There are 'amateur radio equipment reviews' and then there are 'Peter Hart, G3SJX equipment reviews'. For 35 years Peter has been writing amateur radio equipment reviews for the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal RadCom. These have simply been some of the best equipment reviews published anywhere. These reviews are not theoretical testing or publishing of claimed data but real world testing of performance and analytical reporting of how amateur radio antennas, radios, amplifiers, etc. really work.
Hart Reviews -The Best of RadCom Equipment Reviews builds on Peter's first book that covered his first 25 years of his reviews and collects together reviews that have been published in RadCom since 2004. Readers will find an array of equipment and manufacturers represented with all the major radios launched in the last 10 years included. From the Acom to Yaesu you find much represented here including Kenwood, Icom, Elecraft and even the mighty Hilberling PT-8000A. SDR radios are not forgotten and you will find Flex, Elad, SoftRock and others included. Antennas and Amplifiers reviews from suppliers as diverse as Butternut, Alphin and Linear Amp also get the same Peter Hart treatment. With Peter's practical review style, the ability to compare equipment tested in the same real world cannot be underestimated. The performance figures can be relied on as what an average amateur is likely to achieve. This book is not only a fascinating view of the advance of amateur radio equipment in recent years but is a valuable guide to anyone seeking to buy new and second hand equipment. There are even a few of the more popular equipment reviews from the previous book have also been included to allow comparison.