Radio monitoring book re-released under a Creative Commons license

Radio monitoring book re-released under a Creative Commons license


Make contributor T.J. “Skip” Arey says:

Many of you know that, some time back, I authored a book called Radio Monitoring — A How To Guide. Originally published by Index Publishing Group and later released by Paladin Press, is had two very successful editions that sold for many years. This book has recently gone out of print but I am pleased to say that I have now released it on line (for FREE) via Creative Commons license. I admit that a few points are a bit dated but the book still has a lot to offer the beginner or even experienced radio hobbyist. You can download a copy thanks to the North American Shortwave Association (NASWA) who have consented to be the primary online source for distribution. The hobby has been good to me over the years. I am happy to give this book back to the radio community. Enjoy.

Radio Monitoring — A How To Guide

8 thoughts on “Radio monitoring book re-released under a Creative Commons license

  1. Tstamps says:

    It is common knowledge now among radio science buffs that Nikola Tesla was the original discoverer of radio waves, and deserves higher praise than Marconi. Marconi is even known to have attended Tesla lectures before building his radio-wave application devices. Why was this fact not included in this book?

  2. rallen says:

    If not, try not to bash it. It is free!

    There is a lot of history tied to radio technology, enough for a couple books at least. Easy to skip or miss that. But, if you really want a nugget to talk about: Marconi used a Tesla oscillator! Marconi really couldn’t have made his broadcast without the direct influence of Tesla. His patents in the USA were repeatedly turned down because Tesla’s were already in place, but he succeeded in the market because he was a member of the Jameson Whiskey family.

  3. Jason says:

    Awesome stuff Skip! I didn’t even know such a book existed, so I’m really looking forward to reading it. Thanks!

  4. Dave L says:

    Thanks very much Skip! You have contributed greatly to the hobby and this goes even further.

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