The book Magnetic Loop Antenna with the subtitle Slightly Different
Each Time, was firstly published in Czech language in January
2015. The writing style of the book is a good example of an
effective teamwork between academic theory and practice, where
both of the authors examine the subject from their own points of
Ing. Marek Dvorský, Ph.D., assistant professor at VŠB – TU Ostrava,
has been focusing since a number of years on antenna design.
Oldrich Burger, a former Army SigComm specialist with a HAM
license since 1967 and a shareholder of the company BTV, is busy in
the field of telecommunications. Marek’s work inspired him. Since
then he has been engaged in MLA development for commercial purposes.
The result of his enthusiastic work are several unique types
The first chapter of this book deals with a theoretical description
of the MLA (including an MLA calculation example). The second part
describes several types of unique MLAs. The third chapter is devoted
to the independent evaluation of MLAs by HAM (radio operators who
had the opportunity to use MLAs from BTV production). The last
chapter provides a reprint of the in-house technical MLA documentation
produced by BTV.
Finally, and with great pleasure, we would like to say thank you
to Jirí Polívka and Dewayne Holden for translation and proofreading.
Last but not the least we express gratitude to our families for
continuously supporting us all the way from the beginning to the
completion of this book.
Oldrich Burger and Marek Dvorský
The book is inspiring and I think is unique. Somewhere on the web I found a negative comment about it from someone that wanted over the counter recipes but the truth is that building a good MLA is not easy and it's not cheap either and involves understanding the concepts and experimentation.The section about the theory is very useful along with the references and the next section about the development of your commercial MLA's is pretty interesting specially for the use of the design with multiple turns. Please let me know if there is a new printing with additional information as I read on the site.
I have checked your products and I am impressed with the build quality. I'll keep an eye on the MLA-A as a candidate when I need one for portable use or for digital modes. I think that it is more elaborated compared to others, similarly priced, commercial MLA's. I will certainly recommend visiting your web site to others looking for these antennas and I like that you make it clear what to expect from an MLA.
Thanks again, best regards and best 73.
Leonardo R. Leon, OA4DQA
Hello Oldrich, Very great job ! Thank 73
HI, I recently read the book Magnetic Loop Antenna slightly different each time and I am interested in your MLA-M with tuner loop antenna. Ihave built several versions of magnetic coupled loop antennas myself which have worked well but was very impressed with your design and the look of your workmanship.