Ham Radio for Dummies
-- by Ward Silver, N0AX
You can be a lifesaver while you make new friends.
Find out about ham radio and join the fun!
Hams do cool things like talking to folks around the world and helping with communications during emergencies. 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" information
Icons and other navigational aids
Tear-out cheat sheet
Top ten lists
A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
o Understand ham jargon
o Communicate on the air
o Prepare for the license exam
o Set up a radio shack
o Help in an emergency or natural disaster
o Be a ham on the go
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 a contributing editor and columnist for QST, the monthly magazine for ham operators published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL--The national association for AMATEUR RADIO).
380 pages. © 2004, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
(ISBN: 0-7645-5987-7) #9392