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RSGB Software Defined Radio
Software Defined Radio
SARL/AMSAT R490 Non-members R520
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.
SARL/AMSAT SA R450 Non-members R500
The ARRL Antenna Book for Radio Communications has everything you need to design your own complete antenna system. Since 1939, it has maintained its place at the forefront of Amateur Radio technology—a single resource covering antenna theory, design and construction, and practical treatments and projects. In this edition, The ARRL Antenna Book describes 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 modeling 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 is included.
Updated to reflect the latest advances and technologies, this 23rd edition is full of antenna designs pioneered by dozens of radio amateurs:
System Requirements: A fully searchable PDF version of this book is included for Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows® XP, as well as Macintosh® systems, using Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® software. The Acrobat Reader is a free download at www.adobe.com. PDF files are Linux readable. Utility programs are Windows® compatible, only. Some utilities have additional OS limitations and may not be compatible with 64-bit processors.
SARL and AMSAT SA members R900
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.
SARL and AMSAT SA Members R270
The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners
Explore the design, construction and applications of the different types of antenna tuners.
SARL and AMSAT SA members R380
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!
SARL and AMSAT SA Members R475
Hamradio for Arduino and Pixace
Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE
Microcontroller technology has exploded in popularity among ham radio operators. The new generation of single-board microcontrollers is easier than ever to use, bringing together hardware and software for project-building radio amateurs can easily dive into. With inexpensive microcontroller platforms—such as the popular open-source Arduino board—readily available parts, components and accessory boards, the possibilities are limitless: beacon transmitters, keyers, antenna position control, RTTY and digital mode decoders, waterfall displays, and more.
Editor Leigh L. Klotz, Jr, WA5ZNU has assembled this first edition of to help introduce you to the fun and rewards of experimenting with microcontrollers. Klotz and many other contributors have designed projects that will enhance your ham radio station and operating capabilities. Or, take it to the next step, using these projects as a launch pad for creating your own projects.
· APRS Data Logger
· QRSS Beacon
· Multimode Transmitter Shield
· High Voltage, High Frequency, and High Temperature Data Logger
· Receive-Only, Low-Power APRS iGate
· PICAXE Keyer and CW Beacon Keyer
· Solar Tracker
· Handheld Radio Talk Timer
· APRS Messenger
· DTMF Controlled SSTV Camera
· APRS Display
SARL and AMSAT SA members R650
Wireless Microphone (Sunstep kit)
R150.00 ( PCB and parts)
Download instructions here (PowerPoint)
For the Satellite enthusiast
SARL and AMSAT SA Members R600
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.
SARL and AMSAT SA Members R595
An introduction to antennas--basic concepts, practical designs, and easy-to-build antennas!
SARL and AMSAT SA Members R640
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
SARL and AMSAT SA Members R450
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.
SARL and AMSAT SA members R 950
Ocilloscopes for Radio Amateurs
SARL and AMSAT SA Members R540
Propagation and Radio Science
SARL and AMSAT SA members R550
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