The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual has all you need to get your first ham license and become an Amateur Radio Operator! It's the official ARRL license manual for the study and preparation of the Level 1 Technician License exam.
Discover a world of fun with Ham Radio! Amateur Radio Service operators develop valuable skills that can be used for public service to provide emergency and disaster communications or to converse with others around the world for fun. Whether it's for emergencies, experimentation or just plain fun, The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual will help you get started in this exciting hobby at every step of the way, from getting you first amateur license to choosing equipment, setting up your very first station and making first contact.
The Ham Radio License Manual makes it easy to get started in Amateur Radio:
- Easy-to-understand “bite-sized” sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question license test.
- Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014.
- Software included featuring the ARRL Exam Review CD-ROM.
- Designed for self-study and for classroom use.
- Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers.
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual includes the ARRL Exam Review CD-ROM. The software randomly generates practice exams with questions from the actual exam question pool, so you won't be taken by surprise on the day of the exam. You can use take the practices exams while you study from the book.
With the Ham Radio License Manual by your side, you can get your license in short order. It's a handy and valuable reference to help you conquer the world of amateur radio!
Note: CD-ROM System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, a color display, 20 MB free hard drive space. The practice exam software is not MAC compatible.
Topics Covered By The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
- Chapter 1 - Welcome to Amateur Radio
- - 1.1 - What is Amateur Radio?
- - 1.2 - The FCC and Licensing
- - 1.3 - Amateur Radio Activities
- - 1.4 - Getting Your Ham Radio License
- Chapter 2 - Radio and Signals Fundamentals
- - 2.1 - Radio Signals and Waves
- - 2.2 - Modulation
- - 2.3 - Radio Equipment Basics
- Chapter 3 - Electricity, Components, and Circuits
- - 3.1 - Electricity
- - 3.2 - Components and Units
- - 3.3 - Types of Radios and Radio Circuits
- Chapter 4 - Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines
- - 4.1 - Propagation
- - 4.2 - Antenna Fundamentals
- - 4.3 - Feed Lines and SWR
- - 4.4 - Practical Antenna Systems
- Chapter 5 - Amateur Radio Equipment
- - 5.1 - Transmitters and Receivers
- - 5.2 - Digital Communications
- - 5.3 - Power Supplies and Batteries
- - 5.4 - RF Interference (RFI)
- - 5.5 - RF Grounding
- Chapter 6 - Communicating With Other Hams
- - 6.1 - Contact Basics
- - 6.2 - Band Plans
- - 6.3 - Making Contacts
- - 6.4 - Using Repeaters
- - 6.5 - Nets
- - 6.6 - Emergency Communications
- - 6.7 - Special Activities, Modes and Techniques
- Chapter 7 - Licensing Regulations
- - 7.1 - Licensing Terms
- - 7.2 - Working with the FCC
- - 7.3 - Bands and Privileges
- - 7.4 - International Rules
- - 7.5 - Call Signs
- Chapter 8 - Operating Regulations
- - 8.1 - Control Operators
- - 8.2 - Identification
- - 8.3 - Interference
- - 8.4 - Third-Party Communications
- - 8.5 - Remote and Automatic Operation
- - 8.6 - Prohibited Transmissions
- Chapter 9 - Safety
- - 9.1 - Electrical Safety
- - 9.2 - RF Exposure
- - 9.3 - Mechanical Safety
- Technician Class Exam Question Pool
- Supplement - Choosing a Ham Radio
Softcover: 336 pages
Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.; Revised Second Edition/Second Printing (November 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.70 pounds