Ham Radio for Dummies (Paperback)
|Author: Ward Silver|
|You can be a lifesaver while you make new friends|
Find out about ham radio, prepare for your license, and join the fun!
Hams do cool things like talking to folks around the world and helping with communications during emergencies. If hamming it up sounds like fun, here''s the scoop, including licensing requirements and how to set up a station. And if you''re already licensed, this book will help you start sounding (and feeling) like a pro!
The Dummies WayExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and fun
Discover how to: Understand ham jargonCommunicate on the airPrepare for the license examSet up a radio shackHelp in an emergency or natural disasterBe a ham on the go
From the Publisher:
It's time we cleared the air about ham radio. If you think of it as staticky transmissions sent by people in the middle of nowhere, think again. Today's ham radio goes beyond wireless to extreme wireless, Operators transmit data and pictures, use the Internet, laser, and microwave transmitters, and travel to places high and low to make contact. In an emergency or natural disaster, ham radio can replace downed traditional communication and save lives. Whether you're just getting turned on to ham radio or already have your license, Ham Radio for Dummies helps you with the terminology, the technology and the talknology. You discover how to:||
|Written by Ward Silver, an electrical engineer, Certified Amateur Radio License Examiner, and columnist for QST, a monthly magazine for ham operators, Ham Radio for Dummies gives you the info you need to delve into the science or dive into the conversation. It explains how you can:||
|Complete with a glossary and ten pages of additional suggested resources, Ham Radio for Dummies encourages you to touch that dial and take that mike.|
|CUL. (That's Morse Code for "see you later.")