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Antennas Mastered Antennas Mastered
By Peter Dodd, G3LDO

Peter Dodd, G3LDO has long been acknowledged as one of the leading experts on antennas in the world. For over a decade he has been the regular antenna columnist of the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom. This book brings together in a scrapbook format his work from this regular column and a collection of other antenna articles from over the years that have appeared in RadCom.

Antennas Mastered is packed with everything imaginable connected with antennas. Readers will find practical solutions that cover all bands, antenna types, ATUs, Meters, Software and much besides. Peter set out the intention in writing the 'Antennas' column was as he stated "The main purpose of this column is to address problems readers may have installing and adjusting antennas from suburban sites that may be regarded as a challenge; although any antenna subject that is considered to be of interest to readers will be discussed or described". This has held true over the years and readers will be staggered by the breadth of material covered in over 280 A4 pages of antenna gold.

Being a regular columnist Peter also updated and exchanged ideas with readers and discussions were often determined by readers' feedback and questions, making for some fascinating reading. Also contained within the Antennas Mastered pages you will find several standalone articles written for RadCom, the first of these being a method of modelling HF antennas using VHF antennas written in December 1972; long before computer modelling was available to amateurs.

Organised in the order they were written Antennas Mastered provides a fascinating look at the practical side of antennas and the comprehensive index provided allows the reader to access any specific subject.

Peter Dodd, G3LDO has created in his 'Antennas' column one of the best archives of antenna material available and Antennas Mastered provides this for everyone interested in antennas and the practical solutions they need.

Size 210x297mm, 288 pages, ISBN: 9781 9101 9303 7


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Stealth Antennas Stealth Antennas
By Steve Nichols G0KYA

The first edition of Stealth Antennas quickly became the 'must have' antenna book for everyone who wasn't living in acres of land. This brand new second edition has been expanded and updated and now provides even more for those with tiny postage stamp-size gardens, intolerant neighbours, planning permission problems or living in apartments.

From using house rain gutters and drain pipes, or a magnetic loop in the loft, through to a tuned loop around the window frame a wide range of ingenious solutions are offered. Designs include magnetic loops, tuned wire loops, small verticals, zig-zag loaded dipoles and even reviews of a number of commercially-made stealth antennas. There are also two completely new chapters. Stealth Antennas has dozens of original and ingenious ideas for antennas for radio amateurs who might have thought they were radiationally-challenged.

Stealth Antennas continues to be the 'must have' antenna book for everyone.

174x240mm, 2nd Edition ISBN: 9781 9101 9305 1

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An Introduction to Antenna Modelling An Introduction to Antenna Modelling
By Steve Nichols G0KYA

For many years the only way for most radio amateurs to work out how well an antenna design would work was to build it and find out. The arrival of computer based antenna modelling programmes has changed this. This book looks at the Free MMANA-GAL antenna modelling program that will let you design and optimise a whole host of antennas, and all on your PC.

An Introduction to Antenna Modelling has been written by antenna guru Steve Nichols G0KYA and shows you step-by-step how to input antennas designs into MMANA-GAL, how to adapt designs you are given and how to optimise your designs for the best performance. By the time you have finished you should be able to model a whole host of antennas including dipoles, the G5RV, the W3DZZ trapped dipole, verticals, off-centre fed dipoles (OCFD), magnetic loop antennas and many more. Computerised antenna modelling for many radio amateurs looks like a black art - needing expensive programs that look like you need a degree in astrophysics to get them to work. This book dispels that provides a straightforward way to design antennas with predictable results.

Building antennas can be hard work. You have to work out what you want to build, source the appropriate copper wire or tubing, measure everything carefully and spend hours putting it all together. But it needn't be like that An Introduction to Antenna Modelling provides an easy way to design and 'test' your antennas without ever lifting a saw or picking up wire cutters

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Size 174x240mm 80 pages ISBN: 9781 9101 9300 6


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Even More Wire Antenna Classics (Volume 3) Even More Wire Antenna Classics (Volume 3)
Even More Antennas to Build - Even More Ideas to Experiment With

For those familiar with the ARRL books Wire Antenna Classics and More Wire Antenna Classics this book has been long awaited. This is the third volume of the popular Wire Antenna Classics collection and gathers together the best antenna projects and innovative designs from the ARRL magazine QST from 2002 through to 2013. Spanning over 10 years this book features more than 40 practical designs for a wide range of wire antennas, from simple projects to more complex. As you read, you'll discover new ways to experiment with wire antennas and why they are so rewarding to use.

Even More Wire Antenna Classics has a wide range of content and you will find details of portable antennas that are both inexpensive and easily constructed antennas systems for operating on the go. There are directional antennas that maximise and focus your signal along with multiband antennas that provide new ways to explore a variety of bands with a single antenna. The efficient and amongst the easiest to build single band antennas are not forgotten and nor are stealth antennas that make the most of space limitations.

Size 205x275mm, 176 pages ISBN: 9781 6259 5014 7



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RSGB Antenna File RSGB Antenna File

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has been promoting Antenna experimentation for 100 years and for most of this time publishing the work done in its monthly journal. The RSGB Journal RadCom has therefore developed a reputation for producing some of the best material on antennas published anywhere. This book is a compilation of some of the best articles about antennas that have been published by the RSGB in recent years.

The RSGB Antenna File covers all parts of the spectrum from HF to UHF - and even LF and microwave frequencies. From simple wire dipoles to more complex multi-band and multi-element arrays, the RSGB Antenna File contains dozens of 'how to' constructional articles, complemented by many features explaining how antennas work, facts about feed lines, antenna matching, earthing and much more besides. The doublet, Moxon and 'Super Moxon', cubical quad, 'low noise' and 'long' Yagis, log periodic, loaded dipole, horizontal loop, magnetic loop, delta loop and J-pole are just some of the antenna designs featured in this book.

The RSGB Antenna File reproduces the articles as originally published and is broken down into five logical sections. HF Antennas is the first and largest section and this is followed by a section covering VHF, UHF and Microwave Antennas. Antenna experimentation is though much more than this, so readers will also find sections on Feeders and Baluns and ATUs and Antenna Matching. There is even a section of the less easily defined antenna article called Miscellaneous Antenna Articles.

In short, there are nearly 120 antenna articles here crammed into 288 pages with information on antennas of all types which will be of interest to all antenna experimenters everywhere. Today Antenna experimentation is alive and well and as popular as ever, making the RSGB Antenna File is a 'must have' book for every radio amateur.

Size 210x297mm, 288pages, ISBN: 9781 9050 8687 0


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HF Antennas for Everyone HF Antennas for Everyone
Edited by Giles Read, G1MFG

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The RSGB has always published the very best antenna designs available to the radio amateurs. From the most complex to the very basic, these antennas have provided radio amateurs with much food for thought and practical designs to build. HF Antennas for Everyone draws on 90 of these RadCom and Radio Communication articles from the last forty years, providing a comprehensive collection of HF antennas, with something for everyone.

The selection in this book is a deliberate mix of the traditional and more recent designs. Sub divided into broad sections including horizontal, vertical and loop antennas, there is much variety to be found here. Looking back at the earlier decades it is amazing to see how many of the aerial giants, such as Louis Varney, G5RV have written for the RSGB. There is however much more than this. Conventional wisdom of HF antennas says you will need lots of space and money in order to put up suitable aerials. HF Antennas for Everyone shows that no matter the size of the available space you will find antenna designs that will help you get your signals in and out. Feeders are also not forgotten with a section devoted to this fascinating and often overlooked topic. But what if your local regulations prohibit the erection of antennas? That needn't get in your way, because this book even contains a section on Stealth antennas that are either essentially invisible or disguised as something quite different.

It is often said that there is nothing new in aerials, but HF Antennas for Everyone shows this isn't so. This book demonstrates a considerable number of developments and innovations from the last 20 years in particular, that show designers are starting to find innovative solutions to the age-old problems.

Whichever bands you want to work on, whatever the state of the sunspot cycle and however large or small your garden, in HF Antennas for Everyone you'll find an antenna that will get you heard.

Size 240x174mm, 336 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8659 7

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Antenna Modeling for Beginners Antenna Modeling for Beginners
Modeling Made Easy!

By Ward Silver, N0AX

In recent years computerised antenna modeling has advanced greatly with inexpensive and even free modeling software now available. Antenna Modeling for Beginners provides a basic guide to the powerful tools that can help you design antennas and optimise their performance.

Antenna Modeling for Beginners is a guide that provides a detailed introduction to EZNEC, the most popular antenna modeling program used by radio amateurs today. With this book you' can set up basic modeling software, evaluate and adjust pre-designed models, and then create your own models. There are step-by-step exercises and explanations will familiarise you with important functions and procedures along the way.

If you have ever wondered about antenna modeling and are looking for reason to start, Antenna Modeling for Beginners may just provide that reason.

Size: 208x275mm, 176 pages ISBN 9780 8725 9396 1


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Wire Antenna Classics Wire Antenna Classics
A collection of the best articles from ARRL publications

So many wire antenna designs have proven to be first class performers! Here’s an entire book devoted to wire antennas, from the simple to the complex. Includes articles on dipoles, loops, rhombics, wire beams and receive antennas—and some time-proven classics! An ideal book for Field Day planners or the next wire antenna project at your home station.

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More Wire Antenna Classics - Volume 2 More Wire Antenna Classics - Volume 2

Now you can enjoy even MORE wire antennas! This book is filled with innovative designs from the pages of QST and other ARRL publications. Experience the satisfaction and enjoy the benefits of building your own wire antennas.

Inside, you'll find more than just creative ideas. These versatile antennas work: Dipoles, Off-Center-Fed Dipoles, Multiband Antennas, Loop Antennas, Collinear Antennas, Wire Beams, Vertically Polarized, Receiving Antennas, and even more ideas including use of balloons for antenna supports. If you have the original ARRL's Wire Antenna Classics--you'll want MORE!

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Successful Wire Antennas Successful Wire Antennas
Edited by Ian Poole, G3YWX and Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX/ KH0UN

If you are interested in wire antennas Successful Wire Antennas is an absolute must have. Packed with the very latest wire antenna designs and developments from around the world, it covers a vast array of wire antenna designs including dipoles, doublets, verticals, loops and end-fed wires, as well as subjects such as impedance matching, ATUs, baluns, feeders, antenna masts and rigging and there is even an introductory chapter covering the antenna basics.

Written in an accessible style Successful Wire Antennas is part of the hugely popular family of Practical Wire Antennas books published by the RSGB. Successful Wire Antennas has much more content than its predecessors and many subjects get covered for the first time or in much greater detail than before. The chapter on vertical antennas runs to 49 pages alone, covering a huge array of vertical antennas, from the standard quarter-wave vertical through extended quarter-wave verticals and their matching, shortened verticals, vertical dipoles, folded verticals, quarter-wave slopers, 5/8-wave verticals, the ever-popular inverted-L, the 'T' vertical for 160m, end-fed half-wave verticals and vertical Zepps, J-poles, wire verticals for DXpeditions, a vertical Moxon wire beam, a wire vertical Yagi design, the use of fishing poles as supports for efficient vertical wire antennas, kite-supported verticals and the use of radials. There is much more besides and the old favourites have not been forgotten, as we go back to the original words used by Louis Varney, G5RV, to describe his eponymous antenna - as well as providing a 21st century analysis of it. The use of antenna modelling programs such as EZNEC which make it possible to predict the gain, azimuth and elevation patterns, feed impedance and SWR of an antenna design, as well as the effects of different types of earth on the antenna are also covered here. Successful Wire Antennas even includes many examples of the results of computer modelling of the antenna designs featured.

Successful Wire Antennas is of inestimable value to radio amateurs world-wide, whatever their level of experience may be. Free from any difficult mathematics, this book is a lavishly illustrated guide to building wire antenna systems that will be successful for you!

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Size 174x240mm, 240 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8677 1


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Building Successful HF Antennas Building Successful HF Antennas
By Peter Dodd, G3LDO

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Any metal structure can be made to radiate - to work as an antenna - provided it can be persuaded to accept RF power from a transmitter. But is it working effi ciently? How can it be improved?

Well-known antenna expert Peter Dodd explains what makes an effective HF antenna, how to build one and how to measure its performance. The book deals with real locations, such as small gardens, apartment blocks, lofts, etc and how to obtain optimum performance within the constraints of your location.

The construction of all manner of antennas is described including single and multi-band antennas, with and without the need for an ATU. There are also simple wire antennas, loops alongside beams such as the Quad and Yagi. There are variations on these which use less space. Feeding, matching and tuning are included as well as how to terminate coaxial cable in a variety of plugs. Peter’s construction experience really comes into its own in the chapters on hardware, construction and masts. There is advice on how to check that your antenna is working using a few simple pieces of test equipment.This is quite simply everything you will need to make the best use of your location, and to build a successful HF antenna.

Size 240x174mm, 224 pages, ISBN 9781-9050-8643-6



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ARRL Antenna Book ARRL Antenna Book
22nd Edition

Antennas, Transmission Lines and Radio Wave Propagation

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First published in 1939 the ARRL Antenna Book is the book by which all other antenna books are judged. This comprehensive book is nearly a 1000 pages of getting the most from antennas and much more.

Antennas are fundamental to amateur radio and many amateurs find themselves experimenting with an ever wider range of designs and configurations. The ARRL Antenna Book is devoted entirely to the pioneering spirit of antenna design and in this one book, you will find all of the information you need to design complete antenna systems. Incorporating designs from around the world, including from the RSGB and WIA the ARRL Antenna Book provides a huge range antenna material from planning, to design and construction. The ARRL Antenna Book includes ideas for nearly any radio band and operating application: low-band, HF, VHF, UHF and microwave; fixed station, portable, mobile, maritime, satellite and much more.

This twenty-second edition includes a complete reorganisation, with every chapter updated or rewritten. There are designs for limited-space antennas, portable and mobile antennas, receiving antennas, building towers, and antenna system troubleshooting. New designs include a C-pole ground-independent HF antenna, a 40 meter Moxon beam, and improved half-element designs for Yagis. The ARRL Antenna Book project index lists over 75 antenna projects alone and there is much more besides!


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Paperback, Size 205x272 mm, 936 pages, ISBN 9780-8725-9694-8

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ARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces ARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces
By Steve Ford, WB8IMY

Amateur Radio operators love antennas and generally the bigger the better but not everyone has acres of property to erect their dream antenna. ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces is designed for those who live in apartments, condominiums, or houses on small lots. Whilst the US view of what constitutes a small antenna this book is a valuable resource filled with practical advice. This book guides you to finding the right antenna design to fit whatever space you have available.

ARRL's Small Antennas for Small Spaces contains design ideas and projects for VHF and HF antennas you can use inside your home. For outdoors there are dipoles, inverted Ls, end-fed wires, loops, verticals and temporary antennas for HF. You will find compact omnidirectional and directional antennas for VHF that you can install anywhere. There is also a collection of limited space antenna ideas from well-known amateurs, including the innovative Folded Skeleton Sleeve 40 and 20 Meter Dipole Antenna by QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR. This book even provides tips to get you started that include optimising your limited space station, feed-lines, SWR, RF amplifiers, operating modes and RF safety.

If you think antenna dreams, mean you're effectively off the air - think again ARRL Small Antennas for Small Spaces provides ideas and projects that will get you on the air regardless of where you live!

Size 276 x 209mm, 128 pages ISBN 9780 8725 9839 3


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ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners
By: Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR

The antenna tuner is an often misunderstood device in the Amateur Radio world. While not every station requires an antenna tuner to transmit radio signals, often the incompatibility between the transmitter and the antenna system results in poor performance. An antenna tuner between them is often the way to obtain efficient operation

The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners discusses the details of the different configurations and requirements of antenna tuners. It explores the design, construction and applications of the different types available. Learn what type of tuner is needed in your station and where to install it for maximum improvement. This book will give you a better understanding of your antenna system and the way it can be improved through the selection and use of the appropriate antenna tuner.

The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners has chapters covering topics from the basic "Why Might I Need an Antenna Tuner? ", through typical configurations, transmission lines, balanced tuners and antennas that work well with tuners. There are even designs for making your own antenna tuner. If you are seeking to get more from your antenna system this book could well contain the answers.

Size 209x277mm, 160 pages, ISBN 9780 8725 9098 4


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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 8 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 8
The most innovative antenna projects yet!

The ARRL publishes in its magazine QST some of the best antenna articles in the world and ARRL Antenna Compendium Volume 8 contains 60 of these articles. The hugely popular ARRL Antenna Compendium series features practical ideas, tips and some of the best antenna projects from many well-known authors and this new 8th edition is no exception.

ARRL Antenna Compendium Volume 8 covers a complete range of topics including portable, directional and Omnidirectional antennas for both HF and VHF/UHF. Readers will find articles on the Handy Yagi Antenna, Compact 40 Meter HF Loop, and 20 and 40 Meter Verticals on "Autopilot". You'll also find articles on HF and VHF beams, multiband wire antennas and much more! Simply put ARRL Antenna Compendium Volume 8 provides something of interest for every antenna enthusiast!

Size 209x277mm, 224 pages, ISBN 9780 8725 9099 1


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Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs
A Guide to Design, Installation and Construction

By Don Daso, K4ZA

For those who have ever thought of installing a tower or already have one from the most modest upwards Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs provides everything you need to know about constructing and maintaining antenna towers

With years of experience as a professional tower climber, Don Daso, K4ZA, presents practical information from designing and building your own antenna tower through to its installation. Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs outlines the basic tower types, the realities of climbing towers and much more. The entire installation process is covered from selecting a tower, digging the base, pouring concrete, working with cranes before moving into tips for working with rope and pulleys, guy wires and associated hardware. Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs also teaches the correct procedures for taking down existing towers, conducting inspections and even performing maintenance.

Whether you aspire to having you own tower or simply need to work on an existing antenna tower, Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs is your guide to success.

Size 208x272mm, 176 pages, ISBN 9780-8725-9094-6


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Stealth Antennas Stealth Antennas
By Steve Nichols G0KYA

Tiny postage stamp-size gardens, intolerant neighbours, planning permission problems, living in apartments: these are some of the challenges facing the modern radio amateur when trying to get on the air. Stealth Antennas offers clear practical advice to those who might have thought they were unable to put up a suitable antenna.

Some think of amateur radio antennas and expect a 100ft steel lattice tower bristling with polished aluminium beams. At the bottom the ham resides in a purpose-built shack with the glow of a 1kW linear amplifier to keep you warm. For those the rest of the radio amateur world Stealth Antennas offers a wide range of antenna solutions to get your signal out. From using house rain gutters and drain pipes, or a magnetic loop in the loft, through to a tuned loop around the window frame a wide range of ingenious solutions are offered. Designs include magnetic loops, tuned wire loops, small verticals, zig-zag loaded dipoles, the W3EDP wire antenna, and even controversial designs such as the EH antenna. There are even reviews of a number of commercially-made stealth antennas, and descriptions several more. Stealth Antennas also looks at the best way to work DX with a modest station.

Stealth Antennas does not neglect VHF/UHF antennas. While easier to conceal because of their small size compared with HF antennas, what are the effects of mounting a VHF antenna in the loft? Roof tile absorption is discussed, as are the effects of detuning caused by copper water pipes or house wiring.

Most amateur radio operators in urban and suburban properties are faced with the fear of interference being caused to televisions, telephones, hi-fi systems and anything else with a plug on it. In these circumstances a stealth antenna may be the solution to allow you to get on the air or even the answer to your planning difficulties. Stealth Antennas has dozens of original and ingenious ideas for antennas for radio amateurs who might have thought they were radiationally-challenged.

If you are able to put up a 100ft tower and 6-element beam this book may not be for you. For the rest of us, Stealth Antennas should persuade anyone with an amateur radio licence that they can work the world without a beam, tower and linear amplifier.

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174x240mm, 208 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8666 5


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ARRL Antenna Designer's Notebook ARRL Antenna Designer's Notebook
An Exploration of the Art of Antenna Design

By Brian Cake, KF2YN

Radio amateurs continue to make true advances in antenna experimentation and ARRL Antenna Designer's Notebook looks at that process. From the idea through to a workable design this book presents the use of computers, antenna modelling software in arriving at an antenna solution.

ARRL Antenna Designer's Notebook opens up the world of the antenna designer as the design is imagined, perfected, and finally constructed. This book provides a description of new components of antennas, such as the FZ element and the C-pole and provides designs of practical antennas made from them. The book also explores the details of an improved tunable HF loop, theoretical analyses of linear loading and ground losses, and practical designs for beams and omnidirectional antennas. Readers will find much besides including long Yagi antennas, box kite Yagis, Vertical Antennas, C Pole Antennas, Twin-C Antennas, Big Loops, Ground Plane Antennas and much more

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Size 210 x 270mm, 208 pages, ISBN 9780-8725-9147-9


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Antennas for VHF and Above Antennas for VHF and Above

By Ian Poole, G3YWX

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The VHF, UHF and microwave bands provide an exciting opportunity for experimentation with antennas. This book from well known author Ian Poole is a fascinating guide to what can be achieved in these bands.

Antenna sizes at these frequencies mean that they do not occupy great amounts of space and most people can experiment with constructing their own antennas. Antennas for VHF and above, provides both the basic theory and constructional details for many antenna designs. Included there are different types of antenna from dipoles to Yagis, and verticals to log-periodic antennas and parabolic reflectors. The reader is taken through the essentials in Ian's easy-to-understand fashion with details of the way the antenna works and the constructional information needed. The reader will also find helpful chapters covering measurements and installation techniques.

Antennas for VHF and above, is a mine of information for anyone wishing to understand or construct antennas for the VHF, UHF and microwave bands. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in antennas, whether a newcomer or experienced hand.

Size 240x174mm, 144 pages ISBN: 9781 9050 8645 0


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Basic Antennas Basic Antennas
Understanding Antennas & Design

By Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR

Basic Antennas Understanding Practical Antennas and Designs is a comprehensive introduction to antennas. Providing, basic concepts, practical designs, and details of easy-to-build antennas that really work!

Antennas are one of the most critical elements of a radio system, yet perhaps one of the least understood. Basic Antennas Understanding Practical Antennas and Designs is intended to assist those with a basic knowledge of radio in gaining a working knowledge of the antenna domain. This book is written in an easy to read manner and uses the minimum of mathematical concepts to allow introduction of basic principles. This book contains information on antenna impedance, transmission lines, antenna measurements and even antenna modelling. Readers will find included designs for dipole, reflector, microwave, loop and vehicle antennas. There are also wideband and multi-band antennas, Yagis for HF and VHF, two element arrays and much more.

Simply Basic Antennas Understanding Practical Antennas and Designs provides the ideal foundation in antenna theory and design for everyone interested in antenna construction.

Size: 216x279mm, 216 pages ISBN: 9780-87259-999-4


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More Vertical Antenna Classics More Vertical Antenna Classics

Vertical antenna designs have been popular with radio amateurs for years and you can see why. Most are easy to build, take up little space and are relatively unobtrusive. Vertical antennas can be very effective and vertical arrays of two or more antennas can function as powerful directional antennas.



The ARRL's More Vertical Antenna Classics is a book that collects together articles from magazines such as QST, QEX and the National Contest Journal, as well as several ARRL Antenna Compendium publications. Broken into topical groups the reader is presented with fascinating articles providing antenna designs for:



Portable Antennas

Multi-band Verticals

Vertical Arrays

Vertical & Ground Systems

Low Band Verticals

Single Band Verticals

Included are overviews of vertical antenna design & use along with theoretical articles. The effects of salt water on vertical antenna performance designs in a series of articles called verticals by the sea. This book is a mine of useful information on Vertical antennas and a must for those interested in antenna design.

© American Radio Relay League, 160pages, 210x272mm. ISBN 0-87259-979-5


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Practical Wire Antennas 2 Practical Wire Antennas 2

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Edited by Ian Poole G3YWX

"Probably the best book on wire antennas ever"

Based on the hugely popular Practical Wire Antennas by John Heys, G3BDQ this book is a hugely extended and fully revised for the 21st Century. Nearly doubling in size with even more designs this book this practical book holds many complete and easy to understand recipes for a wide range of wire antennas.

Practical Wire Antennas 2 contains just about every type of wire antenna imaginable including plenty of original designs that you simply won't find in other publications. You're sure to find one that is ideal for your own particular set of circumstances. Some will fit small urban gardens and others are best deployed by those lucky enough to have plenty of available space. Theory is kept to a minimum throughout the book, and only a few formulas are given where they are necessary to allow the reader to calculate the lengths of various antennas. Practical Wire Antennas 2 has chapters covering feed lines, dipoles, antennas with tuned feeders, loop antennas, end-fed wires, verticals and practical aspects of antenna work. The book also provides a wealth of information and 'know how' on the mechanics of antenna building and includes designs for ATUs for almost every type of antenna.

Practical Wire Antennas 2 provides a collection of antenna designs and ideas that will help capture the enjoyment of experimenting in the true spirit of amateur radio. This book will help improve any station and is a must have book for anyone interested in antenna construction.

176 pages, 240 x 175mm, paperback ISBN: 1-905086-04-0


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ARRL's VHF/UHF Antenna Classics ARRL's VHF/UHF Antenna Classics

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ARRL's VHF/UHF Antenna Classics includes antenna project articles gathered from the 1983 to 2003 issues of QST. Designs include ground planes, J-poles, mobile antennas, Yagis and more. Authors include well-known antenna designers such as L. B. Cebik, W4RNL, Dick Stroud, W9SR and Steve Powlishen, K1FO.

VHF and UHF antennas are among the smallest and often easiest antennas to build. Many of the projects included in this book require inexpensive parts which you can find at most hardware stores. Build a better antenna for your hand-held radio. Construct a 2-meter Yagi that will rival similar commercial antennas. Build a dual-band vertical for 146 and 445-MHz. The results will be rewarding!

First edition, © 2003, published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) ISBN: 0-87259-907-8



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International Antenna Collection 2 International Antenna Collection 2

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Edited by George Brown, M5ACN

This book collects together some of the best articles from around the world on the subject of antennas. It will appeal to radio amateurs in general, whether they be antenna enthusiasts or not. It is a follow-up to the successful The International Antenna Collection, compiled by the same editor.

You will find antennas for most of the amateur bands. Traditional designs and highly original designs are here, simple and complex. Whatever your requirement, you will find something that is directly suited or that sets you thinking about how to solve your problem. Amongst the practical and highly erudite contents is an invited article by one of America's most respected authors on the subject of aerials. He is Kurt N Sterba, the regular 'Aerials' columnist of WorldRadio magazine. He considers one of his pet subjects - the much - misunderstood interface between transceiver and aerial. Does your ATU really tune your aerial? All the facts are clearly presented, leaving the author in no doubt as to the correct answer.

As before, great care has been taken to ensure that there are antennas to cover almost all the bands between 136kHz and 2.4GHz, receiving and transmitting, mobile and fixed.

This book is currently being reprinted with new stock expected in June 2008


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International Antenna Collection International Antenna Collection
Edited by George Brown, M5ACN

The International Antenna Collection
This book is a collection of over 50 of the very best articles published on antennas from around the world. The book is wide ranging and offers solutions to many problems experienced by the antenna enthusiast. Amongst the articles are antenna designs for most amateur bands. Stealthy and invisible antennas are covered alongside many interesting traditional designs. The book also benefits from two articles specially commissioned for inclusion here. The first, by Professor Mike Underhill, G3LHZ, of the University of Surrey at Guildford, UK, entitled ‘The Truth About Loops’, gives an exhaustive account of the performance of the much-maligned
small loop, which also takes into account the loop’s situation. approaching the same problem from the computer modelling angle is the subject of the second invited article, ‘A Brief Overview of the Performance of Wire Aerials in their Operating Environments’, from Jack Belrose, VE2CV. Great care has been taken to ensure that there are antennas to cover the range from 136kHz to 1.3GHz, receiving and transmitting, fixed and mobile. Everyone interested in antenna design and construction will find something in this book.

2003 Edn, RSGB & ARRL , paperback,
272 x 200mm, 256 pages, ISBN: 1-872309-93-3



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Antenna Topics Antenna Topics

by Pat Hawker, G3VA

If you are interested in antennas this book is a goldmine of information and ideas on the subject. Pat Hawker has been writing his "Technical Topics" column in Radcom since 1958 and in this time has produced much excellent work in this time. This book is a chronological collection of cuttings of Pat's words over the years. Hundreds of areas and subjects are covered and many a good idea is included. Carefully indexed this book is not only a great reference work but also a history of over forty years of antenna design. At 384 pages this book is excellent value and asset to any amateur interested in antennas.

2002 Edn, RSGB, paperback, 297 x 210mm, 384 pages, ISBN: 1-872309-89-5



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Simple & Fun Antennas for Hams Simple & Fun Antennas for Hams

By Chuck Hutchinson, K8CH and Dean Straw, N6BV

Simple & Fun Antennas for Hams is designed not only for newcomers to amateur radio, but also for anyone overwhelmed with the theory and technical details in most antenna "textbooks". This book contains 70 well tested and entirely useful projects - which work! Hundreds of photos and illustrations make sure you can actually build working antennas yourself. The designs include dipoles, verticals & wire antennas across both the VHF and HF bands.
2002 Edition, Published by the American Radio Relay League, Inc. ISBN: 0-87259-862-4



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Yagi Antenna Classics Yagi Antenna Classics
Yagis, Quads, Loops, and other Beam Antennas

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Enjoy this collection of some of the very best articles from QST, QEX, NCJ and other ARRL publications. The beam antennas covered in this book will provide the reader with a historical perspective, new and ambitious ideas, and computer-optimized designs for all-around best performance. Read about beams or actually build one of your own! Discover a wealth of ideas from some of the leaders in antenna design and experimentation of the last 70 years. See classic ads and photos from the pages of QST.

Contents
Monobanders: Beams for your favorite band
Multibanders: Beams that cover two or more bands
HF, VHF and UHF Beams: From 80 meters to 2304 MHz
Computer Modeling: Optimize your beam's performance
Towers, Masts and Guys: Your beam needs solid support
The "WOW" Factor: Can you believe this?
208 pages. © 2001, The American Radio Relay League, Inc. ISBN: 0-87259-818-7



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Backyard Antennas Backyard Antennas

Radio amateurs and short-wave listeners all want to achieve the very best from their HF and VHF equipment. Receivers and transmitters are available to professional standards, but very few people have the real estate to erect the sort of antenna used by a commercial radio station.
Antenna guru Peter Dodd explains how, by using a variety of simple techniques, it is possible to achieve very high performance from a compact antenna. Also detailed is how to make an antenna efficient on several bands at once.
The book covers end-fed and centre-fed antennas, rotary beams, loops, tuning units, VHF/UHF antennas, antenna and mast construction, transmission lines, and how to estimate and measure the performance of your antenna.
Whether you have a house, bungalow or apartment, Backyard Antennas will help you find the solution to radiating a good signal on your favourite band.

1st Edn, 2000, RSGB, paperback, 244 x 183mm, 208 pages, ISBN: 1-872309-59-3.


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HF Antenna Collection HF Antenna Collection

An invaluable collection of outstanding articles and short pieces which were published in Radio Communication magazine during the period 1968-89. Includes ingenious designs for single element, beam and miniature antennas, as well providing comprehensive information about feeders, tuners, baluns, testing, modelling, and how to erect your antenna safely.

1st Edn, 1992, RSGB, paperback, 184 by 245 mm, 233 pages, ISBN: 1-872309-08-9.



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HF Antennas For All Locations HF Antennas For All Locations

A thought-provoking book which has been a major contribution to the state of the art from an acknowledged expert. It explains the 'why' as well as the 'how' of HF antennas, and takes a critical look at existing designs in the light of the latest developments.

This second edition has been completely revised and greatly expanded. There are more novel antanna designs, including beams which cover more bands with fewer problems, no trap losses and better rejection of interference. A new chapter presents a comprehensive review of ways to make antennas smaller, with particular emphasis on small transmitting loops.

An essential reference for the experimenter and enthusiast.

2nd Edn, 1993, RSGB, paperback, 187 by 245 mm, 322 pages, ISBN: 1-872309-15-1.


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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 8 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 8
The most innovative antenna projects yet!

The ARRL publishes in its magazine QST some of the best antenna articles in the world and ARRL Antenna Compendium Volume 8 contains 60 of these articles. The hugely popular ARRL Antenna Compendium series features practical ideas, tips and some of the best antenna projects from many well-known authors and this new 8th edition is no exception.

ARRL Antenna Compendium Volume 8 covers a complete range of topics including portable, directional and Omnidirectional antennas for both HF and VHF/UHF. Readers will find articles on the Handy Yagi Antenna, Compact 40 Meter HF Loop, and 20 and 40 Meter Verticals on "Autopilot". You'll also find articles on HF and VHF beams, multiband wire antennas and much more! Simply put ARRL Antenna Compendium Volume 8 provides something of interest for every antenna enthusiast!

Size 209x277mm, 224 pages, ISBN 9780 8725 9099 1


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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 7 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 7

Hooray for antennas! This is the seventh in the very popular ARRL Antenna Compendium series. Inside, you’ll find articles covering a very wide range of antenna-related topics:

Featured are 30, 40, 80 and 160-Meter Antennas, Measurements and Computations, Mobile Antennas, Multiband Antennas, Practical Tips, Propagation and Ground Effects, Quad Antennas, Special Antennas, Stealth Antennas, Tuners and Transmission Lines, Vertical Antennas, VHF/UHF Antennas, Wire Antennas, Yagi Antennas. And, this volume includes even more articles on low-band antennas and operating, and great designs for operating on the road-from cars, vans or motor homes.

208 pages. First edition, © 2002, The American Radio Relay League.


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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 6 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 6

More all-new articles for the antenna experimenter and project builder! Extensive coverage of HF antenna designs, low-band antennas and operating, propagation, VHF/UHF antennas, transmission lines and tuners. CD-ROM included!

1st edition, ©1999, 210x275mm, 256 pages, ISBN 0-87259-743-1


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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 5 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 5

Enjoy excellent coverage of baluns, an HF beam from PVC, low-band Yagis, quads and verticals, curtain arrays, and more!
1st edition, ©1996, 275 x 210mm, 208 pages. ISBN 0-87259-562-5



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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 4 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 4
Containing 38 articles, covering a wide range of topics including simple, practical antenna projects through to heavy-duty, theoretical treatments of complex arrays.
1st edition,© 1995-2007, 275x210mm, 224 pages. ISBN: 0-87259-491-2


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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 3 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 3

Quench your thirst for new antenna designs, from Allen's Log Periodic Loop Array to Zavrel's Triband Triangle. Discover a 12-meter quad, a discone, modeling with MININEC and VHF/UHF ray tracing.

1st edition, ©1992, 275 x 210mm, 240 pages. ISBN 0-87259-401-7


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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 2 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 2

Covers a wide range of antenna types and related topics, including innovative verticals, an attic tri-bander, antenna modeling and propagation.
1st edition, ©1989, 275 x 210mm, 216 pages. ISBN 0-87259-254-5



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ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 1 ARRL Antenna Compendium VOLUME 1

This is the book that started the ball rolling! The first volume includes articles on a multiband portable, quads and loops, baluns and the Smith Chart.

1st edition, ©1985, 275 x 210mm, 176 pages. ISBN 0-87259-019-4


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Vertical Antenna Classics Vertical Antenna Classics

Vertical Antenna Classics is a compilation of previously published articles on the art and science of the vertical antenna. Chapters cover Theory and Modeling, VHF and UHF, HF, Directional Arrays, Reduced Size, and Radials and Ground Systems. A handy Antenna Products Suppliers list is included.
1st edition, ©1995, 128 pages


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