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Riding the Shortwaves: Exploring the Magic of Amateur Radio
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,950. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Amateur or "ham" radio is enjoying a resurgence, welcoming thousands to the excitement of the hobby. This hundred-year-old pastime continues to keep up with the times but also leads the way in technical innovations. Ham operator and bestselling author Don Keith (call sign N4KC) mixes easy-to-understand advice with fictional stories to show what the hobby is all about in the 21st century.
How Not to Register an ELT & Avoiding a Registration Mess
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Price: Free! Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
(5.00 from 1 review)
Excluding the excerpts, the combined length of articles is 6,650 words. The companion articles, "How Not to Register an ELT" and "Avoiding a Registration Mess", Rev. 2 are for anyone in aviation who has to register an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) with NOAA or has a part in the process.
Steam Age Machines
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery
(5.00 from 1 review)
A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
An Introduction To Data Acquisition
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: Australian English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A brief yet detailed study discussing the data acquisition process (Capturing Data, Signal conditioning, Data transmission, Data conversion and Information processing) focusing in some detail on Analogue to Digital and Digital to Analogue conversion. Includes research and study tasks making this book suitable for both personal and group study. Contains 55+ colour diagrams, formula and example Code
In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
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Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".
JW Mooney's Practical Architectural Acoustics Notebook
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,260. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Acoustics & Sound
(4.00 from 1 review)
This notebook is a compilation of my best articles on the subject of practical architectural acoustics. This notebook is a practical resource for architects, building committees, contractors and related professionals, and may also serve as a study in trade magazine writing.
The Surprising Benefits of Being Unemployed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.00 from 1 review)
It's all here: My 2003 satirical essay on unemployment which got hundreds of responses, details of my 40-year work history, why it's probably not your fault if you're laid off, some unconventional advice on resume writing, and lots of encouragement for anyone who is currently job hunting.
The Non-Anal Technical Writer's Survival Guide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,550. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Technical Writing
(4.00 from 1 review)
Survive in the world of technical writing without being anal. Based on 20 years' experience, this guide is easy to read, funny, and accurate, and is for technical writers of all levels of experience.
Simulation of Digital Communication Systems Using Matlab
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,050. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Mobile & Wireless Communications
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Are you interested in simulation of communication systems in Matlab and do not know where to start? If so, your search for a good text ends here. Some of the simulation topics include various digital modulation and channel coding techniques, OFDM, fading channels, random distributions .Essential topics in digital communication are also introduced to foster understanding of simulation methodologies
Solar Power: Economic Disaster
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Price: Free! Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
(1.33 from 3 reviews)
Even with free solar cells and batteries, solar power is too expensive. If safe nuclear power is expensive, solar power is a disaster (and so is wind). Here I present an analysis showing that wind and solar are NOT the way to go in terms of economics. Nuclear, geothermal and hydro are the way to go. Clean fossil fuel is a last resort. Safe nuclear? I discuss that in my next book.
Free Energy Here and Now and then: Velocity power sources
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Price: Free! Words: 28,130. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
(1.00 from 1 review)
An overview of the free energy discoveries and developments from the laboratories of Michael Faraday who in the 1830s attempted to tap into high speed planetary motion. The modern design of the hex controller circuitry that has proven over unity free energy battery charging for over three years now. Here and now and then, free energy to make all of our dreams come true. Velocity power sources.
Electronic Troubleshooting
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Richard Buttars. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / General
(1.00 from 1 review)
This is a manual which will teach you the basic concepts of electronic troubleshooting.
Faultless Fuel
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Price: Free! Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / Pollution Control
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This is a book about a new renewable energy system, which produces synthetic gasoline, diesel fuel, and jet fuel at sea using hydrogen, carbon dioxide and electricity. The electricity is produced by the higher energy waves in the open ocean, the hydrogen is removed from water, and the carbon dioxide is scrubbed from the atmosphere. The system is renewable, profitable, patented, and very green.