Welcome. My name is Steve Cerwin, author of Radio Propagation and Antennas. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here.

I’ll be using this blog to interact with you about Radio Propagation and Antennas, expanding on some of the topics in it and blogging on some of the ideas related to my book. This is a great place for you to get to know me, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you, too. What did you think of Radio Propagation and Antennas? What questions do you have for me? How do you relate to my book?

I’ll be returning here frequently with new posts and responses to feedback from you. Until next time, tell me a little bit about yourself.

1 Comments on “Welcome to My New Blog!”

  1. It has been over two years since I started doing Internet research on loop antennas and it seems that I read nearly everything out there that the search engines could find. Most of what I read seemed to be repeating the same info, perhaps presented from slightly different perspectives. After quite a bit of reading and digging I came across an article by Steve Cerwin: “The Long Wire Loop: an Omnidirectional, Multiband, Low Angle Radiator.” Just the title itself already piqued my interest and reading the article woke me up from a slumber of repetitive properties and touted ideal physical attributes of loops I had been reading about. This article dared to talk about aspects of loops that no one else seems to have ever addressed, not even close, and there were plenty of illustrations and results from modeling the antenna to support the theory of the claims. Two years after building the antenna I went looking for the follow up article promised in the original, but was informed that Steve recently published a book and included a chapter on loop antennas… Good enough follow up for me.

    So my book arrived yesterday. Chapter 1 is titled “Fundamentals of Radio” which you might think you couldn’t possibly learn anything from or even enjoy reading, especially if you have had a career as an electronics engineer and been an amateur radio operator for over 40 years. Let me tell you that you would be totally and completely wrong on both counts. I read chapter one over dinner (and even got some pasta sauce on page 1 to prove it :). This book is fantastic right out of the gate and concepts that many of us are so familiar with were explained so simply and so clearly that they took on a new life and depth of understanding. Other things that weren’t so familiar or not quite as clear as they seemingly should have been, came into sharp focus. Many more concepts connected in my mind in ways they never have before. One of the most effective single chapters I have ever read in terms of pure learning, organization of information in my mind, and making solid connections between familiar and vaguely familiar concepts. Really looking forward to the next 11 chapters. Thanks Steve for your passionate effort.

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