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The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications

Advancing Radio Science and Technology

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is the standard for applied theory and practical information concerning the fundamentals of radio electronics, circuit design and equipment, radio signal transmission and propagation, antennas, construction practices, and much more. Each chapter is filled with the most up-to-date knowledge representative of the wide and ever-expanding range of interests among radio amateurs. There are practical, hands-on projects for all skill levels, from simple accessories and small power supplies, to legal-limit amplifiers and high-gain antennas.

This 94th edition of The ARRL Handbook is a cornerstone of radio experimentation, discovery, and achievement. First introduced in 1926 as The Radio Amateur's Handbook, today’s Handbook is a comprehensive technical reference used by radio amateurs, experimenters, students, and practicing engineers.

Always Updated! New projects and information in this edition include…

  • A Revised Approach to Measuring Crystal Parameters
  • A High-Performance IF and Dual-band Preamp Project
  • Decoding Fox-1 Satellite Telemetry
  • An RTL-SDR Receiver Project
  • Updated Predictions for Solar Cycle 24 and Beyond
  • Updated Details on the Placement of Filter Stubs
  • A 30, 17, and 12 Meter Antenna Project
  • A Raspberry Pi Network Server/Client for Antenna Rotators

CD-ROM Inside — includes all of the fully searchable text and illustrations in the printed book, as well as expanded supplemental content, software, PC board templates and other support files.

Product Details

  • Details

    1312 pages
    Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.; Ninety-Fourth Edition/First Printing (October 2016)

    Language: English

    Hardcover Edition
    : ISBN: 978-1-62595-063-5
    Shipping Weight: 6.50 pounds
    Product Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches

    Softcover Edition: ISBN: 978-1-62595-062-8
    Shipping Weight: 5.40 pounds
    Product Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches

  • Contents


    What is Amateur (Ham) Radio?


    Fundamental Theory

    Electrical Fundamentals

    Analog Basics

    Digital Basics


    Practical Design and Principles

    RF Techniques

    Computer-Aided Circuit Design

    Power Supplies


    Oscillators and Synthesizers

    Mixers, Modulators and Demodulators

    RF and AF Filters




    Telemetry and Navigation

    DSP and Software Radio Design

    Digital Modes

    RF Power Amplifiers



    Antenna Systems and Radio Propagation

    Propagation of Radio Signals

    Transmission Lines



    Equipment Construction and Maintenance

    Component Data and References

    Construction Techniques

    Station Accessories

    Test Equipment and Measurements

    Troubleshooting and Maintenance

    RF Interference


    Station Assembly and Management


    Assembling a Station


    Operating Supplement On CD-ROM

    Space Communications

    Digital Communications

    Image Communications

    2017 Annual Transceiver Survey

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