ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book describes VHF and UHF antennas for the range 30-3000 MHz developed over the last 50 years. Many designs that have not previously been described in detail are covered. The author's long, practical experience is shown in numerous examples of new uses for old designs.
Particular attention is paid to the effects on the antennas of the local environment and the structures on which they are mounted, both fixed and mobile, including man. Methods of predicting and measuring the performance of antennas are described at length. The effect of adverse environments on antennas are discussed, and suggestions are given for measruing electrical performance under these conditions.
The book is primarily aimed at practising antenna engineers - the theory of basic antennas is kept to a minimum but given where appropriate for the less well-known types.