Marine Amateur Radio: Selection, Installation, Licensing, and Use

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ENJOY FAST, CLEAR, AFFORDABLE COMMUNICATIONS—SHIP-TO-SHIP OR SHIP-TO-SHORE

When you’re miles offshore and the nearest vessel is somewhere over the horizon, you need a fast, reliable, easy-to-operate communication system. Marine Amateur Radio provides all the information you need to select, install, and operate an inexpensive and completely dependable ham radio system on any boat, power or sail.

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Overview

ENJOY FAST, CLEAR, AFFORDABLE COMMUNICATIONS—SHIP-TO-SHIP OR SHIP-TO-SHORE

When you’re miles offshore and the nearest vessel is somewhere over the horizon, you need a fast, reliable, easy-to-operate communication system. Marine Amateur Radio provides all the information you need to select, install, and operate an inexpensive and completely dependable ham radio system on any boat, power or sail.

This well-illustrated guide succinctly explains how ham radio gives you the advantages of a single-sideband system at a fraction of the cost. You’ll learn how to use your radio for voice or Morse code communications, check and send e-mail, link up with on-shore signal repeaters to extend your range, and even make personal phone calls using your ham radio. Designed to lie flat for easy use onboard, this compact manual shows you how to:

  • Obtain a Technician Class or General Class operator’s license
  • Use ham radio for coastal, high-seas, or worldwide communications
  • Tune the optimal frequency band for the time of day and range of transmission
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071456296
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/30/2005
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,264,498
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

U.S. Power Squadrons is the largest private boating educator in the United States and the “go to” organization for recreational boating knowledge and training. USPS offers programs in seamanship and navigation on inland, coastal, and offshore waters, plus a host of special topics ranging from marine engines and electronics to paddlesports and sailing. Members enjoy the camaraderie of fellow boaters and an opportunity to help their local boating communities. For a squadron near you, go to www.usps.org.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. Amateur Radio and Recreational Boats Advantages of Amateur Radio 2. The Amateur Radio Service The History of Amateur Radio The Amateur Radio License Objectives of Amateur Radio Ham's Varied Interest3. How to Get an Amateur Radio License The Volunteer Examiner Coordinator Program The Exams Vanity Call Signs Licenses for Recreational Boaters4. Amateur Radio Activities Awards Contests Nets Emergency Communications Military Affiliate Radio Service Satellite Operations Digital Communications Other Activities5. The Amateur Radio Station Selecting Equipment The Mobile and Portable Amateur Stations 6. Making Contact Operating a Ham Radio Operating Procedures7. The Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum and Propagation Conditions Radio Frequency Management Amateur Radio Frequencies Ham Band Propagation Conditions8. Amateur Radio and the Cruising Yachtsman Coastal Cruising Using Ham Nets While Cruising Accessing E-Mail Using Ham Radio Weather Information, Amateur Radio, and the Cruising YachtsmanAppendixes A. Publications on Amateur Radio B. International Morse Code C. Phonetic Alphabet D. R-S-T Reporting System E. Q Signals F. Operating in Other Countries G. International Third-Party Traffic H. Volunteer Examiner Coordinators I. Maritime Mobile Nets J. Partial List of Coastal 2-Meter Repeaters K. Partial List of Participating Mail Box Offices (PMBOs) L. Authorized SCS PACTOR Modem Dealers M. Partial List of Equipment and Parts SuppliersGlossaryIndex

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