Get up and running as a ham radio operator—or just listen in on the shortwave bands!
Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist shows you, step by step, how to set up and operate your own ham radio station. It’s also perfect for those interested in shortwave listening, without getting a ham radio license. This practical guide covers communications modes, assigned frequency ranges in the United States, details on fixed, mobile, and portable ham stations, antennas, and much more. Ham radio will work even when the Internet and other utilities fail. So get on the air and keep the lines of communication open in any situation!
Inside, you’ll find out all about:
CH 1 How Radio Works
CH 2 Allwave Listening
CH 3 Ham Radio Communications Modes
CH 4 Ham Radio Frequency Bands
CH 5 Fixed Stations
CH 6 Mobile Stations
CH 7 Portable Stations
CH 8 Basic Antenna Systems
CH 9 Operating Your Radio
A Q Signals for Digital Modes
B RST System for Signal Reporting