Energy Choices for the Radio Amateur
One of the things I am excited about in Amateur Radio, is that through learning the basics of electricity necessary to get my ticket, I am also preparing myself to learn about energy to a greater degree as well. A new book published by the ARRL is a case a in point.
Here is a brief summary:
"Energy Choices for the Radio Amateur
Your Power Sources in the 21st Century
Revolutionary changes are taking place in the way we produce and consume power for our homes, transportation, and the technology that we use every day. This book explores the ongoing changes in the world of power and energy, and takes a careful look at the choices we can make. Home solar or utility power? Oil/gas heat or electric heat pump? Gas car or hybrid/EV?
Energy Choices for the Radio Amateur details the author’s experiences with new sources of energy. It is intended to help other radio amateurs and DIY hobbyists prepare for the inevitable major energy decisions they will face — choices that can contribute to a reduction in fossil fuel use and save money in the long run. The concepts presented in this book not only satisfy everyday power requirements, but also can help prepare for emergency and backup power at home and in the field."
So by learning about electricity and power in the circle of communications & transportation I can also develop some skills in the seventh circle of energy and power. The two overlap, just as all these circles do.
I'm also the librarian for the radio club I am a member of -something I hope to write a bit about in the future (how to run a club library). I think I will get this book for the clubs library that way a number of people might benefit from what it has to teach.