Two-Way Radios & Scanners For Dummies is your quintessential guide to this versatile and powerful form of communication. If you are you new to radio, this book gives you the information you need to get you started. Discover a fun new hobby that offers a plethora of possibilities. You can talk to folks around your town, find out what's happening in other countries, assist in emergencies, or listen to your favorite driver during the big race. This resourceful guide gives you the facts about the equipment you need, teaches you radio etiquette, shows you how to keep it legal, and offers great ideas for utilizing radios in family activities.
Learn about FRS, GMRS and MURS. Get the low-down on Aviation, Military, and Land Mobile radio services. Find out what they are, how they work, and how to use them.
Already a licensed ham? Know how to use a scanner? Learn about other types of radio, and put them to work for you as well. Trunking radio, which can be somewhat mysterious, is not found in Amateur Radio, but you can find it in this book. It tells you how to listen in with a scanner. The book also lists references to numerous Web sites that post frequency information for local businesses and government agencies.
If you use radios for emergency communications or for training emergency volunteers, Two-Way Radios & Scanners For Dummies will broaden your understanding of the radio services that are available to the emcomm responder. This book makes a great training manual for the use of two way radios by encomm responders. The frequency lists and reference Web sites listed in the book can also be used to prepare a communications plan.
Discover how to:
- Choose and operate different types of radios
- Get a license if you need one
- Use the appropriate radio jargon
- Communicate in emergencies
- Program a scanner
- Tune in signals from public service action to sporting events
- Install radios safely and effectively
If you need a comprehensive manual for two way radios that will give you the basics without technical boredom, Two-Way Radios & Scanners For Dummies is the book for you.
Topics Covered By Two Way Radios and Scanners For Dummies
- Chapter 1 - Introducing Radios and the Wireless World
- Chapter 2 - Discovering the Art and Science of Radio
- Chapter 3 - Making Radio Fit Your Life
- Chapter 4 - A Radio in Your Pocket: FRS/GMRS Radios
- Chapter 5 - Breaker, Breaker: Using Citizens Band
- Chapter 6 - Communicating in Emergencies
- Chapter 7 - Workaday Wireless: Business Radio Services
- Chapter 8 - Ladies and Gentlemen, Ships at Sea: Marine Radio
- Chapter 9 - Citizen Wireless: Amateur Radio
- Chapter 10 - One Adam 12: Scanner Basics
- Chapter 11 - Scanning Public Service and Safety Radio Transmissions
- Chapter 12 - Radio Aloft: Aviation Radio Transmissions
- Chapter 13 - Radios in Uniform: Government Radio Transmissions
- Chapter 14 - Radio in Action: Recreational Radio Transmissions
- Chapter 15 - Surfing the Air World: Shortwave Listening
- Chapter 16 - Building Your Radio Toolbox
- Chapter 17 - A Spark of Electronic Know-How
- Chapter 18 - Installing Radios Right
- Chapter 19 - Getting a Charge Out of Batteries
- Chapter 20 - Putting Your Computer to Work
- Chapter 21 - Troubleshooting Your Radio
- Chapter 22 - Ten Radio Secrets
- Chapter 23 - Ten Emergency Tips
- Chapter 24 - Ten Radio First-Aid Techniques
- Chapter 25 - Ten New Ways to Have Fun with Your Radio
- Appendix - Glossary
About the Author
Ward Silver is an electrical engineer who’s been a licensed ham for 31 years. His ham radio call sign is N0AX. He is author of Ham Radio for Dummies and contributing editor and columnist for QST, the monthly journal of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio.
Softcover: 384 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc (2005)
Product Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.60 pounds