Peter Dodd, G3LDO has long been acknowledged as one of the leading experts on antennas in the world. For over a decade he has been the regular antenna columnist of the Radio Society of Great Britain’s journal RadCom. This book brings together in a scrapbook format his work from this regular column and a collection of other antenna articles from over the years that have appeared in RadCom.
Antennas Mastered is packed with everything imaginable connected with antennas. Readers will find practical solutions that cover all bands, antenna types, ATUs, Meters, Software and much besides. Peter set out the intention in writing the ‘Antennas’ column was as he stated “The main purpose of this column is to address problems readers may have installing and adjusting antennas from suburban sites that may be regarded as a challenge; although any antenna subject that is considered to be of interest to readers will be discussed or described”. This has held true over the years and readers will be staggered by the breadth of material covered in over 280 A4 pages of antenna gold.
Being a regular columnist Peter also updated and exchanged ideas with readers and discussions were often determined by readers’ feedback and questions, making for some fascinating reading. Also contained within the Antennas Mastered pages you will find several standalone articles written for RadCom, the first of these being a method of modelling HF antennas using VHF antennas written in December 1972; long before computer modelling was available to amateurs.
Organised in the order they were written Antennas Mastered provides a fascinating look at the practical side of antennas and the comprehensive index provided allows the reader to access any specific subject.
Peter Dodd, G3LDO has created in his ‘Antennas’ column one of the best archives of antenna material available and Antennas Mastered provides this for everyone interested in antennas and the practical solutions they need.