Amsats and Hamsats

Author: Andrew Barron
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781986039741
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Amsats and Hamsats provides a broad overview of how to communicate through amateur radio satellites and how to receive signals from other small satellites and 'weather' satellites. It also answers questions like, "how do satellites stay in orbit" and "why are they so expensive to launch?" There are sections about the history of amateur radio satellites, the mathematics governing orbits, different types of satellite and their orbits. I cover the equipment you need, to track and use the amateur satellites and some of the satellite tracking software that is available.A lot of readers will want to get straight into receiving or transmitting, so I have put the operating sections near the beginning and followed up with the technical and general interest chapters.Interest in amateur satellites is increasing because of the large numbers of 'Cube,' 'Micro,' and 'Pico' satellites being launched into space. Listening to signals from satellites or sending signals through them is a challenging and rewarding part of the radio hobby.

Ham Radio For Dummies

Author: H. Ward Silver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118592204
Format: PDF, Docs
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An ideal first step for learning about ham radio Beyond operating wirelessly, today's ham radio operators can transmit data and pictures; use the Internet, laser, and microwave transmitters; and travel to places high and low to make contact. This hands-on beginner guide reflects the operational and technical changes to amateur radio over the past decade and provides you with updated licensing requirements and information, changes in digital communication (such as the Internet, social media, and GPS), and how to use e-mail via radio. Addresses the critical use of ham radio for replacing downed traditional communications during emergencies or natural disasters Provides updates to all documentation of the American Radio Relay League Explains recent changes to picking your own call sign Places a special emphasis on the major reasons people get into amateur radio: emergency communication, digital communication, and do-it-yourself science Looks at online mapping and charting of websites Whether you're just getting turned on to ham radio or already have your license, Ham Radio for Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you with the terminology, the technology, and the talknology.

Space Exploration and Humanity A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Author: American Astronautical Society
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095195
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A complete history of human endeavors in space, this book also moves beyond the traditional topics of human spaceflight, space technology, and space science to include political, social, cultural, and economic issues, and also commercial, civilian, and military applications. • 580 articles describing various aspects of manned and unmanned space exploration, including a full range of social, technological, and political issues, such as government policy, nationalism, and the technology/military-driven economy • Six overview essays, introducing each of the encyclopedia's major sections and putting that aspect of space exploration into historical context • 136 contributors, many who are leading space historians and experts affiliated with the American Astronautical Society, make firsthand knowledge and fresh insights accessible to all audiences • Numerous photos, including stunning shots from space, star charts, technical drawings, and more • Short bibliographies conclude each entry, pointing readers to the best sources to find out more about the topic • A Glossary defining the various technical terms encountered in the encyclopedia

Space Satellite Handbook

Author: Anthony R. Curtis
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The third edition of this unique encyclopedia lists all satellites ever in orbit. It describes more than 22,000 satellites, payloads, plateforms, rockets and debris clusters from all countries, including the thousands of man made objects that remain in orbit from as far back as 1958 as well as thousands that are no longer in orbit.

Space Almanac

Author: Anthony R. Curtis
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The largest, most complete and up to date almanac of space exploration is now in its second big edition! Here at your fingertips is the latest inforamtion on almost anything you want to know about who's doing what in space.

Communication Satellites

Author: Donald H. Martin
Publisher: Aerospace Corporation
ISBN: 9781884989193
Format: PDF, Docs
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Chronicles the worldwide development of communication satellites over a period of more than four decades. This work presents descriptive text and tabular data for experimental and operational satellites of communications and broadcasting systems of both individual nations and international organizations.