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Ham Radio for Dummies

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  188 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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 d ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 25th 2011 by For Dummies (first published April 12th 2004)
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Bob S.
Feb 01, 2016 Bob S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful book on Amateur Radio. If you are just starting into this hobby, I highly recommend this book.
Patrick
Dec 28, 2014 Patrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New to the dummies series, but this was a great book to help get into this new hobby.
Alexandra Chauran
I read this book after becoming licensed to fill in any gaps left from cramming for all three exams with the ARRL manuals. The well-organized nature of this book alone helped to smooth over some wrinkles in my understanding of some concepts. I intend to read more by this author.
Tom
Dec 28, 2014 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First licensed in 1983, I left the hobby in 1986 and came back in 2014. This book brought me back up to speed and introduced some new modes like PSK31 that didn't even exist in the '80's.
Steven
May 03, 2011 Steven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just awesome for current of wish-to-be "hams". Does a great job at explaining things. Highly reccomended!!!
Drew Kerlee
Mar 30, 2013 Drew Kerlee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
garbage. Too much technicality, not enough friendly. Usually Dummies books are friendly. This one is intimidating.
Susanna
Oct 16, 2011 Susanna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ham requirements have changed, so I perused the book and then gave it back to the friend who loaned it to me.
Guy
Apr 25, 2012 Guy rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, radio
It some good overall descriptions of what's available in Ham Radio but doesn't do much for passing the exams.
Matthew
It was ok but learned more talking with Elmers and internet resources.
Louis
Jun 29, 2007 Louis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Valid for all types of radio comms. Teaching tool for crew.
Petr Rataj
Apr 16, 2014 Petr Rataj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely perfect!
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