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Ham Radio For Dummies

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Quick Overview

Ham Radio For Dummies gives you the information you need in easy to read, simple to assimilate text to help you get started in amateur radio.

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Be a lifesaver! Make new friends! Find out how you can join in the fun with Ham Radio For Dummies!

Let's face it. Amateur radio is just plain cool. What other hobby gives you the power to help co-ordinate emergency communications or send your voice through the air and talk with other like-minded enthusiasts around the world? Ham radio empowers you to do all this and more. Ham Radio for Dummies will show you how.

This book gives you the start you need to set up your amateur radio hobby. The licensing requirements, how to set up a station, it's all there, in easy to read, simple to assimilate text. And if you already have your amateur radio license, Ham Radio For Dummies will help guide you in the next step of getting on the air, with information you can use to sound like a pro!

Discover how to:
  • Understand ham jargon
  • Communicate on the air
  • Prepare for the license exam
  • Set up a radio shack
  • Help in an emergency or natural disaster
  • Be a ham on the go

  • Learn the technical basics of ham the fun and easy way and get the amateur radio book that won't bore. Ham Radios for Dummies is the book every aspiring ham should read.

    Topics Covered By Ham Radio For Dummies

    • Chapter 1 - Getting Acquainted with Ham Radio
    • Chapter 2 - Getting a Handle on Ham Radio Technology
    • Chapter 3 - Finding Other Hams: Your Support Group
    • Chapter 4 - Figuring Out the Licensing System
    • Chapter 5 - Studying for Your License
    • Chapter 6 - Taking the Test
    • Chapter 7 - Obtaining Your License and Call Sign
    • Chapter 8 - Making Contact
    • Chapter 9 - Casual Operating
    • Chapter 10 - Operating with Intent
    • Chapter 11 - Specialties
    • Chapter 12 - Getting on the Air
    • Chapter 13 - Organizing Your Shack
    • Chapter 14 - Housekeeping (Logs and QSLs)
    • Chapter 15 - Hands-On Radio
    • Chapter 16 - Ten Secrets for Beginners
    • Chapter 17 - Ten Secrets of the Masters
    • Chapter 18 - Ten First Station Tips
    • Chapter 19 - Ten Easy Ways to Have Fun on the Radio
    • Chapter 20 - Ten Ways to Give Back to Ham Radio
    • Appendix A - Glossary
    • Appendix B - The Best References
    • Appendix C - Morse Code

    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.

    Product Details

    Softcover: 380 pages
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc (2004)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-0-7645-9582-0
    Product Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches
    Shipping Weight: 1.30 pounds

Additional Information

  1. Good study guide review by Rob0922718 on 7/31/2016

    Good book for anyone who is studying for a Ham Radio Technician license.

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