A Ham Radio Adventure Book
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This book has been written to introduce the reader to the hobby of Amateur Radio and is told
through the experiences of Oscar, a 14 year old boy.
It's entitled ' Oscar's Amateur Radio Adventure. '
While visiting his grandparents, Oscar finds an old wireless radio in the basement. Then, taking an interest
in radios, he discovers Amateur Radio and learns about ' Hams ' using their radios to talk to each other across
the country and around The World. The Adventure continues when Oscar and his friend join an Amateur Radio Club and
are invited to visit a Solar Powered Ham Radio Station in the Australian Outback.
While doing so, Oscar realizes that this hobby is a means of making Friends from all over The World with
untold opportunities for New Adventures.
Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio is a hobby whereby licensed Ham Radio Operators are able to communicate
with each other world wide using Ham Radios in a variety of ways. These include talking into a microphone, morse code,
digital modes using computer keyboards, satellite communications, bouncing radio signals off of the moon,
talking to Hams on the International Space Station, various forms of television including the transmission of pictures around
the world as well as emergency communications in times of public need to name a few.
While operating mobile, whether from a motor car, boat or aeroplane, Hams can still talk to each other around the globe.
There are about three million Ham Radio Operators worldwide.
They come in all ages and from many different walks of life.
In Australia, ages range from eight years old to people in their twilight years.
Hams include nobel prize winners, singer/songwriters, musicians, hollywood movie producers/directors, actors, composers,
authors, politicians, professors, astronauts and scientists.
Well known Ham Radio personalities include country and western singers Patty Loveless KD4WUJ and Chet Atkins W4CGP sk,
singer Donnie Osmond WD4SKT, The Eagles band member Joe Walsh WB6ACU, newsreader Walter Cronkite KB2GSD sk,
actor Marlon Brando FO5GJ sk, Priscilla Presley NY6YOS, King Hussein of Jordan JY1 sk and Australian Dick Smith VK2DIK.
This book is a 'Novelette' as it contains 63 pages.
It has been written for children and teenagers but is suitable for people of all ages.
http:/The book can be purchased by ordering from most book stores around the world and also on the Internet from various
book websites such as Amazon and also from the ARRL .
I hope you enjoy the story. Perhaps you may like to pass it on to someone else who you feel
may take an interest in the hobby too. Please feel free to send me an email or leave a message in my Guestbook.
73 - Rob - VK5SW - www.vk5sw.com
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