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Beverage and Longwire Antennas Design and Theory - Order: BAM
This manual is a compilation of numerous articles on the subject of design and theory of the beverage and longwire antennas that have appeared through the years in DX News. Some articles are available as reprints. This book gives detailed information on the theory of operation, construction and maintenance of a Beverage antenna. Serves as an enhancement to Antenna Reference Manuals Volume 1 and 2. 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" booklet format.
The Coolum Beach Beverage 1983
Analysis of the Beverage Antenna
Part 1- Basic Theory
Part 2- Two-Wire Phased Antennas
The Florida Beverage
The Care and Feeding of the Wave Antenna
A Non-Resonant Longwire Remote From Earth Ground
Antenna Reference Manual Volume 1 - Order: ARM1
Updated and Digitally Enhanced
This book features the plans for the original NRC 4' FET Altazimuth loop antenna. Revised in the Spring of 2005 with digitally enhanced drawings and updated material sources! This manual is a also contains other articles on the subject of antennas for medium wave DX'ers, most were originally published between 1969 and 1974 in DX News. Includes articles on air-core and ferrite core loops, antenna tuners for longwire antennas and antenna couplers. This is the original book which has been available for over 20 years. 8 1/2" X 11" bound book format. ARM-1 Contents.....
NRC FET Altazimuth Loop
Thoughts: Balanced FET Amplifier
FET Loop Construction
NRC Two Foot Loop
Tips on Loop Construction
One Transistor Loop amplifier
Balanced and Unbalanced Loops
Direct Coupled Loops
A 'Collapsible' Loop for Travel
BCB DX'ers Beverage
Antenna Tuning Devices for Longwires on MW
'Bob Flick' Loop
Degenerative Loop - An Excellent Antenna Coupler
The Hawk Loop
Alternative Methods of Air Core Loop Amplification
Antenna Reference Manual Volume 2 - Order Item ARM2
Updated and Digitally Enhanced
This manual has also has had digitally enhanced drawings and updated material sources added in the Spring of 2005. This manual is a compilation of numerous articles on the subject of antennas for medium wave DX'ers. Originally published between 1974 and 1981 in DX News. Some articles were formerly available as reprints. Includes articles on air-core and ferrite core loops, antenna tuners for longwire and Beverage antennas and phasing units for use with Beverage antennas and longwires. 8 1/2" X 11" bound book format. ARM2 Contents....
A Good Loop is Easy (and Cheap) to Make
The "Harley Loop"
Whip Antenna Coupler for Portable Receivers
The Wedge Loop
AC Power Supply for FET Loop Amplifiers
FET Loop Amplifier with Coaxial Output
Practical Phased Beverages
Phasing Unit Construction and Use
More on Phased Beverages
Phasing Unit Design Modifications
More Thoughts on Beverages
Floor Stand and Mounting Arrangements for Loops
Antenna Reference Manual Volume 3 - Order Item ARM3
The new NRC Antenna Reference Manual, Volume 3, is a 123-page publication packed with drawings and descriptions of the widest variety of receiving antennas for the serious Medium Wave DX enthusiast. There are three main sections in the book; Antennas, Amplifiers and Termination/Matching/Phasing.
Over the years, many members have experimented and developed antennas and accessories that have furthered the hobby and its enjoyment. The most prolific author on these topics in recent years has been Mark Connelly, WA1ION. You will read about how Mark has worked with other innovators and how he has drawn on their expertise for the graphic descriptions of the projects included in this reference work. His articles have appeared in earlier editions of the NRC Antenna Manuals and most prominently as feature articles in the club's DX News magazine. Each project is explained in great detail, with drawings and photographs as needed to simplify construction.
Loop Antenna Design and Theory - Order Item LAM
Revised and updated in 1996. This manual is a compilation of numerous articles on the subject of design and theory of the loop antenna that have appeared through the years in DX News. This book gives detailed information on the theory of operation, construction and maintenance of a loop antenna. Serves as a enhancement to Antenna Reference Manuals Volume 1 and 2. 8 1/2" X 11" bound book format. LAM Contents.....
Multi-Rod Ferrite Loop Antennas
Roll Your Own! (Loop)
Loop Antenna Theory and Practice
Long Wave Converter Detail
Loop Distortion Why get Skewed?
Pattern Controlled Loops
High Dynamic Range Balun Loop
BFE-C Loop Amplifier Card
The Hot Rod- Ferrite Loop Antenna
Loop Antenna Sensitivity
High Precision Direction Finding of MW Skywave Signals
High Performance General Purpose Loop Amp
What's Wrong With Present Day Loop Antennas?
DX Aid and Tools
Getting Started in Medium Wave DX'ing - Order Item GSM
Updated in 1995. This booklet is designed to assist the novice DX'er in pursuit of the hobby. It includes introductory articles on foreign and domestic DX'ing. Articles on QSL'ing, safety and DX gear are also included.
The Challenging Crystal Set - Ray Cole - Order Item CCS
Edited and revisted in a 8 1/2 x 11 format. New for 2015. This book details a variety of Crystal Set circuits from the simplest to those that are the most sophisticated. It contains complete detailed instructions on building a crystal set that is capable of real DX. In 42 pages, you will be introduced to the circuits that were developed to enhance the performance of crystal sets and techniques that can be used give you many hours of interesting building and listening. This book also contains former NRC Reprint R22 “The Lyonodyne Crystal Wireless Receiver”.
Sunrise/Sunset Maps - Order Item SSM
A set of 12 maps (8 1/2" x 11") with instruction sheet showing the average monthly sunrise/sunset times for the United States. An invaluable aid for DX'ing sunrise and sunset skip.
NRC County Cross Reference
DX News Sample Issue
Sample of a past DX News Magazine, the printed publication of the National Radio Club. Sorry, you can not specify a month and year you want. These are samples only.
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