The ARRL Handbook

for Radio Communications

100th Edition

The ARRL Handbook

Handbook 100

We have arrived at a milestone. The 100th edition of The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is here. Handbook 100. How do you celebrate the most widely used one-stop reference and guide to radio technology principles and practices? By continuing to fill the pages of another edition with the progress and achievement of radio amateurs. Handbook 100 is written for everyone with a desire to advance the pursuit of wireless technology. Here is your guide to radio experimentation, discovery, and innovation.

What’s Inside

Each chapter is filled with the most up-to-date knowledge representative of the wide and ever-expanding range of interests among radio amateurs. There are practical, hands-on projects for all skill levels — from simple accessories and small power supplies to legal-limit amplifiers and high-gain antennas.

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Updated With New Projects And Content, Including:

Handbook 100 Collections

Collector’s Edition Hardcover

Includes e-book edition

6 Volume Paperback

Includes e-book edition

The ARRL Handbook For Radio Communications


For decades, The Handbook has empowered radio amateurs and professionals alike with its do-it-yourself approach, finding its way onto workbenches and operating desks, and into technical libraries and institutions. Who uses The Handbook? Radio amateurs or “hams,” engineers working in radio electronics and communications industries, electrical engineers, data communication engineers, physicists, geophysicists, and more.

Hardcover Collector’s Edition

To commemorate this special edition, a collector’s edition of Handbook 100 is strikingly hardbound in a textured black finish with silver foil embossing. The collector’s edition includes a special insert looking back across decades of content that built The Handbook’s reputation as a “must-have” for the radio experimenter. This special section celebrates The Handbook’s evolution across decades of technological innovation and growth of ham radio. It’s a retrospective told through previous edition covers and pages.

Also available is a 6-volume paperback edition (sold separately).

A Leap Forward

Handbook 100 is by far the most extensively revised and expanded edition in recent years — including new and revised topics, content, and projects. It is written by radio amateurs who share their experience, learning, and discovery from across the state-of-the-art and emerging technologies. Each chapter is authored and edited by experts in the subject.

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications strikes the perfect balance between comprehensive RF engineering reference and practical treatment of basic electronic fundamentals, circuit design and equipment construction, antennas, transmission lines, safe electrical, RF practices, and more. It is The Standard.

About ARRL

ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio® is a membership organization that numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs (or “hams”) in the United States. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in promoting and protecting amateur radio. ARRL role as amateur radio’s witness, partner, and forum, is defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. For more information about ARRL and amateur radio, visit


Covers all the basics a ham needs to know and more.
The ARRL Handbook is the most useful book for engineers and non-engineers alike.
A must. I didn’t realize how much information was in this Handbook until I purchased it.
Pretty much everything you need to know about selecting, building, and maintaining a ham radio station.
Every radio electronics hobbyist should read this book.
We shall all feel very happy if the present edition succeeds in bringing as much assistance and inspiration to amateurs and would-be amateurs as have its predecessors.
How different amateur radio would be today without this stalwart volume of knowledge we have all come to rely upon through our radio careers.

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