The Beginner's Handbook of Amateur Radio

 
9780071361873: The Beginner's Handbook of Amateur Radio

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

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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 Laster explains 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.

About the Author:

An electronics engineer and college instructor, Clay Laster, W5ZPV, has been an avid ham radio operator for more that 46 years. He holds the Amateur Extra Class License and the FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License.

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