Get on the Air...Now!

Get on the Air...Now! : A Practical, Understandable Guide to Getting the Most from Amateur Radio

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The hobby of Amateur Radio has just celebrated its 100th anniversary and is just as vibrant and exciting as it has ever been. However, many who might well enjoy the hobby are reluctant to get started. Whether it is the jargon, the fear of not "knowing it all" the first day, or the dread of having to put together a radio station--including rigging some kind of outdoor antenna--many never get to fully enjoy all that this amazing hobby has to offer. Now experienced Ham Radio operator and best-selling author Don Keith N4KC has written a book for anyone truly interested in getting started, getting licensed and putting his or her own radio station on the air. Written in an easy-to-understand style, GET ON THE AIR...NOW! will have readers talking to the world in no time, enjoying to the fullest the fascinating, exciting hobby of Amateur Radio. This book is for anyone who has considered becoming a licensed Ham, those who may have gotten an Amateur Radio license but never got an opportunity to get involved, and the experienced Ham who simply wants a book to which he or she can direct an interested person to learn more about getting the most from the hobby. This book also contains THE AMATEUR RADIO DICTIONARY, the most complete listing ever compiled of terminology, jargon and basic electronic terms that any newcomer might encounter starting out in the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 693.99g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514780895
  • 9781514780893

About Don Keith

Don Keith is an award-winning broadcaster, a best-selling author, and has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1961. He was first licensed as WN4BDW in 1961, earned his General class license later that year, and then became an Amateur Extra class licensee in the mid-1970s, changing the call sign to N4KC. He was twice named Billboard Magazine's "Broadcast Personality of the Year," won every major broadcast journalism award in his state from the Associated Press and United Press International, and was an on-air personality, journalist, station owner, program director, and manager in a broadcasting career that spanned over two decades. Don published his first novel, The Forever Season, in 1995. It has remained in print continuously since and was named "Fiction of the Year" by the Alabama Library Association. His more than two dozen other published works, fiction and non-fiction, cover such topics as NASCAR racing, broadcasting, college sports, submarines, biography, and World War II history. Don lives in Indian Springs, Alabama, with his wife, Charlene, has three grown children, and three grandchildren. He operates all the shortwave amateur radio bands as well as VHF and uses most modes, including CW, SSB, PSK31 and FM. He enjoys DXing, contesting, antenna experimenting, and just plain rag-chewing. Don's author web site is His Amateur Radio web site is and features a number of stories and articles about the hobby and of interest to Hams. His submarine thriller, FIRING POINT, co-written with former nuclear submarine captain George Wallace, will soon be a major motion picture. Don's latest historical non-fiction works are THE SHIP THAT WOULDN'T DIE and UNDERSEA WARRIOR, both true stories from World War II that have never been told before. All works are available in most popular formats wherever books and e-books are sold. See for excerpts, reviews, and ordering more