The Radio Amateur Operating Manual, 8th Edition
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.