Category: Books

HF Managers Handbook V9.0

The 9th edition of the HF Manager’s Handbook now available for download. Thank you to those who commented on the draft version.

This new edition contains mainly changes agreed during the 2008 IARU Region 1 Conference in Cavtat, 2011 IARU Region 1 Conference in Sun City, 2014 IARU Region 1 Conference in Varna, IARU Region 1 Interim Meeting Vienna 2016 and IARU Region 1 Conference in Landshut 2017. Compared to older editions, the structure of the chapters has been revised in order to make content more accessible to interested readers. The HF Manager’s Handbook is intended primarily as a guide for HF Managers. In some cases, you can also use the new handbook as a reference book. And it should also help member societies that want to start their own HF Committee. Therefore, this book containes some historical articles in favor of new representatives of the HF Committee, who may not always know what has happened in the past.

Chapter 1 gives an idea of what the IARU HF Committee is. Chapter 2 provides an overview of recommendations that focus on HF operations – including those for daily use. See Chapter 3 for the current bandplan. For technical standards, see Chapter 4. In Chapter 5 you will find additional documents that do not fit the other categories. And last but not least Chapter 6 gives an overview of changes to previous editions.

A number of chapters have also been transferred across to the main Region 1 website at Also you will find some links to external websites, namely those by the ITU.

The accuracy of this book to a great extent depends on YOU – the user of the book. If you find anything that is wrong, or if you find that something should be added or changed, please tell me. Any ideas for expansions or corrections will be appreciated.

73 Tom Kamp DF5JL
HF Committee Chairman (C4),

New Book Featuring Popular Modes FT8 and WSPR is Now Shipping!

The popularity of HF digital communications among Amateur Radio operators continues to grow rapidly. A few watts of RF power are all it takes to work the world – digitally! Fully updated, the second edition of Get on the Air with HF Digital by ARRL’s own Steve Ford, WB8IMY [su_button url=””]Read the Original Article[/su_button]

New Book: Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is Now Shipping!

Increase your station’s receive performance with new book Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur by ARRL author Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ. Although the fundamental characteristics of antennas apply to both transmission and reception, the requirements and priorities of receiving antennas can be vastly different from those of transmitting antennas. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur…

Ada Lace book features ham radio

Emily Calandrelli’s latest book aimed at young people Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader, features amateur radio [su_button url=””]Full Original Article[/su_button]

New Hands-On Radio Experiments Book Now Shipping

Lifelong learners will welcome Volume 3 of ARRL’s Hands-On Radio Experiments, assembled from the past four years (2013-2017) of QST’s monthly “Hands-On Radio” column, written by Ward Silver, N0AX. Silver expertly leads you through 57 basic electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of radio fundamentals, components, circuits and design. Like the previous volumes, the…

The 2018 ARRL Repeater Directory — Complete, Comprehensive, and Now Available!

The ARRL Repeater Directory® — 2018 edition is now available! For decades, The ARRL Repeater Directory has been an invaluable source for locating repeater frequencies while traveling. New hams often use the Repeater Directory to find local activity after purchasing a new handheld radio. Public service volunteers often keep a copy nearby or in their emergency “go kits.” [su_button url=””]Original…

SDR book is surprise best-seller

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Foundations of Amateur Radio eBook

Six years in the making, after much prodding from fellow amateurs, the transcripts of the weekly podcast “Foundations of Amateur Radio” are now available as a series of eBook volumes on Amazon to bring together the over 300 different episodes covering topics about our amazing hobby. Short discussions about hundreds of different topics outlining the…

Major New Edition of The ARRL Handbook is Now Available!

The 2018 edition of The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications has undergone a complete makeover. First published in 1926, the most widely used one-stop reference and guide to radio technology principles and practices over the years since has documented the state-of-the-art in Amateur Radio as well as emerging technologies in radio experimentation, discovery, and achievement.…

Lower International Shipping Rates for Ham Radio Books

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio in the US, has negotiated lower pricing for international express shipping methods for packages up to 10 pounds. “In some instances, our international members and customers will now enjoy a 70 to 75% discount from published rates for express shipping methods,” explained ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R.…

Special AMSAT NA membership offer for RadFxSat launch

As part of the preparations for the launch of RadFxSat on November 10th, AMSAT is making our ‘Getting Started With Amateur Satellites’ book available for a limited time as a download with any paid new or renewal membership purchased via the AMSAT Store [su_button url=””]Original Article[/su_button]

WIA: We’re invited !

The University of Melbourne has invited the WIA to an invitation only book launch on September 20 of a new book on the Australis OSCAR 5 satellite [su_button url=””]Original Article[/su_button]

The Wireless Men and Woman at War book

A copy of this historical Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) publication is now available to those researching war history in Canberra [su_button url=””]Original Article[/su_button]

The 2017-2018 edition (46th ed) of the ARRL Repeater Directory® has sold out.

The 2017-2018 edition (46th ed) of the ARRL Repeater Directory®, introduced in April, has sold out. Some ARRL publication dealers and online resellers may have remaining copies of the current edition, which was the first edition to use data supplied from “crowdsourcing” technology. Crowdsourcing is a means of using data gathered from public resources. Data…