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The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2010 Paperback – November 1, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0872591448 ISBN-10: 0872591441 Edition: 87th

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Product Details

  • Series: ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Amer Radio Relay League; 87th edition (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872591441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872591448
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,070,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After reviewing the massive volume I deem the outlay as money well spent.
Alex
The ARRL Handbook for radio communications is the best reference manual I've ever used for electronics and amateur radio use.
G. Rogers
Apparently a new edition of this book is revised and released annually, and it shows.
W. Jason Gilmore

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alex on January 30, 2010
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Already with a 2009 handbook in my library I felt a fair amount of reluctance to buy the 2010 edition. But the promise of fresher material, more information, and a nice price cut to roll the puppy out and start the buzz moved me to purchase the "ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2010." After reviewing the massive volume I deem the outlay as money well spent. It made a good addition to my ham shack. The 2010 handbook differs from prior yearly editions in not recycling massive amounts of the same old material or cut-and-pasting work out of QST. This 2010 edition also shows better production and editing attention than some recent ARRL publications. If you don't own a handbook, but do maintain a passion, temperament, or inclination to use amateur radio, and if you possess the cash to comfortably do so, no question about it, you should get a copy of this book. If you are a ham and have one, say no more than five years old, your level and type of involvement will be your guide. If you are into new radio and antenna designs, use new techniques, or want to upgrade your own knowledge of the once esoteric modes that rapidly become bread-and-butter in amateur radio, then I'd suggest this handbook constitutes a reasonable purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Rogers on April 10, 2010
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The ARRL Handbook for radio communications is the best reference manual I've ever used for electronics and amateur radio use. The chapters are well laid out, the index is good and the effort that has gone into keeping the text up to date (D-STAR etc) has not gone unnoticed.

That said, the use of US customary units (feet, inches, AWG etc) without including metric equivalents in many chapters is a little jarring for those of us who aren't accustomed to working in them.

A solid reference that should be a part of any amateur radio operator or electronics enthusiast's bookshelf.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wayne L. Thurston on May 19, 2010
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ARRL has done a good job on their latest handbook. I have already used it for two projects. Big help.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John P. Tetreault on January 27, 2010
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This is an excellent addition to any ham radio operators library whether you be newly liscensed or a seasoned dx`er it is full of great projects and understandable chapters from the best knowledge base for the ham operator the ARRL , the cd has the entire book plus some additional software that you will find to be a true bonus 73`s may the DX be with you N1JTZ
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 24, 2010
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To be a good HAM operator you need to be educated and have a full understanding of what radio is all about. This book is the best reference manual I have in my library. You cannot go wrong with anything ARRL puts out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Jason Gilmore on September 17, 2010
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I don't work in the radio industry although have had a life-long fascination with the topic. If you've ever wondered how radio works, and I mean truly works from a technical perspective, this book is required reading. It is simply massive in scope, covering topics such as electronic theory fundamentals, antenna design, electronic component design, and much, much, much more.

Apparently a new edition of this book is revised and released annually, and it shows. The quality of writing and attention to detail is obvious from the first page.

Highly recommended, and I'd imagine an indispensable resource for anybody interested in making a career or hobby out of radio.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Lewis on February 17, 2010
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This book continues to be the standard reference book for wireless communication. It covers everything you could need to know from the basic knowledge to complicated equations relating to all aspects of wireless communication. Questions on antennas, circuits, fundemental operating procedures, modes of transmission/reception, and tables of componet values are all included in this one book. It also includes a CD that can loaded onto your computer. Outstanding in all aspects and at a bargin price for so much knowledge in one book. I have found that all the publications from the ARRL are wonderful reference books. Highly recommend. AK4RL
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Weston on August 27, 2010
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The purchase of the my ARRL 2010 Handbook which is known as the Amateur's bible of radio was one of my latest best book purchases and an update to the much earlier one that I possess. I recommend this book to anyone interested in radio or any of its related topics, I have also purchased the ARRL Antenna book from Amazon.

John Weston VK3NRW
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