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Radio Propagation ExplainedRadio Propagation Explained  New
Steve Nichols, G0KYA

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

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

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

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

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Size 240x174mm, 128 pages ISBN 9781 9101 9328 0


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Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Winter 2017Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Winter 2017  New
CD & USB Stick

This is the very latest version of the popular Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Winter 2017. Supplied as both a CD and USB memory stick, it contains the very latest Europe and US call data making it the most up-to-date and very best World Callsign Directory available. With more than 1.6million callsigns included and 60,000 email addresses, 60,000 QSL Manager listings and much more.

Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD requires no hard disk space as it runs straight from the CD. The easy to use interface is available in four languages and provides instant access to label printing, CSV export functions, CW, 250 maps and hosts of other useful features. There is even a comprehensive help function for the less experienced. The Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD is compatible with existing logging software and works on operating systems from DOS, Windows, Linux etc.

Easy to use and comprehensive the Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook is a highly useful tool for every radio amateur's shack

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The Spies at GilnahirkThe Spies at Gilnahirk  New
By George Busby, G

Whilst many know about Bletchley Park's role in WWII breaking the Enigma codes, fewer know the hugely important role of the Y service and the many radio amateurs involved in the collection of signals in WWII. This book focuses on the Y service station in Gilnahirk in Northern Ireland and sets out the story of those radio amateurs involved and why Gilnahirk was such an important centre in the Y service operations.

Many who know about the Y Service will know that in WWII many RSGB members became 'Voluntary Interceptors' who collected German signals at home and posted these logs to the mysterious PO Box 25, Barnet, London. For those in Northern Ireland Gilnahirk was the final destination of PO Box 25 which collated the amateur logs along with the logs from the larger military 'Y' listening station, before they were telexed to the codebreakers at Bletchley Park. These operations were carried out here were of the upmost secrecy and its work carried on well beyond WWII despite the closure of Bletchley Park. The unpretentious buildings largely attracted little attention despite a burst of press attention in 1951 when the Ministry of Finance tendered for the construction of a radio station but refused to comment on who it was for. Working in utter secrecy until its eventual closure in 1978, the Gilanhirk site was heavily involved in collecting signals during the Cold war.

The Spies at Gilnahirk provides a fascinating insight into the activities of the Radio Security Service and this little known site at the core of the Enigma story. Recommended reading for anyone interested in WWII codebreaking and the Enigma story.

Size: 215 x 205mm, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781 9106 5708 9


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Cold War Counterfeit SpiesCold War Counterfeit Spies  New
Tales of Espionage - Genuine or Bogus?
By Nigel West

Throughout the Cold War and beyond, publishers have produced countless stories of espionage, treachery and deception. What Nigel West has discovered is that many were in fact the stories themselves. In this remarkable investigation into the claims of many who portrayed themselves as key players in clandestine operations, the author has exposed a catalogue of misrepresentations and falsehoods. Did Greville Wynne really exfiltrate a GRU defector from Odessa? Was the frogman Buster Crabb abducted during a mission in Portsmouth Harbour? Did the KGB run a close-guarded training facility, as described by J. Bernard Hutton in School for Spies, which was modelled on a typical town in the American mid-west, so agents could be acclimatised to a non-Soviet environment? This book is filled with fascinating insights into the exaggerations and outright fabrications that some have published as fact in recent times.

Size: 157 x 236mm, 256 pages Hardback
ISBN: 9781 4738 7955 3


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The Cray Valley Years 1946-2016The Cray Valley Years 1946-2016  New
A history of the Cray Valley Radio Society
by Bob Treacher, M0MCV

As the Cray Valley Radio Society celebrates its 70th anniversary this lavishly illustrated book captures the highs and lows of one of the United Kingdom's most well-known, and successful, amateur radio societies. From its modest beginning in 1946 to the highs of the wonderfully successful special event station for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this book covers the history of this famous club. Learn why the Society took the unusual step of becoming a company limited by guarantee in the 1970s; share in the success and disappointment of field days and national and international contests; and obtain first hand appreciation of the Society's expertise in organising special event stations, not only on a local scale, but in the national and international arena. This fascinating read provides real insight into a club that also had prestigious and highly successful celebrations of the Millennium, HM Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee, the bi-centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar, and more.

Size: 240 x 174mm, 220 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9329 7


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Raspberry PI User Guide 4th Ed Raspberry PI User Guide 4th Ed  New
by Eben Upton & Gareth Halfacree

This 4th Edition of the Raspberry Pi User Guide is the latest guide to everything Raspberry Pi 3. Written by the Pi?s creator and a leading Pi guru, this book goes straight to the source to bring you the ultimate Raspberry Pi 3 manual. With detailed discussion on its wide array of configurations, languages, and applications you?ll learn how to take full advantage of the mighty Pi?s full capabilities. This book gets you started with clear, step by step instruction from software installation to system customisation. It also shows you how to set up with software, connect to other devices and expand those capabilities even more with add-on technologies. This book is your ideal companion for anyone interested in Raspberry Pi.

Size: 235 x 188mm, 312 pages
ISBN: 9781 1192 6436 1


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Churchill's Most Secret AirfieldChurchill's Most Secret Airfield  New
RAF Tempsford
By Bernard O'Connor

Designed by illusionist Jasper Maskelyne, RAF Tempsford was constructed to give overflying enemy aircraft the impression it was disused. Nothing could be further from the truth - just after dusk on moonlit nights either side of the full moon, planes from the 138 and 161 Squadrons would take off on top secret missions to the heart of the war-torn Continent. They had to fly low and without lights in order to identify drop zones and deliver the supplies and secret agents that would help the resistance forces liberate Europe. But despite the attention of Churchill and George VI, the airfield's secrets have long remained an untold chapter in the story of the war. Churchill's Most Secret Airfield: RAF is based on over a decade's research, filled with intrigue, suspense, heartbreak and the fascinating account of this extraordinary airfield.

Size: 197x 124mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781 4456 0690 3


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RSGB Members Wooden Callsign PlaqueRSGB Members Wooden Callsign Plaque  New

In a special deal with LAP Personalised Gifts the RSGB is able to bring you these superb personally engraved wooden callsign plaques that are exclusive to RSGB members. Saving £5.00 on the usual retail price we are offering a handsome hardwood plaque that is ideal for your shack, special event station or field day.

The plaques are made from either Beech or Oak and measure 200mm long and a chunky 25mm deep. The plaque is also deeply engraved with black letters and finished in a satin varnish. With the base is protected with a natural cork base this feels the luxury item it is.

If you are looking for something to enhance your shack then these items look great and make the perfect gift for any radio amateur for a Birthday or Christmas.

Please note that these items are engraved to order so will take a few days to arrive direct from the manufacturer. They are also non-returnable except in cases of error or defect. As this is shipped direct from the supplier postage is extra to any other items you order and is not discountable

Available to RSGB members only

Price: 19.99

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RSGB Members Wooden Callsign CoastersRSGB Members Wooden Callsign Coasters  New

In a special deal with LAP Personalised Gifts the RSGB is able to bring you these superb personally engraved wooden callsign coasters that are exclusive to RSGB members. Saving £5.00 on the usual retail price we are offering these great hardwood coasters ideal for your shack, home or anywhere you want to display your callsign.

These coasters are 100mm square and a satisfying 5mm thick with four soft plastic feet. They are also hand washable in case of spillages.

If you are looking for something to enhance your shack then these coasters look great and make the perfect gift for any radio amateur for a Birthday or Christmas.

Please note that these items are engraved to order so will take a few days to arrive direct from the manufacturer. They are also non-returnable except in cases of error or defect. As this is shipped direct from the supplier postage is extra to any other items you order and is not discountable

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Price: 19.99

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RSGB Vintage Rig Guide RSGB Vintage Rig Guide  New
Edited by Steve White, G3ZVW

Amateur radio equipment saw great changes from the 1960s onwards with the arrival of solid state designs and there is much superb equipment from the latter decades of the 20th Century available in the second hand market. This brand new publication focuses-in on the amateur radio equipment from theses decades in the same format as the popular RSGB Rig Guide, describing the basic information about the equipment along with when it was first made and what it may be worth.

Covering the mid-1960s to 1990s the RSGB Vintage Rig Guide covers the equipment from manufacturers that were never in the standard RSGB Rig Guide along with the items that have been discontinued from the listings early editions of that publication. So manufacturers such as Drake, Heathkit and KW are now included for the first time. There are brief synopses of all the manufacturers and a useful guide on what to smell, feel and look for when buying vintage radio equipment. Details of over 300 receivers, transmitters, transceivers and linear amplifiers are included as are likely trade-in and second-hand prices from dealers.

If you are interested in vintage amateur radio equipment, either because you have some, are interested in restoring something or you want to know its likely value this book provides a valuable insight. Recommend reading for anyone interested in old equipment

Size 210x297mm 80pages, ISBN 9781 9101 9330 3

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RSGB Rig Guide & RSGB Vintage Rig Guide offerRSGB Rig Guide & RSGB Vintage Rig Guide offer  New

MEMBERS ONLY OFFER

Why not buy both the latest RSGB Rig Guide and the new RSGB Vintage Rig Guide for a special discount price, ONLY £9.99. UK custommers also get FREE standard P&P on this offer.

Price: 9.99

ARRL Handbook 2017ARRL Handbook 2017  New
Advancing Radio Science and Technology

This 94th edition of the ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications continues to be a cornerstone of radio experimentation, discovery, and achievement. This book covers a wealth of information: the fundamentals of electronics and radio signals, construction practices, antennas and propagation, equipment and circuit design, and other useful reference information.

The ARRL Handbook 2017 provides applied theory and practical information concerning the fundamentals of radio electronics, circuit design and equipment, radio signal transmission and propagation, antennas, construction practices, and much more. Each chapter is filled with the most up-to-date knowledge representative of the wide and ever-expanding range of interests among radio amateurs. There are practical, hands-on projects for all skill levels, from simple accessories and small power supplies, to legal-limit amplifiers and high-gain antennas.

Always updated the ARRL Handbook 2017 has many new projects and much new information including; A revised approach to measuring crystal parameters, A high-performance IF and dual-band Preamp Project, decoding Fox-1 satellite telemetry and an RTL-SDR receiver project. You will find updated details on the placement of filter stubs, a 30, 17, and 12 metre antenna project and even a Raspberry Pi network server/client for antenna rotators. There are also updated predictions for solar cycle 24 and beyond. There is of course much more in the 1280 pages of this great book.

FREE CD-ROM
The ARRL Handbook 2017 includes a CD that contains the book as fully searchable text along with the illustrations, as well as expanded supplemental content, software, PC board templates and other support files.

Size 208x274mm, 1280 pages ISBN: 97816259 5062 8


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RSGB Radio Communication HandbookRSGB Radio Communication Handbook  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

NOW P&P FREE (UK only)

Since 1938 the RSGB has published RSGB Radio Communication Handbook and it remains one of the most enduring guides in the world to amateur radio technology and practice.

As always this new edition of the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook has been updated, rewritten and provides an invaluable guide to amateur radio theory and practice. With around 600,000 words, 2000 illustrations and diagrams in 25 chapters and two appendices in 864 pages it covers the breadth of amateur radio.

Readers will find explanations from the basic components of amateur radio to semi-conductors through oscillators, amplifiers, mixers, transmitters, receivers and even a complete transceiver project. There are chapters covering design and practice in VHF/UHF, Microwaves and frequencies below 1MHz. RSGB Radio Communication Handbook does not stop here and you will fine chapters dedicated to propagation, antenna basics and transmission lines. Antenna design is not forgotten and you will find whole chapters dedicated to practical antennas for HF, VHF/UHF and Microwaves. There are further chapters covering a wide range of topics from Morse code, Data communications, EMC, Measurement & Test Equipment and even practical guides to the 'the great outdoors' and 'construction and workshop practice'.

You 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. 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.

Written by 'thinking amateurs', for 'thinking amateurs' the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook is simply the book that every radio amateur should have.

210x297mm 864 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9326 6

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RSGB Radio Communication Handbook & RSGB Yearbook 2017RSGB Radio Communication Handbook & RSGB Yearbook 2017  New

MEMBERS ONLY OFFER

Why not buy both the new RSGB Handbook and the RSGB Yearbook 2017 for a special discount price, saving nearly £12.00 on normal retail prices. UK custommers also get FREE standard P&P on this offer.

Unfortunately this offer is not available for overseas shipping, due the cost of carriage often being more than the cost of the books.

Price: 37.99

RSGB Yearbook 2017RSGB Yearbook 2017  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

There is nothing quite like the RSGB Yearbook 2017. Not only does it contain the latest details of over 86,000 UK and Irish Republic callsigns in its massive 544 pages but it remains the most comprehensive guide to amateur radio in the UK and worldwide.

The RSGB Yearbook 2017 remains the very latest and most accurate callsign information available for the UK. Added to the callsign data there are 176 pages of invaluable reference material for just about everything you are ever likely to want to know about amateur radio. 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. Regional information provides details of the RSGB Regional Manager Team, local clubs, contest, 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 2017. There are also listings of special contest callsigns, permanent special event callsigns and much, much more.

FREE CD with RSGB Videos
This year the Yearbook bonus CD contains not only contains all the 176 information pages of the RSGB Yearbook 2017 in a searchable PDF format but also four amateur radio videos produced by the RSGB. These exciting new videos include:

** GB1SS schools calling Tim Peake
** 21st Century Hobby - youth video
** Amateur radio - a world of possibilities
** RSGB volunteers video

These videos are produced in the popular MP4 format which will play in most computers and some DVD players. There is even more included and you will also find extended information from RSGB clubs and even samples of the latest RSGB books.

The RSGB Yearbook 2017 is as always much more than a simple list of callsigns. Fully updated information, great RSGB videos and the very latest licensing data for the UK & Ireland, go to produce the essential publication for every well-equipped shack.

210x297mm 544 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9323 5


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Callseeker Plus 2017Callseeker Plus 2017  New

The latest UK and European callsign information = the RSGB Callseeker Plus 2017


Whilst the RSGB Yearbook 2017 provides the latest UK and Republic of Ireland callsign data you can have even more with the Callseeker Plus 2017, as it also provides a host of European callsign data as well.

Callseeker plus 2017 takes up no computer hard disc space as it runs straight from the CD or memory stick, it is really easy to use and provides call information from 9A, DL, EA, ES, F, HA, HB9, I, LX, LY, OE, OH, ON, OZ, SM, SP, SV and Z3. 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 2017 is the ideal way to search for European QSLs

Callseeker Plus 2017 also boasts a host of "extras" from across Europe, including the RSGB Yearbook 2017 reference information pages in an easily searchable PDF format providing the very latest amateur radio reference information from the UK and around the World.

RSGB Videos
This year we also include four amateur radio videos produced by the RSGB. These exciting new videos include:

** GB1SS schools calling Tim Peake
** 21st Century Hobby - youth video
** Amateur radio - a world of possibilities
** RSGB volunteers video

These videos are produced in the popular MP4 format which will play in most computers and some DVD players

Two formats - one price

The Callseeker Plus 2017 is also available as either a traditional CD ROM or an USB Memory Stick version. The CD is in the full jewel case whilst the memory stick is encased an Eco bamboo shell. Both are highly portable and easy to use and provide a great alternative to the traditional RSGB Yearbook.


Cheaper than a RSGB Yearbook 2017 and with more callsigns - Callseeker Plus 2017 what a bargain!

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Callseeker Plus 2017 - Memory Stick VersionCallseeker Plus 2017 - Memory Stick Version  New

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RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2017RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2017  New

The new version of this best-selling logbook

For many nothing sits better on the bench of an amateur radio shack than a well maintained log book, providing at a glance records of those special contacts and those worked over time. If you are looking for an attractive way to record your log the RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2017 provides an ideal solution. Attractively designed this isn't just somewhere to note your QSLs but this hugely popular annual logbook contains a wealth of extra material just where you want it, when you want it, right at your fingertips in your shack.

RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary contains the latest UK Band plans, RSGB Contest Calendar, DXCC prefix list and RSGB QSL Bureau information. The information doesn't stop there either, a locator map (and an explanation of how locators work), repeater information, diary section, notes pages, handy lists of operating abbreviations & codes - pretty much everything you want to know when operating is included. The logbook section isn't forgotten either and there is a generous log section with plenty of space for you to record a whole year activity. Even the attractive design means you will also want to keep the RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2017 for years to come.

The RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2017 includes:
· Current UK band plans
· European locator map
· Prefix guide
· Repeater listings
· QSL bureau information
· RSGB Contest Calendar
· Generous Log section
· 2017 Diary
· Handy lists of abbreviations & codes

Size 210x240mm, ISBN: 9781 9101 9327 3

Much more than a standard logbook - yet it the same price!
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3D Printing for Dummies3D Printing for Dummies  New
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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Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Summer 2016Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Summer 2016  New
CD & USB Stick

This is the very latest version of the popular Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Summer 2016. Supplied as both a CD and USB memory stick, it contains the very latest Europe and US call data making it the most up-to-date and very best World Callsign Directory available. With more than 1.6million callsigns included and 60,000 email addresses, 60,000 QSL Manager listings and much more.

Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD requires no hard disk space as it runs straight from the CD. The easy to use interface is available in four languages and provides instant access to label printing, CSV export functions, CW, 250 maps and hosts of other useful features. There is even a comprehensive help function for the less experienced. The Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD is compatible with existing logging software and works on operating systems from DOS, Windows, Linux etc.

Easy to use and comprehensive the Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook is a highly useful tool for every radio amateur's shack

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 OSS STATION VICTOR OSS STATION VICTOR  New
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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Restoring Old Radio SetsRestoring Old Radio Sets  New
By Philip Lawson, G4FCL

For many there is nothing more charming than an old broadcast receiver glowing away in a substantial wooden or Bakelite case. However these are now a rarity and it is much more likely that old radio sets will be non-working curios found at car boot sale in a dusty, unloved condition. Restoring Old Radio Set is a book that sets out to provide a step-by-step guide to bringing an old set back to life, getting it working properly, and restoring its looks.

Restoring Old Radio Sets is a practical guide that explains what you need to do, and how to do it when bringing an old radio back to life. You will find inside topics that include cleaning methods for electrical and mechanical parts, making typical electrical repairs and the process for performing live tests. There are sections on fault-finding methods and alignment & calibration of the working set. There are even useful guides to one of the major keys to completing a successful restoration - knowing how to treat the cabinet, be that - wood, Bakelite, or plastic. The tools, materials, and techniques needed for your restoration are all discussed along with the care and maintenance of the finished item. Safety issues are not forgotten and the hazards inherent in such a restoration are discussed and what can be done minimize them, are covered in depth.

Restoring Old Radio Sets provides a fascinating insight into the world of the radio set restoration, usually the preserve of dedicated enthusiasts and specialist restorers. This book is one of the few available on this topic that is aimed at someone with a basic knowledge of electronics but wishes restore an old set. The author Philip Lawson, G4FCL gives you the benefit of his knowledge, skills, and experience to help you undertake the job within a safe environment. Armed with this book, the reader should be able to tackle an old set, get it working safely and finish-up with a really attractive piece of domestic furniture.

Size 174x240mm, 80 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9322 8
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Operation BigOperation Big  New
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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Rig Guide Rig Guide  New
Edited by Steve White, G3ZVW

What should you pay for a second hand radio?

The Rig Guide is a unique publication that sets out to answer the question 'what is the right price for this radio?'. What will you get for a radio if you trade it in or try to buy or sell it on an online auction site? - The Rig Guide provides the answer.

* Buy New
* Second Hand
* Trade-in

The Rig Guide continues to define the prices of amateur radio equipment in the UK, fully updated and covering more than ever before The Rig Guide is rightly one of the most popular amateur radio books around.

If you are planning to buy or sell any amateur radio equipment you should not be without The Rig Guide. The book begins with tips for buyers and a guide to selling and trading. There is a handy guide to selling on ebay and even tips on how to avoid getting lumbered with stolen gear. The Rig Guide contains a list of the abbreviations used in the descriptions and an explanation of them all. Amateurs trust RSGB reviews and a full list of RadCom reviews since 1990 is included and when piece of equipment was reviewed by RadCom it is highlighted on the listing.

The Rig Guide isn't limited to popular commercial amateur radio transceivers but also covers receivers, scanners and linear amplifiers too. You'll find extensive lists of past models from Acom to Yaesu, with over 20 manufacturers listed in-between, including Icom, TenTec, Kenwood, etc. We're not just talking about current models either and you will even find details on the many Chinese manufacturers. DSP isn't forgotten either with a dedicated section on the equipment available. Overall The Rig Guide contains details of around 400 of pieces of amateur radio equipment covering HF, VHF & UHF. Each item is described in an easy to understand listing that covers its main features, band coverage etc. with a photograph of the equipment.

Knowing the worth of any piece of equipment means you can easily cover the cost of The Rig Guide with just one purchase or sale. Selling or Buying, you need a copy of The Rig Guide, don't be at a disadvantage - buy a copy today!

Size: 210x297mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9320 4

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IOTA Directory 17th Edition IOTA Directory 17th Edition  New
Edited by Roger Balister, G3KMA and Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX

If you are not aware of the Islands on the Air (IOTA) award programme this book explains this fascinating and hugely popular activity. Simply put the book aims to provide the most comprehensive guide to the programme and much more besides.

The IOTA Directory contains the complete, official listing of IOTA islands but is much more than just a simple list. There is much more besides with details of the latest IOTA Honour roll, Golden List, etc. The IOTA Directory provides everything you need to participate in IOTA, from lists of islands, grouped by continent, and indexed by prefix through to application forms and masses of information and advice for island hunters, award applicants and DXpeditioners alike. Also included in the colour section there are fascinating reports of several IOTA operations from palm tree lined 'Coetivy Island' south of the Seychelles, the much cooler 'Melville Island' in the Canadian Arctic, through to the remote 'Antipodes Island Project' that took place amongst the Penguins in New Zealand.

If the simple act of collecting QSLs from around the world hasn't appealed before. The multitude of islands and the fascinating IOTA programme laid out in this book will change your mind. The IOTA Directory is a must have if you are already involved or simply just interested.

Size 210x297mm, 128 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9321 1


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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  New

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.



Price: 84.95

Morse Code for Radio Amateurs - 12th EditionMorse Code for Radio Amateurs - 12th Edition  New

By Roger Cooke, G3LDI

This newly expanded and updated 12th edition of Morse Code for Radio Amateurs is simply the 'book' for everyone who wants to learn all about Morse code and get the huge enjoyment that can be achieved from using it.

Published by the RSGB since 1947 Morse Code for Radio Amateurs has always been the standard for books covering Morse code and this edition is no exception. Written by Morse code enthusiast Roger Cooke, G3LDI this edition is a third bigger than its predecessor. As you would expect this book begins with a history of Morse code and moves to what it means to Radio Amateurs. There is advice that explains Morse code keys and how to choose your own. There is information of how to start learning the code, increasing your speed and guides to the software included that teaches you the code. There is even advice that discusses the correct way to use a straight 'pump' as well as modern keys and paddles. The book also provides guides to the abbreviations, prosigns and Q codes used in Morse code. There are helpful lists of resources available to those setting out learning the code from Beacons, Morse broadcasts, using computers and even operating in contests for when you are more proficient.

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One of the outstanding features of this book is the special dual mode CD that is included. This provides more than an hour of audio recordings of Morse code at 5, 10, 15, and 21 words per minute. This provides the ideal opportunity to learn Morse code in the car or at leisure by playing it in any regular CD player. It doesn't however stop there as the CD also has a special computer readable section that contains a whole host of Morse software that teaches Morse, Morse Contesting and much more. The audio files are also included as MP3 files so they can be played on a PC or even downloaded to a portable player. The CD is also packed with bonus material such as additional articles and pictures and an array of web links.

Morse Code for Radio Amateurs provides everything you need to get started in Morse code apart from perhaps the Key itself. This remains the 'book' for anyone wanting to add Morse code to their skills.

Size 210x297mm, 64pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9319 8


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Work the World with JT65 and JT9Work the World with JT65 and JT9  New
Explore a New World of Digital Communication
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

Thanks to these two revolutionary digital communication modes, any radio amateur can easily make contacts throughout the world. You don't need high power or large antennas with the JT modes and Work the World with JT65 and JT9 shows you how to assemble an effective station and configure the software for best performance. You'll learn how to make contacts, and also how to use these modes as tools to test your station and study HF propagation. The book starts with a chapter on 'Getting to Know the JTs' which provides what you need to know about JT65 and JT9, from how these protocols work through to the advantages they offer. The book provides instructions on building a JT capable station along with the hardware and software you'll need to get on the air with JT65 and JT9. There is a guide to what to expect when you get on the air with JT65 and JT9 and start making contacts.

Simply put Work the World with JT65 and JT9 provides the tricks and tips on how to get started in and make the most from the digital world of JT65 and JT9.

Size 184x229mm, 80 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5043 7

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ARRL Antenna Physics: An Introduction ARRL Antenna Physics: An Introduction  New
Delve Deeper into Antenna Theory

By Robert J. Zavrel, Jr, W7SX

For most radio amateurs who learned basic antenna theory when they studied for licences and may have even have built an antenna or two, the physics of why particular designs work and others don't can be a mystery. Antenna Physics: An Introduction sets out to extend the insight how an antenna works without resorting to degree level texts.

Antenna Physics: An Introduction explains many of the underlying principles of antennas and antenna physics and introduces the reader to the mathematics behind these principles. Written by Robert J. Zavrel, Jr, W7SX, a well-known author and professional antenna engineer this book allows readers to follow along and understand the concepts without needing to solve the complex equations presented. The examples used tie the concepts learned to a number of antenna types such as Vertical Antennas, Yagi-Uda and Cubical Quad Antennas. Readers will also find chapters dedicated to Antenna Physics Fundamentals, Radiation of Radio Waves, Dielectric Effects upon Radio Waves, Transmission Lines, Specialised Antenna Configurations, and much more

For those who are interested in the how antennas work, the theoretical and mathematical approach that Antenna Physics: An Introduction provides can be of great insight.

Size 208x275mm, 160 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5049 9


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RSGB Prefix GuideRSGB Prefix Guide  New
NEW 12th Edition

by Fred Handscombe, G4BWP

The RSGB Prefix Guide is simply the very latest amateur radio prefix information available and a lot more besides

Fully updated with all the very latest changes in the amateur radio world the RSGB Prefix Guide is the best guide available to amateur radio prefixes and it is now in a new easy to read colour format.

This latest edition of the RSGB Prefix Guide has had a 'makeover' and now uses colour to making listings clearer and easier to use than ever before. Still retaining its popular lay flat design this is one of the most useful and useable books in amateur radio. Fully updated there are the usual series of changes to prefix listings including many detailed items such as the additional K1N prefix for Navassa Island and United Nations call 4U2U. Not only are the listings comprehensive but they are provided with a huge range of additional information covering references for continent, CQ Zone, DXCC, IOTA, ITU Zone, Latitude & Longitude and a whole lot more. Readers will find comprehensive lists of DXCC deleted entities, Russian & CIS entities and even the popular DXCC checklist is here. There is the very latest information on various award programs including IOTA, CQ WAZ, DXCC, WAS and others. There is also an index of countries and their callsign allocations divided by continent as are more detailed listings for the wide range of RSGB awards.

From the basic "what was that Call?" question through to research for an elusive award, this book provides what is needed. If you are interested in DX, awards or simply operate the HF bands the RSGB Prefix Guide is the book for you.

Size: 297x210mm (landscape), 80 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9318 1


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BoffinBoffin  New
The Early Days of Radar and Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics

By Prof. Robert Hanbury Brown

Professor Robert Hanbury Brown was one of the most important figures in the development of radar and of observational astronomy that the UK has ever produced. This fascinating autobiography provides a unique account of the history of radar in WWII and the development of radio astronomy in the post war years.

Boffin traces the evolution of radar from the static Home Chain used in the Battle of Britain to the inclusion of the first airborne radars used in aircraft for night-fighting. The book covers his work on the polarisation of radio waves, crucial in determining the optimum configuration of the radar aerials on all the early air-to-surface equipment operated by Coastal Command. Air-to-surface radar played a huge role in the detection of surfaced submarines and the winning of the 'Battle of the Atlantic'. In 1942, Hanbury Brown was seconded to the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, and working in conditions of great secrecy, he continued the development of the Eureka and Rebecca airborne radar programme.

Post War Hanbury Brown was involved in the early days in the development of Jodrell Bank. Sir Bernard Lovell commented that without Hanbury Brown it was unlikely that the Jodrell Bank Radio telescope would ever have been built. Boffin describes this period and his later work where Hanbury Brown became perhaps best known for his invention of the optical intensity interferometer. Working with other well-known figures in astronomy such as Cyril Hazard and Richard Twiss he was involved in many great advances. Using an optical interferometer he measured for the first time pulsars and quasars. Working in the Australian outback in the 1960s he designed and built a device with mirrors 23ft in diameter moving on a circular railway 600ft across.

Professor Robert Hanbury Brown was one of the brightest engineers of the time and Boffin provides his personal story and that of the development of Radar in WWII and the development of Radio Astronomy. This book is thoroughly recommended reading for anyone interested Radar, Astronomy and much besides.

Size: 174x240, 144 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9309 9

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ARRL The Radio Amateur's WorkshopARRL The Radio Amateur's Workshop  New
Make the Most of Your Home Workshop

By Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR

Radio amateurs have a long tradition of going beyond operating, moving into technology development, home construction, and experimentation. It is also true that designing and building your own station equipment can be rewarding whilst also providing more in-depth knowledge and excitement. The Radio Amateur's Workshop sets out to be your guide to setting up and maintaining an efficient at home laboratory and work station. It describes the tools you'll need for projects ranging from assembling electronic kits to building and testing antennas. Chapters look at a wide variety of topics including 'Why Do We Need a Workshop?', Soldering through to 'The Personal Computer in the Workshop and Laboratory' Packed with useful information on setting up your workshop, measurements and much more this book sets out to inspire you to become a radio experimenter and more.

Size 184x229mm, 160 pages, ISBN: 97816259 5048 2


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

This new second edition of Small Antennas for Small Spaces is fully updated and remains a valuable resource for radio amateurs who living in apartments, houses with small gardens or anyone who is restricted in what antennas they can use.

ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces contains design ideas and projects for VHF and HF antennas you can use inside your home. Whilst this book provides a US view of what constitutes a small antenna it is still a valuable resource filled with practical advice. 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 are a number of new projects including a "privacy fence" stealth antenna, self-supporting inverted V dipole and the extended double Zepp dipole. 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 your 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 208x275mm, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5051 2


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RadCom 2015 Archive - CD VersionRadCom 2015 Archive - CD Version  New

In 2015 RadCom produced over a 1200 pages of the very best amateur radio information. If you want easy way look back over this mass of information then the RadCom 2015 Archive is for you. Every page of all twelve RadCom editions produced in 2015 is presented in the easy to use and fully searchable PDF format.

RadCom published over 60 Construction & Technical Features in 2015 along with over 30 Antenna Features, 25 Reviews and over 50 other Feature articles. The equipment reviews covered from the Airspy SDR dongle to the Yaesu System Fusion FTM-400DR along with a host of other radios, antennas and much else. You will also find all the host of regular columns that RadCom features, from Antennas to VHF/UHF. Simply everything printed in RadCom in 2015 is included, even the adverts are provided. The PDF format allows you to print any of the pages and search for those specific items you want.

The RadCom 2015 Archive also contains a copy of the new Acrobat Reader DC and additional bonus material including samples of RSGB books. If you want to every page from RadCom in 2015 and much more besides, the 2015 RadCom Archive is great way to store and look back on a bumper year.

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RadCom 2015 Archive - USB Memory Stick VersionRadCom 2015 Archive - USB Memory Stick Version  New
For those who don't want the RadCom Archive 2015 on a CD Rom we also produce the USB Memory Stick Version which contains all the same material as the CD version in a highly portable and easy to use format.

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USB Memory Stick Version

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HF SSB DX BasicsHF SSB DX Basics  New
by Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX

Contacting far flung parts of the world (DX) on the High Frequencies (HF) on single side-band (SSB) is one of the enduring fascinations of amateur radio. HF SSB DX Basics provides a practical guide to making the most of this endlessly fascinating area of operation.

Many are put off by the challenges of DX operation but well known author and DXer Steve Telenius-Lowe dispels the myths about huge antennas and high power in an easy to understand way. From what HF SSB is and what DX is all about you are lead through to the opportunities they provide and much more. There is a practical guide to what antennas make good choices in your location, choosing your transceiver, the microphones used and even what the myriad of buttons on a modern transceiver do. There is a guide to the HF bands you can operate, their propagation characteristics and what to expect from them. Steve also provides practical advice on how to avoid pitfalls when operating on the bands and much more including handling pile-ups, split working, QRP operation, QSLs and even being DX yourself.

HF SSB DX Basics is for anyone interested in operating in this hugely satisfying area of amateur radio by providing advice and practical steps to get you started and much more.

Size: 174 x 240mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9315 0


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Elimination of Electrical Noise  Elimination of Electrical Noise  New
2nd Edition

By Don Pinnock, G3HVA

Electrical Noise is a problem for most radio amateurs today and many are forced off the radio bands because of it. Don Pinnock, G3HVA, is a firm believer that radio amateurs not be forced from the air but should deal with these problems instead. This new second edition of Elimination of Electrical Noise tells of Don's personal experiences in doing this, and provides solutions to noise problems that will help many.

Elimination of Electrical Noise details the various types of noise 30kHz to 30MHz, from computers to electrical light fittings and much besides. Faulty or maladjusted machinery or electronic devices can produce so much interference that normal reception is considerably affected. Computers are almost an essential in a modern shack. New to this edition is a chapter on how to reduce or eliminate noise from the computer equipment itself and from the numerous interconnecting leads. Even equipment operating below or close to International Standards can generate enough electrical noise to severely reduce the chances of a nearby amateur being able to enjoy his chosen hobby.

In Elimination of Electrical Noise, Don describes how to track down a noise source, how to deal with it at its source, and how to put up defences in your own station to reduce noise entering via the mains wiring. He reports on his own experiments with selecting wire antennas that have the potential for increased immunity to external noise. And for those looking for a new house, there's advice on how to choose it from the point of view of noise.

If you suffer from electrical noise problems, Don's experiences and advice may well provide the solution you are looking for. Elimination of Electrical Noise provides the help you may need to take charge, tackle that noise problem and get the most from your hobby.


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Haynes V-Force Operations ManualHaynes V-Force Operations Manual  New

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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Haynes Millennium Falcon ManualHaynes Millennium Falcon Manual  New

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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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Haynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary EditionHaynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary Edition  New
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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ARRL Antenna BookARRL Antenna Book  New
23rd Edition

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The ARRL Antenna Book is the book by which all other antenna books are judged. First published in 1939 it has everything you need in the nearly a 1000 pages, to design your own complete antenna system.

The ARRL Antenna Book is a single resource covering antenna theory, design and construction, and practical treatments and projects. There are hundreds of antenna designs: wire, vertical, portable and mobile, and new high-performance VHF/UHF Yagi designs. Radio amateurs continue to make contributions to the state of the art in antenna design and construction. The available tools have grown in sophistication by leaps and bounds over the past years. Antenna modelling with the low-cost or free programs available to amateurs has completely changed antenna design and development. A large set of antenna models designed for use with EZNEC 6.0 demo software are also included.

The 23rd edition has many new projects including: Multiband HF antennas from 160 through 10 meters, a simple omnidirectional satellite antenna system and Stealthy and portable antenna designs for home and away. You will also find even more Moxon antenna projects on CD-ROM. There is new information on how short vertical antennas affect the performance of antenna systems, a new section on grounding and bonding, both key to effective station design and protection and an updated Propagation chapter now includes a discussion of MF and LF propagation. There is of course even more expanded content on CD-ROM, including references and classic articles on antennas.

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The ARRL Antenna Book includes a CD that contains the book as fully searchable text along with the illustrations, as well as expanded supplemental content from expert contributors, software, PC board templates and other support files. There is also a demo version of the widely respected EZNEC (version 6.0) antenna modelling software.

Size 208x274mm, 992 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5044 4

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RSGB Radio Amateur Operating ManualRSGB Radio Amateur Operating Manual  New
8th Edition

By Mike Dennision G3XDV & Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX

Despite what many believe amateur radio is a fast-moving hobby and every year sees numerous changes. Since the first edition of the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual, it has provided the best practical guide to the hobby as it is today and this edition is no exception.

The 8th edition of the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual is written and edited by those already skilled in their field so that, no matter what the activity, you can not only learn the basics but also the techniques that lead to success. Operating is an essential part of amateur radio. We all learn early on how to communicate with our fellow amateurs. However, to get the best out of our hobby, skills must be learned. And no matter how skilled you are in your particular field, there is much to learn when embarking on another activity. Techniques for operating on all bands from 136kHz to 24GHz, and all modes from CW to ATV, are included.

This edition of the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual has been completely revised and updated, and includes an analysis of the recently revised UK licence, new information on RSGB awards and contests, the 472kHz band, the eleven 5MHz channels now available to all Full licensees, a code of ethics and the boom in digital repeaters. Almost all shacks will have a computer of some kind, running digital modes, controlling the station, logging or simply accessing relevant Internet pages, and these topics are covered in detail, including references to apps that will run on smart phones and tablets. There are chapters on building your station, DX operating, QSLing, contests, computers, modes, propagation, mobile and portable, repeaters, satellites and more.

Anyone who wants to enjoy amateur radio operating to the full be they a beginner or expert, will find the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual, remains a mine of useful and practical information about all aspects of amateur radio operating and is essential reading.

Size 210x297mm, 240 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9313 6


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ARRL Portable Antenna ClassicsARRL Portable Antenna Classics  New
Antennas for operating on the Go!

Portable operating is gaining popularity in the Amateur Radio community. For amateurs who are unable to install permanent outdoor antennas at home, portable installations are often the only way they can get on the air. There are also amateurs who simply enjoy operating outdoors, in nature. For them, portable antennas are necessities.

ARRL Portable Antenna Classics is a collection of helpful articles drawn from the pages of QST the ARRL membership journal. Readers will find HF Antennas with single and multiband designs for all bands from 80m - 10m. Likewise there are VHF/UHF Antennas covering 2m and 70cm and even 6m. There are novel ideas such as the 'HF walking stick antenna' through the imaginatively named antennas 'The Octopus', 'The Shooter', 'The Black Widow' and many other. With over thirty antennas included there is a wide choice of easy to build and easy to use antennas for every band. Masts and other supports are not forgotten and you will find ingenious ideas for getting your portable antenna off the ground and keeping it there.

Featuring easily constructed antenna systems, ARRL Portable Antenna Classics offers practical ideas and projects to get you on the air from anywhere.

Size 208x276mm, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5034 5


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ARRL Propagation and Radio ScienceARRL Propagation and Radio Science  New
Exploring the Magic of Wireless Communication

By: Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ

There are countless ways for radio signals to travel from transmitter to receiver, and understanding how radio waves interact with their environment is an important factor in successful radio communications. While amateurs can maximize station performance and reliability with the right equipment, knowledge and skill, we cannot control propagation. Through scientific exploration and experimentation, we can improve our understanding of propagation and how it affects radio signals. ARRL Propagation and Radio Science sets out to demystify this subject with an easy to understand approach.

ARRL Propagation and Radio Science is packed with information and readers will find chapters covering topics polarization, gain, and other antenna matters, the ground wave, the anomalous ionosphere, neutral propagation, NVIS modes & methods, the reflection process and much more. There are even intriguing chapters such as 'Matters About Matter', 'The Optical Factor', 'Demystifying the Ionosphere', 'Magnetic Personality', 'Instrumentation & Interpretation', 'Free Electron Propagation', 'Cheaper Than Dirt', 'Diversity Methods', 'WWV and Channel Probes', 'Software and Other Tools', 'Keeping Up with Kepler and Friends', 'Your Friend the S Meter', 'Loads of Modes', 'Sea Shanty' and 'Unexplored Territory'

Providing a comprehensive overview of one of the most fascinating and rewarding activities in Amateur Radio ARRL Propagation and Radio Science is an excellent read. Author Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, uses his lively, engaging approach to present the complex subject of radio propagation in simple, easy-to-understand terms. This book covers topics ranging from theoretical exploration to practical application. It explains the phenomena we observe on the amateur bands and invites you to embark on the journey through the still-unknown radio propagation universe.

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Getting Started in Amateur RadioGetting Started in Amateur Radio  New

By Steve Nichols G0KYA

Amateur radio is amazing. It has so many different facets and possibilities that there is something for everyone. Getting Started in Amateur Radio sets out to explore what is possible and get you started on a voyage of discovery.

If you want to know something about the hobby or are newly licensed, or are even just looking for something different, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the answers. What about receiving digital images from the International Space Station? Or talking to friends around the world via satellite? Or perhaps being able to help out during natural disasters? All of these things are possible with amateur radio and Getting Started in Amateur Radio details these and many other possibilities.

Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides information on the activities to explore when using your first VHF/UHF or HF station and what other equipment you might need. There is a section on practical antennas vital to every radio amateur and details of operating using CW (Morse code), FM, SSB, Digital and more. What you can expect from the different amateur radio bands is covered and there is even a section devoted to long distance operation (DXing), amateur radio contesting, and amateur radio awards. The coverage doesn't stop there and readers will also find the microwave and LF bands discussed along with Moonbounce or Earth-Moon-Earth transmissions (EME). There is even a practical guide to getting a licence if you don't already have one.

Filled with tips and practical information to get you started, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the ideal book for those interested in amateur radio, the newly licensed or even those looking to widen their amateur radio outlook.

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ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs  New
Get the Most Out of Your Equipment!

By: Paul Danzer, N1II

Oscilloscopes are a useful tool in the world of electronics, allowing radio amateurs to "see" the signals inside their equipment. With personal computers and today's technologies, a variety of analog, digital or hybrid scopes are now available to radio amateurs for problem solving and testing new ideas in home workshops.

ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs is filled with practical information you'll need for using an oscilloscope. It begins with an overview of the oscilloscope and continues on to discuss characteristics, applications, probes, controls, and input modes. Readers will find chapters covering why you should get an oscilloscope, the elements, the probes and the accessories. There is discussion of software oscilloscopes and most importantly how to use your oscilloscope. There are reviews of current models and explanations of the specification if you are going to buy one.

If you're considering adding an oscilloscope to your test equipment or want to get the most of what you have then ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs provides an explanation of specifications and features to help you.

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Novel AntennasNovel Antennas  New
Compiled and edited by Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX

Radio Amateurs to one extent or another all experiment with antennas to get the best performance they can. But few have ever considered anything beyond the basic antenna designs - this book tries to set that right with a myriad of 'novel' antenna designs from around the world.

What is a 'novel' antenna anyway? This book does not include designs for standard Yagis, quads, quarter-wave verticals, horizontal loops, delta loops, magnetic loops, off-centre-fed dipoles or any of the more standard antenna designs that are found elsewhere. Although you won't find a standard dipole in this book, you will find the choke dipole; magnetic loops tuned by a variable inductance or a novel home-made capacitor rather than the usual vacuum variable; the 'Super Moxon', which adds a pair of directors to the standard Moxon Rectangle design; an orthoganally steered receive antenna that provides incredible levels of rejection of interfering signals; the home-made 'Wonder Whip' for QRP portable operation; a mobile antenna that can double as a car roof rack and, yes, the original Spiderbeam construction project described by its designer. Probably the most novel antenna in Novel Antennas is the 'PICaYAGI' by Peter Rhodes, G3XJP. This is a major constructional project in which the physical length of the elements are automatically adjusted to provide not just monoband but mono-frequency performance. Originally published in the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom this is the first time it has appeared in print, in full.

Novel Antennas ensures novel commercially made antennas are not excluded either, and independent reviews can be found of the unusual-looking Bilal Isotron antennas; the OptiBeam OBW10-5, which combines a five-element driver cell with both Moxon and Yagi-type elements in a novel hybrid design; InnovAntennas' new Opposing Phase Driven Element System ('OP-DES') and Loop Fed Array (LFA) designs, and several others.

With material included from no less than 57 different authors it shows the ingenuity of radio amateurs around the world knows no bounds. With designs from the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and even El Salvador there will be something of interest to all antenna experimenters.

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

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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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Hart ReviewsHart Reviews  New
The Best of RadCom Equipment Reviews

by Peter Hart, G3SJX

There are 'amateur radio equipment reviews' and then there are 'Peter Hart, G3SJX equipment reviews'. For 35 years Peter has been writing amateur radio equipment reviews for the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom. These have simply been some of the best equipment reviews published anywhere. These reviews are not theoretical testing or publishing of claimed data but real world testing of performance and analytical reporting of how amateur radio antennas, radios, amplifiers, etc. really work.

Hart Reviews -The Best of RadCom Equipment Reviews builds on Peter's first book that covered his first 25 years of his reviews and collects together reviews that have been published in RadCom since 2004. Readers will find an array of equipment and manufacturers represented with all the major radios launched in the last 10 years included. From the Acom to Yaesu you find much represented here including Kenwood, Icom, Elecraft and even the mighty Hilberling PT-8000A. SDR radios are not forgotten and you will find Flex, Elad, SoftRock and others included. Antennas and Amplifiers reviews from suppliers as diverse as Butternut, Alphin and Linear Amp also get the same Peter Hart treatment. With Peter's practical review style, the ability to compare equipment tested in the same real world cannot be underestimated. The performance figures can be relied on as what an average amateur is likely to achieve. This book is not only a fascinating view of the advance of amateur radio equipment in recent years but is a valuable guide to anyone seeking to buy new and second hand equipment. There are even a few of the more popular equipment reviews from the previous book have also been included to allow comparison.

It is not difficult to see why equipment reviews have always been popular and it is not surprising to see why RadCom equipment reviews by Peter Hart are considered by many as the 'best' amateur radio equipment reviews available. Hart Reviews -The Best of RadCom Equipment Reviews is a great book for everyone interested in amateur radio equipment in the real world.

Size: 210x297, 192 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9306 8


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Fort BridgewoodsFort Bridgewoods  New
From Victorian Fort to WWII Y Station

By Stephen G Small, G4HJE

This is the story of a Victorian Fort that was obsolete before the last stone was laid yet in the early twentieth century became one of the most secret places in the realm. It was here that the developing science of radio became a vital weapon of espionage and war. Without the painstaking work of the expert civilian intercept operators Bletchley Park may well have failed to break the Enigma code and the vital allied intelligence advantage may have been lost.

Fort Bridgewoods - From Victorian Fort to WWII Y Station sets out this fascinating story from its building to its final closure in 1968. The early role as Fleet protection in the late 19th Century and even its WWI activities are detailed along with the significant characters involved in its history. Readers will find much about the highly secret WWII activity as a 'Y' Station which became one of the most important signal gathering stations in Britain's 'Enigma Code' breaking operation. This book is packed with information and readers will find that the radios and equipment used are covered in detail from the early Marconi equipment to the DST-100 receiver, designed specifically for wireless interception work through to the familiar HRO sets used later in the war and are even details of the Hallicrafters and RCA receivers used.

Whilst the World slipped slowly into the abyss of a Second World War the operators of Fort Bridgewoods skilfully developed the science of signals intelligence and were intercepting both the secret diplomatic and military radio traffic. Without Fort Bridgewoods the vital early 'breaks' of the Enigma code would certainly not have happened. Fort Bridgewoods - From Victorian Fort to WWII Y Station describes all of this and provides an insight into the operational work of this 'Y' station and its part in WWII. If you are interested in the radio interception technology of WWII and its pioneers this book is a revelation.

Size: 174x240, 144 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9309 9


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HAMSATHAMSAT  New
Amateur Radio Satellites Explained

By Pierluigi Poggi, IW4BLG

Since the launch of Sputnik back in 1957 Radio Amateurs have been listening to artificial satellites orbiting above the Earth. A mere four years after the launch of Sputnik, Radio Amateurs put their own satellite into orbit, thus beginning a series of amateur satellite launches that continues over 50 years later with the CubeSat operations of today. Hamsat - Amateur Radio Satellites Explained sets out to give you details of what you need to know about Amateur Radio Satellite operation.

Hamsat - Amateur Radio Satellites Explained begins with the history of the OSCAR (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) programme which details the various incarnations from Oscar 1 in 1961 through to the present day. This book explains what is needed in an amateur radio ground station from the antenna through to the receiver. You will find rotator information for tracking the satellite, designs for pre-amplifiers and all manner of technical detail. There is a chapter dedicated to the ground station antennas, giving details of the performance of many commercially available systems and information on 'The Endless Dilemma of Polarisation'. You will also find chapters dedicated to Ground-Space-Ground Propagation, the Doppler Effect, Keplerian Elements and much else too. There is information on suitable transceivers, software, recent developments in this exciting field plus much more.

For anyone interested in operating Amateur Radio satellites Hamsat - Amateur Radio Satellites Explained is the book to have. It provides a guide to the history through to what is possible with amateur radio dongles and much beside.

Size: 174x240, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9307 5


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Stealth AntennasStealth Antennas  New
By Steve Nichols G0KYA

The first edition of Stealth Antennas quickly became the 'must have' antenna book for everyone who wasn't living in acres of land. This brand new second edition has been expanded and updated and now provides even more for those with tiny postage stamp-size gardens, intolerant neighbours, planning permission problems or living in apartments.

Many amateur radio operators are faced with the fear of interference being caused to televisions, telephones, hi-fi systems and anything with a plug on it. In these circumstances a stealth antenna may be the solution to allow you to get on the air or even the answer to your planning difficulties.

From using house rain gutters and drain pipes, or a magnetic loop in the loft, through to a tuned loop around the window frame Stealth Antennas provides a wide range of ingenious antenna solutions. Designs include magnetic loops, tuned wire loops, small verticals, zig-zag loaded dipoles and even reviews of a number of commercially-made stealth antennas. Along with new antenna reviews there are two completely new chapters covering Receive Antennas and Top Band Antennas. Stealth Antennas does not neglect VHF/UHF antennas. While easier to conceal because of their small size compared with HF antennas, what are the effects of mounting a VHF antenna in the loft? Roof tile absorption is discussed, as are the effects of detuning caused by copper water pipes or house wiring.

If you are able to put up a 100ft tower and 6-element beam this book may not be for you. For the rest of us, Stealth Antennas has dozens of original and ingenious ideas for antennas for radio amateurs who might have thought they were radiationally-challenged. Stealth Antennas should persuade anyone with an amateur radio licence that they can work the world without a beam, tower and linear amplifier.

Stealth Antennas continues to be the 'must have' antenna book for everyone.

Size 174x240mm, 224 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9305 1


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Antennas MasteredAntennas Mastered  New
By Peter Dodd, G3LDO

Peter Dodd, G3LDO has long been acknowledged as one of the leading experts on antennas in the world. For over a decade he has been the regular antenna columnist of the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom. This book brings together in a scrapbook format his work from this regular column and a collection of other antenna articles from over the years that have appeared in RadCom.

Antennas Mastered is packed with everything imaginable connected with antennas. Readers will find practical solutions that cover all bands, antenna types, ATUs, Meters, Software and much besides. Peter set out the intention in writing the 'Antennas' column was as he stated "The main purpose of this column is to address problems readers may have installing and adjusting antennas from suburban sites that may be regarded as a challenge; although any antenna subject that is considered to be of interest to readers will be discussed or described". This has held true over the years and readers will be staggered by the breadth of material covered in over 280 A4 pages of antenna gold.

Being a regular columnist Peter also updated and exchanged ideas with readers and discussions were often determined by readers' feedback and questions, making for some fascinating reading. Also contained within the Antennas Mastered pages you will find several standalone articles written for RadCom, the first of these being a method of modelling HF antennas using VHF antennas written in December 1972; long before computer modelling was available to amateurs.

Organised in the order they were written Antennas Mastered provides a fascinating look at the practical side of antennas and the comprehensive index provided allows the reader to access any specific subject.

Peter Dodd, G3LDO has created in his 'Antennas' column one of the best archives of antenna material available and Antennas Mastered provides this for everyone interested in antennas and the practical solutions they need.

Size 210x297mm, 288 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9303 7


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

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

By: Glen Popiel, KW5GP

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

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

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

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


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AmplifiersAmplifiers  New
By Peter Rodmell, G3ZRS

For many the world of amateur radio power amplifiers is little understood and this book sets out to dispel the myths and provide a unique insight into HF, VHF and UHF amplifiers. Written and produced by acknowledged expert Peter Rodmell, G3ZRS the founder of Linear Amp UK, Amplifiers is a very personal guide to this fascinating topic.

Amplifiers starts by providing the context of RF amplifiers with a detailed history and evolution of amplifiers and valves. The book also describes how valves work and the reasons for continuing to use them in amplifiers. Valve types are explored in depth along with classic designs from a wide range of manufacturers including Acom, Alpha, Collins, Drake, Heathkit and of course Linear Amp UK along with a number of others. There are sections on fault finding in amplifiers and in depth details of Linear Amp UK amplifiers describing the evolution of the Challenger and Discovery models. Amplifiers then goes on to describe the design and how to make amplifiers for HF, VHF and UHF.

Peter has poured 30 years of amplifier experience into Amplifiers making it an impressive 300 page guide for anyone interested in power amplifiers.

Published by Peter Rodmell, G3ZRS
Size 210x275mm, 304 pages, ISBN: 9780 9930 3510 4


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LF TodayLF Today  New
A guide to success on the bands below 1MHz

By Mike Dennision, G3XDV

Low frequency operating has never been more popular, and the introduction of a new international amateur allocation at 472kHz means that, with 136kHz, there are now two bands below 1MHz. LF Today distils nearly twenty years experience of the low frequencies and aims to help you get the most out of operating in this part of the spectrum.

This third edition of LF Today aims to provide the reader with a firm knowledge of the frequencies below 1MHz and has been expanded to include the many revisions and updates. New to this edition are many projects for the 472kHz band, an analysis of the various modes used on the low frequencies, and how to receive and transmit on even lower frequencies at VLF. A guest chapter by Alan Melia, G3NYK, explains how to predict LF ionospheric conditions. This book includes practical information on antennas, receivers, transmitters and operating.

Written by the leading authorities on LF, Mike Dennison, G3XDV this book aims to help the beginner who wants to try out this fascinating amateur allocation, but it is also of great value to anyone already active on the band who wants to expand the knowledge of the bands.

In short, LF Today is a one-stop shop for anyone seeking information on amateur radio operation below 1MHz.

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Six & Four Six & Four  New
The Complete Guide to 50 and 70MHz Amateur Radio

By Don Field, G3XTT

Six Metres (50MHz) - the 'Magic Band' - has always been 'different'. It sometimes behaves as an HF band, with world-wide propagation, but at other times acts more like a VHF band, enjoying the benefits of Sporadic E, meteor scatter and other occasional propagation modes. Because it has so many facets, 6m is both a challenge and an enigma and it draws amateurs from both the VHF and HF worlds. Six & Four is the complete guide to this fascinating band and the similar Four Metre (70MHz) band.

Six & Four is based on the hugely popular 6 Metre Handbook, which is credited by some with doing much to popularise the 50MHz band. This book has moved on and is intended as a handbook for both the 6m and 4m bands. It includes a host of new material on the 4m band and the 6m material has been extensively rewritten to bring it fully up to date. There are details of the new equipment that has become available, especially by way of software-defined radios. There have also been some significant advances made in antenna design and EME ('moonbounce') activity has increased. There are new challenges, made possible by technological developments such as the WSJT and capabilities for remote operation have come on apace. And there are many ways to stay abreast of band openings and activity, through smart phones and other technologies. Six & Four covers all this and a lot besides.

Six & Four is essential reading for all radio amateurs, especially those who want to try something new and different. There's something for everyone, from the beginner who has never been on 6m or 4m and wants a detailed guide, to those who might already have 200+ countries confirmed on 6m! With new countries gaining temporary or permanent access on a regular basis, both bands are a lot of fun, as this book shows!

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RSGB Centenary PSK ReceiverRSGB Centenary PSK Receiver  New

The RSGB Centenary PSK Receiver is connected to the September 2013 RadCom article and the RSGB Centenary day Buildathon activity. The board has been specially commissioned and we are also able to supply the special crystals required to make this a 20m project. The circuit board can also be made up into a receiver for operation on 80m and it is possible to build it as a receiver for other HF bands. No other components are supplied but all the parts required should be easily available from a variety of other sources. Please note that we do not provide technical support for these boards or the projects as it is expected that those purchasing and assembling these will have the technical competence to do so.

QRP BasicsQRP Basics  New
By Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV

This new second edition of QRP Basics has been thoroughly updated and continues to provide the ideal guide to low power amateur radio. If you want a new challenge, or have just wanted to try QRP, or even simply want to improve your QRP station, then QRP Basics will help you do all of these things and much more.

QRP Basics starts with the 'Why' - what makes so many so enthusiastic about QRP - and then concentrates on the 'How'. Good, solid advice includes choosing commercial QRP equipment - both ready-made and kits, simple antennas and operating tips. Much of the book deals with the art of home-construction, providing practical advice on workshop techniques, and choosing and using components. Chapters are dedicated to simple construction projects based on tried and tested designs. These cover test equipment, transmitters, station accessories, and transmitting and receiving equipment for beginners. Appendices explain where to buy components and how to find more information.

If you are already a QRP operator, QRP Basics is certain to improve your experience. If you are new to this part of amateur radio, QRP Basics is everything you need to get started. Whichever category you fall into, this book will ensure you have fun.

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Radio AurorasRadio Auroras  New

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

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

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

ISBN: 9781 9050 8681 8 Size 174x240mm 64 Pages

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The Cable The Cable  New
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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IOTA MugIOTA Mug  New

These high quality and stylish mugs are the latest version of the popular Islands on the Air mug. These are shapely ceramic mug in a classic white glaze. Using the latest dye sublimination techniques the mug provides a bright and attractive image that is fully dishwasher safe, that will look great for years.

We believe it takes more than fine coffee beans to make the perfect cup of coffee. It's about creating an experience these mugs not only look great but remind you of great days on the beach and on the air. IOTA mugs are simply the essential accessory for the discerning DXer's shack.


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Amateur Radio AstronomyAmateur Radio Astronomy  New
2nd Edition

By John Fielding, ZS5JF

For everyone interested in radio astronomy Amateur Radio Astronomy is a great source of material to expand your knowledge and also provides a practical guide to making and setting up your own equipment, through to the study signals coming from space.

Updated and with over sixty extra pages more than the previous edition Amateur Radio Astronomy covers in depth the subject of receiving radio signals from outer space. Starting with a historical perspective of radio astronomy this book shows how much radio amateurs have contributed to the science of radio astronomy and how the average amateur can contribute in this area today. There are newly expanded details of the required parameters for the antenna and receiver and how to assemble a station. There are details of a 50MHz Meteor Radar system and lots of straight forward advice and practical information on putting together your own receiving station. Includes is a practical design for a 1420MHz "hydrogen line receiver", a frequency which the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence programme (SETI) is focused on. New material includes a chapter on Mechanical Systems and details of the Hart RAO KAT Demonstrator Antenna.

This book is the result of period of research stretching back over many years and a great balance between historical narrative and technical information. Amateur Radio Astronomy is not only 'a great read' but a practical reference for the application of radio technology in this fascinating topic.

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Size 240x174mm, 384 pages, ISBN 9781-9050-8667-2


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Virtual Radar ExplainedVirtual Radar Explained  New
By Mike Richards, G4WNC

Virtual Radar Explained covers the world of aeronautical Virtual Radar which is the common name given to the reception and plotting of ADS-B transmissions from aircraft. The use of ADS-B by commercial air traffic has revolutionised the amount of information available to aviation enthusiasts and this unique book covers the subject from just about every angle.

With the majority of commercial flights broadcasting their position twice a second, ADS-B receive systems can produce a virtual radar display on your home PC. From the early days of the wartime pioneers through to the very latest multilateration systems - it's all in the book. ADS-B and Mode-S signals get special attention with a detailed look at their message and transmission systems.

Virtual Radar Explained provides full details and how to get the most from the of all the mainstream hardware and software offerings including: AirNav Radarbox, Kinetic SBS-1, Planegadget and Planeplotter. There is also coverage of how to install effective antennas and feeders for Virtual Radar systems. For home-brew fans, there is information on the "build your own" options that are available via the internet, along with an explanation of some of the technicalities of ADS-B reception.

This very comprehensive book covers just about every angle of Virtual Radar from historical development through to home-brew. Virtual Radar Explained will be of great interest to the all aviation enthusiasts and existing users of Virtual Radar alike.

ISBN: 9781-9050-8660-3 Size 174x240mm 64 pages

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