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RSGB Radio Communication HandbookRSGB Radio Communication Handbook  New

New 12th edition

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

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

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

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

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


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

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RSGB Radio Communication Handbook & Yearbook Offer - <span style='color: #ff0000;'><em><strong>RSGB Members' Only</strong></em></span>RSGB Radio Communication Handbook & Yearbook Offer - RSGB Members' Only  New

Buy both the New RSGB Radio Communication Handbook and the RSGB Yearbook 2015 at a special price only available to RSGB Members.

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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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ARRL Handbook 2015ARRL Handbook 2015  New

Now in its ninety-second edition the ARRL Handbook 2015 has always been at the forefront of the growing field of wireless telecommunications. Widely used by radio amateurs as a reliable and highly-respected guide to station design, construction, modification, and repair. Each edition is a concise source of reference and information for applied radio electronics and experimentation.

The ARRL Handbook 2015 covers not only the fundamentals of radio electronics both analogue and digital but also practical circuit and antenna design, computer-aided design, digital operating modes, equipment troubleshooting, and reducing RF interference. Many projects and construction articles are included to help enhance your station and expand your participation as an active radio experimenter. Chapter by chapter, you will discover the theory, practical information and construction details to expand your knowledge and skill as an amateur radio operator and experimenter. Dozens of contributors help ensure that this edition is updated and revised to reflect the latest advances and technologies. Readers will find many new projects including a Simple Adjustable Tracking Power Supply, Tri-Band Moxon Yagi Antenna, a Legal-Limit Bias-T and an Eight-Channel Remote Control Antenna Switch. There is new information on the state of Solar Cycle 24, recommended parts for modifying circuit designs and fine-tuning performance and a package of useful applications on CD-ROM from Tonne Software, including a new version of the ELSIE™ filter design program. There is even the annual transceiver model review.

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The ARRL Handbook 2015 CD includes all of the fully searchable text and illustrations in the printed book, as well as expanded supplemental content, software, PC board templates and other support files.

The ARRL Handbook 2015 is a must-have for every radio amateur book shelf

Size 208x274mm, 1320 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5019 2

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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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Haynes Meteorology ManualHaynes Meteorology Manual  New
The practical guide to the weather

By: Storm Dunlop

There is growing interest in learning about how weather systems are formed, what causes variations in the weather, and how to study and predict the movement of weather systems to enable accurate weather forecasting. The Haynes Meteorology Manual provides an easy-to-read introduction for newcomers to the subject, while providing a sufficient level of detail to prove useful to those who already have a basic understanding.

The hardback Haynes Meteorology Manual is a fascinating and comprehensively illustrated book which begins by exploring the major processes at work in the atmosphere, and explains how energy from the Sun is transferred, by winds and ocean currents, around the world. The seasonal patterns of winds and temperatures, and the motion of high- and low-pressure systems are also examined, providing a solid grounding to understand how global and local weather systems develop. Weather processes and precipitation - weather processes, clouds, precipitation and deposits on the ground, visibility, local winds and effects, showers and storms, uncommon and severe weather, light, colours and optical phenomena.

With the aid of over 400 colour photographs and explanatory illustrations, the down-to-earth text the Haynes Meteorology Manual is a great book. Provided at a special price for RSGB member of 25% off the usual retail price this book would be a great gift or treat for anyone interested in the atmosphere and observing the weather.

Hardback Size 270 x 210mm, 176 pages, ISBN: 9780 8573 3272 1

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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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Underground Structures of the Cold WarUnderground Structures of the Cold War  New
The World Below

By Paul Ozorak

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Books on the history of fortifications are plentiful. Medieval castles, the defensive systems of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the trenches and bunkers of the First World War, the great citadels of the Second World War - all these have been described in depth. But the fortifications of the Cold War - the hidden forts of the nuclear age - have not been catalogued and studied in the same way.

Paul Ozorak's Underground Structures of the Cold War: The World Below fills this gap in the literature. He describes when and where these bunkers were built and records what has become of them. He also explains how they would have been used if a nuclear war had broken out and in the case of weapons bases, he shows how these weapons would have been deployed. His account covers every sort of facility - public shelters, missile sites, command and communication centres, storage depots and hospitals. This hard back book provides a huge amount of information has appeared since the end of the Cold War and is a catalogue of facilities from Afghanistan to Vietnam. There are details of facilities from 65 countries around the world including in depth coverage if the UK and USA and Russia with China North Korea and Warsaw Pact countries not forgotten. At 384 pages and with over 170 photographs illustrating the text Underground Structures of the Cold War provides a hugely informative guide to this fascinating subject.

Hardback Size: 165x240mm, 384 pages ISBN: 9781 8488 4480 3

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RSGB Yearbook 2015RSGB Yearbook 2015  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

Biggest Ever!

The RSGB Yearbook 2015 is our biggest ever with 544 pages of the latest callsign information and much more

With over 84,000 amateur radio licences on issue including those from the Republic of Ireland, the RSGB Yearbook 2015 remains the very latest callsign information available. Added to the callsign data there are 176 pages of invaluable amateur radio reference information making this book the indispensable guide for every amateur.

The RSGB Yearbook 2015 is much more than a simple list of callsigns. Callsigns alone are also cross referenced by post code and surname making searching easy. You will find all manner of local information organised into regions so you can find local clubs, repeater and emergency groups, and examinations in the area alongside details of the RSGB Regional Manager Team. There are details of how the Society is organised, the services it offers, committees, who to contact for assistance, etc. National clubs are not forgotten and these are profiled along with featured local clubs. There is a wide range of information sections included from Repeaters, Beacons, Band Plans, RSGB Awards, RSGB Contests and HF Propagation Predictions for 2015. There are also listings of special contest callsigns, permanent special event callsigns and much, much more.

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The 176 information pages are why some buy this book every year. The Free CD provides not only all of these pages from the RSGB Yearbook 2015 in a fully searchable format but you also get, over 600MB of bonus material. Fully updated you will find samples of the latest RSGB books, masses of amateur radio software, extra club information and more, all in an easily accessed formats.

Features:
* Over 84,000 UK & Irish callsigns
* Callsigns sorted by name and postcode
* Licensing Information both UK and International
* National and Featured Club Information
* Prefix Lists
* Latest Band Plans
* Award and Contest Information
* Technical Help
and much more....

210x297mm 544 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8696 2

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Callseeker Plus 2015 CDCallseeker Plus 2015 CD  New

If you want the ability to search all the UK callsigns and across Europe too, added to which you want to have all the reference information from the RSGB Yearbook 2015 then you need the Callseeker Plus 2015.

The easy to use and highly popular Callseeker plus 2015 provides contains the most up-to-date listings of United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland amateurs' callsigns along with comprehensive coverage of callsigns from across Europe. Callseeker plus 2015 provides much more as not only will find all the pages of the information section from the RSGB Yearbook are included in an easily searchable PDF. The CD also boasts a host of "extras" from across Europe, including hundreds of Mega Bytes of useful amateur radio software.

Callseeker plus 2015 is user friendly and takes up no computer hard disc space as it runs straight from the CD. You can search by callsign, name or location and navigating through the search results is quick and easy. You can print the results in a variety of formats including straight to an address label. Callseeker Plus 2013 is the ideal way to search for European QSLs from 9A, DL, EA, ES, F, HA, HB9, I, LX, LY, OE, OH, ON, OZ, SM, SP, SV and Z3.

Cheaper than a RSGB Yearbook 2015 and with more callsigns - Callseeker Plus 2015 what a bargain!

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Callseeker Plus 2015 - Memory Stick VersionCallseeker Plus 2015 - Memory Stick Version  New

The Callseeker Plus 2015 is also available in and easy to use USB Memory Stick version. This new limited edition Eco version of the Callseeker CD is in a 60x20mm Bamboo shell which is a stylish alternative to the CD version. All that is included on the regular RSGB Callseeker 2014 CD is included here to and there is even space spare to save extra items if you want. This highly portable and easy to use version is a great alternative to the traditional CD version.

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RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2015RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2015  New

There are logbooks and then there is the RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2015.

Providing much more than any regular logbook that are only somewhere to note your QSLs, the RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2015 has much more to offer. 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. Not only are the very latest UK Band plans included but you will find a useful DXCC prefix list, RSGB QSL Bureau information, RSGB Contest Calendar and information, a locator map (and an explanation of how locators work), repeaters - pretty much everything you need to know when operating. But the RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2015 has more to offer, there is a diary section, notes pages, handy lists of operating abbreviations & codes of activity and of course a generous amateur radio station log section for you to record a whole year of your activity. The attractive design means you will also want to keep it for years to come.

The RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2015 includes:
· Current UK band plans
· European locator map
· Prefix guide
· Repeater listings
· QSL bureau information
· RSGB Contest Calendar
· Generous Log section
· 2014 Diary
· Handy lists of abbreviations & codes

Much more than a standard logbook - yet it the same price!

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Rig Guide Rig Guide  New
Edited by Steve White, G3ZVW

Brand new and with more radios covered than ever before

Fully updated and covering more that ever before the Rig Guide is rightly one of the most popular amateur radio books around. Regularly revised and updated there is nothing else quite like the Rig Guide a book that simply defines the prices of amateur radio equipment in the UK, what more could you ask for?

If you are planning to buy or sell any amateur radio equipment you should not be without the Rig Guide. If you want to know what the trade in price is for your existing kit or how much it will fetch as a second hand item, this book provides it along with current retail prices to. The book begins with tips for buyers and a guide to selling and trading. The guide even tells you 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. The 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. 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. Overall the Rig Guide contains details of over 360 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 9302 0

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ARRL Your First Amateur Radio HF StationARRL Your First Amateur Radio HF Station  New
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

Getting Your First HF Station Started!

Setting up your first HF Amateur Radio station can be a complicated task. From selecting your first radio to putting up your first antenna, there are a number of important choices you'll need to make.

The ARRL Your First Amateur Radio HF Station is a complete guide to setting up your station and getting started in HF communications. It's filled with practical advice you can put to use right away. Whether you're new to Amateur Radio or HF operating, live on acres of open property or in a tiny apartment, this book will show you how to get on the air and enjoy all that Amateur Radio has to offer. The book answers all the questions a new Ham would ask in bite size chunks such as "What kind of antenna should you use?", "What radio should you buy?", "What About a Computer?" and much more.

From choosing your antenna for your new station this book provides details the type of antenna you could choose and how well your station will function for years to come. All its chapters are treated in the same way so you will learn the technical advantages and disadvantages, but the economics of choosing one type of antenna over another. Even if you should you buy new or used equipment. What features are most important and do you need an amplifier? ARRL Your First Amateur Radio HF Station even includes antenna designs you can build yourself, what types of accessories you need and whole lot more.

If you are new to amateur radio or setting up a new station ARRL Your First Amateur Radio HF Station provides great advice and tips that will benefit every reader.

Size: 184x227mm, 176 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5007 9


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Building a TransceiverBuilding a Transceiver  New
By Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ & Elaine Richards, G4LFM

Home construction is alive and well amongst the ranks of today's radio amateurs and Building a Transceiver brings to life how making something as complex as an HF transceiver can be achieved with very simple equipment and techniques.

One of the benefits of building your own transceiver is that you will understand how it works and then you should be able to fix it or improve it in the future. Building a Transceiver is based on the relatively complicated HF transceiver project that has been broken down in to smaller modules that can be built and tested individually. Each module is described in cookbook fashion so that the constructor understands how it works before starting the build. The constructor may choose to build a complete transceiver based closely on this design, add in some of your own modules or you may prefer to mix and match by using parts of this design and integrating them into a completely different project. This modular approach means that you could, for example, take the VFO design and adapt it for use as a signal source in test equipment.

Building a Transceiver is based on the hugely popular 'Homebrew' column in RadCom written by Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ. Readers will find that the book covers the detailed electronic design process and practical constructional techniques necessary to build the transceiver. Most modules are in the dead-bug construction style and this is fully detailed along with a number of other useful techniques. Photographs are also provided to help the reader visualise the final layout of each section. Each element of the transceiver is described fully with details of components and any board layouts available.

You may never build the complete transceiver described in this book but the construction techniques and testing has been designed with the resources of an amateur radio shack in mind, so will be useful whatever your level of experience and whatever you decide to build.

Size 174x240mm, 176pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9301 3


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ARRL Circuit Simulation & AnalysisARRL Circuit Simulation & Analysis  New
Using PSpice to design and test your next project!

The traditional way of circuit design was to build a physical prototype, test it over a range of operating voltages, signal levels, temperatures and other factors, then tweak, and test some more. Not only can this be hugely time consuming and frustrating it is no longer necessary. This changed with the arrival Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) in the 1970s. Today PSpice offers valuable features for circuit designers - saving time and gaining insight with computer simulation.

The ARRL Circuit Simulation and Analysis book is an introduction to designing and testing simple circuits using PSpice software. It discusses the tools you'll need to create simple circuits and understand their behaviour, prior to building them in the real world. From the experienced circuit builder to the beginner with a limited background in basic electronics PSpice can be the essential tool in evaluating circuit performance. Readers will find chapters dedicated to the OrCAD User Interface, Netlist Element Lines, Netlist Control Lines, Basic Simulation Types and PSpice Probe Tool. The book does not stop there and you will also find chapters on Semiconductors, Miscellaneous Components, Transmission Lines, Sub-circuits, Advanced Analysis and even sample Circuits.

ARRL Circuit Simulation and Analysis provides a great introduction to the PSpice and is the ideal companion for anyone who constructs their own circuits.

Size: 184x227mm, 224 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5005 5


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The Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD - Summer 2014 The Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD - Summer 2014  New
New Edition

Using the very latest Europe and US call data the Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD - Summer 2014 is the most up-to-date and very best World Callsign CD available. With more that 1.6million callsigns included and 60,000 email addresses, 60,000 QSL Manager listings, this is a comprehensive DVD of amateur radio information.

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 CD is a highly useful tool for every radio amateur's shack


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IOTA Directory - 50th Anniversary Edition IOTA Directory - 50th Anniversary Edition  New

Edited by Roger Balister, G3KMA

Now celebrating 50 years the Island on the Air (IOTA) programme is one of the most popular DX programmes in the world. To mark this golden anniversary the fully updated IOTA Directory provides the essential guide to participating in the IOTA award programme and much more.

Edited and introduced by IOTA manager Roger Balister, G3KMA IOTA Directory - 50th Anniversary Edition contains a review of the first 50 years of the programme from the founder of the programme Geoff Watts through to the present. The extensive colour section of the book also contains fascinating articles covering the IOTA operation on "Timoteo Dominguez", the upsurge of Island Activity in Indonesia and even Antennas for IOTA DXpeditions. There is much more besides with details of the latest IOTA Honour roll, Golden List, etc. The IOTA Directory - 50th Anniversary Edition is the only complete, official listing of IOTA islands but is much more than just a simple list. This edition contains all the rule changes and island updates of this dynamic and exciting programme. There is everything you need to participate in IOTA, from an explanation of the programme, the rules, 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.

If the simple act of collecting QSL cards 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 - 50th Anniversary Edition is a must have if you are already involved or simply just interested.

Size 210x297mm, 128 pages ISBN 9781-9050-8694-8

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

By Peter Jackson and David Haysom

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

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

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

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

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An Introduction to Antenna ModellingAn Introduction to Antenna Modelling  New
By Steve Nichols G0KYA

For many years the only way for most radio amateurs to work out how well an antenna design would work was to build it and find out. The arrival of computer based antenna modelling programmes has changed this. This book looks at the Free MMANA-GAL antenna modelling program that will let you design and optimise a whole host of antennas, and all on your PC.

An Introduction to Antenna Modelling has been written by antenna guru Steve Nichols G0KYA and shows you step-by-step how to input antennas designs into MMANA-GAL, how to adapt designs you are given and how to optimise your designs for the best performance. By the time you have finished you should be able to model a whole host of antennas including dipoles, the G5RV, the W3DZZ trapped dipole, verticals, off-centre fed dipoles (OCFD), magnetic loop antennas and many more. Computerised antenna modelling for many radio amateurs looks like a black art - needing expensive programs that look like you need a degree in astrophysics to get them to work. This book dispels that provides a straightforward way to design antennas with predictable results.

Building antennas can be hard work. You have to work out what you want to build, source the appropriate copper wire or tubing, measure everything carefully and spend hours putting it all together. But it needn't be like that An Introduction to Antenna Modelling provides an easy way to design and 'test' your antennas without ever lifting a saw or picking up wire cutters

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Size 174x240mm 80 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9300 6


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Even More Wire Antenna Classics (Volume 3)Even More Wire Antenna Classics (Volume 3)  New
Even More Antennas to Build - Even More Ideas to Experiment With

For those familiar with the ARRL books Wire Antenna Classics and More Wire Antenna Classics this book has been long awaited. This is the third volume of the popular Wire Antenna Classics collection and gathers together the best antenna projects and innovative designs from the ARRL magazine QST from 2002 through to 2013. Spanning over 10 years this book features more than 40 practical designs for a wide range of wire antennas, from simple projects to more complex. As you read, you'll discover new ways to experiment with wire antennas and why they are so rewarding to use.

Even More Wire Antenna Classics has a wide range of content and you will find details of portable antennas that are both inexpensive and easily constructed antennas systems for operating on the go. There are directional antennas that maximise and focus your signal along with multiband antennas that provide new ways to explore a variety of bands with a single antenna. The efficient and amongst the easiest to build single band antennas are not forgotten and nor are stealth antennas that make the most of space limitations.

Size 205x275mm, 176 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5014 7


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RSGB Prefix GuideRSGB Prefix Guide  New
NEW 11th 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. This edition has the latest changes to allocations, from E6 to the Pacific island nation of Niue through to Z8 for the newly formed nation of South Sudan. Readers will find more "special" prefixes mapped and even one new DXCC entity. The latest deletions are here including Malyj Vysotskij Island that has now been handed back to Russia.

This latest edition of the RSGB Prefix Guide has a "new look" making listings clearer and easier to use than ever before but still retaining its popular lay flat design. The listings provide 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 210x297mm (landscape) 80 pages ISBN 9781 9050 8695 4


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The Radio Officer's War The Radio Officer's War  New
Ships, Storms & Submarines

By Harry Scott

The Radio Officer's War - Ships, Storms & Submarines is an exciting first-hand account of the dangers faced by the sailors of the British Merchant Navy during WWII. This is seen from the perspective Ian Robert Hendry Waddell a bright and gifted 20 year old, who joined the Merchant Navy in 1940 after qualifying as a Seagoing Radio Officer.

Ian made 14 crossings of the North Atlantic Ocean at a time when German U-boats were sinking a huge amount of Allied shipping. He wrote a series of journals, and wonderfully descriptive and amusing letters, about his life and work at sea. He also captured on film the dramatic events as his ship was bombed during the Allied landings in Norway. Ian also describes the harrowing scenes he and his shipmates witnessed, and the danger they faced, as they became involved in the dramatic rescue of the crew of a Royal Navy ship sunk by a U-boat. Harry Scott has woven this fascinating story into an extraordinary book by reproducing Ian's journals, letters and photographs along with explanations of context and historical detail.

The Radio Officer's War - Ships, Storms & Submarines is a fascinating glimpse of WWII from the perspective of a Radio Officer giving a real sense of the story, timing and history of the Atlantic War. Thoroughly recommended reading.

Size 150x225mm, 194 pages ISBN: 9781 4936 9721 2


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SWR ExplainedSWR Explained  New
A Radio Amateurs' Guide to Electromagnetic Waves, Transmission Lines and VSWR

By Reg Irish G4LUF

Many radio amateurs are familiar with the concept of the Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) and the effect it has on the transmission and reception of signals. Few however understand much about it beyond the adjustment of an antenna tuning unit to the reduce SWR. SWR Explained sets out to fill that gap and provide the context that makes electromagnetic Waves, transmission Lines and VSWR comprehensible.

Written by leading electrical engineer Reg Irish G4LUF SWR Explained sets out by explaining what waves are, how they move in free space and how guided waves react. Steering clear of great chunks of heavy mathematical theory the author brings your personal experience to bear so that the reader gets a practical feel for the topic. How transmission lines react is explained along with matching and even using transmission lines as resonant circuit elements. There are designs for measurement of transmission lines and a practical guide to the working of a VSWR meter.

SWR Explained provides a guide to the mysteries of electromagnetic waves, transmission Lines and VSWR yet is light on heavy mathematics. If you want more information about understanding this fascinating topic this book is recommended reading.

174x240mm, 64 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8699 3

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A History of QST - Amateur Radio TechnologyA History of QST - Amateur Radio Technology  New

For nearly a century the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) membership journal, QST has advanced the art and science of amateur radio by delivering timely, engaging and valuable information. This book is a look back through the years and provides the very best features, columns, equipment reviews, technical tips, projects, and news that QST published.

A History of QST - Amateur Radio Technology (Vol.1) captures important technical contributions, adaptations, and syntheses of technology throughout amateur radio's first century. Reproduced on heavy glossy paper the reader will find the original pages of QST reproduced as originally printed preceded by a short introduction explaining the article's significance and relevance. Multiple authors have reviewed the QST pages and other ARRL publications, selecting imperative advances in the state of the art and articles that best illustrate them. Through this collection of, a commentary can uncover amateur inventions and their support of science through individual efforts and cooperation across the entire amateur radio community. Beginning in the era of spark, continuing through to the second century of amateur radio, this book touches upon signals, antennas, propagation, modes, circuitry, satellites, and much more.

Size 208x275mm, 352 pages ISBN: 9780 6259 5003 1


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RadCom 2013 Centenary CDRadCom 2013 Centenary CD  New
The entire year of RadCom is over a thousand pages of amateur radio information. If you want to look back at all of the RSGB Centenary year then this CD is for you. Every page of every edition in 2013 is presented on the easily searchable and easy to use PDF format.

RadCom published a mass of material in the 2013 Centenary year which you can draw on quickly and easily, time and time again, with this CD. There are 14 Antenna Features, 20 Technical Features, 21 Construction articles and that is not forget, over 50 other feature articles. Equipment reviews cover from Alpha to Zeus and much in between. You will find a year of 'getting started' articles and a host of other material and regular columns too. Everything in the magazine including all the adverts is provided, allowing you to print any of the pages but also search for those specific items you want.

The CD also contains the very latest version of Acrobat Reader and additional bonus material including samples of RSGB books and amateur radio software.

If you want to every page of the Centenary year of RadCom and much more besides, the 2013 RadCom CD is a bargain.

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RSGB PoloshirtRSGB Poloshirt  New

The ideal gift for a supporter of the RSGB. This range of top quality poloshirts are not only stylish but hardwearing to. Available in Classic Black or a new fashionable Desert Sand colour, they are perfect for any supporter of the Society.

* RSGB logo embroidered to left breast
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* Available to RSGB members only

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

By: Nick McCamley

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

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

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

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

156x232mm, 288 pages, ISBN: 9781783030101

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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.

ISBN: 9781 9050 8693 1 Size 174x240mm, 192 pages


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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!

Size 210x297mm, 288pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8690 0


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Flying Saucer TechnologyFlying Saucer Technology  New
by Bill Rose

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

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

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

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

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

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Morse Code for Radio Amateurs - 11th EditionMorse Code for Radio Amateurs - 11th Edition  New

By Roger Cooke, G3LDI

Morse Code for Radio Amateurs is the latest, updated and expanded 11th edition of the RSGB's book designed to show how to learn Morse code and get the maximum enjoyment from using it.

Morse Code for Radio Amateurs has always set the standard for books covering Morse code and this edition is no exception. Morse enthusiast Roger Cooke, G3LDI has expanded this edition to be 50% bigger than its predecessor. As you would expect this book covers the history of Morse but there is much more besides. There are sections that guide you through, abbreviations and prosigns, getting started, using computers, and how to increase your speed. There is even a chapter on keys that discusses the way to use a straight 'pump' as well as modern keys and paddles. The book also describes the latest learning techniques involving computers and provides a guide to operating in contests for when you are more proficient.

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Included with this book is a free dual mode audio/ computer CD. There are nearly an hour of audio recordings of Morse code at 5, 10, 15, and 21 words per minute. The CD provides the ideal opportunity to learn Morse code in the car or at leisure by playing it in any regular CD player. The computer readable section also contains these audio files so they can be played on a PC or downloaded to an MP3 player. The CD also contains a whole host of Morse software from learning Morse programmes through to Morse contesting software. In addition there is bonus material such as additional articles and pictures and an array of web links.

Morse Code for Radio Amateurs is the essential guide to Morse Code and there is no better start for anyone wanting to add "code" to their skills.

Size 210x297mm, 48pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8692 4


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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.


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RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2014RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2014  New

The RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2013 is a lot more than a regular logbook that is only somewhere to note your QSLs. This hugely popular logbook contains a wealth of extra material just where you want it, when you want it. Not only are the very latest UK Band plans included but you will find a useful DXCC prefix list, RSGB QSL Bureau information, RSGB Contest Calendar and information, a locator map (and an explanation of how locators work), repeaters - pretty much everything you need to know right at your fingertips. There is a diary section, notes pages, handy lists of operating abbreviations & codes of activity and of course a generous amateur radio station log section for you to record a whole year of your activity during the RSGB Centenary. The attractive design means you will also want to keep it for years to come.

The RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2014 includes:
· Current UK band plans
· European locator map
· Prefix guide
· Repeater listings
· QSL bureau information
· RSGB Contest Calendar
· Generous Log section
· 2014 Diary
· Handy lists of abbreviations & codes

Much more than a standard logbook - yet it the same price!


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Haynes Raspberry Pi Workshop ManualHaynes Raspberry Pi Workshop Manual  New
A practical guide to the revolutionary small computer
By: Gray Girling

25% OFF the rrp for RSGB Members

If you are not familiar with the Raspberry Pi computer the Haynes Raspberry Pi Manual is the perfect introduction. The Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary, fully functioning small computer that can be purchased for a few pounds. Packed with possibilities this book provides a simple and straightforward guide to getting started with Raspberry Pi.

The Haynes Raspberry Pi Manual is written as a recipe book with sections titled variously, How to cook, Software recipes, Meal plans, etc. Within each section you find projects and how to guides on a vast array of possibilities that the Raspberry Pi offers. With expert authorship and the trademark Haynes 'how to' approach, this is the manual everyone needs to get started with the Raspberry Pi.

Trying something new is never that easy but the Haynes Raspberry Pi Manual certainly provides a great start.

Hardback Size 270 x 210mm, 176 pages ISBN: 9780 8573 3295 0

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<span style='font-size: 16px;'>Centenary</span>Centenary  New
100 Years Working for Amateur Radio

By Elaine Richards, G4LFM

As part of the Centenary celebrations the RSGB has commissioned and produced this special hardback book looking at 100 years of RSGB History. In its first century, the RSGB has represented the interests of members at national and international level and provided the framework within which the early pioneers and experimenters thrived. Centenary outlines the century of activity of the RSGB and its members.

Centenary is a peek at the history of the RSGB, which is a rich tapestry indeed. The stories gathered together here provide a glimpse of the people behind the organisation and the way they have shaped the history of the Society. It would have been impossible for all the stories, famous names and events from the first 100 years have made it into print. Nevertheless, this collection of events gives a flavour of the RSGB history and the hobby it supports. From the first days and its initial membership of four, through two World Wars to a new Millennium, the RSGB's membership have taken part in propagation experiments, pushed the boundaries of radio and electronic knowledge and shown what international amateur radio relations is all about. Whether it's proving that VHF communications is more than line-of-sight, showing the world how far radio signals can travel or putting satellites into space, radio amateurs have been involved in it all. Centenary brings together some of the best achievements and tells the story of some of the most well known names in amateur radio history.

Packed with over 200 colour and mono photographs this book provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of the RSGB. Produced as a quality hardback book, with a glossy slip cover and glossy paper throughout, to bring out the detail, this book is exceptional. If you would like a part of the RSGB centenary celebration then Centenary will grace any bookshelf.

ISBN: 9781 9050 8689 4, Hardback
Size: 300x225mm (landscape), 144 pages


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RSGB Centenary Day Cover

Many people collect postage stamps and first day covers. As part of this tradition the RSGB has specially commissioned a special cover of our own to celebrate our Centenary Day on the 5th July 2013. Produced in conjunction with the Bletchley Post Office the cover will be a limited edition of 250 each of which will be hand numbered. The covers will be franked on the 5th July to mark our special day. We have also agreed that the special Royal Mail "Station X" stamp commemorating the work of Bletchley Park during WWII will also be used. The cover will be a traditional postage size 220x110mm envelope and it will contain a card detailing a short history of the RSGB first 100 years.

This item is unique and cannot be repeated, so will be a collector's item for years to come. Orders will be taken on a strictly first come first served basis and despatched in July after they have been franked.
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Computers in Amateur RadioComputers in Amateur Radio  New
Edited by Steve White, G3ZVW

For the most the personal computer has become the essential tool to get jobs done quicker, easier, quieter and in less space than ever before. When radio amateurs connect a personal computer to a radio, then it takes the potential of both to another level. Computers in Amateur Radio provides a practical guide to what is possible for radio amateurs who wish to combine these two technologies.

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Computers in Amateur Radio has been expanded to include new material on the phenomenal possibilities of Raspberry Pi and the wide variety of data modes now available. Computers in Amateur Radio provides chapters dedicated to the computer modelling of antennas, propagation and even terrain for HF, Remote Operation, Software Defined Radio, APRS, SSTV and log keeping. A whole host of live Internet uses are also covered. There is even a chapter dedicated to the EMC of computers, with information on choosing systems and how to avoid - or deal with - the interference they can cause or suffer.

Computers in Amateur Radio contains many illustrated step-by-step guides to assist the first-timer in becoming familiar with an activity. For the more experienced reader there is great reference information and even some basic fault-finding and interfacing tips - everyone will find something of interest and value.

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ISBN: 9781 9050 8685 6 Size 174x240mm 256pages

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RTTY/PSK31 for Radio Amateurs RTTY/PSK31 for Radio Amateurs  New
By Roger Cooke, G3LDI

Data modes appear to be a daunting prospect to newly licensed radio amateurs, but they do not have to be. This book is a practical guide to the two most popular data modes, RTTY and PSK31.

This book is an expanded and fully updated 2nd edition of the popular RTTY and PSK31 for Radio Amateurs. At 50% bigger that the 1st edition, there is no better guide to these data modes. Readers will find details of where to find data modes on the amateur bands, through getting started, to making the most from both these modes. DXpeditions and contests use these modes and there is lots of information on getting the best from these too.

RTTY is the oldest real Data mode and was first used on the amateur bands over 50 years ago. In those days it was a complex mode to use, with teleprinters and home made transmitters to modify. However, in the computer age, it is much easier to both use and set up. RTTY and PSK31 for Radio Amateurs provides you will all you need to know to get the most out of this fascinating area of amateur radio.

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The free CD that accompanies this book has also been fully updated to provide a wealth of amateur radio data mode programs to get you started. You will also find reviews of equipment, lots of reference material, videos, web links and essential reading for anybody interested in Data.

Warning
RTTY and PSK31 for Radio Amateurs does though carry a warning: Buying this book may lead to an enjoyment of RTTY, PSK31 and Data modes in general that is highly addictive.


Size 174x240mm 48pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8688 7

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RSGB Antenna FileRSGB Antenna File  New

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has been promoting Antenna experimentation for 100 years and for most of this time publishing the work done in its monthly journal. The RSGB Journal RadCom has therefore developed a reputation for producing some of the best material on antennas published anywhere. This book is a compilation of some of the best articles about antennas that have been published by the RSGB in recent years.

The RSGB Antenna File covers all parts of the spectrum from HF to UHF - and even LF and microwave frequencies. From simple wire dipoles to more complex multi-band and multi-element arrays, the RSGB Antenna File contains dozens of 'how to' constructional articles, complemented by many features explaining how antennas work, facts about feed lines, antenna matching, earthing and much more besides. The doublet, Moxon and 'Super Moxon', cubical quad, 'low noise' and 'long' Yagis, log periodic, loaded dipole, horizontal loop, magnetic loop, delta loop and J-pole are just some of the antenna designs featured in this book.

The RSGB Antenna File reproduces the articles as originally published and is broken down into five logical sections. HF Antennas is the first and largest section and this is followed by a section covering VHF, UHF and Microwave Antennas. Antenna experimentation is though much more than this, so readers will also find sections on Feeders and Baluns and ATUs and Antenna Matching. There is even a section of the less easily defined antenna article called Miscellaneous Antenna Articles.

In short, there are nearly 120 antenna articles here crammed into 288 pages with information on antennas of all types which will be of interest to all antenna experimenters everywhere. Today Antenna experimentation is alive and well and as popular as ever, making the RSGB Antenna File is a 'must have' book for every radio amateur.

Size 210x297mm, 288pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8687 0


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ARRL Ham Radio  for Arduino and PICAXEARRL Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE  New
by Leigh L.Klotz, Jr. WA5ZNU

Microcontroller technology has exploded in popularity among ham radio operators. The new generation of single-board microcontrollers is easier than ever to use, bringing together hardware and software for project-building radio amateurs can easily dive into. With inexpensive microcontroller platforms, such as the popular open-source Arduino board, readily available parts, components and accessory boards, the possibilities are limitless.

Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE introduces you to the fun and rewards of experimenting with microcontrollers. Klotz and many other contributors have designed projects that will enhance your ham radio station and operating capabilities. Or, take it to the next step, using these projects as a launch pad for creating your own projects. Readers will find a wide range of unusual and differing projects including, beacon transmitters, keyers, antenna position control, RTTY and digital mode decoders, waterfall displays, and much more. Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE comprises mostly Arduino projects and readers should note that many of the projects require the purchase of additional Arduino shields and other boards to complete them.

ISBN: 9780 8725 9324 4
Size: 208x274mm, 352 Pages

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Radios to Go!Radios to Go!  New
Getting the Most from your Handheld Transceiver
by Steve Ford, WB8IMY

If you want to get the most out of your hand held transceiver 'Radios to Go!' is the book for you. Modern technology has allowed manufacturers to pack a wealth of features into handheld transceivers. With so many features, however, it isn't always easy to get the full benefit from your investment. This book sets out to show you how to get at the features and use them day to day.

With even the user manuals telling the whole story of your radio transceiver 'Radios to Go!' lets you unlock the 'hidden' capabilities that are often not even described. Most dual-band 2-meter/70 cm handheld transceivers can be used to communicate through amateur radio satellites, but you usually won't see this discussion in your average user manual but it is covered in 'Radios to Go!'. Readers will find topics covered include: Why Are They Called HTs? (And Which One Should I Buy?), the Care and Feeding of Batteries, Memories, Scanning, Antennas, Software Management and Microphones & Headsets. There is even coverage of the Alphabet Soup: CTCSS, DTMF and DCS and even IRLP and EchoLink. For those looking for more the book also covers 'Expanding Your Horizons: APRS and Satellites'

If you own a handheld transceiver and want to get more out of it, or if you're trying to decide which transceiver to buy, 'Radios to Go!' is the essential guide.

Size 155x228mm, 112 pages ISBN: 9780 8725 9307 7


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RSGB Centenary PoloshirtRSGB Centenary Poloshirt  New

As a one off to celebrate the RSGB Centenary we have introduced a new polo shirt design. Incorporating a special fully embroidered special Centenary logo this is the ideal item of clothing for a supporter of the RSGB. As usual this is a top quality polo shirt, manufactured in 100% cotton that is not only stylish but hardwearing to.

Available in classic Black or a distinguished Regal Purple these are perfect for any supporter of the Society. These will only available as long as stocks last.

* RSGB Centenary logo embroidered to left breast
* Quality Heavy Weight 100% Cotton
* Stylish three buttons design and taped collar
* Available to RSGB members only

*** Sorry only limited sizes are now available ***

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Low Power - SpratbookLow Power - Spratbook  New
The best of the GQRP Journal - the first 150 issues 1974 - 2012

QRP - the art and science of low-power operation - is one of the most popular aspects of amateur radio. In the UK, the G QRP Club has been a leading light in this area of operation since its formation in 1974. Its journal, SPRAT is recognised as one of the world's leading QRP publications and it has now reached its 150th edition. This milestone is marked by this publication of this book, which is a selection the best of nearly four decades of low-power amateur radio circuits and ideas that have been published in SPRAT.

The Low Power Spratbook is divided into seven parts, covering transmitters, receivers, transceivers, antennas, ATUs, Morse keys and keyers, and a section for those circuits that do not fall happily into any particular part but which might best be categorised as 'miscellaneous'. Circuits vary in complexity from an "ultra-simple" 80m CW transceiver using just 14 parts to the more sophisticated 'Sparkford', designed by Walford Electronics and also for use on 80m CW. You will find early 'classics' within these pages, including the 'OXO' transmitter from 1981 and the 'ONER' dating from 1985 / 1986, both GM3OXX designs. The Low Power Spratbook also includes QRP classics such as versions of the 'FOXX' transceiver, the 'Pixie' in its various guises, the 'Epiphyte' and the 'Naxos'. All are presented as exact copies as they were originally printed.

The Low Power Spratbook will appeal to the dedicated QRP enthusiast through to all those who have never tried QRP construction work before. This book is a veritable gold mine of ingenious designs and circuits and provides a superb introduction and reference book dedicated to the art and science of low-power or QRP amateur radio.

Size: 320 pages, 174x240mm. ISBN: 9781 9050 8686 3


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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.

Size 174x240mm 208 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8684 9


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ARRL Amateur Radio Public Service HandbookARRL Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook  New
Prepare for the Unexpected!

The UK may not suffer too many tornados and earthquakes but we do see lots of fun runs and public events. For all these events when getting the message through is critical - amateur radio works! And has consistently been the most reliable means of communications when other systems have failed. This book provides a guide to how American radio amateurs work closely with disaster relief agency officials from FEMA, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other response organisations to offer wireless communications aid.

The Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook is for all amateurs who volunteer their time and skill to serve their communities. It provides knowledge needed for communicating quickly and effectively during disasters, emergencies, and community events, as well as an opportunity to learn more about this amateur radio public service and its unique role in supporting the public.

Size: 208x275mm, 304 pages ISBN: 9780 8725 9484 5


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Antenna Modeling for BeginnersAntenna Modeling for Beginners  New
Modeling Made Easy!

By Ward Silver, N0AX

In recent years computerised antenna modeling has advanced greatly with inexpensive and even free modeling software now available. Antenna Modeling for Beginners provides a basic guide to the powerful tools that can help you design antennas and optimise their performance.

Antenna Modeling for Beginners is a guide that provides a detailed introduction to EZNEC, the most popular antenna modeling program used by radio amateurs today. With this book you' can set up basic modeling software, evaluate and adjust pre-designed models, and then create your own models. There are step-by-step exercises and explanations will familiarise you with important functions and procedures along the way.

If you have ever wondered about antenna modeling and are looking for reason to start, Antenna Modeling for Beginners may just provide that reason.

Size: 208x275mm, 176 pages ISBN 9780 8725 9396 1


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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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