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The Basics and Beyond
on December 10, 2010
Buying the Handbook through Amazon is a no-brainer. It is priced way below the ARRL's price and free shipping is included. The Handbook contains all the electrical engineering basics and then takes on specific topics in detail such as analog and digital modes, antennas, propagation, and building your own equipment. As a real bonus, it comes with a CD that not only contains programs and extra files, but also the entire text. I load this on my Netbook PC and can carry the text around wherever I want - and it is fully searchable. This last point alone makes loading it worthwhile. I own the last 6 years of the Handbook, 2 from Amazon and the prior years off of eBay and will continue to purchase for years to come. If you love reading and participating in this great hobby, then by all means order today. It is money well worth it. I wish it was offered in a CD only version, not only to save money but also to go green. These are not small books and take up quite a bit of room on the shelf.