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

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Wed Oct 16 16:09:38 EDT 2013

In an upcoming hamfest there will be a forum for hams.  The subjects covered 

Don't miss this chance to learn about the following topics:

PowerPole connector installation demonstration

Build a dipole wire antenna - with / without BALUN

Build a 3-element 2M tape measure PVC beam antenna


I hope everyone remembers our first hesitant steps after receiving our 
license that allowed us to transmit.  This is especially true of hams who do 
not have anyone close by to explain or assist.  They there are young hams 
who are not only hesitant but shy too.

If the book helps a few get into a hobby that has been my life's avocation 
then that is good.  If no one reads it, noting lost.  But remember, many new 
hams do not have your experience, so share if you can or are called on.

This post is not to excoriate anyone who has posted about this subject, it 
is just the notice about the forum appeared today and I though it might 
explain a that a good number of people may need help that is not readily 


----- Original Message ----- 

> The following is an excerpt from the 1st edition and it clearly states 
> that it is for the beginner:
> "I wrote Ham Radio For Dummies for beginning hams. If you just became 
> interested
> in ham radio, you find plenty of information here to explain what the
> hobby is all about and how to go about joining the fun by discovering the
> basics and getting a license.
> If you already received your license, congratulations! This book helps you
> change from a listener to a doer. Any new hobby, particularly a technical 
> one,
> can be intimidating to newcomers. By keeping Ham Radio For Dummies handy
> in your radio shack, getting your radio on the air and making contacts is 
> easy.
> I cover the basics of getting a station put together properly and the 
> fundamentals
> of on-the-air behavior. Use this book as your personal radio buddy
> and soon you’ll sound like a pro!"    H. Ward Silver

More information about the AMRadio mailing list

This page last updated 19 Feb 2018.