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Restoring Old Radio Sets Restoring Old Radio Sets
By Philip Lawson, G4FCL

For many there is nothing more charming than an old broadcast receiver glowing away in a substantial wooden or Bakelite case. However these are now a rarity and it is much more likely that old radio sets will be non-working curios found at car boot sale in a dusty, unloved condition. Restoring Old Radio Set is a book that sets out to provide a step-by-step guide to bringing an old set back to life, getting it working properly, and restoring its looks.

Restoring Old Radio Sets is a practical guide that explains what you need to do, and how to do it when bringing an old radio back to life. You will find inside topics that include cleaning methods for electrical and mechanical parts, making typical electrical repairs and the process for performing live tests. There are sections on fault-finding methods and alignment & calibration of the working set. There are even useful guides to one of the major keys to completing a successful restoration - knowing how to treat the cabinet, be that - wood, Bakelite, or plastic. The tools, materials, and techniques needed for your restoration are all discussed along with the care and maintenance of the finished item. Safety issues are not forgotten and the hazards inherent in such a restoration are discussed and what can be done minimize them, are covered in depth.

Restoring Old Radio Sets provides a fascinating insight into the world of the radio set restoration, usually the preserve of dedicated enthusiasts and specialist restorers. This book is one of the few available on this topic that is aimed at someone with a basic knowledge of electronics but wishes restore an old set. The author Philip Lawson, G4FCL gives you the benefit of his knowledge, skills, and experience to help you undertake the job within a safe environment. Armed with this book, the reader should be able to tackle an old set, get it working safely and finish-up with a really attractive piece of domestic furniture.

Size 174x240mm, 80 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9322 8

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Virtual Radar Explained Virtual Radar Explained
By Mike Richards, G4WNC

Virtual Radar Explained covers the world of aeronautical Virtual Radar which is the common name given to the reception and plotting of ADS-B transmissions from aircraft. The use of ADS-B by commercial air traffic has revolutionised the amount of information available to aviation enthusiasts and this unique book covers the subject from just about every angle.

With the majority of commercial flights broadcasting their position twice a second, ADS-B receive systems can produce a virtual radar display on your home PC. From the early days of the wartime pioneers through to the very latest multilateration systems - it's all in the book. ADS-B and Mode-S signals get special attention with a detailed look at their message and transmission systems.

Virtual Radar Explained provides full details and how to get the most from the of all the mainstream hardware and software offerings including: AirNav Radarbox, Kinetic SBS-1, Planegadget and Planeplotter. There is also coverage of how to install effective antennas and feeders for Virtual Radar systems. For home-brew fans, there is information on the "build your own" options that are available via the internet, along with an explanation of some of the technicalities of ADS-B reception.

This very comprehensive book covers just about every angle of Virtual Radar from historical development through to home-brew. Virtual Radar Explained will be of great interest to the all aviation enthusiasts and existing users of Virtual Radar alike.

ISBN: 9781-9050-8660-3 Size 174x240mm 64 pages



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Log Book - Receiving Log Book - Receiving

This spiral-bound log book enables you to keep a complete record of all stations heard - invaluable for keeping accurate information for award chasing!


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