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Two-way radios & scanners for dummies

Author: H Ward Silver
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2005.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Want to check out the morning news in London, help out in emergencies, or tune into the big race? Two-way radios open up a world of possibilities - literally. This handy guide tells you about the equipment you need, fills you in on radio etiquette, shows you how to stay legal, and give you lots of cool ideas for family-friendly radio activities.--COVER.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Ward Silver
ISBN: 0764595822 9780764595820
OCLC Number: 61688422
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Making radio a habit, a hobby, or a helper --
Introducing radios and the wireless world --
Discovering the art and science of radio --
Making radio fit your life --
Part II: Two-way radios at home, work, and play --
A radio in your pocket: FRS/GMRS radios --
Breaker, breaker: using citizens band --
Communicating in emergencies --
Workaday wireless: business radio services --
Ladies and gentlemen, ships at sea: marine radio --
Citizen wireless: amateur radio --
Part III: Listening in: scanning and shortwave listening --
One Adam 12: scanner basics --
Scanning public service and safety radio transmissions --
Radio aloft: aviation radio transmissions --
Radios in uniform: government radio transmissions --
Radio in action: recreational radio transmissions --
Surfing the air world: shortwave listening --
Part IV: Getting technical with your radio --
Building your radio toolbox --
A spark of electronic know-how --
Installing radios right --
Getting a charge out of batteries --
Putting your computer to work --
Troubleshooting your radio --
Part IV: The part of tens --
Ten radio secrets --
Ten emergency tips --
Ten radio first-aid techniques --
Ten new ways to have fun with your radio --
Appendix: Glossary.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Two-way radios and scanners for dummies
Responsibility: by H. Ward Silver.
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