Full Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs

| February 12, 2019

by Alan Betts, G0HIQ

This book is the third course-book in the RSGB series for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio licence. In line with the progressive three-tier UK licence structure The Full Licence Manual completes the natural progression from Intermediate and Foundation Licence Now!

Fully revised to reflect the changes introduced in Syllabus 2019 the Full Licence Manual contains all of the information required to move to the final stage of amateur radio licensing. Written to match the Full licence syllabus the book is broken down into logical sections. Licence conditions are covered in detail as are operating techniques and amateur radio safety. As you would expect, there are sections covering technical matters such as circuits, semi-conductors and more. The Transmitter and Receiver are covered in detail along with the material required for understanding the Software Defined Radio section of the syllabus. Feeders, Antennas and Propagation all get chapters of their own, as do Electromagnetic Compatibility and Measurements, All this means that the Full Licence Manual is the ideal companion to a formal training course. The book is also a useful reference source and many amateurs will find themselves referring to it long after they have passed their examination.

The Full Licence Manual is for everyone progressing to the Full licence from The Intermediate Licence and is the best route to success in the examination.

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Corrections and updates

We are shipping the 1st edition of this book and the significant corrections and updates to this are provided below. These changes are made to the printed edition when it is reprinted and there are often a number of printings in circulation, so it is worth checking your copy against the updates below. The current version of this book is the 2019 printing.

Please note that the worked examples promised on page ii are not yet available but they will be published here when they are.

Page 4, How to use this book
Col 2, lines 3 to 5. Replace Foundation Licence now! And Intermediate Licence, Building on the Foundation’ with ‘The Foundation Licence manual and The Intermediate Licence manual’

Page 8, UK User Services
Col 2, para 2, Replace the first sentence  ‘Radio Amateur Emergency Network…’ with ‘RAYNET-UK, via its member groups, provide training in such activities and can give advice.’

Page 13, Earthing
Col 1 last 3 lines over to 2 lines on col2.  Replace last sentence of paragraph with ‘A RCBO (Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent protection) should be used in order to protect against such faults. A RCBO will disconnect the supply with faults to earth at the milli-amp level as well as significant overloads.’

Page 14, Taking safety with you
Col2, last para lines 4 and 7 add ‘or RCBO’ after ‘(RCD)’ in each case.

Page 40, Fourier transforms
Replace Fig 6.5 with the figure below.

Page 76, Loading coils and antenna efficiency
Col 2 para 2, lines 2 and 6, replace the square box with the lambda symbol.
Col 3 AMU para 1, line 7 replace the square box with the omega symbol.

 

No other corrections have been reported at this time

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