Make: Radio: Learn about Radio Through Electronics, Wireless Experiments, and Projects (Paperback)
This book introduces the reader to amateur radio and prepares them for the FCC Technician license exam. It focuses on electronics and wireless technologies through projects that provide some hands-on hardware construction and operation. The reader can look upon this book as a short course in electronic and radio fundamentals that appear as questions in the FCC exam.
The book also summarizes the many potential activities and sub-interests possible in this hobby such as satellites, QRP (low power operation) and the new digital modes. Finally the book presents a more realistic approach to studying to pass the Technician exam.
Charles Platt is a contributing editor and regular columnist for Make: magazine, where he writes about electronics and tools. Platt was a senior writer for Wired magazine, has written various computer books, and has been fascinated by electronics since he put together a telephone answering machine from a tape recorder and military-surplus relays at age 15. He lives in a Northern Arizona wilderness area, where he has his own workshop for prototype fabrication and the projects that he writes about for Make: magazine.