Jim, your statement is incomplete. Should read, "..any EE who lacks a copy
of the ARRL hand book ...."
How many hams realize that the Handbook ranks very near the top of the list
of all-time best selling books. The Bible and a few others are ahead, but,
especially for technical volumes, it's at least close to being The Best
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Brown K9YC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] SWR VS Power Loss
> The definitive graphs are in the ARRL Handbook and ARRL Antenna
> Book. The ARRL Antenna Book comes with an excellent program that
> computes SWR for any load, then computes loss for that degree of
> mismatch for about two dozen different specific types of coax by
> brand and part number.
> You guys who are too cheap to buy good text books amaze me. You'll
> spend thousands of bucks on a rig, hundreds of bucks on a mic, carry
> on for weeks about stupid questions, and won't buy a great reference
> book that answer them! At almost any hamfest or flea market, you'll
> find copies of these books for a fraction of their original price.
> They won't have the software, but they will have all the text.
> Any ham who doesn't own (and hasn't studied) relevant sections of
> the ARRL Handbook is a fool.
> Jim Brown K9YC
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