Hey all, Ever since getting my general license in July, I've heard a lot of opinions on a lot of topics from a lot of amateur radio operators. One that always seems to come up is the ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, and it also seems to be among the most contentious. Some hams I've talked to regard it as a holy book, while others regard it as little more than kindling, with very few opinions in between. I'm thinking of buying a copy, so I figured I'd solicit a few opinions here. What do you think of it as far as being useful for someone new? Is it something I'd actually use and refer to, or would it become another dust collector on the bookshelf? Is it a good learning tool, or just a rehash of stuff easily found online? And if I should get a copy, do I buy one now, or wait a couple months for the 2013 version? Thanks for your help and opinions!