Ham Radio Tips & Tales: Amateur Radio Hints, Tips, Techniques, Insights, Opinions, Bemusement (Paperback)
Here is a compendium of 36 essays covering a wide range of topics of interest to all hams; from seasoned ops, to beginners, to those studying for their first license. Some of the articles are technical in nature - highlighting valuable techniques that have been known for years but are rarely shared or written about. They've been chosen because they are actionable. Follow those chapters to build a better station that's easier to operate while saving time and money. The book contains no advanced math. It's the author's conviction that if you can handle algebra, you can have a ball on the air and appreciate and use every chapter of this book. Age-old questions such as "Do I need a balun to feed a dipole?" are answered. The chapters on "What's the best radio?" and "What's the best antenna?" may surprise you. There are also some humorous chapters and humorous comments throughout. This book is not dry. Ham radio is fun after all. This book has been written to help you get the most from your ham radio experiences. 73, N4GG.