Amateur radio a unique and fascinating hobby which has attracted thousands of people since it began at the turn of the century. It encompasses a wide variety of subjects from the historical to the latest technology, and from operating to construction. In fact there is always some aspects of the hobby to interest people. This work gives the newcomer a comprehensive and easy to understand guide though the subject so that the reader can gain most from the hobby. It then remains an essential reference volume to be used time and time again. Topics covered in the book include the basic aspects of the hobby, such as operating procedures, jargon and setting up a station. technical topics covered include propagation receivers transmitters and aerials etc.
Table of Contents
What is an amateur radio? types of transmission; callsigns, codes and jargon, the H.F. bands; VHF and UHF bands; receivers; transmitters; aerials; getting started. Appendix: addresses.