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|HF Antenna Handbook||Complete DXer||WireBook 5||Solar Made Simple|
|Ted McElroy Bio, CD-ROM||AA0ZR's Living Up There||33 Weekend Projects|
|Vibroplex Collectors Guide||Telegraph Collectors Guide||Story of Enigma|
|A to Z of Electronic Construction||Ham Radio Anthologies||Sevick's Baluns & Ununs||
Living Up There (MX-WLUT)
A decade in the Rocky Mountains' Fourth of July Canyon
by Jane Wodening, AA0ZR
"Reality was not invented ten thousand years ago by humans." -- J. W.
Observations and stories from a decade of living alone in remote 4th of July Canyon, with only the birds and wildlife for company, and more than a passing nod to Amateur Radio. Softcover, 5 x 7, 130 pp
Living Up There- the Audio Book (MX-WLUTA)
Read by Jane Wodening. MP3 Audio CD Set
from Penguin Books...
The Victorian Internet (PB-SVI)
The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
by Tom Standage
The “mother of all networks” was the telegraph network which began before the Civil War and continued to develop into the 1920's. Standage sees the telegraph network as a model for the Internet and there are indeed many similarities. The Internet is often cast as a revolutionary mode of communication, with far-reaching social, political, economic, and moral implications. But if you look at it as a logical extension of technology, the Internet is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. In contrast, the introduction of the electric telegraph was truly revolutionary. That word “electric” is very important, because the first telegraph system was demonstrated in France in 1794 (the French gave this moving-arm system the name “telegraph"). It took another fifty years of development before the electric telegraph came into being, but once it did the development of true networks was immediate, explosive, and with far-reaching consequences.
Today the Internet is shaping cultures the world-over, and changes are occurring at a rate not seen since the mid-19th century. Standage does an excellent job of studying the Victorian "Telegraph Culture," with lots of entertaining behind-the-scenes stories.
from CQ Books...
Understanding, Building, and Using Baluns and Ununs (MC-2BU)
by Jerry Serick, W2FMI
Theory and practical designs for the
Jerry Sevick is well known in the amateur radio community and
work on transmission line transformers, baluns and ununs, has been
adopted as a standard by the IEEE. Part one of the
deals with understanding the basic principles of transmission line
transformers (TLTs) and part two is a practical guide to their design,
construction, and use.
The W6SAI HF Antenna Handbook (MC-W6SAI)
by Bill Orr, W6SAI
Bill Orr was one of ham radio's most respected authors, known for his easy-to-understand, down-to-Earth, writing style. In keeping with this tradition, rather than filling a textbook with theory and complicated diagrams, Bill and CQ have produced a thoroughly practical text for any antenna enthusiast, jam-packed with dozens of inexpensive, practical antenna projects that work!
From choosing an appropriate antenna type to installing it and using it, everything you need to know is in this handy volume.
Homebrewing Techniques (MC-HBT)
One of the strongest assets of
Radio magazine was its focus on building. This
anthology brings together the most useful and practical advice and
techniques for the person who wants to build anything from small
solid-state projects to beam antennas. All the original pages
are presented just the way they looked when newly published from 1968
to 1990. When there's no one around to show you "how to build
it," reach for t Home Brewing Techniques Anthology.
Softcover, 8-1/2 x 11, 170 pp.
...Ham Radio Anthology
Test Equipment and Repair Techniques (MC-TRT)
From building test gear to troubleshooting a rig, this anthology of the best articles on the subject has been carefully slected to mee today's needs just as well as it met the needs of its readers in decades past. It includes techniques and devices that work ar are easily duplicated, and gives today's ham a much-needed helping hand at solving equipment problems on their own. Old timers will recognize many of the techniques and designs, but to newer hams, it's all new! Softcover, 8-1/2 x 11, 170 pp.
Carefully selected, these two antenna anthologies cover all types of antenna designs and theory from 160 meters through microwaves. All articles have been selected to be as timely and valuable to today’s Ham as they were to Ham Radio readers of the time. Softcover, 8-1/2 x 11, 170 pp.
from Idiom Press...
The COMPLETE DX'er, 3rd Edition (ID-CDX)
by Bob Locher, W9KNI
First published in 1983, Bob Locher's Complete DX'er was sadly missed when the second edition sold out. Copies sold on a popular Internet auction site for many times to the original cover price.
The third edition took over three years to complete, and you will quickly appreciate the effort that Bob has put into updating it.
If you're new to Amateur Radio, this one book will tell you everything you need to know about the mysterious world of DX, and if you are an old denizen of the "DX Dogpiles" you will learn some new tricks. Speaking of learning new tricks, a pleasant surprise in the 3rd edition is the amount of attention devoted to QRP DX.
Written in an engaging
narrative style, The Complete
DX'er is as entertaining as it is informative.
There are 26
chapters in the 223 page book-- from "Basic Listening" to "The Last
it's all there in a very palatable format. The 3rd edition of
Complete DX'er is certain to confirm the book's status as an all-time
from Press Jones, N8UG...
WIREBOOK V (MX-WB5)
by Press Jones, N8UG
Press Jones N8UG is the "Original Wireman," your source for the best wire, cable, and connectors. And his Wirebooks have been THE reference for materials and techniques for decades. The new WIREBOOK V is still in the straightforward style of WIREBOOKS I, II III, and IV, with chapters on :
WIREBOOK 5 has over 200 pages and 'OPEN-BAK' binding for stay-open use. There are many useful pictures, charts, tables and hints. The information provided will help the interested amateur make the right choices, avoid commercial double-speak, and get the maximum performance from his station at the least cost. Seldom has so much hard data been presented with so much entertaining commentary, making WIREBOOK 5 a must-read for all hams, radio and electronics enthusiasts.
from Dave Ingram, K4TWJ...
33 Simple Weekend Projects,
for the Ham, the Student, and the Experimenter! (IB-WP)
by Dave Ingram, K4TWJ
$17.95The picture on the cover says it all. Have you ever wished you had a guidebook for getting a child interested in electronics and amateur radio? These educational and practical projects demand the minimum in skill or expeirience, and will provide hours of fun. The chapter headings are:
from Artifax Books...
McElroy, World's Champion Radio Telegrapher
2nd edition, 2007 (AB-TM)
by Tom French, W1IMQ
Sorry, the 2007 edition is sold out and out of print.
CD-ROM Version (see below)
How many famous telegraphers can you name? Only one ever really made it big as a telegrapher, inventor, marketer, and all around good guy, and that was Ted McElroy. Not only did he win the world's chanpionship for copying Morse code, he held touch typing records and manufactured Morse keys and bugs that are valued by collectors, many of them still in use in radio shacks around the world. And his 1939 record of 75.2 WPM has never been beaten-- relatively recent claims of higher speeds are based on different (and more generous) methods of calculating the speed, and/or much shorter texts.
Leading "Mac" authority and collector Tom French gives you an entertaining biography of Ted McElroy, the man and the legend, and a detailed reference work for the Mac Keys.
CD-ROM Version (AM-TMCD) The complete book in pdf format.
Vibroplex Collectors' Guide
3rd edition with supplement (AB-VCGCD)
by Tom French, W1IMQ
For over twenty years this book has been the primary collector's reference to the semiautomatic keys (bugs) made the the Vibroplex Company. Includes descriptions and illustrations of every bug from the Autoplex, the 1905 Original, the Model X, Double Lever, Blue Racer and more, including their variations, as well as the first three paddles and the straight key. The book also includes historical information on the keys, the complete patents (with the original drawings) that gave Horace Martin control of his inventions, identification and description of all of the nameplates, dating information, and much more. Illustrated with drawings, photographs, and reproductions of early advertisements. CD-ROM, PDF Format. .
his is the story of the Enigma cipher machine, the primary device used by the German Military during WW-2 to produce what they believed were secure coded messages. Tom Perera's comprehensive text and more than 1,400 photos on this CD trace the development of codes, cipher machines, and the Enigma, its civilian and military models; its operation, strategies used to decipher its messages, and its mechanical and electrical construction. The CD also includes an excellent Enigma simulator program for 2 PCs, 9 books and manuals, 5 videos, 2 archival databases, WWII German military radios and telegeraph keys, the Rusisian FIALKA and American M-209 systems. and a bibliography. No installation required, PC and MAC compatible.
Story of the ENIGMA CD ROM (AB-ECD)
by Tom Perera, W1TP
Telegraph Collectors Guide (AB-PCG)
by Tom Perera, W1TP
Third edition: Bigger, better, already a collectable in its own right! Noted collector Tom Perera, W1TP, has updated his popular guide. More pictures, more prices, water-resistant cover. He identifies and discusses keys, registers, sounders, relays and other telegraph instruments with more than 300 pictures and descriptions as well as a value guide with current collector price guidelines. This handy resource also includes Reinke's and McEwen's lists of makers, excerpts from Nutting's J-series book, Seneker's bug list, Navy key numbering, and more. This is an indispensable reference for every key collector, in a convenient size for carrying around ham fests and antique malls. Use on its own or in conjunction with the version that is included in the CD (see below). Tom's is the only such work to include pricing information, which is updated on his web site at www.w1tp.com
Softcover, 6-3/4 X 9.5
(also available in CD-ROM version -- see below)
Telegraph Key Reference CD ROM
by Tom Perera, W1TP
Tom's Collector Guide (see above), and so much more!
Over 5,000 files and more than 3,000 pictures, most in high resolution full color. The data is in HTML formatted documents for easy viewing with your browser
Complete Perera's TELEGRAPH COLLECTORS GUIDE with embedded pictures, most in full color. -- where prices/values are shown you will find them updated on Tom's web site at www.w1tp.com.
SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT MUSEUMS
MODERN PRACTICE OF THE
ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH, (1881) Frank
The 1929 WESTERN UNION
CATALOG (...Transcribed by
Richard S. Loveland, N3IA
Russ Kleinman's SPARK
PROJECT (...with some of the
pictures.. Internet connection
CUMULATIVE INDEX TO
ISSUES OF ''THE VAIL CORRESPONDENT''
CUMULATIVE INDEX TO
ISSUES OF ''MORSUM MAGNIFICAT''
(1986 - Present)
CUMULATIVE INDEX TO
ISSUES OF THE ''KEYLETTER'' (1992
ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE
TELEGRAPH & SCIENTIFIC
ORIGINAL HIGH RESOLUTION MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHS IN .PCX and .BMP Formats
SHAREWARE VIEWERS FOR THE ABOVE HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS
Perera's Telegraph Key Reference CD ROM (AB-PCD)AB-PCD $15.00
to Z of Electronic Construction (MT-AZ)