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Nuts & Volts Magazine (January 2015)

An Intro and Antennas

By H. Ward Silver    View In Digital Edition  

Welcome to the world of wireless know-how in the form of amateur or "ham" radio.Where else can you be an electronics and programming whiz, study solar and atmospheric phenomena, design your own communication system, and provide valuable public service — all at the same time? Amateur radio and the Nuts & Volts readership have a lot in common. Let's get to know each other!


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Two Spurious Emissions

The value of 2798 used in this article to compute the “free-space” length of an antenna in inches was a typo. The correct value is 2952. In addition, the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA — www.wia.org.au) is the world’s oldest national amateur radio society, founded in 1910. It was followed by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB — rsgb.org) in 1913, and only then by the ARRL in 1914.