The Radio Amateur's Handbook - Book review

Essay by arthurs1212Junior High, 8th gradeB+, April 2007

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Paper1 “Greetings to all you new comers and especially to you former Citizens Band operators who are switching over to ammeter radio in record numbers” (page 1.)2 “Visualize an electric light bulb, to which has been added a small metal plate close to but not touching the filament. A small wire attached to the plate is brought out through the side of the glass” (page 36.)3 “This frequency the LC circuit tunes in or selects depends on there resistant frequency, which in turn depends on the values of L and C [as shown below](page 84.)4 “The quickest and most satisfactory way to familiarize yourself with electronic components and construction techniques is to make a relatively simple piece of equipment with your own hands” (page 115.)5 “A basic requirement for an armature radio license is the ability to send and receive simple words and sentences represented by dots and dashes of the international Morse Code” (page 138.)6

“This only uses two sounds: a very short one called a dot or a dit and a slightly longer one called a dash or a da” (page 139.)7 “Novice Class Licensees may use only Al in slices of four bands: 3700-3750 kilohertz, 7100-7150 kHz, 21.100-21.200 megahertz and 28.100-28.200MHz” (page 153.)8 “A repeater is an armature station intended primarily to provide reliable intra-community, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-base communications on certain of the ham bands, of which 2 meters is the most widely used” (page 162.)9 “ ‘Television! What’s that doing in the book devoted to armature radio?’ […] Slow Scan Television is a growing part of the ham game. It is a means of visual communication that uses conventional armature transmit and receive equipment on the regular voice bands allotted to licensed operators above the Novice grade” (page 224.)10 “So why the appellation shack? The...