Friday, November 2, 2012

Newness radio amateur and listeners pocket book



Newness radio amateur and listeners  pocket book
Steve Money


This is a  pocket size book with all the basic information  (say rather as index )a radio amateur is required to know and was onw of my top reference books  for the older times I have been as a systematic radio listener (80’s? )

Its  size  is  just 7 x 15 cm and includes the following chapters :
  1. Radio freqs : band names, wavelength band names micro wave band designations CCITT regions , freq  allocations , emission designations ,

  2. Amateur radio (licensing in USA , UK , examinations , Morse test , morse code  and timing , practice , amateur radio bands in UK  , UK amateur bands Fm simplex channels , repeaters  CB radio channels )
  3. Digital communication , : radio teletype RTTY , Baudot code (the main code used for RTTY ) with diagram and analysis , control sequences as ZCZC , SITOR [simplex] and AMTOR [amateur RTTY ] , the ARQ mode [auto repeat request ] te FEC [foqorwar4d error control ie broadcast ]  ASCII RTTY , control  code functions , baud rates , emission  techniques as eg 170Hz  used for amateur , amateur BBS , packet radio etc
  4. Radio fax  and SSTV (slow scan TV )
  5. Utility stations /services : press tty , press fax , meteo , aircraft bands & terminology , maritime radio (incl freqs )maritime terms
  6. Space  communications : sat parameters and terms . geo sats, amateur sats , communication transponders ,sat band plans , set telemetry , and satellites : UOSAT . Fuji , Russian weathersats , spacecraft comms , satt TV
  7. Radio  propagation techniques : ground wave , the ionosphere, MUF , skip distance , HF band characteristics , prop beacons , horizon to horizon distance , tropo , diffraction , aurora effects
  8. On operation data there are prefix allocations , country  listing , CQ DX zones , ITU zones , standard freq  transmissions , world times (GMT + hour )SINPO and SINPFEMO codes in plain text , phonetic alphabet and figures , amateur Q codes , QTH locator bu maidenhead system
  9. Basic antenna  information : impedance , polar diagram , polarization, gain , dipole and variants , Marconi , ground plane , loops , beams, yagis , transmission lines , waveguides , velocity factor , VSWR , balloons ,
  10. Transmitters
  11. Receivers : superhets , images , double conversion , wadley , signal strength , sensitivity , selectivity ,
  12. Components
And  some useful bibliography

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