The Arrl Antenna Book by R. Dean Straw
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The Arrl Antenna Book by R. Dean Straw

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The Arrl Antenna Contents

  • Safety First
  • Antenna Fundamentals
  • The Effects of the Earth
  • Antenna System Planning and Practical Considerations
  • Loop Antennas
  •  Low-Frequency Antennas
  •  Multiband Antennas
  • Multielement Arrays
  • Broadband Antenna Matching
  • Log Periodic Arrays
  • HF Yagi Arrays
  • Quad Arrays
  • Long Wire and Traveling Wave Antennas
  • Direction Finding Antennas
  • Portable Antennas
  • Mobile and Maritime Antennas
  • Repeater Antenna Systems
  • VHF and UHF Antenna Systems
  • Antenna Systems for Space Communications
  • Antenna Materials and Accessories
  • Antenna Products Suppliers
  • Antenna Supports
  • Radio Wave Propagation
  • Transmission Lines
  •  Coupling the Transmitter to the Line
  • Coupling the Line to the Antenna
  • Antenna and Transmission-Line Measurements
  •  Smith Chart Calculations

Foreword to The Arrl Antenna PDF Book 

We are pleased to offer the 19th Edition of The ARRL Antenna Book. Since the first edition appeared in September 1939, each new volume has provided more and better information about the fascinating subjects of antennas, transmission lines, and propagation.

We’ve sold almost a million Antenna Books over the years to amateurs, professional engineers, and technicians alike, making it one of the most successful books in the ARRL’s extensive lineup of publications.

While the underlying fundamentals change only occasionally from edition to edition, the way the fundamentals are applied changes significantly. This can result in more highly optimized or specialized antennas that expand the amateur’s ability to communicate.

Many of the antennas described in this new edition benefit directly from advances in sophisticated computer modeling, for example.

This 19th Edition represents a great deal of effort on the part of its editor and many contributors. Nearly every chapter has been revised, including many that have been rewritten or extensively revised from the 18th Edition three years ago.

We are fortunate to have had the expertise of the book’s editor, Dean Straw, N6BV, and an impressive list of well-known and talented authors: Kurt Andress, K7NV, writing about towers and other antenna-support structures; L. B. Cebik, W4RNL, on Log Periodic Dipole Arrays;

Rudy Severns, N6LF and Roy Lewallen, W7EL, on multi-element phased arrays; and Frank Witt, AI1H, writing about broadband antennas.

In this 19th Edition, we have also upgraded the most popular of the DOS-based programs included with the previous edition to more modern software standards.

Editor Dean Straw, N6BV, put on his programming hat and developed two new Windows programs: YW (Yagi for Windows) and TLW (Transmission Line for Windows). Both incorporate new functionality and features that weren’t possible in the DOS environment.

YW and TLW work in the Microsoft Windows 95, 98, or 2000 programming environments. And we still include the innovative DOS YT (Yagi Terrain analysis) for analyzing the effects of your local terrain on the launch of HF signals into the ionosphere.

With the publication of the 17th Edition of The ARRL Antenna Book in 1994, radio amateurs gained much-needed information about the kinds of elevation angles needed for worldwide HF communication.

This 19th Edition includes even more of the detailed statistical analyses pioneered back in 1994, now covering 82 different locations around the world.

You have the information you need to design your own complete system properly the angles to aim for from your part of the world, together with the effects of your own terrain.

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