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Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist by Stan Gibilisco

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CHAPTER 8

Ham Operating Basics

If you’re reading this chapter, I assume that you have a ham license, perhaps a new one. If you’ve just joined our “fraternity,” congratulations on getting your license, and welcome to the fray. If you haven’t yet bought or built a radio, doubtless you’ll do it soon, like later today! In this chapter, after a half century as a participant in the Amateur Radio art, I’ll offer a bit of advice concerning how to get the most out of all that new hardware when you get on the air.

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