Hello World A Life In Ham Radio


Author : Danny Gregory
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2003-03
Pages : 255
ISBN : 156898281X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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DESCRIPTION : To an outsider, the world of ham radio is one of basement transmitters, clunky microphones, Morse code, and crackly, possibly clandestine, worldwide communications, a world both mysterious and geeky. But the real story is a lot more interesting: indeed, there are more than two million operators worldwide, including people like Walter Cronkite and Priscilla Presley. Gandhi had a ham radio, as do Marlon Brando and Juan Carlos, king of Spain. Hello World takes us on a seventy-year odyssey through the world of ham radio. From 1927 until his death in 2001, operator Jerry Powell transmitted radio signals from his bedroom in Hackensack, New Jersey, touring the worlds most remote locations and communicating with people from Greenland to occupied Japan. Once he made contact with a fellow ham operator, he exchanged postcards known as QSLs cards with them. For seven decades, Powell collected hundreds of these cards, documenting his fascinating career in amateur radio and providing a dazzling graphic inventory of people and places far flung. This book is both an introduction to the fascinating world of ham and a visual feast for anyone interested in the universal language of graphic design.



Author : J.K. George
Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
Release : 2016-02-02
Pages : 280
ISBN : 9781626342378
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Technology & Engineering
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DESCRIPTION : In the woods of Massachusetts, pairs of contestants huddle in tents filled with communications equipment. Their voices soar through the air, riding waves into the atmosphere, as they comb through static and noise for a response from the other side of the world. They’re searching for loot—in the form of other voices in the sky. The rarer their contact, the more valuable their treasure. Joining them in their quest is author J. K. George, an experienced radio operator himself, who guides you through the exciting world of amateur radio competition and the intriguing characters of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship. The competitors hail from across the planet—from youthful challengers to veterans with decades of radiosporting experience. You will meet fascinating personalities not only among the teams themselves but also among their “widows”—spouses left behind for the allure of the airwaves. They battle computer malfunctions, getting lost, and staying at the top of their game for 24 hours in a hot, stuffy tent. The final scores bring surprises, disappointments, even a recount, and decades-long friendships will be stressed in the fight for the crown of amateur radio—the ultimate “contact” sport.



Author : Kristen Haring
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2007
Pages : 220
ISBN : 9780262083553
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Performing Arts
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DESCRIPTION : A history of ham radio culture: how ham radio enthusiasts formed identity and community through their technical hobby, from the 1930s through the Cold War.



Author : H. Ward Silver
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-03-27
Pages : 432
ISBN : 9781119454847
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Technology & Engineering
Format : PDF, EPub And Audiobooks


DESCRIPTION : Your how-to guide to become a ham Ham radio, or amateur radio, is a way to talk with people around the world in real-time, or to send email without any sort of internet connection. It provides a way to keep in touch with friends and family, whether they are across town or across the country. It is also a very important emergency communication system. When cell phones, landlines, the internet, and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through. Radio amateurs, often called "hams," enjoy radio technology as a hobby, but are often called upon to provide vital service when regular communications systems fail. Ham Radio For Dummies is your guide to everything there is to know about ham radio. Plus, this updated edition provides new and additional information on digital mode operating, as well as use of amateur radio in student science and new operating events. • Set up your radio station • Design your ham shack • Provide support in emergencies and communicate with other hams • Study for the licensing exam and choose your call sign If you're looking to join a college radio club or just want to learn the latest tips and tricks, this book is a helpful reference guide to beginners, or those who have been "hams" for years.



Author : Dave Bell, W6AQ
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2014-05
Pages : 302
ISBN : 9781496914033
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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DESCRIPTION : World's Best Hobby is an unusual title for a memoir, which is exactly what this book is. It's my life in the fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio. Much of my professional life is spent producing documentary and reality programs for television (including more than a few about Ham Radio) where I learned that the purpose of a title is to attract an audience and if it was also true, all the better. The challenge with documentary films is to make them entertaining first and foremost, and informational if possible. I've tried very hard to make this book entertaining, and from feedback I've gotten (from Hams and wannabee Hams who found it posted online as I was writing it) I've succeeded, at least to some extent. I tried to make the book fun because Ham Radio is fun. And Ham Radio has more facets than a cheap diamond, as you'll discover as you dig into World's Best Hobby. Enjoy! PS. Let me know what you think of World's Best Hobby - especially if you like it. 73, Dave Bell, W6AQ



Author : Tara McPherson
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2008
Pages : 259
ISBN : 9780262134958
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Education
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DESCRIPTION : How emergent practices and developments in young people's digital media can result intechnological innovation or lead to unintended learning experiences and unanticipated socialencounters.



Author : Stefan Bucher
Publisher : Rockport Publishers
Release : 2006-02-01
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9781610601573
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Design
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DESCRIPTION : All Access takes a "before they were stars" look at twenty-five giants in the graphic design industry by juxtaposing an edited selection of the stars' greatest hits with their "pre-fame" work. Author Stefan Bucher showcases their visual history, the first pieces that made them stars, their transitional work, and the eventual breakthrough pieces that caused their names to be known around the world. Insightful text exploring mentors, education, and eureka moments complement this visual timeline illustrating the journey from struggling novice to master designer. In addition to the twenty-five giants, Bucher also profiles twenty of the most exciting upcoming design stars from around the globe. As with the masters, Bucher explores their road to early success, and showcases the work that is currently lifting these young designers into the spotlight. These are their early days, yet the work they are producing is groundbreaking and inspiring.



Author : Richard A. Bartlett
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-05-31
Pages : 292
ISBN : 9781476612607
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Performing Arts
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DESCRIPTION : During the first fifty years of the twentieth century, ham radio went from being an experiment to virtually an art form. Because of the few government restrictions and the low monetary investment required, the concept of ham radio appealed to various people. More than just a simple hobby, however, ham radio required its operators to understand radio theory, be able to trace a schematic and know how to build a transmitter and receiver with whatever material they might have available. With the advent of World War II and the increased need for cutting-edge communications, the United States government drew upon the knowledge and skill of these amateur ham radio operators. This book explores the history of ham radio operators, emphasizing their social history and their many contributions to the technological development of worldwide communications. It traces the concept of relays, including the American Radio Relay League, from contacts as close as 25 miles apart to operators anywhere in the world. The book highlights the part played by ham radio in many of the headline events of the half century, especially exploration and aviation “firsts”. The ways in which these primarily amateur operators assisted in times of disaster including such events as the sinking of the Titanic and the 1937 Ohio River flood, are also examined.



Author : Lynne Barasch
Publisher : Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
Release : 2000
Pages : 40
ISBN : UOM:39015049724654
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Juvenile Fiction
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DESCRIPTION : In 1923, after learning Morse code and setting up his own amateur radio station, a twelve-year-old boy sends a message that leads to the rescue of a family stranded by a hurricane in Florida, in a tale based on the author's father's experiences as a young ham radio operator.



Author : Harry L. Helms
Publisher : Universal Radio Research
Release : 1992
Pages : 291
ISBN : PSU:000049325027
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
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DESCRIPTION : Discusses the terminology, slang, and equipment involved in ham radio, and examines hamming as both a hobby and a profession