One of the best books I ever bought was the 1986 ARRL Handbook. I bought that way back in 80s when I was in college in Electrical Engineering. Back then I was not in Ham Radio, I was using it for Electronics in college. I was always looking at all the information on Ham radio and thinking about going for my license. Well I was young, married and had my first daughter. I was so busy with everything I just never got to it. I finally got my Technician License and then my General License in June of 2010. So as you can see I have not been a Ham all that long. I am always learning something new or thinking or building some kind of antenna.
So if you are looking for good books on
Ham Radio, Studying for your License, Building Antennas or whatever you
are doing look into one of the ARRL Handbooks. If you are studying for
one of your Ham Radio Licenses I would definitely recommend one of the
books by Gordon West. I had bought some through Radio Shack years ago
and I still have them. I do like the newer books by Gordon West, because
they are easy to read and learn from. I intend on buying one to use to
study for my Extra License pretty soon.
There are plenty of other books available through Amazon, Ebay or from
one of the local Ham Radio Dealers on the internet. Some of my favorites
are Universal Radio, DX Engineering, Ham Radio Outlet and AES
Electronics. Of course there are other very good Ham Radio Dealers out
there as well to choose from. You can also find good books on building
Ham Radio Antennas if that is what you like to do. I would also suggest
books on shortwave radio as well. The list of books just goes on and on.
If you find a book I would look at the reviews on it and then decide if
you want to buy it.
If you are looking for a book or license manual check out the stores below the posts.
Thank You for reading and Happy Holidays from Dan KC2YTI 73s.