Books, References, Guides…

This section includes books, references, user guides and other how-to information of interest to WCARES members and amateur radio operators generally.

  • ARRL U.S. Amateur Radio Frequency Allocations

    http://www.arrl.org/frequency-allocations
    http://www.arrl.org/graphical-frequency-allocations – links to color and grayscale PDF charts

  • WCARES Lending Library – a large collection of ARRL publications available to members

     

    • WCARES members may borrow books for up to 30 days at a time.
    • Contact Jack, KA4OTB or Ed, WB4RHQ or use the Contact form for any questions or to arrange to borrow a book.

     

    • 2017 ARRL Handbook
    • 2018 ARRL Handbook
    • 2019 ARRL Handbook, Volume 1
    • 2019 ARRL Handbook, Volume 2
    • 2019 ARRL Handbook, Volume 3
    • 2019 ARRL Handbook, Volume 4
    • 2019 ARRL Handbook, Volume 5
    • 2019 ARRL Handbook, Volume 6
    • 2020 ARRL Handbook, Volume 1
    • 2020 ARRL Handbook, Volume 2
    • 2020 ARRL Handbook, Volume 3
    • 2020 ARRL Handbook, Volume 4
    • 2020 ARRL Handbook, Volume 5
    • 2020 ARRL Handbook, Volume 6
    • ARRL Operating Manual
    • HF Dipole Antennas
    • Even More Wire Antenna Classics
    • ARRL Antenna Compendtum
    • Radio Frequency Interference
    • Tech Study Manual expires 6/2022
    • Tech Q&A expires 6/2022
    • General Study Manual *
    • General Study Manual- 6/2023
    • General Q&A expires in 6/2023
    • Extra Study Manual, expires 6/2024
    • Extra Q&A expires 6/2024
    • Extra Study Manual *
    • Extra Q&A *
    • Receiving Antennas
    • Emergency Choices for the Radio Amateur
    • Portable Operating for Amateur Radio
    • Get on the Air with HFDigital
    • Crystal Set Projects
    • The Voice of the Crystal
    • Storm Spotting for the Radio Amateur
    • Microcontroller Projects for Amateur Radio
    • Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners
    • Amateur Radio Satellites
    • CD- ARRL Periodicals

    * These manuals are out of date but still contain good information

  • ARRL publications available at the Williamson Co. Public Library, Main Branch:
    • 24th edition of the Antenna Book
    • 4th edition of the FCC Rules
    • 2020 Handbook
    • 12th edition of the Operating Manual
    • 3rd edition of the RFI Book
    • 2nd edition of Understanding Basic Electronics
    • copies of the current (as of March 2020) editions of the Technician, General, and Extra Class License Manuals

    Read the announcement of the WCARES donation to the library here.

  • LOTW New User Guide written by Gary, ZL2iFB – version 1.01 (local copy updated Jan 3, 2021):

    https://wcares.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/LoTW_New_User_Guide_v1.01.pdf
    Note: the definitive current English version is available at:
    https://www.G4iFB.com/LoTW_New_User_Guide.pdf

  • WCARES Emergency Operations Plan
    https://wcares.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WCARES_EmergencyOpsPlan_rev2018APR05.pdf