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Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist by Stan Gibilisco

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CHAPTER 5

Fixed Ham Stations

Imagine that you just got your General Class license and bought some equipment for a station. You have a transceiver, an antenna tuner, a computer, and an interface unit that’ll let you use some of those fancy digital modes on the HF bands! You’ve unpacked the equipment from the boxes. You’ve obtained all the interconnecting cables that you’ll need, and you’re ready to put it all together and get on the air.

 

Where Will You Put Your Rig?

Where in your home do you want your rig to reside? You have several choices from the basement to the top floor.

The Electrical System

Before you decide where to put your new ham radio station, you’ll want to make sure that you can get enough electricity to the equipment. If you ...

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