Available QRP books
Selected currently available books of interest to the QRPer.
All have been favourably reviewed (by myself or others) and are likely to be worthwhile purchases.
ARRL's Low Power Communication by Rich Arland K7SZ
This is a general purpose QRP manual with a mix of information on operating, antennas, equipment and kits.
Minimum QRP by Peter Parker VK3YE
Minimum QRP is a wide-ranging book covering most facets of QRP operating. It provides advice on equipment,
QRP: The Zen of Amateur Radio by Grant McDuling VK4JAZ
While shorter than the previous two books it receives praise from readers for its engaging style.
Hand-carried QRP antennas by Peter Parker VK3YE
Almost no theory but many practical ideas for portable antennas and accessories. Most are wire-based
QRP Basics by George Dobbs G3RJV
By Mr QRP himself, this is a great starter for the beginner QRPer. And the more experienced may learn something too!
The Joy of QRP: Strategy for Success by Ade Weiss W0RSP
A QRP classic by another well-known QRP author. A great read for those who say they never have much luck with QRP.
Ideas and Projects for QRP by Igor Grigorov VA3ZNW
A compilation of articles written mostly by Russian hams in the early 2000s. A low-cost ebook it's mostly about antennas
Oscilloscope applications for the QRP enthusiast by James McClanahan W4JBM
If you want to measure and see how well (or badly) your homebrew QRP gear works then this low cost ebook could be for you.
Soldersmoke: Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics by Bill Meara N2CQR
A bit of everything: travelogue, biography, history and radio theory. Great read for anyone into QRP and homebrewing.
Portable Wire Antennas by John Hill KF7SQQ
A comprehensive manual suitable for the antenna experimenter. Read and be amazed at the variety of
Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio by Jack Purdom W8TEE
A collection of Arduino-based projects for radio amateurs. Some, such as the CW decoder,
The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2017
While not specifically a QRP book, every amateur should have at least one edition.
Other QRP books
Other QRP books are out of print or are available through QRP clubs to members only.
Disclaimer: I am the author of Minimum QRP and Hand-carried QRP antennas featured above.
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