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Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist by Stan Gibilisco

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CHAPTER 6

Mobile and Portable Ham Stations

When lay people think of Amateur Radio, they usually imagine diverse desktop “rigs” and big antenna “farms.” When most folks think of mobile stations, they envision radios of the sort found in taxicabs or police vehicles. The notion of portable radio operation brings to mind the “walkie-talkies” used by security personnel or young children. Amateur Radio offers all those hardware options and more, in the form of mobile and portable equipment.

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