Ham Radio For Dummies by H. Ward Silver
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An ideal first step for learning about ham radio

Beyond operating wirelessly, today's ham radio operators can transmit data and pictures; use the Internet, laser, and microwave transmitters; and travel to places high and low to make contact. This hands-on beginner guide reflects the operational and technical changes to amateur radio over the past decade and provides you with updated licensing requirements and information, changes in digital communication (such as the Internet, social media, and GPS), and how to use e-mail via radio.

Addresses the critical use of ham radio for replacing downed traditional communications during emergencies or natural disastersProvides updates to all documentation of the American Radio Relay LeagueExplains recent changes to picking your own call signPlaces a special emphasis on the major reasons people get into amateur radio: emergency communication, digital communication, and do-it-yourself scienceLooks at online mapping and charting of websites

Whether you're just getting turned on to ham radio or already have your license, Ham Radio for Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you with the terminology, the technology, and the talknology.


About H. Ward Silver

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Ward Silver (St. Charles, MO) has been a ham since 1972 when he earned his Novice license (WNØGQP). His experiences in ham radio led him to a 20-year career as an electrical engineer, designing microprocessor-based products and medical devices. Ward is Lead Editor and an author of several publications with the American Radio Relay League. His popular email newsletter, "The ARRL Contest Update" reaches 25,000 readers twice a month. He is the author of Two-Way Radios and Scanners For Dummies, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself For Dummies.
Published August 14, 2013 by For Dummies. 384 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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