Teak Publishing Radio Hobby e-Book Catalog Updated -11 Dec 2014
"Awesome. Got my copy. Now, just waiting for the first opportunity to use it!!!
Actually, it is full of 'good stuff' to use every day. Like the recently published ARTCC guide by the same author." Jay Reid ~ KG4OJJ in Military Forum on RadioRef.
Every year, from March through November, millions of people hit the road to watch the excitement and thrills as military and civilian aero teams put their high performance aircraft through their paces to entertain the crowds and perform at air shows all over the world. Anyone who has attended one of these events will tell you it is thrilling to watch the close quarter flying of the Blue Angels delta formation or the hair-splitting maneuvers of the Thunderbird opposing solos.
That LA Times headline above says it all about the appeal even today of a radio hobby that is over 80 years old – Shortwave Radio Listening.
So why shortwave radio? The best source of global information continues to be shortwave radio. Throughout the world, shortwave remains the most readily available and affordable means of communication and information. It lets you listen to voices from around the world. You'll also learn about the lives and concerns of people from all walks of life, from soldiers, to farmers, to retired scholars. It provides coverage nearly instantaneous of news and events from around the world.
If you live in the U.S., you can easily listen to shortwave broadcast stations from countries like North/South Korea, Iran, Australia, Cuba, China, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Japan, England, Egypt, Tunisia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United States and many other counties if you have a good shortwave receiver, and you know when and where to listen!
"Wow, got to admit for a price just a bit more than a large cup of coffee, this guide is packed with concise frequency information that one can readily use. It also provides a concise explanation of the organization of the Air Route Traffic Control Centers. As a daily monitor of milcom/milair and civilian aviation, this is a very handy publication to have on one's tablet, computer or other device for following aircraft's communications. Surely one could also print out specific ARTCC chapters that are constantly referred to. Great work Larry!!! Thanks again for your publishing efforts to give us information we can readily use!!!" -- Ken Wyndka - Milcom newsgroup.
One of the most common misconceptions that most radio hobbyists have about the aircraft monitoring hobby is that you have to live close to an airport in order to hear any civilian or military aeronautical communications.
While it is true that if you live close to any major airport you will hear a lot of air and land mobile radio traffic associated with that aero facilities’ operation, all is not lost if you are not within VHF/UHF line-of-sight range of a major airport.
You can still hear a lot of civilian and military communications by monitoring the frequencies used by any of the 22 Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) or the Area Control Centers (ACC) located in Canada and Mexico.
In this new Teak Publishing e-book, Larry covers all of the known VHF/UHF frequencies broken down by VHF frequency used by various area control centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. Unfortunately, most of the FAA records available in the public domain and frequencies published on various Internet scanner websites are notoriously inaccurate. The author has worked with a number of radio monitors nationwide to refine and provide the most current and updated frequency information available for all 22 Air Route Traffic Control Centers in the United States. We have also published information for the seven Canadian Area Control Centers and the four centers located in Mexico.
The North American Enroute Aviation Guide by MT Milcom columnist Larry Van Horn is available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com for $2.99, , and is also available internationally through Amazon's various international servers (including Canada and Mexico).
Go to the North American Enroute Aviation Guide e-book page athttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G0683GG for further details and to order.
Amazon Reviews of the North American Enroute Aviation Guide
Plug in your local ARTCC's and hear everything you missed last time because you didn't have all the frequencies. Makes following a plane through airspace a breeze!
I think this long time hobby monitoring hobbyist as well as author, again shows us that he can produce a reference publication that is right on target for the radio monitoring hobby to enjoy!
Ken Springfield Massachusetts
For many radio listeners who tune to shortwave, broadcast (AM/FM/TV), VHF/UHF scanner spectrum, or the amateur radio bands, the main objective of listening is to collect stations for the listener's logbook. While some radio hobbyists are program listeners who just listen for the content being broadcast, there is a large segment of the hobby who collect written proof that they have monitored the stations they have received or talked too.
These participants in this portion of the radio hobby attempt to QSL or verify the reception of the stations they hear or work. They do this by sending them a report of reception or their verification card in the hope that the station staff will return a card or letter (a.k.a. a QSL) verifying the radio reception. Along with QSLs, some radio hobbyists also collect station memorabilia that may include such items as frisbees, bumper stickers, pennants, decals, T-shirts, or anything associated with the station logo, slogan or call sign.
This new 140 plus page Kindle eBook covers the "how-to's" of QSLing, drawn from Gayle's 30 plus years of experience in the radio hobby. This includes best general practices in logging, reporting, and mailing a station reception report.
Should you try to send a report in a language you don't speak? What enclosure should you include with your reception report? How long should you wait for a reply from the station? Should you send a second report? This book answers these common questions and much more.
Finally, Gayle addresses an often-neglected question – what do you do with your QSL cards and letters after they start to accumulate? This and more is now available in this new edition of QSLing the World.
You can view Gayle's author page at http://amazon.com/author/gaylevanhorn
This second edition of QSLing the World, now in Kindle e-Book format, is the most comprehensive compilation of trends and tips on the art of QSLing ever published for the radio listening hobby. It is a must-have reference in any hobby radio shack if you want to QSL the stations you are hearing on your radios.
Be sure to monitor the Teak Publishing company sponsored Internet radio hobby blogs – The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitoring Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central(http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for availability and pricing for additional radio hobby e-books that are currently in production.
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