Measuring Amateur Radio Performance on a Budget
By Andrew Barron ZL3DW
Is your station performing as you expect? Are the bands dead, or has your receiver developed a fault? Maybe your antenna system has a problem? How do you check?
Written by acknowledged expert Andrew Barron, ZL3DW, Testing 123 sets out to provide solutions to find out how your station is performing. From cheap test equipment and free software through to more advanced testing methods that the professionals perform, Andrew provides insight into what you can do to analyse and improve your station.
As every radio amateur wants to protect their investment in their radio setup, it is a good idea to make sure that your radio equipment and antenna system is in top notch condition. This book shows the why, when and how of testing that you can do without investing a lot in expensive test equipment. Testing 123 also explains the numbers in those magazine reviews that tell you about the radio being tested. There is explanation of why these numbers are important and how you can read them to understand just how good or poor the reviewed radio is. So, even without investing money in a lot of test equipment you can read the to get an appreciation of how lab testing tests are carried out, the real world situations they emulate, and what the results tell you about the radio.
Many people have been involved in the hobby for years and have never tested anything but what happens when something does go wrong? Will you even know there is a problem and if you do, how will you identify the cause and fix it? Covering from the antenna through the receiver & transmitter and onto power supplies & earths, Testing 123 provides solutions to the questions you have and much more.
Size: 174x240mm, 368 pages,
ISBN: 9781 9101 9398 3