Last modified on 19 January 2013, at 03:21

Amateur Radio Manual

The purpose of this book is to provide a manual appropriate for a North American Amateur Radio Licensing course with added information so that beginning amateurs will have a good reference source to continue their hobby. One of the goals is to make this a practical rather than a theoretical manual and to keep the language simple and understandable.

Contents

A typical shack
A Yagi/Uda antenna

Basic Electronics

  1. Atoms 75% developed  as of Feb 10, 2005
  2. Conductors and Insulators 50% developed  as of Feb 10, 2005
  3. Sources of Current 75% developed  as of Feb 10, 2005
  4. What is Current 50% developed  as of Feb 10, 2005
  5. What is Voltage 50% developed  as of Feb 10, 2005
  6. What is Resistance and Conductance 50% developed  as of Feb 10, 2005
  7. Magnetism
  8. Ohm's Law and Resistors 100% developed  as of Feb 10, 2005
  9. Direct and Alternating Current 25% developed  as of March 11, 2007
  10. Sinusoidal Waveforms
  11. Capacitance
  12. Inductance
  13. Reactance
  14. Impedance
  15. Resonance
  16. Tuned Circuit

Active Components

  1. Diode
  2. Transistors for Amplification
  3. Tubes (Glassfet!)

Power Supplies

Propagation

Feed Lines and Theory

Antennas and Antenna Theory

  1. Dipoles
  2. Verticals
  3. Directional Arrays
  4. Antenna Software
  5. Towers and Safety
  6. Practical Antenna Projects

Rules and Regulations

  1. Canada
  2. United States

Operating Procedures

  1. Amateur Radio Bands
  2. Transmission Frequencies

Further Reading