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Portable Antennas for EveryonePortable Antennas for Everyone  New
50 Antennas covering 80m-70cm

Edited by Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX

Portable operating has never been as popular as it is today, thanks to the many excellent modern, small and lightweight transceivers that are available. But, indoors or outside, any station is only as good as its antenna, and that is where this book comes in. Portable Antennas for Everyone is broken into sections covering the main types of antenna. Specific designs from around the world are included, starting with a fibreglass pole and a simple 10m length of wire attached to make a quarter-wave vertical antenna for 7MHz. Portable Antennas for Everyone continues into verticals designed specifically for use by the ocean and that provide a super-low angle of radiation of just 6 or 7 degrees above the horizon. The book describes how to make a vertical dipole array (VDA) and there is some good advice on kite-supported verticals. There are also designs for HF dipoles, doublets and making your own lightweight HF beams. VHF and UHF antennas are not forgotten: the book includes a dual-band Yagi for satellite working, collapsible 2m and 6m beams, a roll-up J-pole, a 70cm Lindenblad antenna and even a dual-band beam made from tape measures. You will also find reviews of commercially made antennas for portable operations. These include the Spiderbeam, the ultra-lightweight Hexbeam, the folding Hexbeam, the all-band ‘SuperStick’, an easily transportable magnetic loop and much, much more.

If you are suffering from high domestic noise levels at home, operating portable from the countryside can be a real revelation. Often there is no local noise whatsoever and you find you can copy S1 signals with ease. So now there’s no excuse: Portable Antennas for Everyone allows everyone to get on the air while experiencing the great outdoors!

Size 174x240mm, 192 pages.
ISBN: 9781 9101 9385 3

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<span style='color: #000000;'>RSGB 'May The Morse Be With You' Range</span>RSGB 'May The Morse Be With You' Range

Want to show your appreciation of CW?

As a user of Morse code there has never been a better way to express your appreciation of CW. The RSGB has enlarged its range of 'May the Morse be with You' special edition, RSGB Members' - Only products that are available for a short period.

RSGB Morse Mugs RSGB Morse Mugs  New

If you want an everyday reminder of CW then these stylish coffee mugs not only look great but are the essential accessory for every amateur's shack. These Marrow style mugs are a cut above the usual designs with a generous capacity for the perfect cuppa. Ideal for use during contests or a rag-chew. These quality ceramic mugs that are both dishwasher & microwave safe. They have a full-sized capacity at 400ml and measure 110x85mm.

Note: Members Only Product. These mugs are also a limited edition, so are only available whilst stocks last.

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RSGB Morse Polo Shirts RSGB Morse Polo Shirts  New

As some prefer an alternative to regular t-shirts we have introduced these limited edition embroidered Gildan 100% cotton poloshirts. In Classic Black these are embroidered with the RSGB diamond and 'May the Morse be with You' logo in an offsetting white thread on the left breast. These are a great choice that are both hardwearing and a stylish alternative.

* RSGB logo embroidered to left breast
* Quality 100% Cotton
* Stylish two button design and taped collar
* Available in four sizes

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RSGB Morse T-ShirtsRSGB Morse T-Shirts  New

The original 'May the Morse be with you' T-shirt proved a real hit with RSGB Members and is now back in stock. Produced as a special edition, these will again only be available for a short period.

These shirts are made from rich combed softer cotton that is 100% ring spun yarn that makes for the perfect fitting classic tee. These 165-170 GSM t-shirts come with double needle stitching for durability and are taped shoulder to shoulder. All of which makes these screen-printed t-shirts comfortable to wear whilst making your statement, so grab one while you can.

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Raspberry Pi ExplainedRaspberry Pi Explained  New
for Radio Amateurs

By Mike Richards, G4WNC

The Raspberry Pi series of low-cost single-board computers were developed to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools. However, they have become extremely popular and are selling well outside the original target market including in Amateur Radio. Well known expert Mike Richards, G4WNC sets out in Raspberry Pi Explained to provide the basics of the Raspberry Pi, alongside making them work in an amateur radio context.

Raspberry Pi Explained guides you through step-by-step instructions to get the Pi working for you. Once you've learnt the basics, Raspberry Pi Explained is packed with comprehensive details of the Pi hardware and Linux operating system, including all those hard-learnt tips and tricks you need to make the most of the Pi. Mike also guides you through the installation of many of the popular radio related software packages. Readers will find detail of using WSPR, Dire Wolf, FLDIGI, WSJT-X on a PI alongside Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications such as GQRX, Linrad, Quisk to name just a few. Those without a working knowledge of the Raspberry Pi are not forgotten and they will still find Raspberry Pi Explained a vital reference that is packed with tips, advice, projects, programming and much more.

Raspberry Pi Explained is aimed at the beginner through to the experienced. So if you are considering using a Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio but don't know where to start or perhaps you already have a Raspberry Pi and need help to getting going, then this is the book for you!

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Size 174x240mm, 208 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9384 6

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ARRL Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners ARRL Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners  New
By Doug Grant, K1DG

Contesting can be one of the most exciting aspects of amateur radio and for many "radiosport" is the cornerstone of what they do with amateur radio. Amateur radio contesting is a competition to see who can contact the most stations in an allotted amount of time. Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners sets out to explain how to get into contesting, the equipment, the strategy and much more.

Beginning with a brief history and overview of contesting well known contester Doug Grant, K1DG spells out for the beginner the basics of contesting, the equipment needed, operating techniques and the strategies to employ. Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners goes on to explain what happens after the contest if over, VHF/UHF and Digital Contesting and what is needed to move to the next level. Giving you everything you need to get started Doug explains that regardless of the size of your station, you can compete in contests too.

If you have considered contesting before but haven't known where to start Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners could be for you. If you are looking for a new challenge maybe this book could also be your roadmap to competitive excitement and radiosport success!

Size: 184x227mm, 240 pages.
ISBN: 9781 6259 5124 3

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RadCom 2019 Archive - CD VersionRadCom 2019 Archive - CD Version  New

Shipping Early February

The RadCom 2019 Archive is as usual a treasure trove of amateur radio material from 2019. You will find dozens of equipment reviews, construction articles, antenna features and much more. This archive has every page of RadCom that was published in 2019 that is 1200 pages from 12 editions. All pages are presented in the easy to use and fully searchable PDF format making it the ideal way to look back over the year.

The RadCom 2019 Archive contains every page of the RadCom magazine published in 2019. This includes adverts, nearly 80 Features, 60 plus Construction & Technical Features and again more than 20 Antenna articles. This is alongside amateur radio news, RSGB matters, Club News and all the regular RadCom columns, from Antennas to VHF/UHF. Don't forget that we had great reviews of the Icom IC-9700 and FTDX101D radios in 2019 and a host of other equipment. The antenna features covered every band imaginable and all these are reproduced here

Bonus Material: The RadCom 2019 Archive as usual not only contains RadCom but also has samples of some of the RSGB books produced in 2019 including Getting Started in EME, Inside Enigma, QRP Scrapbook and Stealth Antennas, There are samples of other RadCom archives so you even can read copies of the 'Bull' from yesteryear. Don't forget you also get a copy of the very latest Acrobat Reader DC.

As always the RadCom 2019 Archive is a great way to store and search the complete RadCom amateur radio year.

CD Version

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RadCom 2019 Archive - USB Memory Stick VersionRadCom 2019 Archive - USB Memory Stick Version  New

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For those who don't want the RadCom Archive 2019 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.

USB Memory Stick Version

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Advanced Antenna ModelingAdvanced Antenna Modeling  New

By Marcel De Canck, ON5AU

Antenna modelling has rightly been described as both an art and a science. Over recent decades, with the introduction of computerised antenna modelling the understanding and what can be achieved has been advanced greatly by radio amateurs. Advanced Antenna Modeling by Marcel De Canck, ON5AU sets out to explain in 'how to' detail the vast array of what can be achieved with antenna modelling by all radio amateurs.

Based on the powerful ENZEC antenna modelling software this book seeks to provide a detailed view of modelling a wide array of antennas. After beginning with an introduction and a guide to getting started, this book provides an encyclopaedic look at modelling antennas in 20 chapters, 2 appendices and 584 pages. Advanced Antenna Modeling provides a powerful tool for radio amateurs that can help you to design antennas and optimise their performance. You will find detailed explanations of both EZNEC and the AutoEZ application used in conjunction with ENZEC. You can evaluate and adjust pre-designed models and create your own. Step by step you are guided through the important functions and procedures, so you'll discover the fascination of antenna modelling.

Advanced Antenna Modeling provides in a clear and in-depth way the know-how of antennas so you can get the most out of cubical quads, Yagis, delta loops, multiband dipoles, helixes and many more. If you are looking for a comprehensive view of antenna modelling this is certainly the book for you.

Size: 210x297mm, 584 pages. ISBN: 9781 6901 7551 3

SORRY - Due to supply issues this book is no longer available from the RSGB. You can though still order copies direct from the author click here for that version

BRIXMISBRIXMIS  New
The Last Cold War Mission

By Steve Gibson

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For those who are aware of it BRIXMIS (British Commander-in-Chief's Mission to the Group Soviet Forces of Occupation in Germany) is one of the most covert elite units of the British Army. They were dropped in behind 'enemy lines' ten months after the Second World War had ended and continued with their intelligence-gathering missions until the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

During the Cold Ware Berlin was noted as a hotbed of spying between East and West. BRIXMIS was established as a trusted channel of communication between the Red Army and the British Army on the Rhine. However, they acted in the shadows to steal advanced Soviet equipment and penetrate top-secret training areas. This fascinating book offers a new understanding of the complex British role in the Cold War.

BRIXMIS is an excellent and thought-provoking account of Cold War spying about a little know British Military Mission. For anyone interested in the Cold War era and spying in general this book is a must.

Size: 129x198mm, 400 pages. ISBN: 9780 7509 8772 1

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<span style='color: #0000ff;'><strong><span style='font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 14px;'>bhi</span></strong></span> NCH Noise Cancelling Headphonesbhi NCH Noise Cancelling Headphones  New

These new bhi NCH headphones use active noise-cancelling technology to reduce distracting background noise, providing a comfortable and restful listening environment in areas with high ambient noise. The headphones feature a miniature microphone in the earpiece that picks up ambient noise (like traffic noise and aircraft cabin noise) and the electronics in the earpiece invert the ambient noise by 180° out of phase with the external ambient noise. This has the effect of cancelling out the annoying ambient noise without diminishing the audio you are listening to, resulting in much improved listening experience.

The over-ear style NCH headphones also give a good passive audio isolation whilst the adjustable headband and soft over-ear pads make sure that the headphones are a comfortable fit. The NCH headphones require one AAA alkaline battery (supplied) and the active noise cancellation can be easily switched on and off with the simple switch and a green LED indicates whether it is active or not.

Features
Active noise cancelling: 12 to 15dB
Impedance 32 Ohm
Magnet: Neodymium
Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Maximum Input: 40 mW
Sensitivity: 110 dB
1.25m detachable cable with 3.5mm jack plug
AAA battery (supplied)
45 hours battery life
Weight: 190g (incl' battery)


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Space Exploration Space Exploration  New
Past Present Future

By Carolyn Collins Petersen

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Humanity has always looked to the stars, but it hasn't been until relatively recently that we have managed to travel into space. Space Exploration takes us on a journey from the first space pioneers and their work. From the First World War led technological advances in rocketry that formed the basis for the Space Age, to the increasing corporate interest in space this book details our steps into sace. It is viewed from our potential future in pace on Mars to be exact and considers how we will reach that point. Space Exploration concludes with our current advances and our immediate ambitions in space exploration. The future and its scientific possibilities are enthralling: who will be the first to step on Mars? Will matter/antimatter annihilations take us to the Kuiper Belt, or will it be ion propulsion? What is the Alcubierre Warp Drive? Will it take us to the stars?

Space Exploration is a great hardback book that both entertains and enlightens where we may be going with space exploration and is a thoroughly recommended read.

Size: 156x234mm, 304 pages. ISBN: 9781 4456 5603 8

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Discovery of the UniverseDiscovery of the Universe  New
A History of Astronomy and Observatories

By Carolyn Collins Petersen

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This great hardback book charts the progress of astronomy through the observatories used throughout history, from the earliest such as Stonehenge to places like Birr Castle with its Leviathan telescope used by Herschel, places where the secrets of the universe were first unlocked by science. The Discovery of the Universe describes instruments now in use around the planet ranging from the Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii to the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica that hunts for the faint emission of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). In addition, astronomers today use an array of orbiting observatories and the ground-based observatories can now attain near 'Hubble' standards of accuracy, despite peering into space through our atmosphere.

The Discovery of the Universe looks at the amazing science that has been done using the world's suite of observatories. It presents examples of astronomical discoveries made across the widest spectrum as observatories extend humanity's vision across the depths of space and time.

Size: 156x234mm, 304 pages. ISBN: 9781 4456 8413 0

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X, Y & Z X, Y & Z  New
The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken

By Dermot Turing

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In the bathroom of a Belgian hotel in December 1932, a French spymaster photographs secret documents - operating instructions of the cipher machine, Enigma. A few weeks later a mathematician in Warsaw begins to decipher the coded communications of the Third Reich and lay the foundations for the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park. The co-operation between France, Britain and Poland is given the cover name 'X, Y & Z'. By December 1942 in the middle of World War II the Polish code breakers are in France on the run from the Gestapo. People who know the Enigma secret are not supposed to be in the combat zone for fear of capture so MI6 devises a plan to exfiltrate them. If it goes wrong, if they are caught, they could give away the greatest secret of the war.

This book X, Y & Z - The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken describes how French, British and Polish secret services came together to unravel the Enigma machine. It tells of how Enigma code breaking continued in Vichy France and the how code breakers from Poland continued their work for Her Majesty's Secret Service, watching the USSR's first steps of the Cold War. The people of X, Y and Z were eccentric, colourful and caught up in world events that they could watch not control. This is their story based on original research and newly released documents it is the exhilarating story of those who risked their lives to protect the greatest secret of World War Two.

Size: 165x235mm, 320 pages. ISBN: 9780 7509 8782 0

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How to survive an Atomic Attack How to survive an Atomic Attack  New
A Cold War Manual

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This book is a fascinating guide to official 1950's US government advice on how to survive an atomic attack - including full instructions on building your own nuclear shelter.

In 1949 the Soviet Union detonated its first nuclear bomb, heralding the era of the Cold War in which the prospect of a thermonuclear attack and Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) put every man, woman and child in the firing line. The US government issued a series of booklets explaining how to protect your family. This compilation includes Survival Under Atomic Attack with practical advice on constructing a shelter, the Family Shelters Series containing detailed construction diagrams, and Fallout Protection, a straightforward explanation of the dangers of a nuclear attack.

This book provides a chilling insight from a distinctly cold war perspective into the realities of life under the threat of Armageddon. Great artwork of the era is combines to make this a cracking little read.

Size: 165x235mm, 96 pages. ISBN: 9781 4456 3997 0

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Stealth AntennasStealth Antennas  New
3rd Edition
By Steve Nichols, G0KYA

Since it was first published Stealth Antennas has become the 'must have' antenna book for everyone who wasn't living in acres of land. This new edition has been expanded and updated and now contains all new case studies, a commentary on FT8 and FT4, a design for a 2m Slim Jim and a number of new commercial antenna reviews.

Written by acknowledged antenna expert Steve Nichols, G0KYA who himself lives in a challenging environment for antennas Stealth Antennas remains the solution for those of us with tiny postage stamp-size gardens, intolerant neighbours, planning permission problems or living in apartments. Beginning with fascinating real-life case studies you can see what can be achieved with the dozens of original and ingenious ideas this book contains. This book ranges widely across antennas for the roof or loft space, low profile external antennas and even really stealthy antennas. There are receive antennas, top band antennas and reviews of a host of commercially available antennas that might provide exactly the right solution for your situation. Stealth Antennas does not neglect VHF/UHF antennas which can be easier to conceal because of their small size compared with HF antennas but what are the effects of mounting a VHF antenna in the loft? This is discussed here as is the fear of interference and other EMC issues which is not forgotten with a whole chapter dedicated to avoiding interference and EMC issues.

Aimed at everyone who has restricted spaces for antennas or feel they are radiationally-challenged Stealth Antennas should persuade anyone with an amateur radio licence that they can still work the world.

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Size 174x240mm, 240 pages.
ISBN: 9781 9101 9381 5

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ARRL Handbook 2020 - <span style='color: #ff0000;'><strong>NEW Edition</strong></span>ARRL Handbook 2020 - NEW Edition  New

Since 1926 the ARRL Handbook has been recognised as a benchmark for radio communications learning and applied knowledge. This new revised 2020 edition continues the aim of being a complete reference and guide to radio technology principles and practices.

As always, the key-topics are covered in depth by the ARRL Handbook 2020: radio electronics theory and principles, circuit design and equipment, radio signal transmission and propagation, digital and analogue modulation and protocols, antennas and transmission lines and construction practices.

New content for this edition includes a System Fusion update, a Solar Cycle 24 update, rotator ratings and application, a generator RFI choke, along with an annual transceiver survey. There is now even more online supplementary content where you can find details of a switchmode HV supply, a universal MMIC preamp, a tunable RF preamp, a 2304 MHz amp, details of overshoot protection, receiver measurements, antenna analyser tricks, an audio splitter, a 10 W audio amp, a bistable transfer relay and updated design software from Tonnesoft. you will Plus, new component tables, reference articles, material characteristics, and guidelines for SDR design. This book now comes with a download suite of a fully searchable eBook digital edition of the printed book, as well as expanded supplemental content, software, PC board templates, and other support files.

There is much packed into the impressive 1280 pages of the ARRL Handbook 2020 and as always it has been updated and revised - a great resource for any amateur radio bookshelf.

Size 208x274mm, 1280 pages,
ISBN: 9781 6259 5107 6

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ARRL Antenna Book ARRL Antenna Book  New
24th Edition

Showcasing 80 Years of Antenna Know-How

ARRL Antenna Book 24th Edition is the leading resource in antenna theory, design, construction, practical treatments and projects. This much updated edition contains everything you need to understand how radio signals propagate, how antennas work, and how to construct your own antenna system.

Covering a huge range of material in its over 1000 pages the ARRL Antenna Book 24th Edition has dipoles, verticals, loops, beams, and more amongst its designs. You'll find new and time-tested antenna projects for radio communications across nearly any frequency, mode, and circumstance you can think of. There is much new and updated content including; New coverage of small transmitting loops; expanded coverage of microwave antennas; new MF, HF, and 6metre antenna design articles; instructions to acquire HFTA terrain profiles online; VHF/UHF rover antenna systems; a new chapter on VHF/UHF Antenna systems; rotator ratings, installation, and maintenance; updated transmitting choke design and selection; updated ground system analysis and detailed set of ground conductivity maps; updated propagation and solar activity information, and new sunspot data definitions; new material on MF band propagation; log-periodic BOLPA antenna design; updated coverage of antenna modelling software; K1EA transmission-line method for switching stacked antennas; powerboat antenna system grounding; updated treatment of wire antenna construction materials; expanded material on grounding and bonding; updated antenna analyser techniques; antenna tuner troubleshooting; updated content for low-band receive antennas and of course much more

The ARRL Antenna Book 24th Edition also has extra downloads included. There is an eBook version and supplemental content including utility programs expanded technical papers, in depth construction guides and referenced articles.

The ARRL Antenna Book 24th Edition remains the Antenna book to have - do you have a copy?


NEW FORMAT
ARRL Antenna Book - 24th Edition
Limited Edition! Multi-Volume Boxed Set

As an alternative to the soft cover version the ARRL Antenna book is now available as a multi volume set enclosed in a hard slipcase for easy storage and access. The 1024 pages divided into four more manageable volumes covering major topic areas. These are

* Antenna Fundamentals
* Antennas for LF/MF/HF
* Antennas for VHF through Microwave and Specialty Antennas
* Transmission Lines and Building Antenna Systems, and Index

Every feature of the softback is here are included and the unique download code to install a fully-searchable digital edition of the book is included.
NOTE - this is a limited edition and so stock is limited and we

Is this perhaps the ideal Christmas gift?


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ARRL Antenna Book - 24th Edition PaperbackARRL Antenna Book - 24th Edition Paperback  New
Softback edition

Size: 208x274mm, 1024 pages.
ISBN: 9781 6259 5111 3

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ARRL Antenna Book - 24th Edition BoxedARRL Antenna Book - 24th Edition Boxed  New
Multi-Volume Set

Overall size: 210x252mm, 1024 pages
ISBN: 9781 6259 5114 4

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<strong>Radio <span style='color: #ff0000;'>Today</span></strong> guide to the Icom IC-9700Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-9700  New
By Andrew Barron, ZL3DW

The radiotoday guide to the Icom IC-9700 is the third in this series of books aimed at getting the most out of your radio. Written in the same style as the other books in the series you get a practical guide that makes getting the most out of this radio and the full flavour of what is possible with the ground-breaking Icom IC-9700.

The Icom IC-9700 is the first full power, multi-mode, VHF/UHF amateur radio transceiver to be based on SDR technology. It is a transceiver for VHF and UHF DX operation, working satellites, EME, and repeater operation, supporting both traditional FM repeaters and D-Star digital. Andrew Barron, ZL3DW, an acknowledged SDR expert, sets out in this book to highlight the myriad of options available to the users many of which have never been available on VHF/UHF transceivers before. As usual this book does not duplicate the manuals which describe each button, function, and control but is a "how to do it" book with easy to follow step by step instructions.

All of the great new features included in the IC-9700 can make it quite a complicated radio to configure and operate but the radiotoday guide to the Icom IC-9700 covers every control and menu setting and explains how to get the most out of this truly remarkable radio.

The Icom IC-9700 is a great VHF/UHF radio and if you want to get the most out of it this book is packed with invaluable insights that will benefit every owner or potential purchaser.

Size 176x240mm, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9380 8

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QRP ScrapbookQRP Scrapbook  New
Low-power operation or QRP is one of the most popular aspects of amateur radio and the UK's G-QRP Club is a leading light in this area. This book draws together the very best articles from authors around the world that have been published in the club's journal Sprat in recent years. Packed with projects QRP Scrapbook contains all-new material not previously published in an Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) book.

There is much included in this book and there are modern techniques including a practical RF generation system for superhets using direct digital synthesis (DDS) modules, the use of TV 'dongles' to make a software defined radio (SDR), plus Arduino microcontroller projects for a CW transceiver and keyer and much more.

The QRP Scrapbook has six sections covering QRP transmitters and transceivers; simple and also somewhat more complex receivers; antenna systems and test equipment suitable for low-power operation, and a 'miscellaneous' section covering subjects as diverse as how to wind toroids tidily, making your own ribbon cable, Morse keys and keyers, crystal oscillators and ceramic resonators. With the increasing problem of local interference, the noise cancelling device in this section will be of interest to all amateurs, not just those who operate with low power.

Produced in co-operation between the RSGB and the G-QRP Club, QRP Scrapbook is essential reading for all interested in the latest in home-construction techniques and the art and science of low-power amateur radio.

Size 174x240mm, 240 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9379 2

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RSGB Yearbook 2020RSGB Yearbook 2020  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

More calls and bigger than ever!

With ever more UK and Northern Ireland callsigns on issue the RSGB Yearbook has grown by a whopping 48 pages this year. Over 90,000 callsigns are included and that doesn't count all that are on issue as you will also find details of Special Contest Calls, Permanent Special Event Callsigns and even Repeater, Beacons. There is only one source of current UK callsign data that is up to date and comprehensive - what are you missing if you don't have a copy?

Using the latest available Ofcom licence data, the RSGB Yearbook 2020 remains the best source of UK callsign information. Why rely on incomplete and often out of date information when you can have current information? As usual this book is much more than a list of callsigns.

The RSGB Yearbook 2020 is as it always is, the most comprehensive guide to amateur radio in the UK and worldwide available. There are over 170 pages of the latest information about the RSGB, its committees and services you will find also find local information about our regional representation, affiliated clubs, contest groups and repeater groups. There is a huge section on operating which covers from operating abroad, through RSGB Trophies, RSGB Awards to HF propagation forecasts for 2020. It doesn't stop here either there are the very latest Band Plans, comprehensive information about repeaters, beacons and much more. Broken into 50 sections there is a massive amount of the latest material from across the amateur radio world.

If you haven't purchased a Yearbook in a while, isn't it time to get the very latest and best source of amateur radio information available - the RSGB Yearbook 2020.

210x297mm 576 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9375 4

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Callseeker Plus 2020Callseeker Plus 2020  New

If you want a searchable database of callsigns from across Europe the RSGB Callseeker 2020 is for you.


The Callseeker Plus 2020 is the ONLY product that provides the very latest UK and Northern Ireland callsign data and European callsign data too. The 'easy to use' callsign search is simple interface that takes up no hard disc space as it runs straight from the CD or memory stick. You can search quickly by callsign, name or location and navigating through the search results is quick and easy. You can even print the results in a variety of formats including straight to an address label.

The Plus in the title Callseeker Plus 2020 also means that not only do you get an electronic and searchable version on the RSGB Yearbook but there is bonus material from across Europe too. The RSGB Yearbook 2020 data includes the 50 sections and 170 pages of information in an easily searchable PDF format. So finding the very latest amateur radio reference information from the UK and around the World is a breeze too.

Two formats - one price
The Callseeker Plus 2020 is 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.

Callseeker Plus 2020 cheaper than a RSGB Yearbook 2020 and with more callsigns too - a bargain!

CD Version: ISBN: 9781 9101 9376 1
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 RSGB Deluxe logbook & diary 2020 RSGB Deluxe logbook & diary 2020  New

Much more than a Logbook!

This logbook isn't just somewhere to note your QSLs but is much more. Hugely popular the annual RSGB Deluxe logbook & diary contains a wealth of extra material just where you want it, when you want it, right at your fingertips in your shack.

The RSGB Deluxe logbook & diary 2020 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.

Some think of logbooks as old technology but there is nothing like looking back over old logbooks, an experience that a computer screen can ever recreate. Bringing back memories of old friends, satisfying and challenging QSOs for many there is nothing like it. So, if you are looking for an attractive way to record your log year by year the RSGB Deluxe logbook & diary 2020 provides an ideal solution.

Don't forget - more than a standard logbook - yet it the same price!

The RSGB Deluxe logbook & diary 2020 includes:
· Current UK band plans
· European locator map
· Prefix guide
· Repeater listings
· QSL bureau information
· RSGB Contest Calendar
· Generous Log section
· 2020 Diary
· Handy lists of abbreviations & codes

Size 210x255mm, 80 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9378 5

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Moonraker Whizz Whip AntennaMoonraker Whizz Whip Antenna  New

RSGB Members only offer - £20.00 OFF the usual rrp

The Moonraker Whizz Whip lets you operate your QRP HF/VHF/UHF transceiver with ease! The unit comes complete with a 130cm telescoping whip antenna with integrated tuner for receiving and transmitting that mounts straight on to your radio, all meaning you're on the air instantly. This great piece of kit releases your rig from coax, cables, mounts, tripods and trees, and gives you amazing performance from your desktop to garden and no ground is required either.

The Moonraker Whizz Whip enables you to transmit and receive all the way from 3.5 to 450 MHz. On HF, the integrated tuner can provide an excellent match (better than 2:1) and permit loading the antenna perfectly. This antenna is perfect for any shack or rig and is ideal for emergencies, testing, field days, etc. If your big antenna isn't available or won't go with you the Moonraker Whizz Whip puts you on the air.

In a special deal with Moonraker (UK) Ltd. RSGB members save £20.00 off the usual price of the Moonraker Whizz Whip and is only whilst stocks last - so why not treat yourself to one?

Key Features/Specifications:
TX: 3.5-460 MHz
RX: 0.6-500 MHz
Power: 10W Max AM/CW/SSB
Length: 130cm
Connection: PL259


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Exam Secrets for Radio AmateursExam Secrets for Radio Amateurs  New
by Alan Betts, G0HIQ

Syllabus 2019 Edition - for exams from September 2019 onwards

This book is aimed at those seeking more information about the amateur radio examinations in the UK. Set out with simple revision style introductions and exam questions for all three levels of the amateur radio licence, this book also includes answers to the questions with a brief explanation of why this is the correct answer.

Exam Secrets for Radio Amateurs is divided into the topic areas that align with the syllabus for amateur radio examinations. Each section is sub divided into sections for Foundation, Intermediate and Full examinations and there is a breakdown of how the questions will be allocated in the exam itself. The introductions are designed to remind candidates of the important facts and relevant details. The questions themselves provided are in the same style as the actual examinations and are typical of those candidates will meet. There is also a sample paper for each level of the amateur radio examinations. The final section details the answers to the questions encountered in the book and provides a short explanation to aid a candidate's comprehension.

If you are studying for any of the levels of amateur radio examinations Exam Secrets for Radio Amateurs provides the ideal companion revision aid and quick reference book.

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Forgotten ScienceForgotten Science  New
Strange Ideas from the Scrapheap of History

By S. D. Tucker

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Science has a reputation as the most logical and rational of human pastimes - but this has not always been the case. Some of them were genuine geniuses; others were simply lone loons. History is littered with their wreckage, and this hardback book tells the story of the very strangest.

From the inventor Nikola Tesla, who fell in love with his favourite pigeon and tried to broadcast his own thoughts, to the wannabe chemist August Strindberg, who injected apples with drugs to see if they could get high, numerous scientists have conducted bizarre experiments down the centuries. This book is packed with stories like this and from the most improbable to the frankly disturbing they make fascinating and thought-provoking reading. The author's eclectic mix covers a wide variety of material and with sections titled Evolutionary Dead Ends: Fairies playing at the bottom of Darwin's Garden and the like there is certainly plenty to ponder.

Proposing that science has become a kind of modern religion, and telling the tale of such noted pseudoscientific fads and fallacies as alchemy, spontaneous generation and the doomed quest to raise the dead, Forgotten Science can make you laugh at the same time as making you think. Science at school was never this weird.

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Shoot for the MoonShoot for the Moon  New
The Space Race and the Voyage of Apollo 11

By James Donovan

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Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission made history, this new and impressive maxi paperback book tells the epic story of the astronauts, flight controllers and engineers who made it happen.

On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment ingrained in modern memory. Perhaps the world's greatest technological achievement - and a triumph of spirit and ingenuity ? the Apollo 11 mission and the Apollo program was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the Space Race with the Soviets. Seen through the eyes of those who lived it, Shoot for The Moon reveals the dangers, the challenges and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible. Both sweeping and intimate, and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews, this is the definitive ? and thrilling ? account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration.

A truly inspiring read Shoot for the Moon - The Space Race and the Voyage of Apollo 11 delivers many extra details in this book not covered by others. If you are interested in this period of our history this is a book not to be missed.

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<strong>Radio <span style='color: #ff0000;'>Today</span></strong> guide to the Icom IC-7300Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-7300  New
By Andrew Barron, ZL3DW

The Icom IC-7300 radio is one of the best-selling radios of recent years but, as an owner or potential buyer, are you aware of all the features it has and how to get these set up and achieve the potential of the radio? The Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-7300 sets out to provide exactly what you want a practical guide that makes getting the most out of this radio.

Andrew Barron, ZL3DW, an acknowledged SDR expert, sets out in this book to highlight the myriad of options available to the users of this SDR - based radio. The Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-7300 doesn't duplicate the manuals that describe each button, function, and control but is a "how to do it" book with easy to follow step by step instructions. On opening the box of the Icom IC-7300 perhaps you will be surprised by how many settings and controls there are to learn. The inclusion of the 'panadapter' or 'band-scope' marks out the radio as being excellent value but there is a lot more. The radio has VOX (voice operated transmit switching), a built-in antenna tuner, coverage of the 6m (50MHz) and 4m (70MHz) amateur radio bands. And it has a voice keyer, RTTY and CW keyer memories, and an RTTY decoder. These all need effort to setup well and the easy to understand tips and explanations Andrew provides are invaluable in doing so. There are guides to setting up the various operating modes and the section on setting up the PC software digital mode program for FT8 will be the first turned to by many. The book certainly doesn't stop here either as there are also sections on troubleshooting, reviews of modifications that some have made, links that will extend your knowledge further and much more.

The Icom IC-7300 is a great radio and if you want to get the most out of it the Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-7300 provides invaluable reading and the insight that is illuminating for every owner or potential purchaser.

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The Foundation Licence ManualThe Foundation Licence Manual  New
for Radio Amateurs

by Alan Betts, G0HIQ

Syllabus 2019 Edition - for exams from September 2019 onwards

The Foundation Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs is the RSGB course-book for those who wish to become radio amateurs in the UK. In line with the progressive three-tier UK licence structure, the Foundation Licence Manual is the first step in the natural progression to the Intermediate and Full licence.

This book sets out to provide the very latest information required to obtain a UK Foundation licence. Broken down into 15 easy to digest sections Foundation Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs covers all you will need to know to be successful in the examination. This book provides insight into technical basics, receivers, transmitters, antennas, feeders and propagation. There are details of the operating practices & procedures you will need to know alongside safety considerations, electromagnetic compatibility and licence information. The practical assessments are explained and there is a helpful guide to how to best approach the Foundation examination itself.

Written in an easy to understand style by acknowledged exams expert Alan Betts, G0HIQ the Foundation Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs is the ideal book for those coming to amateur radio for the first time.

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The Intermediate Licence ManualThe Intermediate Licence Manual  New
for Radio Amateurs

By G. Smart M1GEO, D. Mills G7UVW & R. Bleaney M0RBK

Syllabus 2019 Edition - for exams from September 2019 onwards

Fully revised, reordered and updated this is the latest book for those studying for their Intermediate Amateur radio licence. The Intermediate Licence Manual contains all of the information required for those seeking to upgrade their Foundation callsign.

Designed to cover all elements of the Amateur Radio Intermediate licence syllabus, this second RSGB course-book The Intermediate Licence Manual is written in an easy to understand style. The new material that was originally in the Full licence syllabus is all included along with updated sections that now cover new topics such as software defined radio. Broken down into familiar chapters such as Licence Conditions, Basic Electronics, Transmitters & Receivers and Antennas, this book contains both the theory needed and details of the practical exercises. There is plenty of helpful advice, including important safety tips and advice about how best to approach the practical assessments and the written or online exams.

Simply put The Intermediate Licence Manual is THE book for those working to pass the Amateur Radio Intermediate Licence exam.

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<span style='color: #0000ff;'><strong><span style='font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 14px;'>bhi</span></strong></span> HP-1 Wired Stereo Headphones bhi HP-1 Wired Stereo Headphones  New

In a special deal with bhi Ltd the RSGB is please to offer to its members these new bhi HP-1 stereo headphones are suitable for general purpose use and can be used for radio communications as well as listening to music. They are very comfortable to wear due to the lightweight design, adjustable headband and the soft leatherette padded earcups. This helps to eliminate the uncomfortable pressure feeling that can be created by closed over-ear type headphones, allowing you to listen for longer. The cable is 1.9 m long and is terminated with an integral 3.5mm stereo jack plug with a 1/4" stereo to 3.5mm stereo adapter. The fold up design makes them easy to store and carry away from home.

Features
* Closed back foldable dynamic stereo headphones
* Comfortable lightweight design
* Adjustable headband
* Leatherette type soft padded ear pads
* Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
* Maximum Input: 40 mW
* Sensitivity: 102 dB
* Impedance: 32 ohms
* Weight 155g - Weight 155g
* Recommended use: Hifi, TV, Radio communications
* Supplied with 3.5mm to 6.35mm stereo (¼") jack adapter

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ARRL HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur RadioARRL HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio  New
Dipole Antennas You Can Build!


ARRL's HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio is a collection of 20 HF dipole antenna designs published in QST, ARRL's membership journal, between 2000 and 2017. It includes innovative antenna projects for single and multiband antennas, as well as antennas for portable applications.

Broken into three broad sections the book starts with Portable Antennas. Included are an easy to make three-band dipole for field days, a field portable multi-band rotatable dipole antenna, the NJQRP squirt and others. There is a larger section Multiband Antennas that includes a range of antennas from a compact multiband dipole through to the N4GG Array. The last section is for designs of Single-Band Antennas which includes designs for 40n and 80m again and even the K4VX linear loaded dipole for 7MHz. There is also a special bonus section called Off-Center-Fed Dipoles - Theory and Practice by Jackson R. Richter, WB0USA. This features a thorough discussion about how these popular multiband antennas function which includes several antenna projects you can build yourself.

Size 208x274mm, 120 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5099 4

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<strong><span style='color: #ff0000;'>radio</span>today</strong> guide to HF data on FT8 & PSKradiotoday guide to HF data on FT8 & PSK  New
By Rob Walker, G3ZJQ

Many radio amateurs who are finding the bands quiet are now turning to HF data on FT8 and PSK and finding lots of activity when using the weak signal modes offered by WSJT-X. There has been an explosion in the popularity of these modes and this new book offers the very latest advice on how to set up your station and operate.

radiotoday guide to HF data on FT8 & PSK starts by explaining how to set up a modern digital modes station using just a PC and a transceiver. Detailed and very practical discussions then explain the monitoring and operating procedures required. Covering the WSJT-X 2.0 software including FT8 contest modes for weak signals, the book also includes the Fldigi 4.0 freeware for the myriad of other HF digital modes available. The book even details the new Fox and Hounds mode. You will find an in-depth discussion of modern digital modes from the very practical side but also goes on to discuss the technology itself. Concepts such as Forward Error Correction (FEC), Cyclic Redundancy Checks (CRC) and Fourier analysis that at first appear complex are explained. radiotoday guide to HF data on FT8 & PSK ensures that the requirement of advanced mathematical skills before you can decipher this technology has been removed. The book explains in a simplified way using diagrams and terms familiar to most radio amateurs.

If you are interested in using FT8 or other HF digital modes or even the possibilities in the new WSJT-X 2.0 software then radiotoday guide to HF data on FT8 & PSK provides the ideal starting point.

Size 174 x 240mm, 80 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9370 9

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Getting started in EME  Getting started in EME  New
Earth - Moon - Earth Transmissions

By Stephen Appleyard, G3PND and Philip Malme, G4PQP

Bouncing signals off the Moon has always been considered as one of the most difficult of the amateur radio disciplines. Traditionally Moonbounce as it is known was practised by amateurs who are the most accomplished engineers as well as operators but recent developments have now made it more accessible than ever before. Get started in EME sets out to explain what you need to know and how to get started in this captivating area of amateur radio operation.

Get started in EME sets out the history of Moonbounce, gives information on the various EME bands and the reasons for choosing them and then explains the EME signal path. It covers the unique propagation effects such as libration fading, Faraday rotation and spatial offset. Ground gain, Doppler shift and degradation are also covered. The book is practically based and focuses on EME at 144MHz (2m) and proposes, wherever possible, the use of equipment that is already owned, in order to reduce the cost of getting started in EME. This is particularly the case with antennas but you will also find coverage of transceivers, pre-amplifiers and power amplifiers. Again the emphasis is on the minimum possible requirement, utilising equipment that may already be in the shack. There is coverage of computers/interfaces, software and operation requirements and even your first EME contact! EME at 70cm is covered and there are glimpses where the newcomer to EME might move on to, when they find themselves bitten by the Moonbounce bug.

If you have never tried EME transmissions or are just interested in what it takes to make that first contact made by bouncing a signal off the Moon then Get started in EME will provide the ideal introduction.

Quote: "Stephen Appleyard and Philip Malme have done an excellent job with the EME book. It aims at the right level, achieving a good balance between completeness and accessibility. Perhaps most importantly, it makes EME appear as something that nearly any amateur radio enthusiast could achieve, with some dedication of time and effort." Joe Taylor, K1JT

Size 174 x 240mm, 64 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9369 3

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<strong>Radio <span style='color: #ff0000;'>Today</span></strong> guide to the Icom IC-7610Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-7610  New
By Andrew Barron, ZL3DW

Within a few short months of the launch the Icom IC-7610 radio, it became a 'best seller' and one of the most popular radios on the market today. This SDR - based radio has simply become the measure by which other radios are being judged. However, getting the most from this radio, as it is for many new radios, is increasingly difficult. Andrew Barron, ZL3DW, an acknowledged SDR expert, sets out in this book to highlight the myriad of options available to the users of this fabulous radio.

On opening the box of the Icom IC-7610 not only will you be excited but perhaps you will surprised by how many settings and controls there are to learn. This should not deter you as this is where this book comes in. From the first steps with the panadapter display and its 'FIX' spectrum display mode where you can see the whole band or just a section of the band such as the CW segment, this book guides you. The biggest advantage that the IC-7610 offers over its rivals at a similar price level is the two completely independent receivers, so Andrew explains the changes this makes to the way you operate the radio. The touchscreen controls are explained so you get to know the radio through using it and through delving into every control and menu setting. There are tips on troubleshooting and guides to particular modes of operation and much more besides.

The IC-7610 is a truly exceptional radio and if you are interested in purchasing one or even already have one this guide provides invaluable reading. Many features are also applicable to other Icom SDR radios and the insight into the art of the possible with SDR radios is illuminating for all.

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RSGB Embroidered Baseball CapRSGB Embroidered Baseball Cap  New
NEW Design !!!


Classic Blue
These American Twill caps have are navy blue with red piping around the circumference of the cap that adds quality and style. They sport an extra-long peak which is great for keeping the sun and rain out of the wearer's eyes and the peak is pre-curved so will retain it's shaping. Featuring a specially embroidered RSGB logo these caps are both a quality 6 panel design that ensures they maintain their shape, and their low profile design provides a more natural fit. They are easily adjusted to size with the fabric strap at the back and the buckle adds a quality look and to aid easy fitting.

* Luxury low profile design
* Quality 100% Cotton
* Classic Navy colour
* Embroidered colour logo
* Structured 6 panel, low profile cap
* Quality metal buckle & fabric strap

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<span style='color: #008000;'>RSGB Embroidered Baseball Cap</span>RSGB Embroidered Baseball Cap  New
NEW Option !!!


Army Green
These caps are made from a special water resistant Polynosic fabric that makes them ideal for outside use. They are semi-structured for shape retention and this new fashionable colour means that they are a real statement. Featuring a specially embroidered RSGB logo these caps are both a quality 6 panel design that ensures they maintain their shape, and their low profile design provides a more natural fit. They are easily adjusted to size with the fabric strap at the back and the buckle adds a quality look and to aid easy fitting.

* Luxury low profile design
* Quality 100% Cotton
* Classic Army Green colour
* Embroidered colour logo
* Structured 6 panel, low profile cap
* Quality metal buckle & fabric strap

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ARRL Magic Band Antennas for Ham RadioARRL Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio  New
6 Meter Antennas You Can Build

By Joel Hallas, W1ZR

For many, six metres (50MHz) is known as the 'Magic Band'. Its unusual propagation and characteristics have long made it a fascinating challenge for radio amateurs. This new book from the ARRL Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio is designed for radio amateurs who want to discover the mysteries of the magic band and the surprises it holds.

ARRL Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio provides an insight into what to expect in the six metre band, alongside tips on operating and getting the most from this quirky band. As the title suggests, the book is primarily dedicated to antennas you can build that will give the best performance in the magic band. You will find an array of beam antennas along with a variety of loops, dipoles and more that give lots of options for your particular location. Some antennas are also effective on a range of frequencies so you will, for example, also find a 160m to 6m 'hidden antenna' and an X Beam that covers 2m and 70cm as well as the magic band. There are detailed instructions for building these designs that range from the simple to the complex.

When you least expect it, six metres can suddenly open for contacts over hundreds and even thousands of miles. And while the HF bands may be suffering during a Solar Minimum, six metres is just amazing. If you're looking for new pursuits in amateur radio, the world above 50MHz is the territory you could explore and ARRL Magic band Antennas for Ham Radio may just help you to do that.

Size: 183x228mm, 112 pages
ISBN: 9781 6259 5098 7

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Test Equipment for the Radio AmateurTest Equipment for the Radio Amateur  New
5th Edition
By Philip Lawson, G4FCL

This book is aimed at the radio amateur, listener and electronic enthusiast who wants to make a variety of measurements without necessarily spending a fortune on expensive test equipment. It is a very practical book, designed to help you develop care and skill in making the most common and important measurements, quickly, safely and affordably.

In this new fifth edition of Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur, the reader will find, for the first time, extensive links to internet sources for access to the very latest information on construction projects, equipment and measurements. The sections on commercial and home-brew equipment have been separated for clarity, new items added and some dated items removed. Timeless reference data has been retained; some items of technical theory have been given their own section, and extended, for those who wish to deepen their understanding of these areas. Written in an extremely readable style this book represents a significant update to, and restructuring of, the previous edition.

This book is designed to give an overview of how each item of test equipment works, what it can be used for and even how much it might cost. Many general measurements, plus specific measurements on transmitters and receivers, are described in detail. Matters such as the effect of the test equipment on the circuit to be measured are especially considered, so that the measurement results may be interpreted correctly. A large section of the Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur is devoted to home construction, as it is frequently possible to make an extremely useful item of test equipment for a fraction of the price of its commercial counterpart, and there is the added benefit of the practical skill and learning that comes with such a construction project.

Test Equipment for the Radio Amateur is a practical guide to getting the most out of your equipment and understanding exactly how your station is performing. It is simply a must have book for every radio amateur.

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RSGB European Locator MapRSGB European Locator Map  New

If you are looking for something to grace the wall of your shack but also offers much more, then the RSGB Locator Map of Europe could be for you.

This high quality Locator map is offset printed onto a thick 150gsm paper and contains all the features you would expect of this type of map. There is the usual QTH grid (Maidenhead) locator system and you will see the various country prefixes which are easy to pick out at a glance. For extra reference large cities are also depicted. There is also a European DXCC table picked out with country flag which provides a checkbox for bands worked 6m, 2m, 70cm, 23cm & UHF. There are also other useful features such as a meteor shower calendar and a 2m & 70cm beacon list.

Delivered in a sturdy postal tube these large maps are 590x980mm and make the ideal addition to any radio amateur shack.

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Haynes build your own RobotHaynes build your own Robot  New
By James Cooper

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If you are a follower of Robot Wars is the highly successful TV series or not, this Hardback book is very well written and incredibly detailed. This Haynes manual is produced in a similar style to the familiar 'how to' guides for cars but doesn't just include details about building robots but much more.

This Haynes - Build Your Own Robot Manual provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the show - the arena, and both house and competitors' robots. Lavishly illustrated with high quality pictures there are step-by-step extensively illustrated instructions for building three project robots, from a simple 'self-navigating' robot, to a fully controllable Robot Wars challenger.

If you have been fascinated by robot competitors 'fighting to the death' on TV this could be the book for you. Why not indulge yourself whilst reading about construction techniques and of course competitor teams battling each other and the fearsome 'house robots' - Dead Metal, Matilda, Shunt and Sir Killalot?

The Haynes - Build Your Own Robot Manual essential reading for all Robot Wars fans and anyone interested in something different to construct.

Hardback, Size 216x279mm, 176 pages ISBN: 9781785211867

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Power Supplies ExplainedPower Supplies Explained  New
By Paul Lee, G3ZKO

A power supply is something that is often overlooked by radio amateurs, as for many it is simply the box, that at the flick of a switch, provides stable DC voltage. A modern power supply is though much more, combining theory that dates back to the nineteenth century incorporating the latest techniques in digital control, with a wealth of electronics practice in between. Power Supplies Explained sets out to do exactly this - explain in understandable terms what that little box is doing, right through to designing your own bespoke power supply.

Some believe there is a little magic in power supply design; beginners especially are wary of the challenging mixture of digital, analogue, magnetics and control loops, with cooling, EMC and safety to contend with as well. Whilst many books deal with the theory in depth, they often give little guidance on the practical aspects of achieving working designs - Power Supplies Explained is different. This book seeks to detail how circuits are chosen for the application and how circuits are designed including their inductors and transformers. Calculations are outlined in a simple way so that the reader can use them as a basis for their own designs.

Readers will find chapters that include descriptions of 'linear' supplies and a wide range of 'switched-mode' types from simple buck converters to the latest off-line high-efficiency topologies. The worked examples are based around typical radio amateur requirements and in many cases are versions of commercial products that the author has successfully designed. There are also chapters on magnetics theory, control loops, EMC, practical construction techniques, test equipment and much more. High voltage power supplies are included with comprehensive guidance on safety.

Power Supplies Explained sets out to dispel the mystery and encourage readers to 'have a go' with their own designs and get the satisfaction of being able to say, 'I made that'.

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The Full Licence ManualThe Full Licence Manual  New
for Radio Amateurs

by Alan Betts, G0HIQ

Syllabus 2019 Edition - for exams from September 2019 onwards

This book is the third course-book in the RSGB series for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio licence. In line with the progressive three-tier UK licence structure The Full Licence Manual completes the natural progression from Intermediate and Foundation Licence Now!

Fully revised to reflect the changes introduced in Syllabus 2019 the Full Licence Manual contains all of the information required to move to the final stage of amateur radio licensing. Written to match the Full licence syllabus the book is broken down into logical sections. Licence conditions are covered in detail as are operating techniques and amateur radio safety. As you would expect, there are sections covering technical matters such as circuits, semi-conductors and more. The Transmitter and Receiver are covered in detail along with the material required for understanding the Software Defined Radio section of the syllabus. Feeders, Antennas and Propagation all get chapters of their own, as do Electromagnetic Compatibility and Measurements, All this means that the Full Licence Manual is the ideal companion to a formal training course. The book is also a useful reference source and many amateurs will find themselves referring to it long after they have passed their examination.

The Full Licence Manual is for everyone progressing to the Full licence from The Intermediate Licence and is the best route to success in the examination.

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ARRL Portable Operating for Amateur Radio ARRL Portable Operating for Amateur Radio  New
By Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS

For many amateur radio stations are traditionally home based and associated with a table full of gear. However in recent years many have taken on the challenge of operating portable, away from home. A new generation of compact, full-featured, portable radios combines with modern battery technology to make it easier than ever to set up your station and enjoy amateur radio in the great outdoors. This book sets out to show what is possible and the fun to be had when operating portable.

With the increase in organised outdoor operating activities by clubs and award programmes such as SOTA, it's no wonder that more radio amateurs have been inspired to venture into portable operations. Anyone can give portable operating a try and this book shows that portable operators use HF and VHF bands, as well as SSB, FM, CW, and digital modes. There are chapters dedicated to organising your equipment, radios you can use, power sources, portable antennas, the on air activities and even a handy online resource listing.

This book provides something for everyone, if you want to activate from a picnic table at a nearby park, or a remote summit, Portable Operating for Amateur Radio offers a wealth of practical information to help make your portable amateur radio operations successful.

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Get on the Air with HF Digital (2nd Edition)Get on the Air with HF Digital (2nd Edition)  New
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

Now including popular modes FT8 and WSPR!

The popularity of HF digital communications among Amateur Radio operators continues to grow rapidly. A few watts of RF power are all it takes to work the world - digitally! Written in an easy to understand style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station.

Fully updated, the second edition of Get on the Air with HF Digital is a step-by-step guide that'll get you started in the fascinating world of HF digital technology. Starting with the basics of build your own an HF digital station there is advice on the essentials: the radio, the computer and the device that ties them together. The book then moves on to discuss PSK31 for worldwide working with low power and minimal antennas and RTTY which for many is still the champ when it comes to contesting and DX hunting. The "WSJT Modes:" are explored in particular the newer and increasingly popular FT8 and JT65. MFSK and Olivia modes are not forgotten as these will still have you chatting when all others have given up. PACTOR and WSPR are also discussed in detail. Get on the Air with HF Digital provides instructions for configuring all these modes and how to get the best out of them.

Get on the Air with HF Digital provides readers with a practical advice on this fun and easy way to get on the air. If you want to start operating HF digital modes this is a great place to start.

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Amsats and HamsatsAmsats and Hamsats  New
Amateur Radio and other Small Satellites
by Andrew Barron, ZL3DW

This book is simply the most comprehensive guide available on how you communicate through amateur radio satellites and how to receive signals from other small satellites and ‘weather’ satellites. Written by best-selling amateur radio author Andrew Barron, ZL3DW this is the answer to everything you wanted to know about this exciting world of satellites.

Amsats and Hamsats begins by answering questions like, ‘how do satellites stay in orbit’ and ‘why are they so expensive to launch?’ before moving onto sections about the history of amateur radio satellites, the mathematics governing orbits, different types of satellite and their orbits. It covers the equipment you need, to track and use the amateur satellites and some of the satellite tracking software that is available. There are detailed sections covering feeders, masthead preamplifiers, antenna systems and automated rotator control. There are the details of FUN cube Satellites, Weather Satellites and even the International Space Station. If you want to know the art of the possible and what satellites are available, where they are, new ones that are planned and even the bands you can operate, Amsats and Hamsats has the answer. There is much more included and this book provides the ultimate guide to operating satellites.

Amsats and Hamsats, provides within its impressive 368 pages a great value guide to this stimulating and challenging area of amateur radio activity. If you want to get started or are already an experienced operator you will find something of value in these pages.

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ARRL Receiving Antennas for the Radio AmateurARRL Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur  New
Transmitting and receiving antennas have different jobs to do
By Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ

Although the fundamental characteristics of antennas apply to both transmission and reception, the requirements and priorities of receiving antennas can be vastly different from those of transmitting antennas. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur focuses entirely on active and passive receiving antennas and their associated circuits. There are relatively few cases where a radio amateur cannot benefit from a separate, well-designed receiving antenna or antenna system. On the low bands, including our new allocations at 630 and 2,200 meters, heavy emphasis on the receiving end of these radio paths is essential for success.

The active antenna holds a prominent position in Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur, as it offers good receiving performance while taking up minimal space. Recent developments in radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, especially low-noise RF operational amplifiers, have made a number of previously difficult-to-implement active antenna designs a very simple task. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is a wide ranging book readers will find chapters covering Preamplifiers, Power Gain, Small loops and a wide array of other antennas. There are chapters on LF, NVIS, Propagation and of course Antenna Projects, Construction Techniques and a lot more.

If you are looking to maximise your receive capabilities, this book provides the ideal guide to this topic and is a must for every radio amateur's bookshelf.

ISBN: 9781 6259 5078 9
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The VoicesThe Voices  New
Spying and Radio Warfare During the Cold War

By Gordon Adams, G3LEQ

Many are aware of the spying activity that took place following WWII until the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991. Few though are aware of the radio jamming, broadcasts of encrypted messages or any of the other electronic skulduggery that took place during this time. This book shines a light on these activities that range from the extraordinary to the most mundane but most disruptive imaginable.

Readers of The Voices will find the details of the radio warfare engaged in the Americans, Soviets and British along with a number of other countries and groups from the Middle-East to the Caribbean. You will find details of the author's first experiences of radio jamming that lead to his deep fascination as to what was going happening on the airwaves at this time. There is discussion of the activities of propaganda stations such as Radio Marti, Radio Liberty, Radio Free Europe and many others. The mysterious Numbers Stations, their coded messages and the non-attributable callsigns are explained here. The author talks about where the spies operated from and the radio traffic they generated. There is a chapter on Orford Ness and the still secret Cobra Mist project along with a reflection of the role of Cyprus and the UK's Sovereign bases. There is even detail of the role of the BBC and their World Service during these times.

Produced as a tribute to the late, Gordon Adams, G3LEQ this book is based on series of articles first published in RadCom in 2000-2001 and a fond remembrance of someone whose tireless efforts influenced the RSGB for many years. This book has edited from those articles and expanded with new pictures and small amounts of material omitted from that series.

The Voices book is a truly eye-opening read for those who are unaware of this part of our history. It is simply thoroughly recommended reading for those interested in the Cold War and the radio warfare that took place in the latter part of the 20th Century.

ISBN: 9781 9101 9353 2 Size 174x240mm, 120 pages

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50 Projects for Radio Amateurs50 Projects for Radio Amateurs  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

Many radio amateurs love to design and construct electronic projects from the very simple right through to the very complex. 50 Projects for Radio Amateurs draws together a wide array of projects that the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has published. You will find projects as diverse as antennas, simple test equipment through to 70cm handhelds and much besides.

50 Projects for Radio Amateurs is broken sections that cover Measurement & Filters, Morse, Antennas and large section covering useful station accessories, peripherals and other diverse projects. The projects included range from complex DIY antenna analysers through to a simple electronic keyer and builds on simple strip board. There are two transceivers that you can build alongside antennas for bands from Microwaves to HF. There are also four handy reference guides explaining Using 10Ghz, Screening, Baluns and Aerial Maintenance. This book has something for everyone whatever their level of construction ability and all will find something interesting to construct and build. Most projects are also straightforward and can often be built in a weekend or over a few evenings.

All the projects included in 50 Projects for Radio Amateurs are selected to stimulate and inspire you to get out the soldering iron and get building the array of useful tools, interesting antennas and much more that are included in the book. Thoroughly recommended reading for any level of amateur radio constructor.

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ARRL's Hands On Radio Experiments - Volume 3ARRL's Hands On Radio Experiments - Volume 3  New
Ham Radio: Where Hands-On Lives On!

By: Ward Silver, N0AX

Many will be familiar with the two previous volumes of this book (which are still available) and this volume covers material from the ARRL's 'Hands-On Radio' column published in their magazine QST from 2013-2017. As usual the book provides you through a host of basic electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of radio fundamentals, components, circuits and design.

Readers will find ARRL's Hands-On Radio Experiments - Volume 3 the book broken down into eight different sections covering an array of topics. You will find sections covering experiments to get the best out of antennas and another on transmission lines and impedance matching. You will also find sections on electronic circuitry, electronic components and electronic fundamentals. Other sections included cover Tests and Test Equipment, RF Techniques and Practical Station Practices. All are written in a clear and easy to understand style which will encourage you start experimenting yourself.

As the title of this book suggests it is about putting our hands on radios and there will be new things to learn and techniques to try - ARRL's Hands-On Radio Experiments - Volume 3 brings you these and is recommended reading for everyone interested in practical 'Hands-On' amateur radio experimenting.

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ISBN: 9781 6259 5079 6
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ARRL's Hands On Radio Experiments - Volumes 1 & 2ARRL's Hands On Radio Experiments - Volumes 1 & 2  New
Ham Radio: Where Hands-On Lives On!

By: Ward Silver, N0AX

These experiments, devised by H. Ward Silver, N0AX, first appeared in QST’s magazine’s Hands-On Radio column from 2003-2012. This book combines the original Volumes 1 and 2 covering a wealth of topics designed to educate today’s radio experimenters, and inspire others who want to learn what makes their radios work. Even seasoned experts will encounter new approaches to practical methods, new explanations for familiar topics, and new ideas that will enhance your understanding of the radio art.

Step-by-step, Silver expertly leads you through over 120 short electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of basic radio fundamentals, components, circuits and design: This book also contains a complete parts list for all three volumes of this book.

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ISBN: 9781 6259 5085 7

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ARRL's Best of The Doctor is InARRL's Best of The Doctor is In  New
Practical advice about antennas, transmission lines, and more!

By Joel Hallas, W1ZR

If you have not yet discovered the regular The Doctor is In column in the ARRL magazine QST then this book is a revelation. Written in a question and answer format the column dispenses practical answers troublesome problems, myth busting and great ideas covering a range of topics.

The ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In distils more than a decade of the advice and ideas of Joel Hallas, W1ZR covering as it says in the sub title antennas, transmission lines and more. Readers will find masses of questions broken down into sections covering VHF/UHF Antennas, HF Wire Antennas, HF Vertical Antennas, HF Yagi Antennas and Transmission Lines. Each question is treated to an answer written an eminently readable form that informs, provokes and stimulates. There are dozens of designs, practical solutions to an array of antenna issues included from the pages of QST.

If you're puzzling over how to improve your station antennas, or solve a problem with your antenna system, chances are someone else has shared the same questions with - and received helpful answers from - The Doctor. Having ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In at hand is the next best thing to a visit from W1ZR himself!

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Antennas for MF and AboveAntennas for MF and Above  New
A guide to practical antennas from 630m to 60m

By Mike Parkin, G0JMI

Written by RadCom antennas guru Mike Parkin this is a book that provides exactly what is says on the cover. Antennas for MF and Above is a practical guide to antennas for the relatively new 630m band, 160m, 80m and equally new 60m band.

This book is aimed at the constructor, or those who are curious to understand in further detail the theoretical aspects of the antenna techniques used on these bands. Rather than concentrating on single bands, Mike shows how you can often use the same approach or even the same antenna to work two or more bands. There are examples of how a 160m antenna can be pressed into service on 630m or even 80m ones that can be made to work on 160 and 60m. There are specialised chapters covering for example antennas for 630m

You will find examples of single band and multi-band working designs for both vertical and horizontally polarised antennas. There are explanations of the operation of antennas with radiation pattern diagrams used to help with understanding the concepts introduced. You will also find practical techniques for matching the antenna to the transmission line are covered using examples of baluns, transformers and ATUs to illustrate these methods.

If you are interested in experimenting with the bands below 40m, you are sure to find much to interest you in this book. Antennas for MF and Above is without doubt one of amateur radio's standard reference works and THE practical guide for everyone interested in antennas for the amateur bands from 630m to 60m.

Size 174x240mm, 112 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9346 4
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International AntennasInternational Antennas  New
Edited by Stephen Appleyard G3PND

Much is published across the world about amateur radio antennas. International Antennas brings together some of the very best material that has been published in recent years. There are over 50 articles included with authors from Australia, Scandinavia, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA and more.

International Antennas has an emphasis is on practical rather than theoretical. You will find descriptions of the construction and performance of antennas enabling the reader to build their own versions. These articles have been written by experienced radio amateurs who have been so pleased with the performance of their particular antenna, that they have been moved to put pen to paper to share this experience.

There is a huge range of antennas included in this book, covering 17 bands from VLF through to 70cm. You will find articles covering the 'stealthy' antennas through to novel approaches to classic antennas. There are verticals, loops, beams and a host of unusual designs. There is so much in fact that the editor has provided a cross reference to see at a glance the bands antennas are designed for and if they are intended for fixed use or mobile/portable operation.

International Antennas is a fabulous collection of antenna articles from around the world. It is intended for everyone who is interested in amateur radio antenna design or is just looking for practical antennas to study and build.

Size: 200 x 234mm, 176 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9335 8

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

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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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.

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ISBN: 9781 1186 6075 1

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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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Making WavesMaking Waves  New
ADMIRAL MOUNTBATTEN'S RADIO SEAC 1945-49
By Eric Hitchcock

The story of British Forces Broadcasting in the India and South-East Asia Commands (SEAC) during WWII is one that very few people know about. This book sets out to describe the challenges, difficulties and problems of transmissions over such a huge area of the world.

Unlike in Europe where mobile stations followed closely behind the troops after D-Day as they fought their way across Europe into Germany, this approach was not suitable for the war east of Suez. SEAC covered such a huge area that other means were needed to deliver programmes to the forces. Led by Vice-Admiral Mountbatten as Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia experimental radio transmissions were started. Soon the conclusion was reached that the best option was a powerful short wave transmitter was needed for forces broadcasting along with more receiving sets. The result was Radio SEAC.

Early estimates of targets for when the station might go on the air proved to be optimistic. They underestimated the difficulty of shipping, from England to Ceylon, the components of a big transmitter, complete with its own power supply. Several aerial towers (300 feet high) had to be dismantled, shipped and re-erected. Readers with some knowledge of the technical details of radio receivers may be surprised by photographs showing the sheer size of the components used in the big transmitter. Making Waves details much of the trials of setting up Radio SEAC and the post war operation for the BBC Overseas Service and it eventually being handed over to the Ceylon's new government.

The story of Radio SEAC, and Mountbatten's pivotal involvement in it, has remained untold until now. Making Waves presents a balanced and fascinating account, blending military, social, political and scientific history together to produce a fascinating read.

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Edgar HarrisonEdgar Harrison  New
Soldier, Patriot and Ultra Wireless Operator to Winston Churchill

By Geoffrey Pidgeon

Edgar Harrison had the most extraordinary adventures in World War II. This book details the life of the man from his earliest years through a career in the Royal Corps of Signals an abrupt move into MI6. The story of his numerous missions on all fronts and his time as an Ultra operator for Winston Churchill, is fascinating.

Edgar joined the Army as a 14 year old apprentice and was soon heading on a posting to China for five years. Posted back to Britain in 1938 with war looming Edgar signed on for further military service. In January 1940 he was moved out of the blue into MI6 and the British intelligence HQ at Waddon Hall. By April he was in Norway at the time the Germans invaded, from where he had to beat a hasty retreat. He was then in Brussels during the Blitzkrieg before escaping back to England via Dunkirk. Posted to Greece he was again on the retreat when the Nazis launched their overwhelming attack, he however, refused to surrender with other Allied troops. Instead, he made his escape via Kalamata in a rowing boat before being rescued by a British warship. He landed in Crete and was soon retreating again and was later evacuated to Cairo where he spent time recuperating from the wounds. Edgar was then parachuted into Yugoslavia with wireless gear for General Mihailovic and he became involved in close-quarter fighting between the various factions. Following a submarine withdrawal he was then sent to the Ukraine, for his sixth retreat of the war whilst ostensibly training Russian tank crews in the use of British wireless equipment. After returning to Cairo and Rommel's successful drive into Egypt, Edgar was ordered to set up the agents' wireless station for the SAS and the Long Range Desert Group deep in the Libyan Desert down at Kufra Oasis. From there he was posted to Algiers, becoming involved in the invasion of Sicily and setting up stations in Italy. Eventually Edgar returned Whaddon Hall, five miles west of Bletchley Park, before going to France and Germany. During this time he was also assigned to Winston Churchill as the MI6 wireless operator at meetings with Allied leaders. Passing the leader the decoded German Engima signals know as Ultra. After the war Edgar became the Principal Signals Officer of the Foreign Office.

This biography has been written by an acknowledged expert on Britain's clandestine activities Geoffrey Pidgeon. This book provides a glimpse of one of the great WWII stories and is recommended to everyone interested in MI6 the work carried out by its signals operators.

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