THE Amateur Radio Dictionary: The most complete glossary of Ham Radio terms ever compiled

THE Amateur Radio Dictionary: The most complete glossary of Ham Radio terms ever compiled

by Don Keith


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1400 terms...1600 definitions...hundreds of web links so you can learn more! This is the most comprehensive Ham Radio glossary ever compiled. Any pursuit that mankind might adopt quickly develops its own language, its proprietary jargon, its own semi-secret dialect fully understood only by its most avid and serious practitioners. The hobby of Amateur Radio, now entering its second century--and as vibrant and exciting as ever--is a good example. But now, for the first time, a complete and easy-to-use dictionary is available, ready for quick reference. This book, compiled by best-selling author, award-winning broadcaster, and active Ham enthusiast Don Keith N4KC, is intended for use by newcomers or those just getting interested in Ham Radio. But it is also a valuable resource for old-timers, too. New words pop up all the time whether it is on the air, in periodicals, or in Ham Radio groups. Technology and on-air operating events continually introduce new words into the lexicon. Hams have such a wide variety of options they may pursue that even the most active operators often need to quickly look up a term. The maker movement and maker faire popularity are also attracting many newcomers to the hobby and this glossary is an invaluable asset to those as well. So here it is, THE Amateur Radio Dictionary, the most comprehensive glossary of Ham Radio terms ever compiled. Keep it near your operating position, use it when you encounter a term that is new to you. And get the most from this fascinating hobby!

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ISBN-13: 9781514810040
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2015
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 844,698
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Don Keith is an award-winning broadcaster, a best-selling author, and has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1961. He was first licensed as WN4BDW in 1961, earned his General class license later that year, and then became an Amateur Extra class licensee in the mid-1970s, changing the call sign to N4KC.
He was twice named Billboard Magazine's "Broadcast Personality of the Year," won every major broadcast journalism award in his state from the Associated Press and United Press International, and was an on-air personality, journalist, station owner, program director, and manager in a broadcasting career that spanned over two decades.
Don published his first novel, The Forever Season, in 1995. It has remained in print continuously since and was named "Fiction of the Year" by the Alabama Library Association. His more than two dozen other published works, fiction and non-fiction, cover such topics as NASCAR racing, broadcasting, college sports, submarines, biography, and World War II history.
Don lives in Indian Springs, Alabama, with his wife, Charlene, has three grown children, and three grandchildren. He operates all the shortwave amateur radio bands as well as VHF and uses most modes, including CW, SSB, PSK31 and FM. He enjoys DXing, contesting, antenna experimenting, and just plain rag-chewing.
Don's author web site is His Amateur Radio web site is and features a number of stories and articles about the hobby and of interest to Hams.

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