted unprecedented access to many highly sensitive sites in order to compile the collection of high quality images reproduced in this Cold War Bunkers. Readers will find details of The Corsham Central Government War Headquarters (Burlington); The Regional War Rooms built during the early 1950s and the network of Civil Defence bunkers that supported them; The Regional Seats of Government (RSGs) of the 1960s, the SRHQs that were built at the end of that decade and into the 1970s, and the highly sophisticated and hugely expensive Regional Government Headquarters of the 1980s. Also covered are the huge range of Royal Observer Corps bunkers from the very large Sector Controls to the tiny 3-man observation posts; the often complex and sometimes Spartan County and District council bunkers, bunkers built by the water companies, and the deep underground emergency telephone exchanges built by the GPO and BT. Cold War Bunkers also goes in great detail into the underground radar control rooms established as part of the RAF's `Rotor' radar system and also the hardened anti-aircraft gun control rooms which were integrated with `Rotor' in the early 1950s. Considerable coverage is also given to the cruise missile site at Greenham Common, the specialist hardened structures at RAF Bentley Priory and elsewhere, along with many other sites and structures too numerous to mention.

Cold War Bunkers is a fascinating and comprehensive view of all the British cold-war structures and is thoroughly recommended for everyone who has an interest in this topic.

Hardback Size 162x240mm, 288 pages ISBN: 9780 9564 4052 5

Non Member's Price 24.99
RSGB Member's Price 19.99 (20% off)

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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Non Member's Price 8.99
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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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Non Member's Price 14.99
RSGB Member's Price 9.99 (33% off)

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

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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

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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

Price: 9.99

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

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

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

Price: 9.99

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

Price: 9.99

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

SPECIAL OFFER - RSGB Members get this item at £40.00 OFF the usual rrp

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Non Member's Price 89.99
RSGB Member's Price £49.99

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

Non Member's Price 21.99
RSGB Members Price: 16.49 (25% off)

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

Edited by Colin Latham and Anne Stobbs


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

Price: 9.99

Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers  Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers
The Passive Defence of the Western World during the Cold War

By: Nick McCamley

Many will be aware that Britain is littered with a huge number of "Nuclear Bunkers" many of which are left over from the "Cold War". These relics represent the elaborate precautions that governments took to protect themselves in the event of nuclear war. However, for good reasons the precise nature of these arrangements has until now remained a closed book. Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers reveals for the first time the true extent of the preparations made.

Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers both surprises and fascinates with the scale and thoroughness of the installations and arrangements made. In the UK there were the London bunkers and the Regional War rooms built in the 50's to protect against the Soviet threat, and their replacement in 1958 by much more hardened, underground Regional Seats of Government and the unique Central Government War Headquarters at Corsham. The book also describes in fascinating detail a vast umbrella of radar stations that spanned from the Aleutian Islands through Canada to the North Yorkshire moors, all centred upon an enormous secret control centre buried below Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. This is complemented in the United Kingdom with a chain of secret radars codenamed 'Rotor' built in the early 1950's, and eight huge, inland sector control centres, built over 100' underground at enormous cost.

Readers will find that Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers provides coverage of the UK Warning and Monitoring Organisation with its underground bunkers and observation posts, as well as the little known bunkers built by the various local authorities and public utilities. You will also find details of the various bunkers built for the U.S Administration, and developments in Canada. The book even examines the lack of provision for the general population, comparing the situation in the USA and the UK with the Soviet Union.

This book is a hugely fascinating read that details a huge array of bunkers in the UK and further afield. Recommended reading for anyone interested cold war history or just the details of these largely 'off limits' structures.

156x232mm, 288 pages, ISBN: 9781783030101

Non Member's Price 14.99
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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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Flying Saucer Technology Flying Saucer Technology
by Bill Rose

RSGB Member's Special Half Offer Price - Only £12.49

If you have ever wondered about flying saucers and perhaps even building your own this may well be the book for you. Flying Saucer Technology will for many people conjure up images of extraterrestrial spacecraft and aliens and although this book does extend into some areas that might be considered UFO territory, it aims to explore the serious subject of man-made flying saucers. This involves a certain amount of myth busting and an occasional step into the world of top-secret black projects, but the author has managed to provide a down-to-earth, balanced outlook on the subject.

Flying Saucer Technology is a hardback book that is packed with colour & mono pictures, line drawings and specifications. The book starts with the earliest proposals for man-powered circular winged flying machines and explores the history of pre-war circular and oval shaped aircraft, leading to the highly unusual American Flying Flapjacks and the controversial attempts by wartime German scientists to build a working flying disc. You will also find many of the Cold War flying saucer projects, including the extraordinary Canadian supersonic disc fighter and a top-secret long-range USAF ramjet bomber. There is an entire chapter dedicated to some of the little known lighter-than-air flying saucers and airships, which is a subject that has received little attention in the past. Many of the aircraft described in this publication have been dismissed as pure fantasy, but you will find histories and technical specifications are included. Flying Saucer Technology also examines misidentification and cover-ups, which should appeal to those conspiracy theorists, who value insights into secret technologies and hidden histories.

Flying Saucer Technology is packed with original information and images many of which are previously unseen. Regardless if you are planning to build a flying saucer or not, this book is a great read and fascinating guide to the subject.

Hardback Size 220x285mm, 160pages, ISBN: 9781 8578 0323 5

Non Member's Price 24.99
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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


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


Price: 4.99

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

Winter Sale - HALF PRICE for RSGB Members

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

Non Member's Price 19.99
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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

Non Member's Price 19.99
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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

Non Member's Price 17.99
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abc Air Traffic Control (10th Edition) abc Air Traffic Control (10th Edition)
By Graham Duke

25% OFF the rrp for RSGB Members

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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