[VHFcontesting] Bookshelves

James Hayes hazy119 at westelcom.com
Fri Aug 23 22:06:30 EDT 2002

Hi Don and all on the reflectors!
 Well just my 2 cents worth but my first VHF handbook was RSGB's VHF/UHF
Handbook. Was very informative in a complete easy to follow text. I would
recommend it to anyone looking to break into the world of VHF/UHF and follow
up with the second in the series VHF DX Book. Both worth the few dollars'
education they offer. And they both got me started over a year ago.
Funny thing, is I just picked it up off the shelf day before last and have
started to re-read it for the 5th time. And still having a blast reading it.
Kind of wished that the ARRL had some texts other than the UHF/Microwave
books they offer. I mean one has to start somewhere and not just jump into
UHF/Microwave. (which is where most of us VHF'ers head eventually!) Also
lets you know where American hams have their roots (HF) unlike our EU
counterparts who have excelled in VHF/UHF communications.
We need more of the old ELMERS like N2LIV, W1AIM, K1LPS, K1WHS (to name a
few) and a few others to get together and write a companion text. Anyway
just my 2 cents worth.

Jim, N2YEV
FN34gs, Plattsburgh, NY
SixClub #1663, SMIRK # 6480

-----Original Message-----
From: vhfcontesting-admin at contesting.com
[mailto:vhfcontesting-admin at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Donald M. Ross
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 2:19 PM
To: VHF Reflector; VHF Contest Reflector
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Bookshelves

As I prepared to write my monthly article for the local ham club
newsletter - or more accurately trying to think up something to write
about - I was looking for inspiration on my bookshelves.  This led me to the
following question:

What book(s) do you consider required reading for hams new to VHF?

I'll start with two fine RSGB publications, The VHF DX Book and The VHF/UHF

Do you agree with me?  What are your suggestions?

Don, NL7CO/EM04

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