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


mark depaepe n5yey at live.com
Wed Oct 16 16:18:48 EDT 2013


Powerpole connector installation? 
Is power pole a brand name?

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On Oct 16, 2013, at 15:10, "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net> wrote:

> In an upcoming hamfest there will be a forum for hams.  The subjects covered are:
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> Don't miss this chance to learn about the following topics:
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> PowerPole connector installation demonstration
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> Build a dipole wire antenna - with / without BALUN
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> Build a 3-element 2M tape measure PVC beam antenna
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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 available.
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> Jim
> W5JO
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
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>> The following is an excerpt from the 1st edition and it clearly states that it is for the beginner:
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>> "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
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