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Amateur radio is a hobby that has captivated the interest of millions of people since the very beginnings of radio itself. Today it is a hobby that combines a unique blend of technology, relaxation and the possibility of making friends all around the world. This book gives a complete introduction to this fascinating hobby. It details what you need to know to get started as well as describing the different areas of interest that can make this hobby a lifetime pastime. The book starts by giving an introduction to the hobby. It then details the way signals travel over vast distances around the world so that newcomers can make the most of signal propagation, and it describes the types of transmission available. It details what can be heard on the amateur bands, the codes and jargon that are used, the various amateur band allocations with the types of signal that can be heard on them as well as the operating techniques that are used. The book also looks at the equipmen! t that can be used, detailing how it works so that the best use can be made of it. Receivers, transmitters and antennas are all described. The book also shows how a radio shack can be set up, how you can construct your own equipment and how to obtain an amateur radio transmitting licence.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002694810
Book Description Radio Society of Great Britain, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0011104293