Two-Way Radios & Scanners for Dummies
Already a licensed ham or scanner user? Learn about alternate types of radio, such as FRS or MURS--what are the rules, really? Here is the information you need on other radio services such as Aviation, Military, and Land Mobile. Put the wideband receive capabilities of your ham rigs to work! Not found in Amateur Radio, trunking radio systems can be quite mysterious, but this book shows you how to listen in using a scanner. You’ll also find lots of references to Web sites with frequency information for local businesses and government agencies.
Are you involved in emergency communications or in training emergency volunteers? This book will broaden your understanding of the radio services that are available to the emcomm responder. Volunteers can use the book as a training manual for radio use. The frequency lists and reference Web sites are invaluable for designing a communications plan.
Discover how to:
- Choose and operate different types of radios
- Get a license if you need one
- Use the appropriate radio jargon
- Communicate in emergencies
- Program a scanner
- Tune in signals from public service action to sporting events
- Install radios safely and effectively
About the author: Ward Silver is an electrical engineer who’s been a licensed ham for 31 years. His ham radio call sign is N0AX. He is author of Ham Radio for Dummies and contributing editor and columnist for QST, the monthly magazine for ham operators published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL--The national association for AMATEUR RADIO).