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).
Prefer paperback? The great news is that you can now order it via Jaycar ($24.95, catalogue Number BM2492) or through their stores.
Overseas buyers can either order from Jaycar (good if you wish to combine with a parts order to save on postage) or via the Amazon links above.
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 Jaycar
(paperback in Australia) and Amazon (ebook and hardback outside Australia) and no other source 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
Update: Changed callsign regulations July 30, 2020
Some rules dealing with amateur call signs have changed. For example four letter call signs will no longer be issued and three letter call signs no longer
reflect licence level. New Foundation amateurs will receive three letter call signs while existing Foundation amateurs have the opportunity to apply for a
three letter call sign (for a charge). The change improves access to digital modes and means that if you are a Foundation with a three letter call sign,
you can upgrade to Standard or Advanced without having to change your call sign. Amazon ebooks purchased after 7 August 2020 have been revised
to describe the new arrangements. Or, for more information visit ACMA's changes to amateur call sign policy
or visit AMC Amateur Radio.