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ARRL Handbook 2023

The 100th Edition of the ARRL Handbook

In 1926, ARRL introduced the first edition of The Radio Amateur’s Handbook, written by F. E. Handy. Since then, each edition has been recognized as a benchmark for radio communications learning and applied knowledge. The 100th edition of The ARRL Handbook is your complete guide to radio experimentation, discovery, and innovation. It is the Handbook -- written by radio amateurs for everyone with a desire to advance the pursuit of wireless technology.

100th Edition Formats

This current, comprehensive, and complete reference is available in three formats:

Softcover Edition
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Six-Volume Set Edition
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A Must-Have for Radio Amateurs

The 100th Edition of the ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is a must-have for every radio amateur’s bookshelf. Whether you’re an experienced ham or new to the hobby, you’ll find information you can use to advance your amateur radio knowledge and skills.

The 2023 edition features new projects and tools, including 3D printing techniques for ham radio construction, battery selection for portable operation, analog-to-digital converter overload, solid-state amplifier linearity, an update on Solar Cycle 25, and more.

Key Topics

  • Radio electronics theory and principles
  • Circuit design and equipment
  • Radio signal transmission and propagation
  • Digital and analog modulation and protocols
  • Antennas and transmission lines
  • Construction practices

Who reads The Handbook? Amateur Radio operators, or “hams;” professional wireless communication engineers and system designers; electrical engineers; students and instructors of engineering, physics, and geoscience.

Always Updated! New Projects and Content

  • System Fusion update by Cory Sickles, WA3UVV
  • Solar Cycle 24 update by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
  • Rotator ratings and application by Don Daso, K4ZA, and Ward Silver, NØAX
  • Generator RFI choke by James Brown, K9YC, and Glen Brown, W6GJB
  • Annual transceiver survey by Joel Hallas, W1ZR

E-Book Download

Free with Book Purchase If you purchased your copy of the ARRL Handbook from the ARRL Store, you will receive a separate email with a link to access to the E-book Download. The download is fully searchable digital edition of the printed book, plus expanded supplemental content, software, PC board templates, and other support files

System Requirements: Windows 7, 8, or 10; Windows Vista or Windows XP, as well as Macintosh systems, using Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Acrobat Reader is a free download at PDF files are Linux readable. Other included software is Windows compatible, only.

Supplemental Content

Supplemental content included:

  • Switchmode HV supply by Ralph Crumrine, NØKC
  • Universal MMIC preamp by Paul Wade, W1GHZ Tunable RF preamp by George Steber, WB9LVI
  • 2304 MHz amp by William Koch, W2RMA, and John Brooks, N9ZL
  • Overshoot protection by Phil Salas, AD5X
  • Receiver measurements by Robert Sherwood, NCØB
  • Antenna analyzer tricks by Paul Wade, W1GHZ
  • Audio splitter by Glenn Loake, GØGBI
  • 10 W audio amp by Helmut Berka, DL2MAJ
  • Bistable transfer relay by DJ7XO
  • Updated design software from Tonnesoft by James Tonne, W4ENE


Support & Reference

Find support and additional resources for the 2023 ARRL Handbook. Here you will find supplemental information, software utilities, as well as errata and corrections.
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