Amateur radio has long been of interest of many thousands of people. The enjoyment of talking to people all over the world, together with the challenge of learning about today's technology and building your own equipment all go together to make amateur radio one of the most interesting and absorbing hobbies. To help more people into the hobby, a novice licence has been introduced into the UK. The entry requirements, for this are less than the full licence which is also available. This makes the novice licence and ideal start, but even so it is still necessary to have a basic understanding of the subject and to complete a course and pass the Novice Radio Amateurs examination. This book covers the basic syllabus for the examination, and it is designed to supplement the associated course. It also provides a basic introduction into amateur radio and the technology behind if for anyone wanting to learn more. Topics included in the book cover basic electronics, radio receivers, transmitters, operating practices and much more.
Table of Contents
What is amateur radio? basic concepts; measurements; radio waves; aerials; radio transmissions; receivers; transmitters; interference; operating; station organization; soldering; safety. appendices: novice course work check sheet; addresses; further reading.