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Amateur Radio Mirror
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RADIO SCIENCE FOR THE RADIO AMATEUR
“THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME TO BE INVOLVED IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PERHAPS THE MOST EXCITING IN HISTORY”
--David Saltzberg, the science consultant for "Big Bang Theory”
You can contribute to big science as a radio amateur! Regardless of your experience and resources, as a ham radio operator you have what it takes to make a meaningful contribution to science and technology. You have a window into the universe not available to most people--as every physical phenomenon, from the galactic to the microscopic, interacts with radio in some manner. Radio Science for the Radio Amateur will lead you to horizons of scientific exploration and discovery.
Radio Science for the Radio Amateur explores and explains the often profound differences between science and technology, and dispels the notion that we know all there is to know about radio. Using a fresh, playful approach, Author Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, will guide you through some of the most fascinating “nooks and crannies” of the radio universe. Along the way, you’ll find out how solving long-standing mysteries of radio, of which there are still many, doesn’t require expensive hardware, but merely a scientific mindset and attention to detail.
Introductory offer R400
Only available in a soft cover version with CD
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Every chapter of this 22nd Edition has been updated or rewritten to some degree, including entirely new chapters on limited-space antennas, portable and mobile antennas, receiving and direction-finding antennas, building towers, antenna system troubleshooting, and updated listings for antenna system materials and service suppliers. The chapters in this edition have been re-organized to progress from principles through practical applications.
You can build it! Even the novice builder will appreciate the complete construction notes for dozens of antenna designs including wire and loop antennas, verticals, and Yagis. New designs in this edition include a C-pole ground-independent HF antenna, patch and Vivaldi antennas, “cheap” VHF and UHF Yagis, a 40 meter Moxon beam, a TV-to-ham log-periodic conversion, and improved half-element designs for Yagis. The antennas in this edition benefit directly from the latest computer modeling techniques.
Short Antennas for 160 Meter Radio
Compact Antennas Are Possible on Top Band!
160 metres is known to radio amateurs as “top band.” However, 160-metre antennas can be large and difficult to install due to lack of available space.
Short Antennas for 160 Meter Radio dares to discuss the possibility of smaller antennas for this intriguing band. Intended for amateurs with advanced skills in antenna modeling, Grant Bingeman, KM5KG, walks you through the theory behind innovative designs for relatively compact antennas. You’ll learn how to enhance bandwidth, minimize loss, and employ other techniques to enjoy 160 meters with limited real estate.
Available now at R300
The ABC of Software Defined Radio
The ABC of Soft Software
Defined Radio is an introductory guide to SDR and Digital Signal
Processing (DSP) technologies. Written in a friendly style, it offers a
straightforward look inside SDR and provides the foundation for those
who want to understand the subject on a more fundamental level. As you
read .you will discover the basic principles of SDR, advantages to SDR
technology and ways to utilise in in Amateur Radio - with the minimum of
mathematics. 69 Pages
The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners
Explore the design, construction and applications of the different types of antenna tuners.
Again available. Order yours now
ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces
Antenna Solutions for Every Space!
Amateur 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. With the right antenna design you'll be on the air today!
ARRL’s Small Antennas for Small Spaces is a valuable resource for amateurs who live in apartments, condominiums, or houses on small lots. Filled with practical advice, this book guides you to finding the right antenna design to fit whatever space you have available. In Small Antennas for Small Spaces you’ll find ideas and projects that will get you on the air regardless of where you live!
Cost R350 Check availability before ordering limited stock email email@example.com
BUILD THIS 40 M CW TRANCEIVER
You'll enjoy countless hours operating this tiny high performance radio. Build the kit in just a few hours, and you'll be working the world with low-power fun! Whether you're taking a 10-minute DX break from your computer at work or home or back-packing in the mountains, the Cub is a great way to put the magic back into your ham radio.
The Cub uses Surface Mount Technology (SMT) to achieve big performance in a pocket-sized package. The kit has all SMT parts mounted and soldered. You just insert and solder the through-hole parts such as the connectors, inductors and trimmer caps/pots. The Cub is portable: set it up anywhere, and tuck it out of the way when it's not in use
Available now for R1150.00
Lower Power Communication
Low Power Communication
Get yours for only R380 check SARL member discount on the order form.
For the Satellite enthusiast
Cost R 350.00
FOR THE NEWCOMER
Understanding the key building blocks
Basic Radio is a comprehensive introduction to radio - what is does and how it does it. The text reveals the basic building blocks of radio: receivers, transmitters, antennas, propagation, radio navigation and radiolocation. The book also includes simple build-it yourself projects to turn theory into practice. Ideal book in addition the RAE course. It take you beyond the vary basics.
NOW in stock at R330
An introduction to antennas--basic concepts, practical designs, and easy-to-build antennas!
Now available at R450
Simple and Fun Antennas
by Chuck Hutchinson, K8CH and Dean Straw, N6BV
Lots and lots of real world, practical antennas you can BUILD YOURSELF!
1: Your First VHF Antenna
Introductory offer R360.00
The ARRL Emergency Communications Handbook
Basic communication skills Net operating guidelines
Now available at R 250
ARRL 2013 Handbook Hardcover
Limited stock first check availability before ordering
ON4UN's Low Band DXing
25 Years of Low Band Success!
edition features new and updated material. Highlights include…
CD-ROM included! The CD-ROM includes the entire book in a fully searchable PDF format as well as ON4UN’s software (Windows XP only), antenna modeling files, photographs and more.
Available at R650
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