This book introduces the reader to amateur radio and prepares them for the FCC Technician license exam. It focuses on electronics and wireless technologies through projects that provide some hands-on hardware construction and operation. The reader can look upon this book as a short course in electronic and radio fundamentals that appear as questions in the FCC exam
The book also summarizes the many potential activities and sub-interests possible in this hobby such as satellites, QRP (low power operation) and the new digital modes. Finally the book presents a more realistic approach to studying to pass the Technician exam.
About the Author
Lou Frenzel has been an active ham for decades with prior calls ofW5TOM, K3CTX, W8LJR and now W5LEF. He has worked as a writer/editor for Electronic Design (ED) magazine since 2000 covering the wireless and communications fields. Lou has over 25 years of electronic industry experience as an engineer in the geophysical, aerospace and computer fields. He was a VP at Heathkit, a top ham equipmentmanufacturer for eight years. Prior to joining ED he was a collegeprofessor teaching electronics. He holds bachelors and mastersdegrees in electronics and is author of 27 books on communications, computers and electronics including McGraw Hill's Principles ofElectronic Communications Systems, 4 th edition.]