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