The Australian Ham Radio Handbook will help you become a radio amateur, set up a station and make contacts on air.
Written for Australian conditions it covers practical topics that existing licence study and theory books miss.
For beginning and experienced hams alike, it's an ideal read for anyone interested in taking up, continuing in or returning to amateur radio.
What's in the book? First there's a quick tour of what amateur radio can offer.
That includes things you can do right now, with no special equipment or licences required.
Then it describes how to get your callsign and set up a station. Equipment and antennas are covered next.
You'll find information on what items are necessary and where you can get it, whether you choose to buy new, buy used or build your own.
Later you'll learn about what different radio frequencies do, the diverse activities hams enjoy and winning tips that will get you contacts almost any time you turn on.
Near the end we cover things you can add to make your equipment more versatile, technical subinterests and how you can learn more.
All up it's over 140 pages of solid information that deserves to be in every Australian amateur's shack.
Australian Ham Radio Handbook is available in ebook or paperback formats. It's the author's sixth book, following on from the top-selling
Minimum QRP, Hand-carried QRP Antennas, Getting back into Amateur Radio, 99 things you can do with Amateur Radio and the Illustrated International Ham Radio Dictionary titles.
Sample pages through Amazon sales sites (links below).
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Ordering Australian Ham Radio Handbook
The Australian Ham Radio Handbook is for the new, experienced or returning ham.
It's written specifically for Australia and some information in it does not apply elsewhere.
But I won't stop you if you're overseas and wish to buy it.
You can get it as an ebook for $AU 6.99 (or $US 4.99 or equivalent)
or paperback for $US 12.99 plus postage (ordering information later).
Click on your country's link below to order the ebook.
Prefer paperback? Some Amazon sites (including Australia's) don't offer the paperback edition. But the US and some European sites do.
Click on this Amazon US link to order your paperback copy for $US 12.99.
If your country isn't listed above, please search 'Australian Ham Radio Handbook' on the Amazon site you normally use. 'Australian Ham Radio Handbook' is available exclusively via Amazon and
no other source outside Australia may distribute it.
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Your feedback is invited and will help make this and any future editions better. Please leave it on the Amazon site or email me via the address in the book.
ISBN-13: 978 1 68 885663 9
Also by Peter Parker VK3YE
Illustrated International Ham Radio Dictionary
Minimum QRP: Doing more with under five watt amateur radio
Hand-carried QRP antennas: Simple antennas and accessories to operate from almost anywhere
More Hand-carried QRP antennas NEW!
Getting back into Amateur Radio: What's new and what you forgot
99 things you can do with Amateur Radio: Ideas and inspiration for new and old hams