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Author Topic: Book(ss for 11 yr old grandson  (Read 1797 times)
WA8JNM
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« on: December 25, 2018, 02:28:00 PM »

My grandson Sam, age 11, is really fascinated with ham radio. Can someone recommend a good starting book or books which would help him learn the fundamentals? I’ll work with him, but ideally he could read it independently of me as well.

Thanks

Dave
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 05:10:24 PM »

The ARRL handbook is a great teaching tool, it should get him there. You may need to assist with some tooics, but it’s hard to beat, and surely you have it. If not, any old edition not hand-carved on tablets will suffice. Physics does not change at this level of application.
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KC6ISS
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 05:05:53 AM »

The Gordon West books and CDs are also a good option.


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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 06:48:55 AM »

http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-s-Hands-On-Radio-Experiments-Volume-1-and-2/

Don't own any, just an idea, wished I had discovered Radio when I was 5 times younger

Merry Christmas

Oliver



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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 02:42:32 AM »

 When I was that age in 1969, I had a battered 1954 ARRL radio amateurs handbook. I was fascinated by oscilloscopes. I thought that they were the coolest thing.
 My dad had a VTVM that I used to measure things and a shortwave portable that I explored the bands with.
 There was an oscilloscope project with a schematic and parts list in the handbook that I began collecting the pieces for. My parents got me the Heathkit IO-21 scope when I was 13. My first kit.
 I also played with the 35-in-1 Heathkit jr. deluxe electronic workshop, building radios, transmitters, multivibrators, time delays, etc.
 I was also given old electronic gear to take apart and tinker with. I was good at taking things apart and it would be awhile before I learned to put them back together again!  Grin
 I got my novice ticket in 1973 and my parents bought me the Heathkit triplets (DX-60B, HB-10B and HG-10B).
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 10:47:21 AM »

The Adventures of Tom Swift, Jr. by Victor Appleton II

That's what got my interest.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 11:16:07 PM »

The Adventures of Tom Swift, Jr. by Victor Appleton II That's what got my interest.
And I thought I was old for remembering Buck Rogers!! And Father Francis J. Finn. LOL (3-8-34)
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 09:55:05 PM »

Don't know if they still have them but ICOM did have some Comic Books about Ham Radio? If not you may download it here. https://www.icomamerica.com/en/amateur/comic_book/Books/v7/ComicBookV7_Color.pdf   Cheesy Wink Smiley

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