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Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist by Stan Gibilisco

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Introduction

This book will help electronics enthusiasts learn about two hobbies that escape the attention of most of today’s technophiles: shortwave listening and Amateur (or “ham”) Radio. If you have no experience with shortwave listening and want to explore that hobby without getting a ham radio license, this book offers tips and advice. But ultimately, I’d like to see you join the Amateur Radio fraternity. To that end, the book breaks down into eight chapters and four appendixes.

     Chapter 1 explains what radio waves are and how they travel. You’ll learn how any sort of data can be “imprinted” on radio waves so that information, and not merely electromagnetic fields, can propagate over great distances.

     • In Chap. 2, you’ll learn ...

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