Book - Magnetic Loop Antennas 5th Edition
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 view.
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 of MLA.
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.
With regards to your great MLA book. Thanks,
Hi, I purchased a copy of your book at the ARRL headquarters the other day and found it very helpful and well -written.
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.