MRL Handbook No.11

Radio Operating as a Career


This MRL Handbook was written in 1961 so it is historically dated. However, it is a joy to read, especially for those of you who were working those years in broadcasting or some other communications related field.

While this MRL Handbook favors Radio Operating aboard ship -- it goes into dozens of other branches of operating.

The FCC license is the "door opener" to all Radio communications jobs. The handbook stresses the acquisition of this by steps -- and what jobs you can do with each element as you progress.

You are carried along from the rank beginner up to the Commercial Licensee with top wages. Even though you have a low-grade license, you can profit immeasurably from this handbook.

It has been one of the hardest we have tackled, due mostly to the extensive communications field, with its dozens of large branches. As an example, in the mobile branch alone, there are over one million licenses.

While radio jobs may often be hard to find, it is possible you may inquire into just the right job. Space prohibits description of all the different branches of radio operating. If you desire a Ham  station - this handbook tells how you can rig one up - and also easier ways to learn code.

Servicing communication equipment is a big field that is covered in a practical way. Airlines have big electronic departments to help keep them going. You may have a yen for the big ocean liners - well, this handbook tells the good and bad points. The author spent 3 1/2 years as a ship operator.


    The World of Electronics
    Radio Experimenting
    Learning the Code
    Radio Schools
    Radio Examinations
    Radio Positions
    Life Aboard Ships
    RCA-KPH, Bolinas

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