Minimum QRP: Doing more with under five watt amateur radio

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Peter Parker #ad - One size and type does not fit all. After touring various facets of QRP, Minimum QRP gives some forthright but often forgotten advice on equipment. If you get bored with one facet there's always another. Some suggestions, based on the author's extensive experience of restricted space and portable QRP, are given here.

Antennas are next. While pitched at the qrper, those with 100 watts and simple antennas will also find much of interest. Still not sure? view some of the author's other material at http://www. Vk3ye. Com and http://www. Youtube. Com/vk3ye, with much new content, Minimum QRP consolidates the author's experience in the one reference.

Is the commercial, kit or homebrew transceiver you're considering sufficient to give spontaneous contacts almost any time you switch on? This book guides you through the choices out there, with an emphasis on affordable and effective. Reasons for this can come down to choice of band, understanding local activity and operating technique.

Minimum QRP: Doing more with under five watt amateur radio #ad - Indeed qrp can sometimes add to its enjoyment due to simple to construct and lightweight equipment. Apply its tested strategies today for more success on the bands, DX, awards, whether you're into portable operating, contests or more. It's for a broad audience, including newcomers, the more experienced and those returning to amateur radio.

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

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Peter Parker VK3YE #ad - Hand-carried qRP antennas takes the mystery out of portable antennas. Whether through choice or circumstance, more radio amateurs than ever before are enjoying portable operating. Finally there’s construction details on a variety of simple but practical antennas and accessories suitable for portable operating.

Beginners and those returning to radio after a break should especially find this section handy. After inviting you to assess your needs, it discusses the pros and cons of popular types. It’s the author’s second book, following on from the top-selling Minimum QRP, released in 2015. Many ideas for cheap but good materials suitable for portable antennas are given.

Hand-carried QRP antennas: Simple antennas and accessories to operate from almost anywhere #ad - Its style is brisk and practical with almost no maths. And, it’s easy to overpay for something that’s too heavy and too lossy for successful QRP. Suitable equipment is widely available but what about antennas? Manufactured antennas exist but only some suit lightweight portable activity. All have been built and tested by the author over almost 30 years of successful QRP activity.

Hand-carried qRP antennas is an ebook readable on most devices.

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Portable Wire Antennas

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Clear Springs Press, LLC #ad - Special attention is also given to NVIS Near Vertical Incident Skywave communications, which is also optimum with low antenna elevation. Nvis propagation enables communications in the 50-500 mile range regardless of terrain and independent of repeaters. With one to three low suspension points 8-20 ft. One can deploy wire antennas that cover the 160-30 meter bands those capable of NVIS propagation with performance optimized for NVIS communication.

It also covers long wire, two suspension point rhombics, terminated V beam and inverted half rhombic beam antennas optimized for 20-10 meters while being broad band no tuner required, low noise and gain equal to or greater than a high dipole. With two medium to high suspension points 15-80 ft. It does provide clear easily understood explanations on the principles of antenna operation, baluns, transmission line considerations, impedance matching, tuners, and the pros and cons of different types and configurations of wire antennas.

These include inverted v resonant or random wire dipoles, long wire antennas, sloper dipoles and inverted L antennas for efficient all-band regional use. All the information required to assemble antennas and antenna kits that can be deployed in multiple configurations is provided. Special attention is given to wire antennas deployed at low heights above ground, a situation confronted by operators on the move.

Portable Wire Antennas #ad - This book is about selecting and constructing portable HF wire antennas that will provide maximum performance with low power, light weight and low bulk. This book is written with the intention of enabling a new comer to amateur radio to understand the concepts and practical considerations of this subject without getting lost in mathematics and complex theory.

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Portable Operating for Amateur Radio

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® #ad - Whether you want to activate from a picnic table at a nearby park, or a remote summit after a backcountry hike, Portable Operating for Amateur Radio offers a wealth of practical information to help make your portable Amateur Radio operations successful. Portable operators use hf and vhf bands, FM, CW, as well as SSB, and digital modes.

Everything you need to get on the air in the great outdoors!Amateur Radio stations traditionally have been associated with a table full of gear in a home station. Added to the increase in organized outdoor operating activities, and programs, clubs, and it’s no wonder that ham radio operators are inspired to venture into portable operations.

Portable Operating for Amateur Radio #ad - Anyone can give portable operating a try. There’s something for everyone, no matter your license class or interests. 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.

In recent years, that has changed with the increasing popularity of operating portable, away from home.

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99 things you can do with Amateur Radio

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#ad - 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio is an ebook readable on most devices. Newcomers to radio aren’t the only ones to benefit. If you’ve been licensed for a while 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio makes a good refresher on new modes and challenges now available. Each specialty has a page. What is out there now and how do you start? Both questions are answered in 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio, a new book by Peter Parker VK3YE.

It’s the author’s fourth, following on from the top-selling Minimum QRP, Hand-carried QRP Antennas and Getting back into Amateur Radio titles. This makes it ideal to read while in the shack or on your portable device when you’ve got a few minutes to kill. Included is an overview, description and advice on obtaining further information.

99 things you can do with Amateur Radio #ad - 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio is an ideal primer for the beginner. Try some of the facets suggested. It tells you things your class instructor probably didn’t have time to cover. Instead you can start at any page. Some are a century old while others only became possible this year. It doesn’t have to be read from start to finish.

The writing is clear and many pictures are provided.

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ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio #ad - With the right antenna design you'll be on the air today!Fully updated, condominiums, the second edition of ARRL’s Small Antennas for Small Spaces is a valuable resource for radio amateurs who live in apartments, or houses on small lots. In small antennas for small spaces you’ll find ideas and projects that will get you on the air regardless of where you live!Includes:Tips to Get You Started the Right WayOptimizing your limited-space station is about more than just building an antenna.

Projects and advice for limited-space stationsamateur radio operators love antennas – the bigger the better -- but if you don’t have acres of property to erect the antenna of your dreams, does it mean you’re effectively off the air? Not at all! This fascinating hobby is still yours to enjoy. Learn important tips about feed lines, SWR, RF amplifiers, operating modes and RF safety.

ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces #ad - Indoor antennas you can install this WeekendDesign ideas and projects for VHF and HF antennas you can use inside your home. New! outdoor hf antennas system projects6 new projects, including a “privacy fence” stealth antenna, self-supporting inverted V dipole and the extended double Zepp dipole. Outdoor antennas for VHF and BeyondCompact omnidirectional and directional antennas you can install anywhere.

Creative solutionsa collection of limited-space antenna ideas from well-known amateurs, including the innovative Folded Skeleton Sleeve 40 and 20 Meter Dipole Antenna. Filled with practical advice, this book guides you to finding the right antenna design to fit whatever space you have available.

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Get on the Air with HF Digital

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® #ad - Get on the Air with HF Digital #ad - You’ll also learn about other digital communication modes such as MFSK, Olivia, PACTOR, and WSPR. Written in an easy to understand style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station. It’s a fun and easy way for beginners to get on the air! A few watts of rf power are all it takes to work the world – digitally!Fully updated, the second edition of Get on the Air with HF Digital is a step-by-step guide that’ll get you started in the fascinating world of HF digital technology.

The beginner’s guide to ft8, psk31, wspr, and more!The popularity of HF digital communications among Amateur Radio operators continues to grow rapidly. The text includes instructions for configuring software programs for popular modes such as PSK31, RTTY, FT8 and JT65.

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Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® #ad - Your roadmap to radiosport!Contesting is one of the most exciting aspects of amateur radio. It’s called “radiosport” because it really is a sport – a competition to see who can contact the most stations in an allotted amount of time. Regardless of the size of your station, you can compete, too!Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners includes everything you need to get started.

Equipment adviceoperating guidancesoftware suggestionsDigital contesting tips…and much more!Written by radiosport veteran Doug Grant, K1DG, this will put you on the path to competitive excitement.

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The CW Geek's Guide to Having Fun with Morse Code

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Dan Romanchik, KB6NU #ad - The cw geek’s guide to having fun with Morse Code is full of practical information that will help ham radio operators have fun learning and using Morse Code. His other books include the "no nonsense" amateur radio license study guides and 21 Things to Do After You Get Your Amateur Radio License. This chapter describes, how to make contact, in my “no nonsense” style how to tune in CW signals, and then what to do once you have made contact.

Choosing a Key. This chapter describes the different types of keyers and how to connect them to your radio. References and Resources. This section includes information on Q-signals, RST signal reporting, abbreviations, CW clubs, and other resources that will be useful for amateur radio operators. The author, kb6nu, dan romanchik, has been an amateur radio operator for more than 40 years and is a self-proclaimed "CW geek.

The CW Geek's Guide to Having Fun with Morse Code #ad - He has made thousands of CW Morse Code contacts over the years, with other hams all over the world. Chapters include: * Learning the Code. Dan, kb6nu has helped thousands get their amateur radio licenses, and now he aims to help them become CW operators as well. This chapter describes the different types of keys available and how to choose the one that’s right for you.

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The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs; Volumes 1 & 2

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio #ad - Everything for the active ham radio operatorthe aRRL Operating Manual is the most comprehensive guide to AmateurRadio operating — everything you need to get involved, get active, and get onthe air. Theyare happy to share what they have learned so that you can get involved too. Volume 1: basic station and operating techniquesassembling a stationbasic operating procedureshf digital communicationsvhf/uhf fm, repeaters, digital Voice and DataVHF/UHF Beyond FM and RepeatersAmateur SatellitesImage CommunicationsPortable and Mobile OperationVolume 2: Radio Clubs and Public ServiceGroup Activities for the Radio AmateurPreparing the Next GenerationARRL Field DayPublic Service OperatingAlso available:Volume 3: On-Air Activities and RadiosportVolume 4: Resources for the Active Ham.

The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs; Volumes 1 & 2 #ad - Each topic has been written and updated by experienced hams.

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

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#ad - And you'll find a sprinkling of reviews, ideas and theory articles. Everything presented has been built and tested by the author over almost 30 years of successful QRP activity. It's the author's seventh book, following on from popular previous titles for QRP operators, antenna builders, radio beginners and more.

More hand-carried qrP antennas is available in ebook format with a paperback edition coming soon. There are also some background articles and ideas for the antenna experimenter. Complementing the lower-hf focus of the first volume, More Hand-carried QRP antennas devotes more attention to upper HF, VHF and UHF antennas.

More Hand-carried QRP antennas: Simple antennas and accessories to operate from almost anywhere #ad - With the basics covered in the first volume, More Hand-carried QRP antennas gets straight down to business with descriptions of over thirty antenna projects. Building on the top-selling hand-carried QRP antennas, this practical manual describes more than thirty portable antennas and accessories to build and try.

But you'll still find projects for bands down to 1. 8 mhz. Radio amateurs love building antennas.

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