Complete Handbook of Amateur Radio

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Essential A-to-Z Ham Radio Guide The revised edition of the most trusted guide in ham radio is here just in time to help you pass the new No-Code Technician Class exams! Used by thousands of ham operators to set up their first shortwave transmitters and to get their licenses,Clay Laster's Beginner's Handbook of Amateur Radio,Fourth Edition delivers all the guidance you need — from radio and electronics fundamentals needed to set up a transmitter to the newest equipment to revisions to the Federal Communications ...
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Essential A-to-Z Ham Radio Guide The revised edition of the most trusted guide in ham radio is here just in time to help you pass the new No-Code Technician Class exams! Used by thousands of ham operators to set up their first shortwave transmitters and to get their licenses,Clay Laster's Beginner's Handbook of Amateur Radio,Fourth Edition delivers all the guidance you need — from radio and electronics fundamentals needed to set up a transmitter to the newest equipment to revisions to the Federal Communications Commission rules and tests. If you want to communicate over the airwaves both locally and globally and listen in on conversations heard by very few,take this book home,and it will take you into the realm of communication,new friends,good times,and technical mastery beyond your dreams.

You get: Understandable instruction in wave propagation,power supplies,and electronic circuits Complete study guide for getting your Novice Operator or No-Code Technician Class licenses Study hints for preparing for FCC exams Shortwave operator's do's-and-don't's,practices and procedures Appendix packed with 250 sample examination questions and answers This revised edition of the most trusted guide in all of ham radio is here just in time to help you pass the new No-Code Technician Class exams!

Used by thousands of ham operators to understand and set up their first shortwave transmitters,and to get their licenses—Clay Laster's Beginner's Handbook of Amateur Radio is the proven way to start sending from your own set. Complete Get-Hamming and Get-Your-License Kit. You don't need any special training or skills to begin. All you need is this book! Clay Lasterexplains radio and electronics fundamentals needed to set up a transmitter and become a licensed "ham" operator from the ground up. Reflecting both the newest equipment and revisions to the Federal Communications Commission rules and tests,this guide gives anyone interested in amateur radio:

*An exciting introduction to shortwave—used for round-the-world fun and communications,for emergency and disaster signaling,and,yes,still used by spies
*All the guidance you need to become a ham radio operator
*A mini-course in electronics,focused on radio fundamentals
*Understandable instruction in wave propagation,power supplies,and electronic circuits
*Complete study guide for getting your Novice Operator or No-Code Technician Class licenses*Study hints for preparing for FCC exams
*Recent FCC RF Safety Rules and Guidelines
*384 FCC Technician Class Question Pool with Answers
*Shortwave operator's do's-and-don't's,practices and procedures If you want to communicate over the airwaves both locally and globally,and listen in on conversations heard by very few—if you want to launch your own ham radio station and earn a coveted FCC license,you've picked the very best place to start. Take this book home,and it will take you into the realm of communication,new friends,good times,and technical mastery beyond your dreams.

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Explains radio and electronics fundamentals needed to set up a transmitter and become a licensed ham operator from the ground up. Offers a mini-course in electronics technology and radio communications, provides specific technical information on amateur radio operating procedures, and includes study hints for preparing for licensing exams, and a complete study guide for the Novice Operator and No-Code Code Technician Class licenses. This fourth edition reflects the newest equipment and revisions to the Federal Communications Commission rules and tests. The author is an electronics engineer and college instructor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830643547
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
1 Introduction to amateur radio 1
2 How to prepare for the FCC amateur radio examinations 15
3 Radio communications theory 57
4 Principles of electricity and magnetism 71
5 Tubes and semiconductors 109
6 Power supplies 163
7 Electronic circuits 179
8 Introduction to radio transmitters 213
9 Introduction to radio receivers 231
10 All about transmission lines and antennas 251
11 Radio communication practices and operating procedures 279
App. A Element 2 - Novice Class Examination Question Pool 293
App. B Element 3A - Technician Class Examination Question Pool 342
App. C Answers to Novice Examination questions 385
App. D Answers to Technician Examination questions 387
Index 389
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