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New Books on HF Digital Operations, Emergency Power Now Shipping

01/24/2012

The ARRL has just released two new books that you are going to want to have in your shack: Get on the Air with HF Digital by QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and Emergency Power for Radio Communications (2nd edition) by Michael Bryce, WB8VGE.

Explore digital radio below 30 MHz with Get on the Air with HF Digital -- The Beginners Guide to PSK31, RTTY and More. The popularity of HF digital communications with Amateur Radio operators is growing rapidly. A few watts of RF power are all it takes to work the world -- digitally!

Get on the Air with HF Digital is a step-by-step guide that will get you started in the fascinating world of HF digital technology. Written in an easy-to-understand, conversational style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station. The text includes instructions for configuring software programs for popular modes such as RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. You’ll also learn about other digital communication modes such as MFSK, Olivia and PACTOR. It’s a fun and easy way for beginners to get on the air!

With Emergency Power for Radio Communications, you will explore the various means of electric power generation for every application -- from charging batteries to keeping the lights on. This book covers the foundation of any communications installation: the power source. Use this book to plan ways to stay on-the-air when weather or other reasons cause a short-term or long-term power outage. Find ways to reach beyond the commercial power grid and identify methods for alternative power generation that will work best in your particular situation, perhaps taking advantage of possibilities already on hand. Emergency Power for Radio Communication, discusses the proper tools for emergency or backup power, energy independence and portable energy.

These two books are available from your ARRL dealer or the ARRL Store. Get on the Air with HF Digital -- The Beginners Guide to PSK31, RTTY and More (ARRL Order No 6016), ISBN 978-0-87259-601-6, $25.95 retail, special ARRL Member Price $22.95 (limited time only), plus shipping; Emergency Power for Radio Communications (2nd edition) (ARRL Order No 6153), ISBN 978-0-87259-615-3, $27.95 retail, special ARRL Member Price $24.95 (limited time only), plus shipping. Telephone 860-594-0355 or toll-free in the US 888-277-5289; www.arrl.org/shop; pubsales@arrl.org.



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