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The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

ARRL Inc.

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All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!


Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, participating in local contests and building experiments. The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual will guide you as you get started in the hobby as you select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact.

Easy-to-understand bite-sized sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question Technician Class license test.
Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018.
NEW! Use with ARRL s online Exam Review for Ham Radio.
Designed for self-study and for classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers.

Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You'll cover small sections at a time:

Welcome to Amateur Radio
Radio and Signals Fundamentals
Electricity, Components, and Circuits
Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines
Amateur Radio Equipment
Communicating With Other Hams
Licensing Regulations
Operating Regulations
Safety

At the end of the book, you'll find the entire Technician Question Pool.

NEW FEATURE: Online Review and Practice Exams. As you complete each chapter of this book, use ARRL's online Exam Review for Ham Radio to help prepare you for exam day. This web-based service uses the question pool to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Once you've finished this book, use the online service to take practice exams with the same number and variety of questions that you'll encounter on exam day. You won't have any surprises on exam day!

The ARRL Antenna Book for Radio Communications Softcover

ARRL Inc.

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You Can Build It!


The ARRL Antenna Book for Radio Communications has everything you need to design your own complete antenna system. Since 1939, it has maintained its place at the forefront of Amateur Radio technology a single resource covering antenna theory, design and construction, and practical treatments and projects. In this edition, The ARRL Antenna Book describes hundreds of antenna designs: wire, vertical, portable and mobile, and new high-performance VHF/UHF Yagi designs.


Radio amateurs continue to make contributions to the state of the art in antenna design and construction. The available tools have grown in sophistication by leaps and bounds over the past years. Antenna modeling with the low-cost or free programs available to amateurs has completely changed antenna design and development. A large set of antenna models designed for use with EZNEC 6.0 demo software is included.


Updated to reflect the latest advances and technologies, this 23rd edition is full of antenna designs pioneered by dozens of radio amateurs:


New Projects: Multiband HF antennas from 160 through 10 meters, A simple omnidirectional satellite antenna system, More popular Moxon antenna projects on CD-ROM, Stealthy and portable antenna designs for home and away.


New Information: How short vertical antennas affect the performance of antenna systems, New section on grounding and bonding, both key to effective station design and protection, Updated Propagation chapter now includes a discussion of MF and LF propagation, Expanded content on CD-ROM, including references and classic articles on antennas.


CD-ROM Inside: Includes all of the fully searchable text and illustrations in the printed book, plus utility programs and supplemental content from expert contributors.


System Requirements: A fully searchable PDF version of this book is included for Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows® XP, as well as Macintosh® systems, using Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® software. PDF files are Linux readable. Utility programs are Windows® compatible, only. Some utilities have additional OS limitations and may not be compatible with 64-bit processors.

The ARRL Extra Class License Manual Spiral 11th Edition

Arrl Inc

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All You Need To Pass Your Extra Class Exam!


Pass the 50-question Extra Class test


All the Exam Questions with Answer Key, for use beginning July 1, 2016


NEW! Use with ARRL s online Exam Review for Ham Radio.


NEW! Convenient Spiral Bound Edition lies flat.

Detailed explanations for all questions, including FCC rules
The ARRL Extra Class License Manual is your ticket to every privilege granted to Amateur Radio Operators. Our expert instruction will lead you through all of the knowledge you need to pass the exam: rules, specific operating skills and more advanced electronics theory. As an Extra Class licensee, you will have full privileges on all frequencies authorized by the FCC for Amateur Radio. To upgrade to Extra Class you must already hold a General Class license (or have recently passed all of the exams required for a General Class license). Upgrading to an Extra license only requires passing a written examination.

The ARRL General Class License Manual Spiral Bound

ARRL Inc.

Best price for this book: $ 29.41

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All You Need To Pass Your General Class Exam!


Pass the 35-question General Class test.


All the Exam Questions with Answer Key, for use through June 30, 2019.


NEW! Convenient Spiral Bound Edition lies flat.


NEW! Use with ARRL s online Exam Review for Ham Radio.


Detailed explanations for all questions, including FCC rules.
The General Class license is the second of three US Amateur Radio licenses. To upgrade to General Class, you must already hold a Technician Class license (or have recently passed the Technician license exam). Upgrading to a General license--which conveys extensive HF privileges only requires passing a written examination. Once you do, the entire range of operating modes and the majority of the amateur spectrum below 30 MHz become available to you.


Use this book to study for your General Class license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You'll cover small sections at a time:


Procedures and Practices


Rules and Regulations


Components and Circuits


Radio Signals and Equipment


Digital Modes


Antennas


Propagation


Electrical and RF Safety

ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces

ARRL Inc.

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Antenna Designs to Fit your Space!


Amateur Radio operators love antennas the bigger the better -- but if you don t have acres of property to erect the antenna of your dreams, does it mean you re effectively off the air? Not at all! This fascinating hobby is still yours to enjoy. With the right antenna design you'll be on the air today!


Fully updated, the second edition of ARRL s Small Antennas for Small Spaces is a valuable resource for radio amateurs who live in apartments, condominiums, or houses on small lots. Filled with practical advice, this book guides you to finding the right antenna design to fit whatever space you have available. In Small Antennas for Small Spaces you ll find ideas and projects that will get you on the air regardless of where you live!

ARRL's Wire Antenna Classics

ARRL Inc.

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-- A collection of the best articles from ARRL publications
So many wire antenna designs have proven to be first class performers! Here is an entire book devoted to wire antennas, from the simple to the complex. Includes articles on dipoles, loops, rhombics, wire beams and receive antennas and some time-proven classics! An ideal book for Field Day planners or the next wire antenna project at your home station.

Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur

ARRL Inc

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Proper Station Grounding is Important!

Build your ham radio station with effective grounding and bonding techniques:

AC safety: protects against shock hazards from ac-powered equipment by providing a safe path for current when a fault in wiring or insulation occurs.

Lightning protection: keeps all equipment at the same voltage during transients from lighting and dissipate the lightning s charge in the Earth, routing it away from equipment.

RF management: prevents unwanted RF currents and voltages from disrupting the normal functions of equipment (also known as RF interference or RFI).

Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur shows you how to make sure your station follows current standards for lightning protection and communication systems, not to mention the National Electrical Code. You ll learn effective grounding and bonding techniques for home stations, including condos and apartments, portable and temporary stations, as well as towers and outside antennas.

The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs

ARRL Inc

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Everything for the Active Ham Radio Operator


The ARRL Operating Manual is the most comprehensive guide to Amateur Radio operating everything you need to get involved, get active, and get on the air. Each topic has been written and updated by experienced hams. They are happy to share what they have learned so that you can get involved too.



Basic Station and Operating Techniques

  • Assembling a Station
  • Basic Operating Procedures
  • HF Digital Communications
  • VHF/UHF FM, Repeaters, Digital Voice and Data
  • VHF/UHF Beyond FM and Repeaters
  • Amateur Satellites
  • Image Communications
  • Portable and Mobile Operation


    Radio Clubs and Public Service

  • Group Activities for the Radio Amateur
  • Preparing the Next Generation
  • ARRL Field Day
  • Public Service Operating


    On-Air Activities and Radiosport

  • Awards Measuring Operating Achievements
  • DXing Contacting Those Faraway Places BR>
  • Confirming the Contact QSLing
  • Contesting Competitive Wireless


    Resources for the Active Ham

  • A collection of useful information to support on-air operating activities
  • The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2017 - Softcover

    ARRL Inc

    Best price for this book: $ 49.95

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    The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is the standard for applied theory and practical information concerning the fundamentals of radio electronics, circuit design and equipment, radio signal transmission and propagation, antennas, construction practices, and much more. Each chapter is filled with the most up-to-date knowledge representative of the wide and ever-expanding range of interests among radio amateurs. There are practical, hands-on projects for all skill levels, from simple accessories and small power supplies, to legal-limit amplifiers and high-gain antennas.


    This 94th edition of The ARRL Handbook is a cornerstone of radio experimentation, discovery, and achievement. First introduced in 1926 as The Radio Amateur's Handbook, today s Handbook is a comprehensive technical reference used by radio amateurs, experimenters, students, and practicing engineers.


    Always Updated! New projects and information in this edition include...


    A Revised Approach to Measuring Crystal Parameters, A High-Performance IF and Dual-band Preamp Project, Decoding Fox-1 Satellite Telemetry, An RTL-SDR Receiver Project, Updated Predictions for Solar Cycle 24 and Beyond, Updated Details on the Placement of Filter Stubs, A 30, 17, and 12 Meter Antenna Project, A Raspberry Pi Network Server/Client for Antenna Rotators


    CD-ROM Inside
    Includes all of the fully searchable text and illustrations in the printed book, as well as expanded supplemental content, software, PC board templates, and other support files.


    System Requirements: Windows7, 8, or 10; Windows Vista or Windows XP, as well as Macintosh systems, using Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

    ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In (Volume Book 1)

    ARRL Inc.

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    Practical advice about antennas, transmission lines, and more!

    For more than a decade, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, has been offering ideas and advice to radio amateurs in QST magazine’s “The Doctor is In” column. Each month he educates, dispenses cures for troublesome problems, and indulges in more than a little technical mythbusting.

    In Volume 1 of this series, we’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions, as well as Joel’s detailed answers, on the topic of antenna systems. Many answers include comprehensive illustrations. You’ll find helpful information about...

  • VHF/UHF Antennas
  • HF Wire Antennas
  • HF Vertical Antennas
  • HF Yagi Antennas
  • Transmission Lines

    If you’re puzzling over how to improve your station antennas, or solve a problem with your antenna system, chances are someone else has shared the same questions with – and received helpful answers from – The Doctor. Having ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In at hand is the next best thing to a visit from W1ZR himself!