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By Joseph J. Carr. The world's favorite antenna book. The
most popular book on antennas ever written, widely known as "the antenna
builder's bible," Joseph J. Carr's Practical Antenna Handbook, Third
Edition is a work for anyone, ham radio operators, shortwave radio
listener's -- anyone with an interest in antennas, from the newest of
novices to the most experienced engineer. This empowering book gives you
all kinds of projects, yes. And it gives you material that explains why
what you did works. But most importantly, it prepares you to design and
construct your own antennas "for the cases," Carr modestly suggests, "That
the author thoughtlessly failed to cover." This third edition blends, in
Joseph J. Carr's words, "the theoretical concepts that the engineers and
others need to design practical antennas, and the hard-learned practical
lessons derived from actually building and using antennas--real antennas
made of real metal--not merely theoretical constructs on a blackboard."
Add it to your working library, and pretty soon it'll assume a favorite
spot inside your toolbox, beaten up, tattered, annotated with your
personal notes...obviously used to the fullest extent. Introduction to
Radio Broadcasting and Communications. Radio Wave Propagation.
Transmission Lines. The Smith Chart. Fundamentals of Radio Antennas.
High-Frequency Dipole and Other Doublet Antennas. Vertically Polarized HF
Antennas. Multiband and Tunable-Wire Antennas. Longwire Directional
Antennas. Hidden and Limited Space Antennas. Directional Phased Vertical
Antennas. Directional Beam Antennas. Antennas for Shortwave Reception.
Large Wire Loop Antennas. Small Transmitting and Receiving Loops. Wire
Antenna Construction. Antenna Modeling Software. VHF/UHF Transmitting and
Receiving Antennas. Microwave Waveguides and Antennas. Antenna Noise
Temperature. Antennas for Radio Astronomy. Adjusting, Installing, and
Troubleshooting Antennas and Transmission Lines. Antennas for Radio
Direction Finding (RDF). Impedence Matching in Antenna Systems. Mobile,
Emergency, Portable, and Marine Antennas. Antennas for Low-Frequency
Operation. Measurement and Adjustment Techniques. General Antenna
Mechanical Construction Techniques. Grounding the Antenna: What Is A Good
Order Antenna Theory and
A book on principles and
development techniques for examining and designing antenna systems.
Emphasis is on basic topics and applications, and much material does not
rely heavily on mathematics.