This is the first I've heard about the book being completely out of print.
A while back when I bought my copy, I originally contacted the ARRL who used
to carry it. For some reason, they decided to no longer sell it. Luckily,
I was able to contact Ian and tell him. He actually didn't even know the
ARRL had dropped it from their book list which garnered a response from him
along the lines of "Bloody unbelievable!!" So evidentally, they didn't even
tell him they were dropping it. I was able to buy a book directly from him
(or maybe it was from the RSGB. I had to pay extra shipping charges for the
book to come from Europe.
Its really ashame that this book is no longer in print. It really was a
treasure trove of information for the VHF/UHF enthusiast. Glad I have my
own copy of it!!
Incidentally, I just did a search at abe.com (American Book Exchange). You
can usually find all kinds of used books there, but I saw none. I would
imagine that those who own this book will want to keep it, so used copies
may be hard to find.
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 13:30:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bob Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Looking for "The VHF/UHF DX Book"
To: STeve Andre' <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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I'd like to find this book too. This past weekends contest really got me
wanting to learn more as this was my first time. Suggestions on web sites
etc. would be great.
STeve Andre' <email@example.com> wrote:
I know its out of print, but I'm curious if anyone has a copy they'd
let go of.
This was written by Ian White, G3SEK. Since his web site says it isn't
available I don't think its worth it pestering him, but perhaps someone
here has a copy?
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