Friday, 12 June 2015

Getting Started In Amateur Radio

My latest book "Getting Started in Amateur Radio" is now available from

If you want to know something about the hobby or are newly licensed, or are even just looking for something different, "Getting Started in Amateur Radio" helps provide the answers.

What about receiving digital images from the International Space Station? Or talking to friends around the world via satellite? Or perhaps being able to help out during natural disasters? All of these things are possible with amateur radio and the book details these and many other possibilities.

It provides information on the activities to explore when using your first VHF/UHF or HF station and what other equipment you might need. There is a section on practical antennas and details of operating using CW (Morse code), FM, SSB, Digital and more. What you can expect from the different amateur radio bands is covered and there is even a section devoted to long distance operation (DXing), amateur radio contesting, and amateur radio awards.

The coverage doesn't stop there and readers will also find the microwave and LF bands discussed along with Moonbounce or Earth-Moon-Earth transmissions (EME). There is even a practical guide to getting a licence if you don't already have one.

It is aimed at prospective UK licensees, but there is something for everyone wherever you are. We've also kept the price as low as possible to encourage new amateurs.