ARRL Antenna Book 22nd Ed Softcover
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2012
As with most editions of the ARRL antenna book, much of the valuable (and proven) reference material doesn't change. This edition was updated a fair amount, had some new articles, and included the CD reference, with supplemental notes. This ability to character-search on a topic, as well as the bundled demo version of EZNEC antenna modeling software, makes it a really good bargain. If you don't have this one on your shelf, you need to, simple as that. I suspect it will be referred back to for many years to come.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2012
I have tinkered with antenna construction since high school. I was never sorry to have dropped the cash down for this book. Probably 10 times more info than I will ever need and if I am not pulling out the basic math for construction, there is so much in this book, it gives me endless ideas.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2012
As an Amateur Radio operator, especially if you are one that would rather build your own Antenna's and save mega bucks, this is a must for your amateur radio library. You can get all the plans you can think of off the net for any HF/UHF/VHF antenna's, but unless you know at least some of the principles of anatenna operation your only half there.

Best book on Antenna's.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2013
My first copy of this book was the 14th edition. After years of learning, researching, dreaming, and building, that book needed to be replaced. Pages yellowed, (thanks to their acid paper), worn cover, and sections falling out. What is inside, makes it an excellent book. Surely, it could not be improved much.

I decided to purchase the latest edition, and WOW! Have things changed! The 22nd edition is not just a rehash. The amount of new material is mind boggling, and honestly, to a radio and electronics geek like me, very exciting. The book is huge and heavy, and I don't think the pages will rot and yellow like an old newspaper anymore, though I can't confirm that it is acid free paper.

The book is reorganized and they spent a lot of time simplifying the looking up of topics. So many projects from the pages of QST have been added, that author and project indexes have been included. They included a CD ROM of the entire book, so you can go to your computer, and search for specific words or phrases. That is all I expected, but there are many other bits of useful software that they put on the disc, including all kinds of designing programs.

If you have interest in antennas at all, this book needs to be in your library.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2013
Not a book that will give a quick answer to an existing question, but one that will answer probably 95% of the questions if one spends the time to study the concepts. Definitely a reference every ham with the need or desire to build, tweak or maintain antennae should own (and use!).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
Low cost introduction, and more, to antennas and radio propagation. One working through the CD's content will bring one considerable knowledge about the wonderful field of antennas and their connection to radio propagation. Eventually, a student of antennas will wish to study Antennas by my mentor, John D. Kraus, and to consider extending the EZNEC that is on the CD.
Unlike some ARRL publications, Antenna Book seems to be revised with each edition. A "must have" publication.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2012
The information in this book can all be found online, if you look hard enough. The antenna modeling software that comes with it isn't full versions, but they're usable. The price is actually cheaper than the discounted member price direct from ARRL. In all likelihood you only need a small amount of the information in this book, and you'll be better suited by a google search, but if you want a reference for everything from beginner antenna theory to advanced types of antenna and antenna design, put this on your bookshelf.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2013
My husband build his own antennas and loves this book. Lots of information for the truly dedicated amateur radio operator.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2013
This is one of those books where I was at first disappointed, but later came to appreciate it's value. I was turned off by so much focus on theory and physics, as I was looking for a quick solution to my antenna problems. Later, when I bought other books on practical antennas, I realized you really DO need to know most of the theoretical considerations in putting up an antenna - - things like line sag, impedance matching, effective length and a host of other obscure but important matters. The book is an essential reference guide, especially if you are building your own or modifying antennas.
You need this information if you want to design or fine-tune your ham-radio antennas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2014
This book is the authority on anything related to amateur radio antennas. I was looking for something on stealth antennas and it did not disappoint.
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