THE BEAM ANTENNA HANDBOOK

By WILLIAM ORR

         Accurate beam dimensions for the 40,30,20,17,15,12,10, and 6 meter bands and VHF bands, in english and Metric systems-there's no guesswork!

         Computer-aided design parameters for HF and VHF Yagi beams; Compare your beam's dimensions with the optimum dimensions listed.

         How the height of your beam affects DX results, and the truth about optimum angle of radiation.

         How elegant taper and mounting hardware affect your beam's performance.

         How to tell if your beam is working properly; the effect of nearby objects; the truth about antenna gain; all about triband and mini-beams.

         Inexpensive antenna test instruments you can build easily; why your SWR meter is your best friend-and how it can fool you!

         What to look for in zoning and deed restrictions & local ordinances.