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RSGB Yearbook 2019RSGB Yearbook 2019  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

There are more UK and Northern Ireland callsigns on issue than ever and they are all included in the RSGB Yearbook 2019. With thousands of changes and updates included this book contains the very latest details available of around 88,000 callsigns in its massive 528 pages.

The RSGB Yearbook 2019 is also the most comprehensive guide to amateur radio in the UK and worldwide available. Starting with the latest information about the RSGB, its committees and services you will find also find local information about our regional representation, affiliated clubs, contest groups and repeater groups. There is a huge section on operating which covers from operating abroad, through Special Contest calls, RSGB Trophies, RSGB Awards to HF propagation forecasts for 2019. It doesn't stop here either there are the very latest Band Plans, comprehensive information about repeaters, beacons and much more. Broken into 50 sections there is a massive amount of the latest material from across the amateur radio world incorporated into the over 170 pages of the information section.

Providing much more than a simple list of callsigns the RSGB Yearbook 2019 is an essential purchase for every radio amateur shack. Simply put the RSGB Yearbook 2019 puts at your fingertips the best source of amateur radio information available.

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210x297mm 528 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9357 0
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Callseeker Plus 2019Callseeker Plus 2019  New

As many will know the Callseeker Plus 2018 is the electronic version of the RSGB Yearbook 2018 and much, much more.

As always Callseeker Plus 2018 provides the latest UK and Republic of Ireland callsign data but as a bonus you also get call information from 9A, DL, EA, ES, F, HA, HB9, I, LX, LY, OE, OH, ON, OZ, SM, SP, SV and Z3 as well. All this takes up no computer hard disc space as it runs straight from the CD or memory stick, it is really easy to use and. You can search by callsign, name or location and navigating through the search results is quick and easy. You can print the results in a variety of formats including straight to an address label. Callseeker Plus 2018 is the ideal way to search for European QSLs

Callseeker Plus 2018 also boasts a host of "extras" from across Europe, including the RSGB Yearbook 2018 reference information pages in an easily searchable PDF format providing the very latest amateur radio reference information from the UK and around the World.

Two formats - one price
The Callseeker Plus 2018 is available as either a traditional CD ROM or an USB Memory Stick version. The CD is in the full jewel case whilst the memory stick is encased an Eco bamboo shell. Both are highly portable and easy to use and provide a great alternative to the traditional RSGB Yearbook.

Callseeker Plus 2018 cheaper than a RSGB Yearbook 2018 and with more callsigns -what a bargain!

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Callseeker Plus 2019 - Memory Stick VersionCallseeker Plus 2019 - Memory Stick Version  New

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RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2019RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2019  New
The RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2019 simply provides more than any other regular logbook.

For many there is nothing better than looking at a well maintained log book to bring back memories of challenging QSOs and memories of old friends. The impersonal face of a computer log is replaced by the tactile and easy to follow log book. If you are looking for an attractive way to record your log year by year the RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2019 provides an ideal solution.

This best-selling annual logbook contains a wealth of extra material just where you want it, when you want it, right at your fingertips in your shack. Not only is there a generous log section with plenty of space for you to record a whole year activity but much more. The RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2019 contains the latest UK Band plans, RSGB Contest Calendar, DXCC prefix list and RSGB QSL Bureau information. The information doesn't stop there either, a locator map (and an explanation of how locators work), repeater information, diary section, notes pages, handy lists of operating abbreviations & codes - pretty much everything you want to know when operating is include. If you want to keep your log for years to come and make it easy to look over then the RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2019 provides an attractive logbook that will grace any shelf for years to come.

The RSGB Deluxe Log Book & Diary 2019 includes:
· Current UK band plans
· European locator map
· Prefix guide
· Repeater listings
· QSL bureau information
· RSGB Contest Calendar
· Generous Log section
· 2019 Diary
· Handy lists of abbreviations & codes

This logbook isn't just somewhere to note your QSLs but much more and don't forget - much more than a standard logbook - yet it the same price

Size 210x255mm, 80 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9360 0

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OPERATION LENA AND HITLER'S PLOTS TO BLOW UP BRITAINOPERATION LENA AND HITLER'S PLOTS TO BLOW UP BRITAIN  New
By By Bernard O'Connor

'The couple were found to be carrying forged identity and ration cards, a wireless transmitter and receiver set, a torch with 'Made in Bohemia' on it, a revolver, ammunition, a coding device, graph paper, about £400 and a half eaten German sausage. Given the evidence they were arrested and escorted to London for interrogation'

Many are familiar with the stories of SOE and the activities of agents working across Europe for the Allied cause during WWII but far fewer are aware of the extent of the German activities. This hardback book sets out to describe these activities with the sometimes comical outcomes and the Allied counter espionage activities.

Even before the outbreak of war, the Nazis provided the IRA with assistance for their plan to sabotage the British mainland. Prior to their planned invasion in the summer of 1940, the Nazis were also keen to recruit members of the Welsh and Scottish Nationalist Parties to engage in sabotaging British targets and, over the course of the war, infiltrated dozens of trained agents from countries including Norway, Denmark, Holland, France and Cuba.

The aim was to blow up military, industrial, transport and telecommunication targets, to lower morale among the civilian population and disrupt the war effort. What happened to the myriad plots to blow up Britain? We know that intelligence obtained from decrypted enemy messages via Bletchley Park and double agents like ZIGZAG, SUMMER and TATE alerted MI5 to some of these spies' arrivals, but what about the others? How successful were MI5's efforts to fake acts of sabotage and arrange media coverage to fool the enemy into thinking their agents were still at large and on task? This book tells the complete story of the successes and failures of the Nazi terror offensive on mainland Britain during 1938-1944.

Size 156x234mm, 320 pages, Hardback, ISBN 9781 4456 6963 2

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ARRL Portable Operating for Amateur Radio ARRL Portable Operating for Amateur Radio  New
By Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS

For many amateur radio stations are traditionally home based and associated with a table full of gear. However in recent years many have taken on the challenge of operating portable, away from home. 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. This book sets out to show what is possible and the fun to be had when operating portable.

With the increase in organised outdoor operating activities by clubs and award programmes such as SOTA, it's no wonder that more radio amateurs have been inspired to venture into portable operations. Anyone can give portable operating a try and this book shows that portable operators use HF and VHF bands, as well as SSB, FM, CW, and digital modes. There are chapters dedicated to organising your equipment, radios you can use, power sources, portable antennas, the on air activities and even a handy online resource listing.

This book provides something for everyone, if you want to activate from a picnic table at a nearby park, or a remote summit, Portable Operating for Amateur Radio offers a wealth of practical information to help make your portable amateur radio operations successful.

Size 208x265mm, 176 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5080 2

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Get on the Air with HF Digital (2nd Edition)Get on the Air with HF Digital (2nd Edition)  New
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

Now including popular modes FT8 and WSPR!

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! Written in an easy to understand style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station.

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. Starting with the basics of build your own an HF digital station there is advice on the essentials: the radio, the computer and the device that ties them together. The book then moves on to discuss PSK31 for worldwide working with low power and minimal antennas and RTTY which for many is still the champ when it comes to contesting and DX hunting. The "WSJT Modes:" are explored in particular the newer and increasingly popular FT8 and JT65. MFSK and Olivia modes are not forgotten as these will still have you chatting when all others have given up. PACTOR and WSPR are also discussed in detail. Get on the Air with HF Digital provides instructions for configuring all these modes and how to get the best out of them.

Get on the Air with HF Digital provides readers with a practical advice on this fun and easy way to get on the air. If you want to start operating HF digital modes this is a great place to start.

Size: 184x227mm, 144 pages ISBN 9781 6259 5083 3

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A Mind at PlayA Mind at Play  New
By Jimmy Sonni & Rob Goodman

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An acclaimed biography of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon, the unsung architect of the information age

This is the extraordinary story of the little-known man who influenced every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. He wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called 'the Magna Carta of the Information Age.' His discoveries would lead contemporaries to compare him to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. His work anticipated by decades the world we live in today and gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to create the digital technology we rely on.

Claude Shannon's career stretched from the era of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of Apple. His life shows us the beginnings of modern technology: in the 'idea factory' of Bell Labs, in the 'scientists' war' with Nazi Germany, and in the work of Shannon's collaborators and rivals, including Alan Turing. He also constructed customized unicycles, a flame throwing trumpet, outfoxed Vegas casinos and even built juggling robots. With access to Shannon's family and friends, A Mind at Play brings this singular innovator and creative genius to life.

Size: 156x233mm, 384 pages ISBN 9781 4456 8277 8

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Amsats and HamsatsAmsats and Hamsats  New
Amateur Radio and other Small Satellites
by Andrew Barron, ZL3DW

This book is simply the most comprehensive guide available on how you communicate through amateur radio satellites and how to receive signals from other small satellites and ‘weather’ satellites. Written by best-selling amateur radio author Andrew Barron, ZL3DW this is the answer to everything you wanted to know about this exciting world of satellites.

Amsats and Hamsats begins by answering questions like, ‘how do satellites stay in orbit’ and ‘why are they so expensive to launch?’ before moving onto sections about the history of amateur radio satellites, the mathematics governing orbits, different types of satellite and their orbits. It covers the equipment you need, to track and use the amateur satellites and some of the satellite tracking software that is available. There are detailed sections covering feeders, masthead preamplifiers, antenna systems and automated rotator control. There are the details of FUN cube Satellites, Weather Satellites and even the International Space Station. If you want to know the art of the possible and what satellites are available, where they are, new ones that are planned and even the bands you can operate, Amsats and Hamsats has the answer. There is much more included and this book provides the ultimate guide to operating satellites.

Amsats and Hamsats, provides within its impressive 368 pages a great value guide to this stimulating and challenging area of amateur radio activity. If you want to get started or are already an experienced operator you will find something of value in these pages.

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60 Antennas60 Antennas  New
you will want to build!
Edited by Giles Read, G1MFG

Whatever the type of antenna, there is always a genuine sense of achievement when you build one yourself and it provides great results. This book sets out to provide a huge array of designs that the home constructor can attempt and more importantly will want to build.

Unlike many other antenna books this book starts with the premise that it will provide all the information needed to construct the antenna so it is at your fingertips when you start. Broken into sections 60 Antennas provides designs from the simple to the complex but still achievable for the home constructor. 60 Antennas starts with a section on Vertical Antennas which includes antennas from 2-160m and even 630m. Readers will find here mobile 'screwdriver' and Slim Jim antennas and compact verticals for a wide range of situations. The book moves onto Horizontal Antennas that also cover the amateur radio spectrum with dipoles, multi-bands and more. Directional antennas are covered with a variety of beams and quads. The section on Loop Antennas includes an indoor variant and details of how to make these as efficient as possible. For those with restrictions of what antennas they can use Stealthy Antennas provides a variety of invisible or nearly invisible options amongst the designs included. VHF and up isn't forgotten with a selection of antennas for microwaves, 2m, 70cm that includes horn, beams and log periodic varieties. are a host of is much

There is not enough space here to list all the antennas or their variations are included in 60 Antennas. Selected from around the amateur radio World and from some of the great names of antenna design there is much here that will inspire 'You to want build!' your next antenna.

ISBN: 9781 9101 9355 6
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ARRL Receiving Antennas for the Radio AmateurARRL Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur  New
Transmitting and receiving antennas have different jobs to do
By Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ

Although the fundamental characteristics of antennas apply to both transmission and reception, the requirements and priorities of receiving antennas can be vastly different from those of transmitting antennas. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur focuses entirely on active and passive receiving antennas and their associated circuits. There are relatively few cases where a radio amateur cannot benefit from a separate, well-designed receiving antenna or antenna system. On the low bands, including our new allocations at 630 and 2,200 meters, heavy emphasis on the receiving end of these radio paths is essential for success.

The active antenna holds a prominent position in Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur, as it offers good receiving performance while taking up minimal space. Recent developments in radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, especially low-noise RF operational amplifiers, have made a number of previously difficult-to-implement active antenna designs a very simple task. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is a wide ranging book readers will find chapters covering Preamplifiers, Power Gain, Small loops and a wide array of other antennas. There are chapters on LF, NVIS, Propagation and of course Antenna Projects, Construction Techniques and a lot more.

If you are looking to maximise your receive capabilities, this book provides the ideal guide to this topic and is a must for every radio amateur's bookshelf.

ISBN: 9781 6259 5078 9
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The Future of ViolenceThe Future of Violence  New
Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones: Confronting the New Age of Threat

By Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum

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From drone warfare in the Middle East to digital spying, today's governments have harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesome effect. But what happens when ordinary people have the same tools at their fingertips? Advances in cyber technology, biotechnology and robotics mean that more people than ever before have access to potentially dangerous technologies - from drones to computer networks and biological agents - which could be used to attack states and private citizens alike. The Future of Violence, details the myriad possibilities and enormous risks present in the modern world, and argues that if our national governments can no longer adequately protect us from harm, they will lose their legitimacy. The book also explains how governments, companies and citizens must rethink their efforts to protect our lives and liberty.

The way that technology is changing the threat landscape starkly highlights the importance of public policy in a way we have never seen before. The Future of Violence starts with the exciting "what if" stuff from assassinations by remote control spiders through to drones attacking sporting venues. The book goes onto explore the historical underpinnings that have led us to where we are today. Whilst all the threats discussed may come to pass this book throws a spotlight on the topic and provides a very thought provoking read.

ISBN 9781 4456 6668 6
Size 129x199mm, 336 pages

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The VoicesThe Voices  New
Spying and Radio Warfare During the Cold War

By Gordon Adams, G3LEQ

Many are aware of the spying activity that took place following WWII until the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991. Few though are aware of the radio jamming, broadcasts of encrypted messages or any of the other electronic skulduggery that took place during this time. This book shines a light on these activities that range from the extraordinary to the most mundane but most disruptive imaginable.

Readers of The Voices will find the details of the radio warfare engaged in the Americans, Soviets and British along with a number of other countries and groups from the Middle-East to the Caribbean. You will find details of the author's first experiences of radio jamming that lead to his deep fascination as to what was going happening on the airwaves at this time. There is discussion of the activities of propaganda stations such as Radio Marti, Radio Liberty, Radio Free Europe and many others. The mysterious Numbers Stations, their coded messages and the non-attributable callsigns are explained here. The author talks about where the spies operated from and the radio traffic they generated. There is a chapter on Orford Ness and the still secret Cobra Mist project along with a reflection of the role of Cyprus and the UK's Sovereign bases. There is even detail of the role of the BBC and their World Service during these times.

Produced as a tribute to the late, Gordon Adams, G3LEQ this book is based on series of articles first published in RadCom in 2000-2001 and a fond remembrance of someone whose tireless efforts influenced the RSGB for many years. This book has edited from those articles and expanded with new pictures and small amounts of material omitted from that series.

The Voices book is a truly eye-opening read for those who are unaware of this part of our history. It is simply thoroughly recommended reading for those interested in the Cold War and the radio warfare that took place in the latter part of the 20th Century.

ISBN: 9781 9101 9353 2 Size 174x240mm, 120 pages

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50 Projects for Radio Amateurs50 Projects for Radio Amateurs  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

Many radio amateurs love to design and construct electronic projects from the very simple right through to the very complex. 50 Projects for Radio Amateurs draws together a wide array of projects that the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has published. You will find projects as diverse as antennas, simple test equipment through to 70cm handhelds and much besides.

50 Projects for Radio Amateurs is broken sections that cover Measurement & Filters, Morse, Antennas and large section covering useful station accessories, peripherals and other diverse projects. The projects included range from complex DIY antenna analysers through to a simple electronic keyer and builds on simple strip board. There are two transceivers that you can build alongside antennas for bands from Microwaves to HF. There are also four handy reference guides explaining Using 10Ghz, Screening, Baluns and Aerial Maintenance. This book has something for everyone whatever their level of construction ability and all will find something interesting to construct and build. Most projects are also straightforward and can often be built in a weekend or over a few evenings.

All the projects included in 50 Projects for Radio Amateurs are selected to stimulate and inspire you to get out the soldering iron and get building the array of useful tools, interesting antennas and much more that are included in the book. Thoroughly recommended reading for any level of amateur radio constructor.

Size 174x240mm, 256pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9352 5

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ARRL's Hands On Radio Experiments - Volume 3ARRL's Hands On Radio Experiments - Volume 3  New
Ham Radio: Where Hands-On Lives On!

By: Ward Silver, N0AX

Many will be familiar with the two previous volumes of this book (which are still available) and this volume covers material from the ARRL's 'Hands-On Radio' column published in their magazine QST from 2013-2017. As usual the book provides you through a host of basic electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of radio fundamentals, components, circuits and design.

Readers will find ARRL's Hands-On Radio Experiments - Volume 3 the book broken down into eight different sections covering an array of topics. You will find sections covering experiments to get the best out of antennas and another on transmission lines and impedance matching. You will also find sections on electronic circuitry, electronic components and electronic fundamentals. Other sections included cover Tests and Test Equipment, RF Techniques and Practical Station Practices. All are written in a clear and easy to understand style which will encourage you start experimenting yourself.

As the title of this book suggests it is about putting our hands on radios and there will be new things to learn and techniques to try - ARRL's Hands-On Radio Experiments - Volume 3 brings you these and is recommended reading for everyone interested in practical 'Hands-On' amateur radio experimenting.

Size 184x229mm, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781 6259 5079 6
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RadCom 2017 Archive - CD VersionRadCom 2017 Archive - CD Version  New
2017 was another bumper year for the RSGB and RadCom. The over 1200 pages of RadCom we published in the year contained more feature articles than ever before all of which can be easily accessed and searched from the new RadCom 2017 Archive.

As always the RadCom 2017 Archive contains every page of the very best amateur radio information that RadCom produced in 2017. The easy to use and fully searchable PDF format allows you to look back over 65 Construction & Technical Features, 25 Antenna Features,15 Equipment Reviews and over 85 other Feature articles. The equipment reviews covered equipment releases such as the Elecraft KX2, Yaesu FT-891 and SDR equipment such as ANAN-8000DLE, SDRplay and much more. You will also find all the host of regular columns that RadCom features, from Antennas to VHF/UHF. Simply everything printed in RadCom in 2017 is included, even the adverts.

The RadCom 2017 Archive also contains a copy of Acrobat Reader DC and additional bonus material including samples from other Archive CDs and even some of the newer RSGB books Antennas for MF and above and Valve Amplifiers Explained.

CD Version

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RadCom 2017 Archive - USB Memory Stick VersionRadCom 2017 Archive - USB Memory Stick Version  New
For those who don't want the RadCom Archive 2017 on a CD Rom we also produce the USB Memory Stick Version which contains all the same material as the CD version in a highly portable and easy to use format.

USB Memory Stick Version

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ARRL's Best of The Doctor is InARRL's Best of The Doctor is In  New
Practical advice about antennas, transmission lines, and more!

By Joel Hallas, W1ZR

If you have not yet discovered the regular The Doctor is In column in the ARRL magazine QST then this book is a revelation. Written in a question and answer format the column dispenses practical answers troublesome problems, myth busting and great ideas covering a range of topics.

The ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In distils more than a decade of the advice and ideas of Joel Hallas, W1ZR covering as it says in the sub title antennas, transmission lines and more. Readers will find masses of questions broken down into sections covering VHF/UHF Antennas, HF Wire Antennas, HF Vertical Antennas, HF Yagi Antennas and Transmission Lines. Each question is treated to an answer written an eminently readable form that informs, provokes and stimulates. There are dozens of designs, practical solutions to an array of antenna issues included from the pages of QST.

If you're puzzling over how to improve your station antennas, or solve a problem with your antenna system, chances are someone else has shared the same questions with - and received helpful answers from - The Doctor. Having ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In at hand is the next best thing to a visit from W1ZR himself!

Size 184x229mm, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781 6259 5074 1

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Software Defined RadioSoftware Defined Radio  New
By Andrew Barron, ZL3DW

Everyone is talking about software defined radio (SDR) but is SDR right for you? Software Defined Radio sets out to explain the basics without getting to technical and is written to help you too get the most out of your SDR. It will even help you decide what to buy.

Written by New Zealand based and acknowledged SDR expert Andrew Barron, ZL3DW, Software Defined Radio covers a huge range of material. The use of SDR by radio amateurs is growing rapidly in popularity as they become aware of the great features and performance on offer. Not only does this book cover how SDR works there are details the different types of software that are available, what is different about them and even what is better. There is a wealth of useful information included and even guides to what to look for when you are buying equipment. There are guides to using SDR with CW, Digital Modes, Contesting, EME, Microwaves, Satellites and much more. You will find information on over 60 SDR radios that you can buy today featuring leading brands such as FlexRadio, Elecraft, Anan, Expert, Elad, Icom, WiNRADiO, SDRplay, FUNcube and many more.

Software Defined Radio is intended for radio amateurs, short wave listeners or anyone interested in radio technology. If you are interested in the technology of what was once, the domain of a few dedicated hackers and experimenters, the future of this exciting and fast developing area of radio or simply want to buy a SDR radio, this book is thoroughly recommended reading.

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Size 174x240mm, 304 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9349 5

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A Clear Case of Genius A Clear Case of Genius  New
Room 40's Code-breaking Pioneer

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By Admiral Sir Reginald 'Blinker' Hall

In 1933 the Admiralty banned 'Blinker' Hall from publishing his autobiography and for those that know the story of Room 40 code breaking, a fore runner to Bletchley Park this is not a surprise, but here, for the first time, A Clear Case of Genius presents his story in his own words.

From the chapters that have survived from his autobiography you can now read what the renowned spymaster had to say about the British Naval Intelligence - the pinnacle of the world's secret intelligence services. He explores the function of secret intelligence in wartime, censorship and subterfuge. He even writes about the significance of Churchill in the disastrous Dardanelles (Gallipoli) campaign. There is much about the famous Zimmermann Telegram and its perhaps pivotal role in the USA's entry to the First World War. 'Blinker' Hall was clearly at the centre of the code breaking in WWI and A Clear Case of Genius portrays the inner workings and successes of Room 40.

A Clear Case of Genius is not only the original autobiography but has extensive supporting explanatory text and images from well-known author Philip Vickers. Renowned author and expert, Nigel West also provides a foreword that sets the book in its true historical context.

Presented in a hardback format A Clear Case of Genius provides a unique insight into the thinking of one of Britain's pioneering intelligence leaders and a fascinating insight into code breaking before Bletchley Park came into existence.

Hardback - Size 164x242mm, 224 pages ISBN: 9780750982658

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Valve Amplifiers ExplainedValve Amplifiers Explained  New
by John Fielding, ZS5JF

This new book by John Fielding, ZS5JF, is for everyone who uses - or is considering using - an HF or VHF linear amplifier. While some amateurs may be of the opinion that valves are an obsolete technology and semiconductors are a better way, John Fielding very definitely thinks otherwise! After reading this book you will be under no illusions that, in his opinion, valves are far superior to semiconductor devices for most linear amplifier applications. As he says, "When you need real power and very good linearity, a valve is very hard to beat."

Essential reading for anyone building a valve linear amplifier, the author guides the reader through the choice of valves for various purposes. Valve Amplifiers Explained starts with a chapter on basic valve theory and explains how to interpret valve characteristic curves. The various classes of operation of amplifiers - Class A, Class B, Class AB1, Class AB2 and Class C - are all covered in detail. The relative merits of grounded cathode and grounded grid amplifiers are discussed and a chapter is devoted to the causes of distortion in valve amplifiers - and how to avoid such distortion. The author explains that linearity is primarily a function of the power dissipation of the device and the supply voltage and he devotes a whole chapter to good power supply design. The various protection circuits that an amplifier should have are also covered. While the book is equally relevant to HF and VHF enthusiasts, a chapter is devoted specifically to the design of VHF RF power amplifiers. Another chapter even discusses liquid cooling of valve amplifiers.

There is advice too for those who, instead of building an amplifier, are considering purchasing a commercially-made linear. Those who use commercial linear amplifiers and want to understand more about how they work will not be disappointed.

As John says, "There is a certain aura about valve equipment. The glowing filaments and the gentle buzz of a high voltage power supply are a sort of magic few have had the pleasure of knowing." After reading Valve Amplifiers Explained you will want to join that elite few!

Size: 174x240mm 200 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9347 1

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ARRL Handbook 2018ARRL Handbook 2018  New
Major NEW Edition

Every few years the ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications undergoes a major update. The 2018 edition is one of these editions. Readers will find new and updated content on Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Grounding and Bonding, Solar Cycle 24-25, Tower Safety, and Building Remote-Control Stations to mention but a few.

The ARRL Handbook 2018 contains a host of new projects including: VHF/UHF/Microwave Filters and Transmission Lines, Software-Controlled and Manual Preselectors for 1.8-30 MHz, Digital Mode Audio-Based VOX/PTT Interface, PICAXE-Based Timer, Arduino-Based CW IDer, 6-Meter Halo Antenna, Big Wheel VHF/UHF Mobile Antenna, Off-Center End-Fed Portable 40-6 Meter Antenna, Crossed-Dipole Omnidirectional Antenna for 1296 MHz, Spudgun Antenna Launcher and CW Reception Filters.

This 95th edition of the ARRL Handbook continues to be a cornerstone of radio experimentation, discovery, and achievement. This book covers a wealth of key information: Radio electronics theory and principles, Radio signal transmission and propagation, Digital modulation and protocols, Antennas and transmission lines, Construction practices and lots of other useful reference information.

The ARRL Handbook 2018: for a Lifetime of Learning


Size 208x274mm, 1280 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5071 0

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Antennas for MF and AboveAntennas for MF and Above  New
A guide to practical antennas from 630m to 60m

By Mike Parkin, G0JMI

Written by RadCom antennas guru Mike Parkin this is a book that provides exactly what is says on the cover. Antennas for MF and Above is a practical guide to antennas for the relatively new 630m band, 160m, 80m and equally new 60m band.

This book is aimed at the constructor, or those who are curious to understand in further detail the theoretical aspects of the antenna techniques used on these bands. Rather than concentrating on single bands, Mike shows how you can often use the same approach or even the same antenna to work two or more bands. There are examples of how a 160m antenna can be pressed into service on 630m or even 80m ones that can be made to work on 160 and 60m. There are specialised chapters covering for example antennas for 630m

You will find examples of single band and multi-band working designs for both vertical and horizontally polarised antennas. There are explanations of the operation of antennas with radiation pattern diagrams used to help with understanding the concepts introduced. You will also find practical techniques for matching the antenna to the transmission line are covered using examples of baluns, transformers and ATUs to illustrate these methods.

If you are interested in experimenting with the bands below 40m, you are sure to find much to interest you in this book. Antennas for MF and Above is without doubt one of amateur radio's standard reference works and THE practical guide for everyone interested in antennas for the amateur bands from 630m to 60m.

Size 174x240mm, 112 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9346 4
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RSGB Yearbook 2018RSGB Yearbook 2018  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

**** RSGB MEMBERS ONLY OFFER - NOW £11.99 ****


More calls than ever before and a new lower price too!

There are more UK and Ireland callsigns on issue than ever and they are all included in the RSGB Yearbook 2018. With thousands of changes and updates included this book contains the very latest details available of over 87,500 UK and Irish Republic callsigns in its massive 544 pages.

Not only does the RSGB Yearbook 2018 remain the latest callsign information available for the UK but it is also the most comprehensive guide to amateur radio in the UK and worldwide. You will find over 170 pages of invaluable reference material for just about everything you are ever likely to want to know about amateur radio. There is all the latest information on every aspect of the RSGB from how the Society is organised, the services it offers, committees, who to contact for assistance, etc. Regional information provides details of the RSGB Regional Manager Team, local clubs, contest, repeater and much more. There is a huge range of information sections included from Repeaters, Beacons, Band Plans, RSGB Awards, RSGB Contests and HF Propagation Predictions for 2017. There are also listings of special contest callsigns, permanent special event callsigns and much, much more.

The RSGB Yearbook 2018 is as always much more than a simple list of callsigns and if you haven't purchased a copy in a while the updated information is an essential for every well-equipped shack.

Better value than ever - why not treat yourself to a RSGB Yearbook 2018


210x297mm 544 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9341 9

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IOTA MUGSIOTA MUGS  New

NEW DESIGN

Show your support of the IOTA programme with these great mugs. These high quality ceramic mugs are dishwasher safe, microwaveable and have a generous 375ml capacity. The full colour sunset graphic is a limited edition and only 100 mugs will ever be made so buy your mug whilst stock is available.

We believe it takes more than fine coffee beans to make the perfect cup of coffee. It's about creating an experience these stylish coffee mugs not only look great but are the essential accessory for everyone who supports the Islands on the Air programme. Treat yourself to an IOTA Mug, you deserve it.

NOTE: All proceeds from the sale of IOTA merchandise goes directly to support the programme.
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RSGB Journal Archive 1925-39RSGB Journal Archive 1925-39  New
RadCom magazine or its predecessors such as the T&R Bulletin have been published since 1925. This brand new volume of our archive discs covers the years 1925 to 1939. This period covered the huge developments in the science and practice of amateur radio. From the developments of spark transmitters and valves, the change from Metres to Mega Cycles (and later back again), reports of the formation of the IARU and its early work, the use of country prefixes for the first time and so much more is all included here. There is an absolute treasure trove of astounding material a 1925 remote control system for your radio, radio experiments in aircraft & moving trains, to name just a few.

Presented in the easy to use PDF format there are thousands of pages here covering the equipment construction, antennas, operating reports, new techniques and even the social aspects of the 1920s and 30s. Completing the RSGB archive this DVD provides a unique insight into the early days of the RSGB, amateur radio and is absolutely fascinating reading for anyone.

Add this important record of amateur radio over the years to your collection


ISBN: 9781 9101 9334 1

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ARRL Grounding and Bonding for the Radio AmateurARRL Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur  New

By Ward Silver, N0AX

Proper Station Grounding is important and this ARRL book sets out to explain how to do it safely. This book is specifically aimed at US radio amateurs and provides an intriguing insight into a different electrical system even if it absolutely shouldn't be used as a guide to UK regulations and methods.

ARRL Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur provides information on AC safety in the US and their National Electrical Code but there is much more. Many parts are useful regardless of supply differences and you will find fascinating information on for example lightning protection. The chapter on 'RF Management' is describes preventing unwanted RF currents and voltages from disrupting the normal functions of equipment whilst the 'Good Practice Guidelines' chapter contains a wealth of information that is applicable both here and internationally.

If you are interested in different electrical standards and how they affect station management across the globe ARRL Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur provides a hugely interesting read.

Caution: This book is not intended as a guide to setting up a station in the UK or Europe and some solutions are not compliant with UK/European electrical regulations and thereby may be illegal or deemed dangerous in these areas.

Size: 184 x 229mm, 176 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5065 9

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More Arduino Projects for Ham RadioMore Arduino Projects for Ham Radio  New

By: Glen Popiel, KW5GP

Building on the success of the original ARRL book Arduino for Ham Radio, this book More Arduino Projects for Ham Radio includes 15 completely new practical and functional Arduino projects for ham radio. This book branches out to use some of the newer Arduino variants and devices. Each project is complete and functional but room has been left for you to add personal touches and enhancements. That's part of the fun of the Arduino and Open Source communities building on the work of others, and then sharing your designs and innovations for others to learn, modify, and improve.

More Arduino Projects for Ham Radio builds a solid foundation through descriptions of the many new Arduino boards and add-on components, followed by a collection of practical ham radio projects. Readers will find a wide variety of applications with projects including Wireless Remote Coax Switch, Yaesu Rotator Controller, Antenna SWR Analyser, two 40 Meter QRP Transceivers and much more.

There is something in More Arduino Projects for Ham Radio for everyone interested in Arduino. This is thoroughly recommended reading for beginners or a seasoned programmer alike.

Size: 208 x 276mm, 500 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5070 3

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RSGB Members Callsign MugRSGB Members Callsign Mug  New

The RSGB is pleased to now offer to members a special Callsign mug in conjunction with Fuggles Gifts (formerly LAP Gifts). These excellent quality ceramic mugs that are both dishwasher & microwave safe are at a specially discounted price for RSGB members only.

These Callsign mugs are full size at 300ml mugs 96x82mm. They are the stylish Durham style and are finished in a bright white glossy finish. There are three designs available and they all feature the RSGB logo and your callsign. You may order mugs as just one mug for yourself (or a lucky friend) or even in sets of four or six.

We believe it takes more than fine coffee beans to make the perfect cup of coffee. It's about creating an experience these stylish coffee mugs not only look great but are the essential accessory for the discerning amateur's shack.

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The Owl is OKThe Owl is OK  New
The trials and tribulations of a Radio Ham and a DX-er

by Lee Marsland, G0DBE

For over 30 years Lee Marsland has been a licensed radio amateur. In that time and in 'his own words', there have been plenty of 'trials and tribulations'. Lee brings to this book a light hearted look at how his hobby has become more of a way of life that defines him today.

Lee describes from his first experiences taking the Radio Amateurs Examination run by the City & Guilds through how he gained his Morse certificate, set up his stations, erected towers and even in more recent times encouraged his grandchildren to take and pass their own amateur radio examinations. The book is full of humorous anecdotes from Lee's life including the tale of the title which concerns RSPCA officer taking Lee to task about cruelty to his owl despite it being made of plastic. This book covers a great deal and there is even a chapter titled 'purple rain' which describes the advisability of putting a 57 foot antenna over the wife's washing line. There are the more usual descriptions of Lee's DX activity and the whole book is illustrated with cartons and images.

Lee has written this book in an easy to read style that really brings over his Liverpool heritage. His tale of becoming a radio amateur and its challenges is a great read that provides many a chuckle.

Size: 150 x 229mm, 180 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9337 2

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RSGB Embroidered Baseball CapRSGB Embroidered Baseball Cap  New
NEW Design !!!

High Fashion Navy RSGB Baseball Cap with stylish red flashes and sandwich peak

* Luxury low profile design
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SOTA ExplainedSOTA Explained  New
A beginner's guide to hilltop radio

By Jamie Davies, MM0JMI

Summits on the Air (SOTA), is one of fastest developing award schemes that have come into existence in recent years. For the active hillwalker and the home based chaser of summits alike this programme offers endless fascination. SOTA Explained sets out to provide the essential guide to this programme, hilltop radio and much more besides.

Taking a portable radio station into the hills and operating from a summit is a fascinating and rewarding way to combine the very best aspects of walking and of amateur radio. SOTA activity is also inexpensive providing the opportunity to achieve a great deal in amateur radio. Many appreciate the freedom this sort of operation offers and the benefits of having a high radio station far from urban electrical interference. At altitude even modest sets can deliver astonishing performance: communication across the country and across the continent is routinely available and on many days mountain-to-mountain conversations flow across the world.

SOTA Explained also provides advice for those who do not venture on to the hills but still want to participate in SOTA. There is a whole chapter dedicated to 'chasers' from the bands to choose, how propagation affects your operation, chasing DX stations and rare SOTA activations. Not only does SOTA Explained explain how SOTA works but there is advice on safe hillwalking, setting up simple & cheap SOTA stations and modes of operation. There is technical advice on improving your first station, the antennas to choose and how to run SOTA stations on HF.

The book is not just for those new to SOTA but the more experienced operator will find much of use too. SOTA Explained provides the ideal guide to the SOTA scheme and making hilltop operation easy, social, & fun.

Be warned: after reading this book, you will never see a hilltop in the same way again.

Size: 174 x 240mm, 160 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9336 5
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British Military IntelligenceBritish Military Intelligence  New
Objects from the Military Intelligence Museum

Nick van Der Bijl

One of the little known museums of the UK is the Military Intelligence Museum at Chicksands in Bedfordshire. This museum provides a huge insight into British intelligence activity since Wellington's time and this new book provides a unique look at its fascinating collection.

Through a mix of objects, medals, photographs and documents held in the Military Intelligence Museum, the book tells the story of British military intelligence across the years, moving from its earliest object of the Waterloo medal awarded to the Duke of Wellington's senior intelligence officer to items recovered from operations in Afghanistan. This fascinating collection includes a Boer War photographic stereoscope and uniforms worn by intelligence officers and other ranks during the First World War. Among the Second World War objects are a very rare highest gallantry medal awarded to a British officer by France, items that belonged to a founder of the Long Range Desert Group, an example of a pigeon coop used to deliver pigeons in Occupied Europe, a chess set used by captured Special Operations Executive operatives in Buchenwald concentration camp and copies of forged rations coupons dropped into Germany as part of Psychological Warfare Executive operations. The end of the war saw the Intelligence Corps heavily involved in arresting war criminals in Germany and Japan; among the objects are handcuffs used by a Field Security Section in Occupied Germany to arrest three high-ranking Nazi officials. During the Cold War, the Intelligence Corps role in collecting intelligence from those organisations hostile to British interests and protecting the Army from espionage, sabotage and terrorism is illustrated by several documents.

There are over 180 photographs and illustrations included and the varied nature of these objects illuminates a feature of British military operations that is rarely discussed, despite having been frequently proven to be crucial to their success. British Military Intelligence provides a great read and is thoroughly recommended to anyone interested in the UK's clandestine history.

Size: 165 x 234mm, 96 pages, ISBN: 9781 4456 6238 1

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International AntennasInternational Antennas  New
Edited by Stephen Appleyard G3PND

Much is published across the world about amateur radio antennas. International Antennas brings together some of the very best material that has been published in recent years. There are over 50 articles included with authors from Australia, Scandinavia, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA and more.

International Antennas has an emphasis is on practical rather than theoretical. You will find descriptions of the construction and performance of antennas enabling the reader to build their own versions. These articles have been written by experienced radio amateurs who have been so pleased with the performance of their particular antenna, that they have been moved to put pen to paper to share this experience.

There is a huge range of antennas included in this book, covering 17 bands from VLF through to 70cm. You will find articles covering the 'stealthy' antennas through to novel approaches to classic antennas. There are verticals, loops, beams and a host of unusual designs. There is so much in fact that the editor has provided a cross reference to see at a glance the bands antennas are designed for and if they are intended for fixed use or mobile/portable operation.

International Antennas is a fabulous collection of antenna articles from around the world. It is intended for everyone who is interested in amateur radio antenna design or is just looking for practical antennas to study and build.

Size: 200 x 234mm, 176 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9335 8

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DXing on the Edge - 2nd EditionDXing on the Edge - 2nd Edition  New
The Thrill of 160 Meters
by Jeff Briggs, K1ZM

For many radio amateurs operating on Topband or 160m is endlessly challenging, exciting and intriguing. Building on the success of his first edition author Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, well known as a Topband expert, has extended a book that will appeal to all who operate Topband or are just wondering what is possible on this fascinating band.

This is a specially produced RSGB edition of a US classic brings the best of 160m operating experience to everyone. The book covers how the chronology of DXing on 160m across the years and the personalities involved. Aside from detailed historical information, the author describes many practical antennas and operating techniques that can lead to success on Topband. Successful DXing can though be accomplished even from the trickiest environment and the book includes lots of neat tricks and hints that will help you work the rare ones In the 42 page colour section are new chapters for 'Modern "Off the Shelf" Transmit Solutions', 'Modern Receive Solutions for Smaller Properties' and more.

Beware though. as Topband can be addictive and as a true-blue 160m fan you might well find yourself actually enjoying listening to static crashes, waking up just before dawn for three months just trying to make that seemingly impossible Topband DX QSO. K1ZM has written this book for anyone interested in the history and practice and most of all the enjoyment to be found on 160m.

Size: 222 x 286mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9333 4

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Radio Propagation ExplainedRadio Propagation Explained  New
Steve Nichols, G0KYA

Understanding radio propagation is essential for anyone with an interest in radio communications who wants to know how signals travel from A to B. Acknowledged expert Steve Nichols, G0KYA Radio Propagation Explained provides everything you need to know about this fascinating topic.

Looking at HF to VHF, UHF and beyond Radio Propagation Explained provides a practical understanding of radio propagation. It looks at the sun, sunspots, ionospheric propagation, ionospheric storms and aurora, tropospheric propagation, meteor scatter and space communications, including satellites and Earth-Moon-Earth signals. The book also includes information on computerised HF propagation predictions, greyline propagation, low frequency (LF) propagation, sporadic E, amateur radio modes like WSPR, PSK and JT, web resources and much more. There are descriptions of the properties of the amateur radio bands and how to get the best performance when using them.

Radio Propagation Explained draws on material from the hugely popular Radio Propagation Principles & Practice book previously published by the RSGB and enhances it with the latest advances in the field of propagation. Steve shows how radio amateurs can by studying propagation can gain a more rewarding experience and increase their chances of making the on-air contacts they want.

Radio Propagation Explained is thoroughly recommended reading for everyone who wants to understand radio propagation and make the most of their radio activities.

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Size 240x174mm, 128 pages ISBN 9781 9101 9328 0

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Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Winter 2017Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Winter 2017  New
CD & USB Stick

This is the very latest version of the popular Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook - Winter 2017. Supplied as both a CD and USB memory stick, it contains the very latest Europe and US call data making it the most up-to-date and very best World Callsign Directory available. With more than 1.6million callsigns included and 60,000 email addresses, 60,000 QSL Manager listings and much more.

Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD requires no hard disk space as it runs straight from the CD. The easy to use interface is available in four languages and provides instant access to label printing, CSV export functions, CW, 250 maps and hosts of other useful features. There is even a comprehensive help function for the less experienced. The Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook CD is compatible with existing logging software and works on operating systems from DOS, Windows, Linux etc.

Easy to use and comprehensive the Pegasus Flying Horse World Callbook is a highly useful tool for every radio amateur's shack

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The Spies at GilnahirkThe Spies at Gilnahirk  New
By George Busby, G

Whilst many know about Bletchley Park's role in WWII breaking the Enigma codes, fewer know the hugely important role of the Y service and the many radio amateurs involved in the collection of signals in WWII. This book focuses on the Y service station in Gilnahirk in Northern Ireland and sets out the story of those radio amateurs involved and why Gilnahirk was such an important centre in the Y service operations.

Many who know about the Y Service will know that in WWII many RSGB members became 'Voluntary Interceptors' who collected German signals at home and posted these logs to the mysterious PO Box 25, Barnet, London. For those in Northern Ireland Gilnahirk was the final destination of PO Box 25 which collated the amateur logs along with the logs from the larger military 'Y' listening station, before they were telexed to the codebreakers at Bletchley Park. These operations were carried out here were of the upmost secrecy and its work carried on well beyond WWII despite the closure of Bletchley Park. The unpretentious buildings largely attracted little attention despite a burst of press attention in 1951 when the Ministry of Finance tendered for the construction of a radio station but refused to comment on who it was for. Working in utter secrecy until its eventual closure in 1978, the Gilanhirk site was heavily involved in collecting signals during the Cold war.

The Spies at Gilnahirk provides a fascinating insight into the activities of the Radio Security Service and this little known site at the core of the Enigma story. Recommended reading for anyone interested in WWII codebreaking and the Enigma story.

Size: 215 x 205mm, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781 9106 5708 9

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RSGB Members Wooden Callsign PlaqueRSGB Members Wooden Callsign Plaque  New

In a special deal with LAP Personalised Gifts the RSGB is able to bring you these superb personally engraved wooden callsign plaques that are exclusive to RSGB members. Saving £5.00 on the usual retail price we are offering a handsome hardwood plaque that is ideal for your shack, special event station or field day.

The plaques are made from either Beech or Oak and measure 200mm long and a chunky 25mm deep. The plaque is also deeply engraved with black letters and finished in a satin varnish. With the base is protected with a natural cork base this feels the luxury item it is.

If you are looking for something to enhance your shack then these items look great and make the perfect gift for any radio amateur for a Birthday or Christmas.

Please note that these items are engraved to order so will take a few days to arrive direct from the manufacturer. They are also non-returnable except in cases of error or defect. As this is shipped direct from the supplier postage is extra to any other items you order and is not discountable.

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RSGB Members Wooden Callsign CoastersRSGB Members Wooden Callsign Coasters  New

In a special deal with LAP Personalised Gifts the RSGB is able to bring you these superb personally engraved wooden callsign coasters that are exclusive to RSGB members. Saving £5.00 on the usual retail price we are offering these great hardwood coasters ideal for your shack, home or anywhere you want to display your callsign.

These coasters are 100mm square and a satisfying 5mm thick with four soft plastic feet. They are also hand washable in case of spillages.

If you are looking for something to enhance your shack then these coasters look great and make the perfect gift for any radio amateur for a Birthday or Christmas.

Please note that these items are engraved to order so will take a few days to arrive direct from the manufacturer. They are also non-returnable except in cases of error or defect. As this is shipped direct from the supplier postage is extra to any other items you order and is not discountable.

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RSGB Vintage Rig Guide RSGB Vintage Rig Guide  New
Edited by Steve White, G3ZVW

Amateur radio equipment saw great changes from the 1960s onwards with the arrival of solid state designs and there is much superb equipment from the latter decades of the 20th Century available in the second hand market. This brand new publication focuses-in on the amateur radio equipment from theses decades in the same format as the popular RSGB Rig Guide, describing the basic information about the equipment along with when it was first made and what it may be worth.

Covering the mid-1960s to 1990s the RSGB Vintage Rig Guide covers the equipment from manufacturers that were never in the standard RSGB Rig Guide along with the items that have been discontinued from the listings early editions of that publication. So manufacturers such as Drake, Heathkit and KW are now included for the first time. There are brief synopses of all the manufacturers and a useful guide on what to smell, feel and look for when buying vintage radio equipment. Details of over 300 receivers, transmitters, transceivers and linear amplifiers are included as are likely trade-in and second-hand prices from dealers.

If you are interested in vintage amateur radio equipment, either because you have some, are interested in restoring something or you want to know its likely value this book provides a valuable insight. Recommend reading for anyone interested in old equipment

Size 210x297mm 80pages, ISBN 9781 9101 9330 3

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RSGB Rig Guide & RSGB Vintage Rig Guide offerRSGB Rig Guide & RSGB Vintage Rig Guide offer  New

MEMBERS ONLY OFFER

Why not buy both the latest RSGB Rig Guide and the new RSGB Vintage Rig Guide for a special discount price, ONLY £9.99. UK custommers also get FREE standard P&P on this offer.
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RSGB Radio Communication HandbookRSGB Radio Communication Handbook  New
Edited by Mike Browne, G3DIH

Since 1938 the RSGB has published RSGB Radio Communication Handbook and it remains one of the most enduring guides in the world to amateur radio technology and practice.

As always this new edition of the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook has been updated, rewritten and provides an invaluable guide to amateur radio theory and practice. With around 600,000 words, 2000 illustrations and diagrams in 25 chapters and two appendices in 864 pages it covers the breadth of amateur radio.

Readers will find explanations from the basic components of amateur radio to semi-conductors through oscillators, amplifiers, mixers, transmitters, receivers and even a complete transceiver project. There are chapters covering design and practice in VHF/UHF, Microwaves and frequencies below 1MHz. RSGB Radio Communication Handbook does not stop here and you will fine chapters dedicated to propagation, antenna basics and transmission lines. Antenna design is not forgotten and you will find whole chapters dedicated to practical antennas for HF, VHF/UHF and Microwaves. There are further chapters covering a wide range of topics from Morse code, Data communications, EMC, Measurement & Test Equipment and even practical guides to the 'the great outdoors' and 'construction and workshop practice'.

You will find hundreds of pages packed with the distilled knowledge and experience of acknowledged experts on each topic. In amateur radio there is always plenty to learn and this book is the ideal way to expand your knowledge on your favourite activity, or to discover and explore something new. Whatever you use it for the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook will become a valuable tool that helps you get the very best out of amateur radio.

Written by 'thinking amateurs', for 'thinking amateurs' the RSGB Radio Communication Handbook is simply the book that every radio amateur should have.

210x297mm 864 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9326 6

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Restoring Old Radio SetsRestoring Old Radio Sets  New
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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Rig Guide Rig Guide  New
Edited by Steve White, G3ZVW

What should you pay for a second hand radio?

The Rig Guide is a unique publication that sets out to answer the question 'what is the right price for this radio?'. What will you get for a radio if you trade it in or try to buy or sell it on an online auction site? - The Rig Guide provides the answer.

* Buy New
* Second Hand
* Trade-in

The Rig Guide continues to define the prices of amateur radio equipment in the UK, fully updated and covering more than ever before The Rig Guide is rightly one of the most popular amateur radio books around.

If you are planning to buy or sell any amateur radio equipment you should not be without The Rig Guide. The book begins with tips for buyers and a guide to selling and trading. There is a handy guide to selling on ebay and even tips on how to avoid getting lumbered with stolen gear. The Rig Guide contains a list of the abbreviations used in the descriptions and an explanation of them all. Amateurs trust RSGB reviews and a full list of RadCom reviews since 1990 is included and when piece of equipment was reviewed by RadCom it is highlighted on the listing.

The Rig Guide isn't limited to popular commercial amateur radio transceivers but also covers receivers, scanners and linear amplifiers too. You'll find extensive lists of past models from Acom to Yaesu, with over 20 manufacturers listed in-between, including Icom, TenTec, Kenwood, etc. We're not just talking about current models either and you will even find details on the many Chinese manufacturers. DSP isn't forgotten either with a dedicated section on the equipment available. Overall The Rig Guide contains details of around 400 of pieces of amateur radio equipment covering HF, VHF & UHF. Each item is described in an easy to understand listing that covers its main features, band coverage etc. with a photograph of the equipment.

Knowing the worth of any piece of equipment means you can easily cover the cost of The Rig Guide with just one purchase or sale. Selling or Buying, you need a copy of The Rig Guide, don't be at a disadvantage - buy a copy today!

Size: 210x297mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9320 4

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IOTA Directory 17th Edition IOTA Directory 17th Edition  New
Edited by Roger Balister, G3KMA and Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX

If you are not aware of the Islands on the Air (IOTA) award programme this book explains this fascinating and hugely popular activity. Simply put the book aims to provide the most comprehensive guide to the programme and much more besides.

The IOTA Directory contains the complete, official listing of IOTA islands but is much more than just a simple list. There is much more besides with details of the latest IOTA Honour roll, Golden List, etc. The IOTA Directory provides everything you need to participate in IOTA, from lists of islands, grouped by continent, and indexed by prefix through to application forms and masses of information and advice for island hunters, award applicants and DXpeditioners alike. Also included in the colour section there are fascinating reports of several IOTA operations from palm tree lined 'Coetivy Island' south of the Seychelles, the much cooler 'Melville Island' in the Canadian Arctic, through to the remote 'Antipodes Island Project' that took place amongst the Penguins in New Zealand.

If the simple act of collecting QSLs from around the world hasn't appealed before. The multitude of islands and the fascinating IOTA programme laid out in this book will change your mind. The IOTA Directory is a must have if you are already involved or simply just interested.

Please remember all proceeds from the sale of IOTA products goes directly to support the programme.

Size 210x297mm, 128 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9321 1

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Morse Code for Radio Amateurs - 12th EditionMorse Code for Radio Amateurs - 12th Edition  New

By Roger Cooke, G3LDI

This newly expanded and updated 12th edition of Morse Code for Radio Amateurs is simply the 'book' for everyone who wants to learn all about Morse code and get the huge enjoyment that can be achieved from using it.

Published by the RSGB since 1947 Morse Code for Radio Amateurs has always been the standard for books covering Morse code and this edition is no exception. Written by Morse code enthusiast Roger Cooke, G3LDI this edition is a third bigger than its predecessor. As you would expect this book begins with a history of Morse code and moves to what it means to Radio Amateurs. There is advice that explains Morse code keys and how to choose your own. There is information of how to start learning the code, increasing your speed and guides to the software included that teaches you the code. There is even advice that discusses the correct way to use a straight 'pump' as well as modern keys and paddles. The book also provides guides to the abbreviations, prosigns and Q codes used in Morse code. There are helpful lists of resources available to those setting out learning the code from Beacons, Morse broadcasts, using computers and even operating in contests for when you are more proficient.

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Morse Code for Radio Amateurs provides everything you need to get started in Morse code apart from perhaps the Key itself. This remains the 'book' for anyone wanting to add Morse code to their skills.

Size 210x297mm, 64pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9319 8

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Work the World with JT65 and JT9Work the World with JT65 and JT9  New
Explore a New World of Digital Communication
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

Thanks to these two revolutionary digital communication modes, any radio amateur can easily make contacts throughout the world. You don't need high power or large antennas with the JT modes and Work the World with JT65 and JT9 shows you how to assemble an effective station and configure the software for best performance. You'll learn how to make contacts, and also how to use these modes as tools to test your station and study HF propagation. The book starts with a chapter on 'Getting to Know the JTs' which provides what you need to know about JT65 and JT9, from how these protocols work through to the advantages they offer. The book provides instructions on building a JT capable station along with the hardware and software you'll need to get on the air with JT65 and JT9. There is a guide to what to expect when you get on the air with JT65 and JT9 and start making contacts.

Simply put Work the World with JT65 and JT9 provides the tricks and tips on how to get started in and make the most from the digital world of JT65 and JT9.

Size 184x229mm, 80 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5043 7

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ARRL Antenna Physics: An Introduction ARRL Antenna Physics: An Introduction  New
Delve Deeper into Antenna Theory

By Robert J. Zavrel, Jr, W7SX

For most radio amateurs who learned basic antenna theory when they studied for licences and may have even have built an antenna or two, the physics of why particular designs work and others don't can be a mystery. Antenna Physics: An Introduction sets out to extend the insight how an antenna works without resorting to degree level texts.

Antenna Physics: An Introduction explains many of the underlying principles of antennas and antenna physics and introduces the reader to the mathematics behind these principles. Written by Robert J. Zavrel, Jr, W7SX, a well-known author and professional antenna engineer this book allows readers to follow along and understand the concepts without needing to solve the complex equations presented. The examples used tie the concepts learned to a number of antenna types such as Vertical Antennas, Yagi-Uda and Cubical Quad Antennas. Readers will also find chapters dedicated to Antenna Physics Fundamentals, Radiation of Radio Waves, Dielectric Effects upon Radio Waves, Transmission Lines, Specialised Antenna Configurations, and much more

For those who are interested in the how antennas work, the theoretical and mathematical approach that Antenna Physics: An Introduction provides can be of great insight.

Size 208x275mm, 160 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5049 9

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RSGB Prefix GuideRSGB Prefix Guide  New
NEW 12th Edition

by Fred Handscombe, G4BWP

The RSGB Prefix Guide is simply the very latest amateur radio prefix information available and a lot more besides

Fully updated with all the very latest changes in the amateur radio world the RSGB Prefix Guide is the best guide available to amateur radio prefixes and it is now in a new easy to read colour format.

This latest edition of the RSGB Prefix Guide has had a 'makeover' and now uses colour to making listings clearer and easier to use than ever before. Still retaining its popular lay flat design this is one of the most useful and useable books in amateur radio. Fully updated there are the usual series of changes to prefix listings including many detailed items such as the additional K1N prefix for Navassa Island and United Nations call 4U2U. Not only are the listings comprehensive but they are provided with a huge range of additional information covering references for continent, CQ Zone, DXCC, IOTA, ITU Zone, Latitude & Longitude and a whole lot more. Readers will find comprehensive lists of DXCC deleted entities, Russian & CIS entities and even the popular DXCC checklist is here. There is the very latest information on various award programs including IOTA, CQ WAZ, DXCC, WAS and others. There is also an index of countries and their callsign allocations divided by continent as are more detailed listings for the wide range of RSGB awards.

From the basic "what was that Call?" question through to research for an elusive award, this book provides what is needed. If you are interested in DX, awards or simply operate the HF bands the RSGB Prefix Guide is the book for you.

Size: 297x210mm (landscape), 80 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9318 1

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BoffinBoffin  New
The Early Days of Radar and Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics

By Prof. Robert Hanbury Brown

Professor Robert Hanbury Brown was one of the most important figures in the development of radar and of observational astronomy that the UK has ever produced. This fascinating autobiography provides a unique account of the history of radar in WWII and the development of radio astronomy in the post war years.

Boffin traces the evolution of radar from the static Home Chain used in the Battle of Britain to the inclusion of the first airborne radars used in aircraft for night-fighting. The book covers his work on the polarisation of radio waves, crucial in determining the optimum configuration of the radar aerials on all the early air-to-surface equipment operated by Coastal Command. Air-to-surface radar played a huge role in the detection of surfaced submarines and the winning of the 'Battle of the Atlantic'. In 1942, Hanbury Brown was seconded to the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, and working in conditions of great secrecy, he continued the development of the Eureka and Rebecca airborne radar programme.

Post War Hanbury Brown was involved in the early days in the development of Jodrell Bank. Sir Bernard Lovell commented that without Hanbury Brown it was unlikely that the Jodrell Bank Radio telescope would ever have been built. Boffin describes this period and his later work where Hanbury Brown became perhaps best known for his invention of the optical intensity interferometer. Working with other well-known figures in astronomy such as Cyril Hazard and Richard Twiss he was involved in many great advances. Using an optical interferometer he measured for the first time pulsars and quasars. Working in the Australian outback in the 1960s he designed and built a device with mirrors 23ft in diameter moving on a circular railway 600ft across.

Professor Robert Hanbury Brown was one of the brightest engineers of the time and Boffin provides his personal story and that of the development of Radar in WWII and the development of Radio Astronomy. This book is thoroughly recommended reading for anyone interested Radar, Astronomy and much besides.

Size: 174x240, 144 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9309 9

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ARRL The Radio Amateur's WorkshopARRL The Radio Amateur's Workshop  New
Make the Most of Your Home Workshop

By Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR

Radio amateurs have a long tradition of going beyond operating, moving into technology development, home construction, and experimentation. It is also true that designing and building your own station equipment can be rewarding whilst also providing more in-depth knowledge and excitement. The Radio Amateur's Workshop sets out to be your guide to setting up and maintaining an efficient at home laboratory and work station. It describes the tools you'll need for projects ranging from assembling electronic kits to building and testing antennas. Chapters look at a wide variety of topics including 'Why Do We Need a Workshop?', Soldering through to 'The Personal Computer in the Workshop and Laboratory' Packed with useful information on setting up your workshop, measurements and much more this book sets out to inspire you to become a radio experimenter and more.

Size 184x229mm, 160 pages, ISBN: 97816259 5048 2

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ARRL Small Antennas for Small SpacesARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces  New
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

This new second edition of Small Antennas for Small Spaces is fully updated and remains a valuable resource for radio amateurs who living in apartments, houses with small gardens or anyone who is restricted in what antennas they can use.

ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces contains design ideas and projects for VHF and HF antennas you can use inside your home. Whilst this book provides a US view of what constitutes a small antenna it is still a valuable resource filled with practical advice. For outdoors there are dipoles, inverted Ls, end-fed wires, loops, verticals and temporary antennas for HF. You will find compact omnidirectional and directional antennas for VHF that you can install anywhere. There are a number of new projects including a "privacy fence" stealth antenna, self-supporting inverted V dipole and the extended double Zepp dipole. This book even provides tips to get you started that include optimising your limited space station, feed lines, SWR, RF amplifiers, operating modes and RF safety.

If you think your antenna dreams mean you're effectively off the air - think again ARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces provides ideas and projects that will get you on the air regardless of where you live!

Size 208x275mm, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5051 2

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HF SSB DX BasicsHF SSB DX Basics  New
by Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX

Contacting far flung parts of the world (DX) on the High Frequencies (HF) on single side-band (SSB) is one of the enduring fascinations of amateur radio. HF SSB DX Basics provides a practical guide to making the most of this endlessly fascinating area of operation.

Many are put off by the challenges of DX operation but well known author and DXer Steve Telenius-Lowe dispels the myths about huge antennas and high power in an easy to understand way. From what HF SSB is and what DX is all about you are lead through to the opportunities they provide and much more. There is a practical guide to what antennas make good choices in your location, choosing your transceiver, the microphones used and even what the myriad of buttons on a modern transceiver do. There is a guide to the HF bands you can operate, their propagation characteristics and what to expect from them. Steve also provides practical advice on how to avoid pitfalls when operating on the bands and much more including handling pile-ups, split working, QRP operation, QSLs and even being DX yourself.

HF SSB DX Basics is for anyone interested in operating in this hugely satisfying area of amateur radio by providing advice and practical steps to get you started and much more.

Size: 174 x 240mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9315 0

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Elimination of Electrical Noise  Elimination of Electrical Noise  New
2nd Edition

By Don Pinnock, G3HVA

Electrical Noise is a problem for most radio amateurs today and many are forced off the radio bands because of it. Don Pinnock, G3HVA, is a firm believer that radio amateurs not be forced from the air but should deal with these problems instead. This new second edition of Elimination of Electrical Noise tells of Don's personal experiences in doing this, and provides solutions to noise problems that will help many.

Elimination of Electrical Noise details the various types of noise 30kHz to 30MHz, from computers to electrical light fittings and much besides. Faulty or maladjusted machinery or electronic devices can produce so much interference that normal reception is considerably affected. Computers are almost an essential in a modern shack. New to this edition is a chapter on how to reduce or eliminate noise from the computer equipment itself and from the numerous interconnecting leads. Even equipment operating below or close to International Standards can generate enough electrical noise to severely reduce the chances of a nearby amateur being able to enjoy his chosen hobby.

In Elimination of Electrical Noise, Don describes how to track down a noise source, how to deal with it at its source, and how to put up defences in your own station to reduce noise entering via the mains wiring. He reports on his own experiments with selecting wire antennas that have the potential for increased immunity to external noise. And for those looking for a new house, there's advice on how to choose it from the point of view of noise.

If you suffer from electrical noise problems, Don's experiences and advice may well provide the solution you are looking for. Elimination of Electrical Noise provides the help you may need to take charge, tackle that noise problem and get the most from your hobby.

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Haynes Millennium Falcon ManualHaynes Millennium Falcon Manual  New

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From the same authors who brought you the Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual for the Imperial Death Star comes the workshop manual for the Millennium Falcon. Using brand-new, full-colour cutaways, together with other art and photographs, this Manual provides the most thorough technical description of the Millennium Falcon available.

This is a Haynes Manual based on the Millennium Falcon, the iconic spaceship piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca in the iconic Star Wars films. An official Star Wars product, this 124 page Hardback technical manual offers much on what is probably the galaxy's most famous flying junkyard that is this modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter. This Haynes Manual traces the history of this series of spaceships before focusing on the Millennium Falcon itself. The on-board systems, controls and their operation are described in detail and are supported by photographs, line art, floor plans, exploded diagrams and stunning computer-generated artwork. This fascinating Technical guide details the souped-up propulsion system, weapons, engineering systems and much more.

If you are a Star Wars buff or not, this extra special price for RSGB members the Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual for the Millennium Falcon is not only a great gift but a fantastic treat.

Hardback, Size 270 x 210mm, 124 pages ISBN: 9780 8573 3096 3

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Haynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary EditionHaynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary Edition  New
by Sam Denham

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This new paperback edition of the Haynes Thunderbirds Agents' Technical Manual, published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first airing of the original Supermarionation series, in September 1965, is an inventive, informative and entertaining guide to the world's foremost rescue organisation.

Those familiar with the traditional "Haynes Manual" will recognise the Haynes approach that features cutaway drawings, detailed diagrams, colour illustrations and photographs. This updated edition features an additional seven cutaways of vehicles used in rescue missions, along with even more diagrams, illustrations and photographs. The Haynes Thunderbirds Manual provides the ultimate insight into the secrets of the fabulous International Rescue team of the Thunderbirds TV series. Intended for International Rescue field agents, the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual includes an introduction by Jeff Tracy, a look at late 21st Century Technology, Mission files, Operational procedures for agents' missions and much more.

Whether you are familiar with Thunderbirds or not, the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual provides the ultimate insight into the secrets of the fabulous International Rescue team and is an excellent read and a treasure trove of detail and trivia. The Haynes Thunderbirds Manual - 50th Anniversary Edition is not only a thoroughly recommended read but it also makes a great gift or treat.

Size: 270 x 210mm, 152 pages, ISBN: 9780 8573 3823 5

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ARRL Antenna BookARRL Antenna Book  New
23rd Edition

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The ARRL Antenna Book is the book by which all other antenna books are judged. First published in 1939 it has everything you need in the nearly a 1000 pages, to design your own complete antenna system.

The ARRL Antenna Book is a single resource covering antenna theory, design and construction, and practical treatments and projects. There are hundreds of antenna designs: wire, vertical, portable and mobile, and new high-performance VHF/UHF Yagi designs. Radio amateurs continue to make contributions to the state of the art in antenna design and construction. The available tools have grown in sophistication by leaps and bounds over the past years. Antenna modelling with the low-cost or free programs available to amateurs has completely changed antenna design and development. A large set of antenna models designed for use with EZNEC 6.0 demo software are also included.

The 23rd edition has many new projects including: Multiband HF antennas from 160 through 10 meters, a simple omnidirectional satellite antenna system and Stealthy and portable antenna designs for home and away. You will also find even more Moxon antenna projects on CD-ROM. There is new information on how short vertical antennas affect the performance of antenna systems, a new section on grounding and bonding, both key to effective station design and protection and an updated Propagation chapter now includes a discussion of MF and LF propagation. There is of course even more expanded content on CD-ROM, including references and classic articles on antennas.

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Size 208x274mm, 992 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5044 4

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RSGB Radio Amateur Operating ManualRSGB Radio Amateur Operating Manual  New
8th Edition

By Mike Dennision G3XDV & Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX

Despite what many believe amateur radio is a fast-moving hobby and every year sees numerous changes. Since the first edition of the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual, it has provided the best practical guide to the hobby as it is today and this edition is no exception.

The 8th edition of the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual is written and edited by those already skilled in their field so that, no matter what the activity, you can not only learn the basics but also the techniques that lead to success. Operating is an essential part of amateur radio. We all learn early on how to communicate with our fellow amateurs. However, to get the best out of our hobby, skills must be learned. And no matter how skilled you are in your particular field, there is much to learn when embarking on another activity. Techniques for operating on all bands from 136kHz to 24GHz, and all modes from CW to ATV, are included.

This edition of the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual has been completely revised and updated, and includes an analysis of the recently revised UK licence, new information on RSGB awards and contests, the 472kHz band, the eleven 5MHz channels now available to all Full licensees, a code of ethics and the boom in digital repeaters. Almost all shacks will have a computer of some kind, running digital modes, controlling the station, logging or simply accessing relevant Internet pages, and these topics are covered in detail, including references to apps that will run on smart phones and tablets. There are chapters on building your station, DX operating, QSLing, contests, computers, modes, propagation, mobile and portable, repeaters, satellites and more.

Anyone who wants to enjoy amateur radio operating to the full be they a beginner or expert, will find the RSGB Amateur Radio Operating Manual, remains a mine of useful and practical information about all aspects of amateur radio operating and is essential reading.

Size 210x297mm, 240 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9313 6

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ARRL Portable Antenna ClassicsARRL Portable Antenna Classics  New
Antennas for operating on the Go!

Portable operating is gaining popularity in the Amateur Radio community. For amateurs who are unable to install permanent outdoor antennas at home, portable installations are often the only way they can get on the air. There are also amateurs who simply enjoy operating outdoors, in nature. For them, portable antennas are necessities.

ARRL Portable Antenna Classics is a collection of helpful articles drawn from the pages of QST the ARRL membership journal. Readers will find HF Antennas with single and multiband designs for all bands from 80m - 10m. Likewise there are VHF/UHF Antennas covering 2m and 70cm and even 6m. There are novel ideas such as the 'HF walking stick antenna' through the imaginatively named antennas 'The Octopus', 'The Shooter', 'The Black Widow' and many other. With over thirty antennas included there is a wide choice of easy to build and easy to use antennas for every band. Masts and other supports are not forgotten and you will find ingenious ideas for getting your portable antenna off the ground and keeping it there.

Featuring easily constructed antenna systems, ARRL Portable Antenna Classics offers practical ideas and projects to get you on the air from anywhere.

Size 208x276mm, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5034 5

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ARRL Propagation and Radio ScienceARRL Propagation and Radio Science  New
Exploring the Magic of Wireless Communication

By: Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ

There are countless ways for radio signals to travel from transmitter to receiver, and understanding how radio waves interact with their environment is an important factor in successful radio communications. While amateurs can maximize station performance and reliability with the right equipment, knowledge and skill, we cannot control propagation. Through scientific exploration and experimentation, we can improve our understanding of propagation and how it affects radio signals. ARRL Propagation and Radio Science sets out to demystify this subject with an easy to understand approach.

ARRL Propagation and Radio Science is packed with information and readers will find chapters covering topics polarization, gain, and other antenna matters, the ground wave, the anomalous ionosphere, neutral propagation, NVIS modes & methods, the reflection process and much more. There are even intriguing chapters such as 'Matters About Matter', 'The Optical Factor', 'Demystifying the Ionosphere', 'Magnetic Personality', 'Instrumentation & Interpretation', 'Free Electron Propagation', 'Cheaper Than Dirt', 'Diversity Methods', 'WWV and Channel Probes', 'Software and Other Tools', 'Keeping Up with Kepler and Friends', 'Your Friend the S Meter', 'Loads of Modes', 'Sea Shanty' and 'Unexplored Territory'

Providing a comprehensive overview of one of the most fascinating and rewarding activities in Amateur Radio ARRL Propagation and Radio Science is an excellent read. Author Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, uses his lively, engaging approach to present the complex subject of radio propagation in simple, easy-to-understand terms. This book covers topics ranging from theoretical exploration to practical application. It explains the phenomena we observe on the amateur bands and invites you to embark on the journey through the still-unknown radio propagation universe.

Size 184x226mm, 256 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5027 7

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Getting Started in Amateur RadioGetting Started in Amateur Radio  New

By Steve Nichols G0KYA

Amateur radio is amazing. It has so many different facets and possibilities that there is something for everyone. Getting Started in Amateur Radio sets out to explore what is possible and get you started on a voyage of discovery.

If you want to know something about the hobby or are newly licensed, or are even just looking for something different, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the answers. What about receiving digital images from the International Space Station? Or talking to friends around the world via satellite? Or perhaps being able to help out during natural disasters? All of these things are possible with amateur radio and Getting Started in Amateur Radio details these and many other possibilities.

Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides information on the activities to explore when using your first VHF/UHF or HF station and what other equipment you might need. There is a section on practical antennas vital to every radio amateur and details of operating using CW (Morse code), FM, SSB, Digital and more. What you can expect from the different amateur radio bands is covered and there is even a section devoted to long distance operation (DXing), amateur radio contesting, and amateur radio awards. The coverage doesn't stop there and readers will also find the microwave and LF bands discussed along with Moonbounce or Earth-Moon-Earth transmissions (EME). There is even a practical guide to getting a licence if you don't already have one.

Filled with tips and practical information to get you started, Getting Started in Amateur Radio provides the ideal book for those interested in amateur radio, the newly licensed or even those looking to widen their amateur radio outlook.

Size 174x240mm, 96 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9311 2

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ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs  New
Get the Most Out of Your Equipment!

By: Paul Danzer, N1II

Oscilloscopes are a useful tool in the world of electronics, allowing radio amateurs to "see" the signals inside their equipment. With personal computers and today's technologies, a variety of analog, digital or hybrid scopes are now available to radio amateurs for problem solving and testing new ideas in home workshops.

ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs is filled with practical information you'll need for using an oscilloscope. It begins with an overview of the oscilloscope and continues on to discuss characteristics, applications, probes, controls, and input modes. Readers will find chapters covering why you should get an oscilloscope, the elements, the probes and the accessories. There is discussion of software oscilloscopes and most importantly how to use your oscilloscope. There are reviews of current models and explanations of the specification if you are going to buy one.

If you're considering adding an oscilloscope to your test equipment or want to get the most of what you have then ARRL Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs provides an explanation of specifications and features to help you.

Size 184x226mm, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5023 9

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Novel AntennasNovel Antennas  New
Compiled and edited by Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX

Radio Amateurs to one extent or another all experiment with antennas to get the best performance they can. But few have ever considered anything beyond the basic antenna designs - this book tries to set that right with a myriad of 'novel' antenna designs from around the world.

What is a 'novel' antenna anyway? This book does not include designs for standard Yagis, quads, quarter-wave verticals, horizontal loops, delta loops, magnetic loops, off-centre-fed dipoles or any of the more standard antenna designs that are found elsewhere. Although you won't find a standard dipole in this book, you will find the choke dipole; magnetic loops tuned by a variable inductance or a novel home-made capacitor rather than the usual vacuum variable; the 'Super Moxon', which adds a pair of directors to the standard Moxon Rectangle design; an orthoganally steered receive antenna that provides incredible levels of rejection of interfering signals; the home-made 'Wonder Whip' for QRP portable operation; a mobile antenna that can double as a car roof rack and, yes, the original Spiderbeam construction project described by its designer. Probably the most novel antenna in Novel Antennas is the 'PICaYAGI' by Peter Rhodes, G3XJP. This is a major constructional project in which the physical length of the elements are automatically adjusted to provide not just monoband but mono-frequency performance. Originally published in the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom this is the first time it has appeared in print, in full.

Novel Antennas ensures novel commercially made antennas are not excluded either, and independent reviews can be found of the unusual-looking Bilal Isotron antennas; the OptiBeam OBW10-5, which combines a five-element driver cell with both Moxon and Yagi-type elements in a novel hybrid design; InnovAntennas' new Opposing Phase Driven Element System ('OP-DES') and Loop Fed Array (LFA) designs, and several others.

With material included from no less than 57 different authors it shows the ingenuity of radio amateurs around the world knows no bounds. With designs from the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and even El Salvador there will be something of interest to all antenna experimenters.

Size: 174x240, 192 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9310 5

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Hart ReviewsHart Reviews  New
The Best of RadCom Equipment Reviews

by Peter Hart, G3SJX

There are 'amateur radio equipment reviews' and then there are 'Peter Hart, G3SJX equipment reviews'. For 35 years Peter has been writing amateur radio equipment reviews for the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom. These have simply been some of the best equipment reviews published anywhere. These reviews are not theoretical testing or publishing of claimed data but real world testing of performance and analytical reporting of how amateur radio antennas, radios, amplifiers, etc. really work.

Hart Reviews -The Best of RadCom Equipment Reviews builds on Peter's first book that covered his first 25 years of his reviews and collects together reviews that have been published in RadCom since 2004. Readers will find an array of equipment and manufacturers represented with all the major radios launched in the last 10 years included. From the Acom to Yaesu you find much represented here including Kenwood, Icom, Elecraft and even the mighty Hilberling PT-8000A. SDR radios are not forgotten and you will find Flex, Elad, SoftRock and others included. Antennas and Amplifiers reviews from suppliers as diverse as Butternut, Alphin and Linear Amp also get the same Peter Hart treatment. With Peter's practical review style, the ability to compare equipment tested in the same real world cannot be underestimated. The performance figures can be relied on as what an average amateur is likely to achieve. This book is not only a fascinating view of the advance of amateur radio equipment in recent years but is a valuable guide to anyone seeking to buy new and second hand equipment. There are even a few of the more popular equipment reviews from the previous book have also been included to allow comparison.

It is not difficult to see why equipment reviews have always been popular and it is not surprising to see why RadCom equipment reviews by Peter Hart are considered by many as the 'best' amateur radio equipment reviews available. Hart Reviews -The Best of RadCom Equipment Reviews is a great book for everyone interested in amateur radio equipment in the real world.

Size: 210x297, 192 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9306 8

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HAMSATHAMSAT  New
Amateur Radio Satellites Explained

By Pierluigi Poggi, IW4BLG

Since the launch of Sputnik back in 1957 Radio Amateurs have been listening to artificial satellites orbiting above the Earth. A mere four years after the launch of Sputnik, Radio Amateurs put their own satellite into orbit, thus beginning a series of amateur satellite launches that continues over 50 years later with the CubeSat operations of today. Hamsat - Amateur Radio Satellites Explained sets out to give you details of what you need to know about Amateur Radio Satellite operation.

Hamsat - Amateur Radio Satellites Explained begins with the history of the OSCAR (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) programme which details the various incarnations from Oscar 1 in 1961 through to the present day. This book explains what is needed in an amateur radio ground station from the antenna through to the receiver. You will find rotator information for tracking the satellite, designs for pre-amplifiers and all manner of technical detail. There is a chapter dedicated to the ground station antennas, giving details of the performance of many commercially available systems and information on 'The Endless Dilemma of Polarisation'. You will also find chapters dedicated to Ground-Space-Ground Propagation, the Doppler Effect, Keplerian Elements and much else too. There is information on suitable transceivers, software, recent developments in this exciting field plus much more.

For anyone interested in operating Amateur Radio satellites Hamsat - Amateur Radio Satellites Explained is the book to have. It provides a guide to the history through to what is possible with amateur radio dongles and much beside.

Size: 174x240, 128 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9307 5

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Stealth AntennasStealth Antennas  New
By Steve Nichols G0KYA

The first edition of Stealth Antennas quickly became the 'must have' antenna book for everyone who wasn't living in acres of land. This brand new second edition has been expanded and updated and now provides even more for those with tiny postage stamp-size gardens, intolerant neighbours, planning permission problems or living in apartments.

Many amateur radio operators are faced with the fear of interference being caused to televisions, telephones, hi-fi systems and anything with a plug on it. In these circumstances a stealth antenna may be the solution to allow you to get on the air or even the answer to your planning difficulties.

From using house rain gutters and drain pipes, or a magnetic loop in the loft, through to a tuned loop around the window frame Stealth Antennas provides a wide range of ingenious antenna solutions. Designs include magnetic loops, tuned wire loops, small verticals, zig-zag loaded dipoles and even reviews of a number of commercially-made stealth antennas. Along with new antenna reviews there are two completely new chapters covering Receive Antennas and Top Band Antennas. Stealth Antennas does not neglect VHF/UHF antennas. While easier to conceal because of their small size compared with HF antennas, what are the effects of mounting a VHF antenna in the loft? Roof tile absorption is discussed, as are the effects of detuning caused by copper water pipes or house wiring.

If you are able to put up a 100ft tower and 6-element beam this book may not be for you. For the rest of us, Stealth Antennas has dozens of original and ingenious ideas for antennas for radio amateurs who might have thought they were radiationally-challenged. Stealth Antennas should persuade anyone with an amateur radio licence that they can work the world without a beam, tower and linear amplifier.

Stealth Antennas continues to be the 'must have' antenna book for everyone.

Size 174x240mm, 224 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9305 1

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Antennas MasteredAntennas Mastered  New
By Peter Dodd, G3LDO

Peter Dodd, G3LDO has long been acknowledged as one of the leading experts on antennas in the world. For over a decade he has been the regular antenna columnist of the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom. This book brings together in a scrapbook format his work from this regular column and a collection of other antenna articles from over the years that have appeared in RadCom.

Antennas Mastered is packed with everything imaginable connected with antennas. Readers will find practical solutions that cover all bands, antenna types, ATUs, Meters, Software and much besides. Peter set out the intention in writing the 'Antennas' column was as he stated "The main purpose of this column is to address problems readers may have installing and adjusting antennas from suburban sites that may be regarded as a challenge; although any antenna subject that is considered to be of interest to readers will be discussed or described". This has held true over the years and readers will be staggered by the breadth of material covered in over 280 A4 pages of antenna gold.

Being a regular columnist Peter also updated and exchanged ideas with readers and discussions were often determined by readers' feedback and questions, making for some fascinating reading. Also contained within the Antennas Mastered pages you will find several standalone articles written for RadCom, the first of these being a method of modelling HF antennas using VHF antennas written in December 1972; long before computer modelling was available to amateurs.

Organised in the order they were written Antennas Mastered provides a fascinating look at the practical side of antennas and the comprehensive index provided allows the reader to access any specific subject.

Peter Dodd, G3LDO has created in his 'Antennas' column one of the best archives of antenna material available and Antennas Mastered provides this for everyone interested in antennas and the practical solutions they need.

Size 210x297mm, 288 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9303 7

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Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual  New

By Dr David Baker

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Written in the usual Haynes Manual way the hardback Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual provides the definitive guide to the very first days of Soviet space programme through to today. With a foreword by Helen Sharman who used the Soyuz to get to the MIR space station where she operated as GB1MIR in 1991 this book provides a fascinating insight into the Russian spaceflight.

The Soyuz spacecraft was a product of the cold war and played a major role in Russia's plans for a manned landing on the Moon. Originally designed in the 1960s the Soyuz has been the mainstay of Russia's space programme for nearly 50 years. The Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual provides details of the around 250 that have flown since the first launch in 1968. The various variants are covered along with versions such as the Gunship 7K-VI variant that were never built. Despite much of the programme being secret for years this book provides much detail alongside the compelling story of the Soyuz spacecraft and Russia's manned space stations. The Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual also covers much other Soviet space activity including the first flights to Russia's first space station, Salyut 1, in 1971 and the Mir space station in 1986.

The Haynes Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual is packed with all the usual features you would expect including colour cut-away drawings of the various elements. You will even find details of the rendezvous and docking procedures and the famous "handshake in space" when the US Apollo spacecraft docked with Soyuz. There is much else besides and this lavishly illustrated this book provides as it says on the cover "An insight into Russia's flagship spacecraft, from Moon missions to the International Space Station"

Hardback, Size 270 x 210mm, 172 pages, ISBN: 9780 8573 3405 3
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ARRL Arduino for Ham Radio ARRL Arduino for Ham Radio  New
Arduino Microcontroller Projects You Can Build Today!

By: Glen Popiel, KW5GP

The Arduino has become popular among amateur radio operators who are exploring these powerful, inexpensive microcontrollers, creating new projects and amateur station gear. Arduino for Ham Radio introduces you to the exciting world of microcontrollers and open source hardware and software.

Arduino for Ham Radio starts by building a solid foundation through descriptions of various Arduino boards and add-on components, followed by a collection of ham radio-related practical projects. Beginning with simple designs and concepts and gradually increasing in complexity and functionality, there is something here for everyone. Projects can be built quickly and used alternatively they can be expanded and enhanced with your own personal touches.

Arduino for Ham Radio projects include; Random Code Practice Generator, CW Beacon and Foxhunt Keyer, Fan Speed Controller, Digital Compass, Weather Station, RF Probe with LED Bar Graph, Solar Battery Charge Monitor, On-Air Indicator, Talking SWR Meter, Talking GPS/UTC Time/Grid Square Indicator, Iambic Keyer, Waveform Generator, PS/2 CW Keyboard, Field Day Satellite Tracker, Azimuth/Elevation Rotator Controller, CW Decoder, Lightning Detector, CDE/Hy-Gain Rotator Controllers.

Size 208x274mm, 352 pages, ISBN: 9781 6259 5016 1

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AmplifiersAmplifiers  New
By Peter Rodmell, G3ZRS

For many the world of amateur radio power amplifiers is little understood and this book sets out to dispel the myths and provide a unique insight into HF, VHF and UHF amplifiers. Written and produced by acknowledged expert Peter Rodmell, G3ZRS the founder of Linear Amp UK, Amplifiers is a very personal guide to this fascinating topic.

Amplifiers starts by providing the context of RF amplifiers with a detailed history and evolution of amplifiers and valves. The book also describes how valves work and the reasons for continuing to use them in amplifiers. Valve types are explored in depth along with classic designs from a wide range of manufacturers including Acom, Alpha, Collins, Drake, Heathkit and of course Linear Amp UK along with a number of others. There are sections on fault finding in amplifiers and in depth details of Linear Amp UK amplifiers describing the evolution of the Challenger and Discovery models. Amplifiers then goes on to describe the design and how to make amplifiers for HF, VHF and UHF.

Peter has poured 30 years of amplifier experience into Amplifiers making it an impressive 300 page guide for anyone interested in power amplifiers.

Published by Peter Rodmell, G3ZRS
Size 210x275mm, 304 pages, ISBN: 9780 9930 3510 4

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LF TodayLF Today  New
A guide to success on the bands below 1MHz

By Mike Dennision, G3XDV

Low frequency operating has never been more popular, and the introduction of a new international amateur allocation at 472kHz means that, with 136kHz, there are now two bands below 1MHz. LF Today distils nearly twenty years experience of the low frequencies and aims to help you get the most out of operating in this part of the spectrum.

This third edition of LF Today aims to provide the reader with a firm knowledge of the frequencies below 1MHz and has been expanded to include the many revisions and updates. New to this edition are many projects for the 472kHz band, an analysis of the various modes used on the low frequencies, and how to receive and transmit on even lower frequencies at VLF. A guest chapter by Alan Melia, G3NYK, explains how to predict LF ionospheric conditions. This book includes practical information on antennas, receivers, transmitters and operating.

Written by the leading authorities on LF, Mike Dennison, G3XDV this book aims to help the beginner who wants to try out this fascinating amateur allocation, but it is also of great value to anyone already active on the band who wants to expand the knowledge of the bands.

In short, LF Today is a one-stop shop for anyone seeking information on amateur radio operation below 1MHz.

ISBN: 9781 9050 8693 1 Size 174x240mm, 192 pages

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Six & Four Six & Four  New
The Complete Guide to 50 and 70MHz Amateur Radio

By Don Field, G3XTT

Six Metres (50MHz) - the 'Magic Band' - has always been 'different'. It sometimes behaves as an HF band, with world-wide propagation, but at other times acts more like a VHF band, enjoying the benefits of Sporadic E, meteor scatter and other occasional propagation modes. Because it has so many facets, 6m is both a challenge and an enigma and it draws amateurs from both the VHF and HF worlds. Six & Four is the complete guide to this fascinating band and the similar Four Metre (70MHz) band.

Six & Four is based on the hugely popular 6 Metre Handbook, which is credited by some with doing much to popularise the 50MHz band. This book has moved on and is intended as a handbook for both the 6m and 4m bands. It includes a host of new material on the 4m band and the 6m material has been extensively rewritten to bring it fully up to date. There are details of the new equipment that has become available, especially by way of software-defined radios. There have also been some significant advances made in antenna design and EME ('moonbounce') activity has increased. There are new challenges, made possible by technological developments such as the WSJT and capabilities for remote operation have come on apace. And there are many ways to stay abreast of band openings and activity, through smart phones and other technologies. Six & Four covers all this and a lot besides.

Six & Four is essential reading for all radio amateurs, especially those who want to try something new and different. There's something for everyone, from the beginner who has never been on 6m or 4m and wants a detailed guide, to those who might already have 200+ countries confirmed on 6m! With new countries gaining temporary or permanent access on a regular basis, both bands are a lot of fun, as this book shows!

Size 210x297mm, 288pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8690 3

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RSGB Centenary PSK ReceiverRSGB Centenary PSK Receiver  New

The RSGB Centenary PSK Receiver is connected to the September 2013 RadCom article and the RSGB Centenary day Buildathon activity. The board has been specially commissioned and we are also able to supply the special crystals required to make this a 20m project. The circuit board can also be made up into a receiver for operation on 80m and it is possible to build it as a receiver for other HF bands. No other components are supplied but all the parts required should be easily available from a variety of other sources. Please note that we do not provide technical support for these boards or the projects as it is expected that those purchasing and assembling these will have the technical competence to do so.

QRP BasicsQRP Basics  New
By Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV

This new second edition of QRP Basics has been thoroughly updated and continues to provide the ideal guide to low power amateur radio. If you want a new challenge, or have just wanted to try QRP, or even simply want to improve your QRP station, then QRP Basics will help you do all of these things and much more.

QRP Basics starts with the 'Why' - what makes so many so enthusiastic about QRP - and then concentrates on the 'How'. Good, solid advice includes choosing commercial QRP equipment - both ready-made and kits, simple antennas and operating tips. Much of the book deals with the art of home-construction, providing practical advice on workshop techniques, and choosing and using components. Chapters are dedicated to simple construction projects based on tried and tested designs. These cover test equipment, transmitters, station accessories, and transmitting and receiving equipment for beginners. Appendices explain where to buy components and how to find more information.

If you are already a QRP operator, QRP Basics is certain to improve your experience. If you are new to this part of amateur radio, QRP Basics is everything you need to get started. Whichever category you fall into, this book will ensure you have fun.

Size 174x240mm 208 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8684 9

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Amateur Radio AstronomyAmateur Radio Astronomy  New
2nd Edition

By John Fielding, ZS5JF

For everyone interested in radio astronomy Amateur Radio Astronomy is a great source of material to expand your knowledge and also provides a practical guide to making and setting up your own equipment, through to the study signals coming from space.

Updated and with over sixty extra pages more than the previous edition Amateur Radio Astronomy covers in depth the subject of receiving radio signals from outer space. Starting with a historical perspective of radio astronomy this book shows how much radio amateurs have contributed to the science of radio astronomy and how the average amateur can contribute in this area today. There are newly expanded details of the required parameters for the antenna and receiver and how to assemble a station. There are details of a 50MHz Meteor Radar system and lots of straight forward advice and practical information on putting together your own receiving station. Includes is a practical design for a 1420MHz "hydrogen line receiver", a frequency which the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence programme (SETI) is focused on. New material includes a chapter on Mechanical Systems and details of the Hart RAO KAT Demonstrator Antenna.

This book is the result of period of research stretching back over many years and a great balance between historical narrative and technical information. Amateur Radio Astronomy is not only 'a great read' but a practical reference for the application of radio technology in this fascinating topic.

To read a sample of this book (830kb PDF) click here

Size 240x174mm, 384 pages, ISBN 9781-9050-8667-2

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Virtual Radar ExplainedVirtual Radar Explained  New
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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