A selected list of material from which I have read and applied towards amateur radio endeavors.

I recommend these books.  I've read them.  As I find other books and articles in stacks, I will annotate the list accordingly.  This is not the complete list.

Amateur Radio

Blakeslee, Douglas, et. al., ed. The Radio Amateur's Handbook, forty-ninth edition. Newington: American Radio Relay League, 1972.

DeMaw, Doug, ed. The Radio Amateur's Handbook, forty-sixth edition. Newington: American Radio Relay League, 1969.

Antenna Design and Practice

Blake, Lamont V. Antennas, Wiley Series in Electronic Engineering Technology (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1966).

Stutzman, Warren L. and Gary A. Thiele. Antenna Theory and Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1981.

Devoldere, John. Low-Band DXing, fourth edition. Newington: American Radio Relay League, 2005.

Sevick, Jerry. Understanding, Building, and Using Baluns and Ununs. Hicksville, New York: CQ Communications, 2003.

Electronic Design

Hayward, Wes and Doug DeMaw. Solid State Design for the Radio Amateur. Newington: American Radio Relay League, 1986.

Streater, Jack W. How to Use Integrated Circuit Logic Elements, first edition. Indianapolis: Howard W. Sams & Co., 1969  [ This was the very first book I owned for electronics and I received it from my father when I was 5 years old ]

Spencer, John D. and Dale E. Pippenger. The Voltage Regular Handbook. Dallas: Texas Instruments, 1977.

Horowitz, Paul and Winfield Hill. The Art of Electronics, second edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.


Schmieder, Robert W. DX-Aku, Messages from the Easter Island Expedition. Walnut Creek, California: Cordell Expeditions, 1996.


Locher, Bob. The Complete DX'er, 2nd Ed. Deerfield, Illinois: Idiom Press, 1989.

Software Development

Johnson, James L. Database: Models, Language, Design. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Amateur Satellites

Bate, Roger R. and Donald D. Mueller and Jerry E. White. Fundamentals of Astrodynamics. New York: Dover, 1971.

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