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The Resource Contact sport : a story of champions, airwaves, and a one-day race around the world, J.K. George

Contact sport : a story of champions, airwaves, and a one-day race around the world, J.K. George

Label
Contact sport : a story of champions, airwaves, and a one-day race around the world
Title
Contact sport
Title remainder
a story of champions, airwaves, and a one-day race around the world
Statement of responsibility
J.K. George
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the woods of Massachusetts, pairs of contestants huddle in tents filled with communications equipment. Their voices soar through the air, riding waves into the atmosphere, as they comb through static and noise for a response from the other side of the world. They're searching for loot--in the form of other voices in the sky. The rarer their contact, the more valuable their treasure. Joining them in their quest is author J.K. George, an experienced radio operator himself, who guides you through the exciting world of amateur radio competition and the intriguing characters of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship. The competitors hail from across the planet--from youthful challengers to veterans with decades of radiosporting experience. You will meet fascinating personalities not only among the teams themselves but also among their "widows"--Spouses left behind for the allure of the airwaves. They battle computer malfunctions, getting lost, and staying at the top of their game for 24 hours in a hot, stuffy tent. The final scores bring surprises, disappointments, even a recount, and decades-long friendships will be stressed in the fight for the crown of amateur radio--the ultimate "contact" sport."--provided by Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George, J. K
Dewey number
621.3841/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TK9956
LC item number
.G39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World Radiosport Team Championship
  • Amateur radio stations
  • Radio operators
Label
Contact sport : a story of champions, airwaves, and a one-day race around the world, J.K. George
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Site selections -- The women's team -- Ham Widow's Ball -- Qualifying -- it's hard! -- Finding site 15W -- Getting set -- Meanwhile, at other sites -- One final obstacle -- A bad trip -- The first hour -- And they're off! -- Saturday morning -- Around the circuit -- Saturday afternoon -- Dusk -- Morse magic -- Treasure hunt -- Closing it out -- Back at HQ -- Decisions, decisions -- The awards -- One happy table -- A look back -- Appendix. The results of the World Radiosport Team Championship
Control code
ocn918969757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781626342361
Lccn
2016449491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)918969757
Label
Contact sport : a story of champions, airwaves, and a one-day race around the world, J.K. George
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Site selections -- The women's team -- Ham Widow's Ball -- Qualifying -- it's hard! -- Finding site 15W -- Getting set -- Meanwhile, at other sites -- One final obstacle -- A bad trip -- The first hour -- And they're off! -- Saturday morning -- Around the circuit -- Saturday afternoon -- Dusk -- Morse magic -- Treasure hunt -- Closing it out -- Back at HQ -- Decisions, decisions -- The awards -- One happy table -- A look back -- Appendix. The results of the World Radiosport Team Championship
Control code
ocn918969757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781626342361
Lccn
2016449491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)918969757

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