Watch for ARRL booths at Hamfests and club meetings. The Section Manager or Director are usually there peddling memberships (I used to do that) and they have free books for renewing. Just last weekend, I scored a really nice book on Wire antennas for my renewal at the Visalia DX Convention! They also had the new Repeater directories. Hope someone comes up with the promo code on here, FREE IS GOOD!!! And it entices alot of members to renew. If you are going to renew anyway, might as well cash in on the FREEBIES!!!
They always do on their email BTW if you got the money get the LIFE membership , its worth it ! I get emails on products with CODEs always and hamfests dealers run clearences on items that without the code like I bought a Radio Amateurs Handbook discounted and the new one was already on their table.
Also by William ORR his Handbook published by Howard Sams gotta look around.
Last edited by AB8RU; 04-29-2009 at 05:24 AM.
If you are a member of Borders Rewards book club and if you get their discount coupons to print out and their membership discount you can buy the latest ARRL Handbook from them for a lot less than the ARRL charges (over 50% discount). If your local Boarders book store does not have the ARRL Handbook they will order it for you and you can pick it up at your local store at no charge for shipping. If you want any older ARRL books try Amazon.com.
I Love Life but I don't want any life memberships.
When George Burns was nearing his hundredth birthday he said that he no longer invests in green bananas. I'm only 77 years old and I don't think that a life membership in anything is worth much more than a flowering cactus seed.
Bob w2ilp (Incomplete Life Publications?)...Life magazine is no longer published. Many of those who had a life subscription to life have outlived LIFE in their own time.
BTW I am a Life Member of the IEEE which enables me to get the IEEE Spectrum magazine and membership in one of their professional groups free, as long as I live. It would be nice if the ARRL granted free membership to ARRL members who have been loyal members for over 50 years...but no...They have recently eliminated the discount they had given to members who are over 65 years old...because too many of their members are that old. We can't blame them for that.