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

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Developed by the United States Power Squadrons, the world's largest private, nonprofit boating organization, Marine Amateur Radio is a complete guide to the use of ham radio for two-way and network communications among boats and between boats and shore stations. Briefly, succinctly, and clearly, this sturdy handbook lays out the advantages of ham radio for boaters. It explains how to get an operator's license, how to select and install a receiver and antenna, and how to use the radio for voice and Morse code ...

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Overview

Developed by the United States Power Squadrons, the world's largest private, nonprofit boating organization, Marine Amateur Radio is a complete guide to the use of ham radio for two-way and network communications among boats and between boats and shore stations. Briefly, succinctly, and clearly, this sturdy handbook lays out the advantages of ham radio for boaters. It explains how to get an operator's license, how to select and install a receiver and antenna, and how to use the radio for voice and Morse code communications with other boats and to shore--including inexpensive telephone patches to home. It also shows readers how to link up with marine voice nets for weather and safety communication.

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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
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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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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