I'm sure you've noticed, over the last few years, that QST has
changed its focus more towards beginners. There are a lot more
articles such as "A 144/440 Mhz Duoband Antenna For Your
Hardhat," rather than "The Optimum Monoband Stack for 80m."
I guess the ARRL realizes (and rightly so, from a business
perspective) that the only way to grow is catering to the newbies
and attracting new blood.
73 Barry W2UP
On 24 Jun 01, JayTerleski wrote:
> I for one was greatly disappointed in this so called "July Antenna
> I hope the league will forgive me for being a little critical here, but
> I feel the content on antennas was way below par. I'd like to hear from
> others. With great contributors like Mr. Straw, Mr. Cebik, Al Christman,
> Jim Breakall, and others in the last year, one would think that they
> could do allot better than making antennas out of PVC pipes. There is a
> place for these portable antennas, and shoestring 40m wires, not to be
> critical of those authors, but for this to be THE featured articles for
> the "Antenna Issue"??
> If I may suggest so, I would even be interested in contributing, so the
> shoe can be on my foot for opening my mouth and criticizing this issue
> to begin with in the next "Antenna Issue". Common League you have a
> tremendous resource out here for a real "Antenna Issue" just ask your
> contesting friends.
> Respectfully submitted,
> Jay Terleski, WX0B
> K4tmc@aol.com wrote:
> > Front cover photo of the VHF/UHF antennas at W1XE/0 during the 2000 June VHF
> > QSO Party, with insets of other antennas, and the caption "July Antenna
> > Issue".
> > Contest related items:
> > A Three Element Lightweight Monobander for 14 MHz (using fiberglass fishing
> > poles)
> > A Three-Element "Monobander" for 17-10 Meters with Two Elements on 20!
> > Short Takes - West Mountain Radio Nomic Sound Card/Transceiver Interface
> > Product Review - Kenwood TS-2000 All-Mode Multiband Transceiver
> > New Products - Sigma Vertical Antennas by Force 12
> > Results - 2000 ARRL November Phone Sweepstakes
> > Other interesting items:
> > Fessenden Lost and Found (radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden)
> > 2000 Simulated Emergency Test Results
> > Protecting Our Bands - More than Meets the Eye
> > QRP-France with a "Junk Box Shorty Forty" Antenna
> > How's DX? - Tracking Down QSL Info for Chinese Stations
> > Old Radio - The Allure of Novice Stations (the Conar Twins)
> > Ads:
> > AOR has a full-page ad for their Multi-Media Terminal TDF-370. This thing
> > provides stereo SSB and CW, DSP noise reduction and filtering,
> > decode/display
> > PSK31 and RTTY, transmit audio equalization, digital voice recorder, and
> > more!
> > Ten-Tec has a new model 526 "6N2" VHF multi-mode transceiver.
> > ARRL is offering CD-ROM package with the complete set of Ham Radio magazine
> > (1968-1990).
> > And moreâ?¦
> > 73 & High Rates,
> > Henry Pollock - K4TMC
> > Raleigh, NC
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> Jay Terleski
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