Transmitting and receiving antennas have different jobs to do
By Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ
Although the fundamental characteristics of antennas apply to both transmission and reception, the requirements and priorities of receiving antennas can be vastly different from those of transmitting antennas. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur focuses entirely on active and passive receiving antennas and their associated circuits. There are relatively few cases where a radio amateur cannot benefit from a separate, well-designed receiving antenna or antenna system. On the low bands, including our new allocations at 630 and 2,200 meters, heavy emphasis on the receiving end of these radio paths is essential for success.
The active antenna holds a prominent position in Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur, as it offers good receiving performance while taking up minimal space. Recent developments in radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, especially low-noise RF operational amplifiers, have made a number of previously difficult-to-implement active antenna designs a very simple task. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is a wide ranging book readers will find chapters covering Preamplifiers, Power Gain, Small loops and a wide array of other antennas. There are chapters on LF, NVIS, Propagation and of course Antenna Projects, Construction Techniques and a lot more.
If you are looking to maximise your receive capabilities, this book provides the ideal guide to this topic and is a must for every radio amateur's bookshelf.
ISBN: 9781 6259 5078 9
Size 208x265mm, 256 pages