Portable Wire Antennas

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Clear Springs Press, LLC #ad - All the information required to assemble antennas and antenna kits that can be deployed in multiple configurations is provided. Special attention is given to wire antennas deployed at low heights above ground, a situation confronted by operators on the move. This book is about selecting and constructing portable HF wire antennas that will provide maximum performance with low power, light weight and low bulk.

Nvis propagation enables communications in the 50-500 mile range regardless of terrain and independent of repeaters. With one to three low suspension points 8-20 ft. One can deploy wire antennas that cover the 160-30 meter bands those capable of NVIS propagation with performance optimized for NVIS communication.

Portable Wire Antennas #ad - It also covers long wire, terminated v beam and inverted half rhombic beam antennas optimized for 20-10 meters while being broad band no tuner required, two suspension point rhombics, low noise and gain equal to or greater than a high dipole. With two medium to high suspension points 15-80 ft. Third edition – september, 2018the third edition contains many edits, better organization and about 20% more content than the previous edition.

This is not a book on antenna theory. This book is written with the intention of enabling a new comer to amateur radio to understand the concepts and practical considerations of this subject without getting lost in mathematics and complex theory. Portable, reliable HF communication is required for emergency management, expedition communications and recreational uses.

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Hand-carried QRP antennas: Simple antennas and accessories to operate from almost anywhere

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Peter Parker VK3YE #ad - Whether through choice or circumstance, more radio amateurs than ever before are enjoying portable operating. Hand-carried qRP antennas takes the mystery out of portable antennas. It’s the author’s second book, following on from the top-selling Minimum QRP, released in 2015. And, it’s easy to overpay for something that’s too heavy and too lossy for successful QRP.

Beginners and those returning to radio after a break should especially find this section handy. Many ideas for cheap but good materials suitable for portable antennas are given. Suitable equipment is widely available but what about antennas? Manufactured antennas exist but only some suit lightweight portable activity.

Hand-carried QRP antennas: Simple antennas and accessories to operate from almost anywhere #ad - After inviting you to assess your needs, it discusses the pros and cons of popular types. Finally there’s construction details on a variety of simple but practical antennas and accessories suitable for portable operating. All have been built and tested by the author over almost 30 years of successful QRP activity.

Hand-carried qRP antennas is an ebook readable on most devices. Its style is brisk and practical with almost no maths.

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Minimum QRP: Doing more with under five watt amateur radio

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Peter Parker #ad - Antennas are next. Some suggestions, based on the author's extensive experience of restricted space and portable QRP, are given here. After touring various facets of QRP, Minimum QRP gives some forthright but often forgotten advice on equipment. While pitched at the qrper, those with 100 watts and simple antennas will also find much of interest.

Indeed qrp can sometimes add to its enjoyment due to simple to construct and lightweight equipment. You'll find information on such QRP sub-interests, such as weak signal modes, VHF and pedestrian mobile in this book. Reasons for this can come down to choice of band, understanding local activity and operating technique.

Minimum QRP: Doing more with under five watt amateur radio #ad - The right choice depends on location, style of operating and activity patterns in your area. Whether you're after dx or a local ragchew, Minimum QRP gives some crafty tips on working the most with the least. Apply its tested strategies today for more success on the bands, awards, DX, whether you're into portable operating, contests or more.

With over 200 pages and numerous illustrations it represents excellent value. Is the commercial, kit or homebrew transceiver you're considering sufficient to give spontaneous contacts almost any time you switch on? This book guides you through the choices out there, with an emphasis on affordable and effective.

It's for a broad audience, including newcomers, the more experienced and those returning to amateur radio. If you get bored with one facet there's always another.

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ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio #ad - Projects and advice for limited-space stationsamateur radio operators love antennas – the bigger the better -- but if you don’t have acres of property to erect the antenna of your dreams, does it mean you’re effectively off the air? Not at all! This fascinating hobby is still yours to enjoy. In small antennas for small spaces you’ll find ideas and projects that will get you on the air regardless of where you live!Includes:Tips to Get You Started the Right WayOptimizing your limited-space station is about more than just building an antenna.

With the right antenna design you'll be on the air today!Fully updated, condominiums, the second edition of ARRL’s Small Antennas for Small Spaces is a valuable resource for radio amateurs who live in apartments, or houses on small lots. Filled with practical advice, this book guides you to finding the right antenna design to fit whatever space you have available.

ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces #ad - Learn important tips about feed lines, RF amplifiers, SWR, operating modes and RF safety. Indoor antennas you can install this WeekendDesign ideas and projects for VHF and HF antennas you can use inside your home. New! outdoor hf antennas system projects6 new projects, including a “privacy fence” stealth antenna, self-supporting inverted V dipole and the extended double Zepp dipole.

Outdoor antennas for VHF and BeyondCompact omnidirectional and directional antennas you can install anywhere. Creative solutionsa collection of limited-space antenna ideas from well-known amateurs, including the innovative Folded Skeleton Sleeve 40 and 20 Meter Dipole Antenna.

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Portable Operating for Amateur Radio

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® #ad - There’s something for everyone, no matter your license class or interests. Whether you want to activate from a picnic table at a nearby park, or a remote summit after a backcountry hike, Portable Operating for Amateur Radio offers a wealth of practical information to help make your portable Amateur Radio operations successful.

A new generation of compact, full-featured, portable radios combines with modern battery technology to make it easier than ever to set up your station and enjoy Amateur Radio in the great outdoors. Everything you need to get on the air in the great outdoors!Amateur Radio stations traditionally have been associated with a table full of gear in a home station.

Portable Operating for Amateur Radio #ad - . In recent years, that has changed with the increasing popularity of operating portable, away from home. Portable operators use hf and vhf bands, as well as SSB, CW, FM, and digital modes. Added to the increase in organized outdoor operating activities, and programs, clubs, and it’s no wonder that ham radio operators are inspired to venture into portable operations.

Anyone can give portable operating a try.

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HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® #ad - 20 innovative antenna projects!arrl’s hf dipole antennas for amateur Radio is a collection of 20 HF dipole antenna designs published in QST, ARRL’s membership journal, between 2000 and 2017. Richter, wbØusa, features a thorough discussion about how these popular multiband antennas function. It includes innovative antenna projects for single- and multiband antennas, as well as antennas for portable applications.

Portable antennasan easy-to-make three-band dipole for arrl field daya field-portable multi-band rotatable dipole antennaa small, portable dipole for field usea portable twin-lead 20-meter dipolethe njqrp squirtmultiband antennasa shortened 60 meter dipole that also covers 15 metersa compact multiband dipolea folded skeleton Sleeve Dipole for 40 and 20 MetersA Fan Dipole for 80 through 6 MetersA No Compromise Off-Center Fed Dipole for Four BandsSix Band Loaded Dipole AntennaThe Classic Multiband DipoleA Dipole Curtain for 15 and 10 MetersK8SYL’s 75 and 10-Meter DipoleThe N4GG ArraySingle-Band AntennasA Lightweight Rotary Dipole for 40 MetersThe WØIH Tunable 80 Meter DipoleA Coaxial Cable Vertical Dipole AntennaA Wideband Dipole for 75 and 80 MetersThe K4VX Linear-Loaded Dipole for 7 MHzBonus Section! Off-Center-Fed Dipoles — Theory and PracticeSpecial bonus section by Jackson R.

HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio #ad - Includes several antenna projects you can build yourself! .

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99 things you can do with Amateur Radio

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#ad - Included is an overview, description and advice on obtaining further information. The writing is clear and many pictures are provided. It’s the author’s fourth, following on from the top-selling Minimum QRP, Hand-carried QRP Antennas and Getting back into Amateur Radio titles. Be amazed with what you can do even with an entry-level licence and simple equipment.

Try some of the facets suggested. Amateur radio has an almost endless number of facets. What is out there now and how do you start? Both questions are answered in 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio, a new book by Peter Parker VK3YE. It tells you things your class instructor probably didn’t have time to cover.

99 things you can do with Amateur Radio #ad - If you’ve been licensed for a while 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio makes a good refresher on new modes and challenges now available. It doesn’t have to be read from start to finish. 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio is an ideal primer for the beginner. This makes it ideal to read while in the shack or on your portable device when you’ve got a few minutes to kill.

Instead you can start at any page. 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio is an ebook readable on most devices. Newcomers to radio aren’t the only ones to benefit.

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Get on the Air with HF Digital

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® #ad - The text includes instructions for configuring software programs for popular modes such as PSK31, RTTY, FT8 and JT65. It’s a fun and easy way for beginners to get on the air! Written in an easy to understand style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station. You’ll also learn about other digital communication modes such as MFSK, Olivia, PACTOR, and WSPR.

The beginner’s guide to ft8, psk31, wspr, and more!The popularity of HF digital communications among Amateur Radio operators continues to grow rapidly. A few watts of rf power are all it takes to work the world – digitally!Fully updated, the second edition of Get on the Air with HF Digital is a step-by-step guide that’ll get you started in the fascinating world of HF digital technology.

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Software Defined Radio: for Amateur Radio Operators and Shortwave Listeners

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Andrew Barron #ad - It also covers future trends including the development of Direct Fourier Conversion. It is written in an easy to read conversational style. There is a big section with tips for powersdr users and sections about other commonly used SDR software, plus a comparison of the basic specifications of 65 different SDR receivers and transceivers.

The book is not a textbook or a reference book. I find that simple diagrams can often make things easier to understand so I have included some helpful drawings and photographs. I explain the basics without getting too technical. This book is intended for Amateur Radio Operators, Shortwave Listeners, and anyone interested in radio as a hobby.

Software Defined Radio: for Amateur Radio Operators and Shortwave Listeners #ad - The book contains sections on: •what to look for when buying an sdr•what is different about sdr?•what computer skills do you need?•what is digital? – a brief recap on digital theory•definitions of software defined radio•generations and types of sdr•are sdrs better?•future trends•common questions about sdr •sdr software on the pc•audio connections for digital modes•sdr for shortwave listening, DSP, microwave, digital modes, FFT magic, Quadrature sampling, and GNU radio software•I and Q signals, EME, Genesis radios, interference monitoring, RTL dongle, SDR#, FUNcube dongle, USB connected receivers, Direct Digital Synthesis, KISS Konsole, The FPGA or microcomputer, USRP, and satellite operation•SoftRock, HackRF and Blade RF•SDRs with knobs•On-board or external DSP?•FlexRadio Systems transceivers and SmartSDR•Apache Labs ANAN transceivers and PowerSDR•cuSDR, Server / Client architecture, Direct Fourier Conversion•The ADC, Noctar, contesting, CW, Panadapter and waterfall displays•Radio performance testing•Catalog of Software Defined radios – a comparison of 65 SDR receivers and transceivers•Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms•List of drawings and images .

It includes sections on how different types of software defined radios work, the advantages of using them, and how they are tested. There are no pages of software code or complex mathematics.

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Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio #ad - Build your ham radio station with effective grounding and bonding techniques:AC safety: protects against shock hazards from ac-powered equipment by providing a safe path for current when a fault in wiring or insulation occurs. Lightning protection: keeps all equipment at the same voltage during transients from lighting and dissipate the lightning’s charge in the Earth, routing it away from equipment.

Rf management: prevents unwanted RF currents and voltages from disrupting the normal functions of equipment also known as RF interference or RFI. Grounding and bonding for the radio amateur shows you how to make sure your station follows current standards for lightning protection and communication systems, not to mention the National Electrical Code.

Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur #ad - You’ll learn effective grounding and bonding techniques for home stations, including condos and apartments, portable and temporary stations, as well as towers and outside antennas. Proper station Grounding is Important! .

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The Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-7300

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Andrew Barron #ad - The Radio Today guide to the Icom IC-7300 #ad - With this radio, icom provides the advantages of SDR technology in a format that is familiar for users of their earlier transceivers. This book includes useful tips and tricks for the configuration and operation of the fabulous Icom IC-7300 transceiver. Rather than duplicate the manuals which describe each button, function, and control, I have used a more functional approach.

This is a “how to do it” book with easy to follow step by step instructions. Most importantly the ic-7300 has many features that were previously only available on much more expensive radios. The ic-7300 has created something of a revolution in the amateur radio world.

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