[AMRadio] They just re-formatted the Radio Amateur's Handbook

arnold sias wa7fab at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 15 13:53:05 EDT 2013

You know, I think I have heard enough about the dummies subject for now.

Let’s move on.


From: manualman at juno.com 
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10:47 AM
To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net 
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] They just re-formatted the Radio Amateur's Handbook

The Dummies book concept (*** for Dummies) has been around since 1991. 
And the real title Don is referring to is "Ham Radio for Dummies". The
ARRL Handbook is a great reference manual. However for many amateurs,
reading particular sections is like listening to and old buzzard QSO.
Sometimes a mere 200 words is  all that's needed to convey a particular
set of thoughts or ideas whereas 5000 words on the same subject might
tend to lose many of the readers.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:50:50 -0400 Jim Tonne <Tonne at Comcast.Net> writes:
> Fellows:
> I am going to speak about this book thing with some ignorance and 
> some
> 'inside' knowledge.
> First, are we talking about a book with an actual name of "Handbook 
> for
> Dummies"?   Never heard of that.
> Second, the actual ARRL Handbook is revised continually, year after 
> year.
> As new technologies become into use they are generally not far 
> behind in
> covering that.   And as old methodology goes into the background 
> they
> either eliminate the information or else transfer it to the CD 
> accompanying
> that book.   I have intimate knowledge of both of those items.
> - Jim Tonne   W4ENE
> On 10/15/2013 12:29 PM, manualman at juno.com wrote:
> > Excellent reference book for the newly minted amateur. Even some
> > "seasoned" amateurs could benefit from the material in this book.
> >
> > Pete, wa2cwa
> >
> > On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:56:29 -0400 "Tom Chesek" 
> <tchesek at epix.net>
> > writes:
> >> I became a ham in September 2002 and purchased the first edition 
> of
> >> Ham
> >> Radio for Dummies after it came out in 2004.

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