I do not think any one book can be call the "best". All of them
contribute to the cause and they can explain aspects differently.
One person may understand one writers point of view better than
If you are really into the subject of antennas, you probably ought
to have them all, for reference material.
I can say since becoming involved with this news group, I've pulled out
all my old books! I tend to grab certain ones first, which include
the Arrl antenna book and the Reference Data for Radio Engineers.
The later is an expensive book and certainly is different than the
ARRL book. They both are good books and are both excellant references.
Other good reference material includes various antenna company
catalogs. Andrews, DB Products, and the like, have great general
antenna information, and I think that Hams should read alot of this
stuff before putting up towers/antennas, etc.
Having more reference material, than not enough, is far better!
Do not get into the bad habit of thinking one book is better than
the other. They all have good points and bad points.
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