Hooray for you both! A nice listing of books for those who want to
Allow me to add another:
In my opinion, if the human race had to move to another planet, and could
only take one antenna book, it should be Antennas, Theory and Practice, by
Schelkunoff and Friis. This book also is only occasionally available.
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From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; "Brad Bradfield" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How to books
> > In addition to the other books already mentioned, I also regularly use
> > Kraus' (W8JK) "Antennas", Edmund A. Laport's "Radio Antenna
> > Engineering" (1951, but occasionally available on eBay), and Capt Paul
> > Lee's (N6PL) "Vertical Antennas", still in publication by CQ Press.
> > Kraus and Laport are really text books, and are a bit heavy on the
> > math for some, while Lee is a bit more pratically oriented.
> Very good suggestions!!!
> I suggested programs, because they are good ways to learn, but
> another good book is Antennas and Transmissions Lines by John
> Kuecken taught EM and antenna system design. I was introduced
> to the series of lectures that book is based on in the 60's. I talked
> MFJ into reprinting the book in original unmodified form.
> I'd avoid books without stringent technical editing, because so
> much incorrect folklore exists with antennas (as we see from time
> to time here). You'll learn all sorts of wrong things if you read books
> that are not peer-reviewed, and then have to unlearn it later.
> The ARRL Antenna Handbook is excellent, but I'd stay away from
> the Compendiums if you are trying to learn how things really work.
> 73, Tom W8JI
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