The Radio Amateur’s Handbook 1926
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Series: ARRL
Genres: ARRL Publications, Non-Fiction
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: American Radio Relay League
Publication Year: 2006
Length: 224 pages
A Manual of Amateur Short-Wave Radiotelegraphic Communication.
About the Book



The Radio Amateur’s Handbook First Edition is a reproduction of the very first edition of The Radio Amateur’s Handbook, published in 1926. Authored by the late ARRL Communications Manager Francis Edward “Ed” Handy, W1BDI, this 224-page volume is a facsimile of the Handy’s signed, personal copy and even includes some of his handwritten notes.

Please take note that the Mr Handy’s signature in one of the inside pages is a copy. The entire book was a copy of My. Handy’s handbook which includes his signature and any notes he made have made on his copy of Radio Amateur’s Handbook First Edition.

Table of Contents – Radio Amateur’s Handbook First Edition

  • Author’s Foreword
  • What Is An Amateur?
  • Getting Started
  • Fundamentals
  • How Radio Signals Are Sent and Received
  • Building A Station
  • The A.R.R.L. Communications Department
  • Operating A Station
  • The Experimenter
  • Appendix
  • Membership Application Blank
  • O.R.S. Application Blank (Official Relay Station)
  • Index
This copy of the Radio Amateur’s Handbook First Edition would make a great gift idea for you Elmer. It would be a nice way to thank them for helping you learn all about our great hobby.

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