Getting Started in Amateur Radio
By Steve Nichols G0KYA
Amateur radio is amazing. It has so many different facets and possibilities that there is something for everyone. Getting Started in Amateur Radio sets out to explore what is possible and get you started on a voyage of discovery.
If you want to know something about the hobby or are newly licensed, or are even just looking for something different, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the answers. What about receiving digital images from the International Space Station? Or talking to friends around the world via satellite? Or perhaps being able to help out during natural disasters? All of these things are possible with amateur radio and Getting Started in Amateur Radio details these and many other possibilities.
Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides information on the activities to explore when using your first VHF/UHF or HF station and what other equipment you might need. There is a section on practical antennas vital to every radio amateur and details of operating using CW (Morse code), FM, SSB, Digital and more. What you can expect from the different amateur radio bands is covered and there is even a section devoted to long distance operation (DXing), amateur radio contesting, and amateur radio awards. The coverage doesn't stop there and readers will also find the microwave and LF bands discussed along with Moonbounce or Earth-Moon-Earth transmissions (EME). There is even a practical guide to getting a licence if you don't already have one.
Filled with tips and practical information to get you started, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the ideal book for those interested in amateur radio, the newly licensed or even those looking to widen their amateur radio outlook.
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