The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has been promoting Antenna experimentation for 100 years and for most of this time publishing the work done in its monthly journal. The RSGB Journal RadCom has therefore developed a reputation for producing some of the best material on antennas published anywhere. This book is a compilation of some of the best articles about antennas that have been published by the RSGB in recent years.
The RSGB Antenna File covers all parts of the spectrum from HF to UHF - and even LF and microwave frequencies. From simple wire dipoles to more complex multi-band and multi-element arrays, the RSGB Antenna File contains dozens of 'how to' constructional articles, complemented by many features explaining how antennas work, facts about feed lines, antenna matching, earthing and much more besides. The doublet, Moxon and 'Super Moxon', cubical quad, 'low noise' and 'long' Yagis, log periodic, loaded dipole, horizontal loop, magnetic loop, delta loop and J-pole are just some of the antenna designs featured in this book.
The RSGB Antenna File reproduces the articles as originally published and is broken down into five logical sections. HF Antennas is the first and largest section and this is followed by a section covering VHF, UHF and Microwave Antennas. Antenna experimentation is though much more than this, so readers will also find sections on Feeders and Baluns and ATUs and Antenna Matching. There is even a section of the less easily defined antenna article called Miscellaneous Antenna Articles.
In short, there are nearly 120 antenna articles here crammed into 288 pages with information on antennas of all types which will be of interest to all antenna experimenters everywhere. Today Antenna experimentation is alive and well and as popular as ever, making the RSGB Antenna File is a 'must have' book for every radio amateur.
Author: Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX
288 Pages, numerous images, in English, 2013