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The VHF/UHF DX Book

The VHF/UHF DX Book

The VHF/UHF DX Book

The VHF/UHF DX Book

The VHF/UHF DX Book

I recently came across Alan’s (VK3DXE) post about The VHF/UHF DX Book. He reminded me about how much of an invaluable resource it is. It’s now available online as a PDF. It’s a terrific reference manual and a must-read for anyone serious about working the bottom end of the higher bands.

It delves into everything from propagation, antennas, feedlines, and PAs. First published way back in the 90s, the theory and most of the practical stuff is just as relevant today. You can download the book here.

2017 Digital Replica Edition Preface
The VHF/UHF DX Book was written in the early to mid-1990s by a team of experienced VHF/UHF DXers and equipment developers, in an effort to pass on our knowledge and stimulate further developments. Looking back, that plan worked very well… for a time. But as we entered the digital age, information of lasting value became trapped on the printed pages and was lost to the next generation of VHF/UHF DXers.

To keep that information alive, this digital replica of the Second Printing dated 1995 has been released by kind permission of the copyright owner TRPublishing and its proprietor Trevor Preece G3TRP. As with all older books, the challenge for the reader is to separate the parts that are of lasting value from other parts that have become dated. But we make no apology for the latter; they remain an accurate snapshot of VHF/UHF DXing in its heyday.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 – Introduction
CHAPTER 2 – VHF/UHF Propagation
CHAPTER 3 – Operating
CHAPTER 4 – Assembling your Station
CHAPTER 5 – Receivers and Local Oscillators
CHAPTER 6 – Transmitters, Power Amplifiers and EMC
CHAPTER 7 – Beam Antennas and Feedlines
CHAPTER 8 – 144MHz
The Suffolk 144MHz Transverter
The W1SL 144MHz Power Amplifier
Antennas for 144MHz DX
CHAPTER 9 – 50MHz & 70MHz
A High-performance 50MHz Transverter
The Cray High-Performance 70MHz Transverter
Solid-State Power Amplifiers
Antennas for 50MHz and 70MHz
CHAPTER 10 – 432 MHz
A DXer’s Transverter for 432MHz
A Low-noise 432MHz GaAsFET Preamplifier
The K2RIW 432MHz Power Amplifier
Antennas for 432MHz DX
CHAPTER 11 – Power Supplies and Control Units
CHAPTER 12 – Test Equipment and Station Accessories

The Authors of this book are:
Roger Blackwell G4PMK
David Butler G4ASR
Geoff Grayer G3NAQ
Günter Hoch DL6WU
Sam Jewell G4DDK
John Nelson GW4FRX
Dave Powis G4HUP
Dave Robinson G4FRE/WG3I
Ian White G3SEK
John Wilkinson G4HGT