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Title: Reflections III Book now available from CQ Communications, Inc.
Post by: w8khk on April 16, 2010, 09:49:26 PM
CQ Introduces "Reflections III" by Walt Maxwell, W2DU

This new edition may be ordered by visiting and following the order links fulfilled by the CQ Online Bookshelf.

Order by May 10, 2010 and get free domestic shipping and handling, a $7 savings. (Canadian/Foreign order shipping charges are calculated by weight and destination. A $7 credit will be applied to that total and you will be charged for the balance.)  Your book will ship to you on May 10, 2010.

The book will also be available at the CQ Communications booth at the Dayton Hamvention.  The author plans to be available at the CQ booth at various times during the Hamvention to meet with amateurs and autograph the book.

Title: Re: Reflections III Book now available from CQ Communications, Inc.
Post by: w8khk on April 16, 2010, 09:50:40 PM
Press Release from CQ Communications, Inc.

CQ Communications, Inc. / 25 Newbridge Rd. / Hicksville, NY 11801 / Phone: (516) 681-2922 / Fax: (516-681-2926) / e-mail:


FOR RELEASE: Immediate (April 16, 2010)

CQ Introduces "Reflections III" by Walt Maxwell, W2DU

(Hicksville, NY April 16, 2010) CQ Communications, Inc. today announced the upcoming publication of Reflections III: Transmission Lines and Antennas, an expanded, revised and updated edition of this authoritative work by M. Walter Maxwell, W2DU.

"This is not a 'how to' book," explains the author, saying that rather, "its theme is 'how it works.' It is about the care and feeding of antennas, with special emphasis on dispelling some of the prevalent myths and misconceptions surrounding the mismatched antenna and its feed line in routine operations It explains in great detail how the antenna tuner at the input terminals of the feed line provides a conjugate match at the antenna terminals and an impedance match for the output of the antenna, and tunes a non-resonant antenna to resonance."

The book is built around a series of seven articles entitled "Another Look at Reflections" that were published in QST magazine in the 1970s. The information from those articles and the theory behind it has been expanded, revised and updated into what is now a 424-page reference book, with many updates and additions beyond the first two editions, Reflections and Reflections II, published in 1990 and 2001, respectively.

Highlights of the third edition include further discussions of the conjugate match, the origin of the W2DU ferrite-bead balun, a simple introduction to the Smith Chart, and some personal history of the author's work in designing antennas for very early earth-orbiting satellites. A new chapter also "exposes and corrects some new myths and misconceptions that have crept into recent literature," according to the author.

Reflections III will be available as of May 10, 2010. Suggested retail price is $39.99. Pre-publication orders are being accepted via the CQ webstore at . The book's ISBN # is 0943016436.

Title: Re: Reflections III Book now available from CQ Communications, Inc.
Post by: K5UJ on July 31, 2010, 05:09:35 PM
There is a nice mention of Walt and his book at Dayton in the August issue of CQ on page 64 in the K7SZ Learning Curve column which covers Dayton this month.

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