Radio basics and aerial principles do not change much, but the equipment and the frequencies are ever-changing, hence this comprehensive updating: * Up-to-date frequency listings * Latest digital technologies * Digital mobile radio * PCs (home, laptop, palm) with radio receivers * Shareware/freeware software for monitoring and decoding * 'radar-style' displays on palmtop computers This new edition reflects the fast-changing nature of radio communications and the new generation of equipment used to tune into all matter of two-way radio communications. It includes the latest generation of handheld scanners with 'automatic capture' facilities, which tune into (and then store the frequencies by memory) signals from nearby two-way radio users. Fully illustrated with photographs of the latest equipment and accessories, and tables of UK frequencies and call signs.
Peter Rouse was the pioneering guru of the VHF/UHF listening hobby. He wrote the first edition of Scanners for Argus Books in ... He was a professional broadcaster in the Channel Islands and also worked as a BBC radio producer. His interest in radio communications started in his early teens and he went on to work in the radio and electronics industry as an engineer and designer. Peter Rouse died in 1993. Bill Robertson is the UK's foremost writer on radio scanners, having had a monthly column in the national press for over a decade. He has acted as a technical authority on a wide number of communication aspects and has appeared several times on TV, on local, national and international radio broadcasts, as well as in the national press.