[CQ-Contest] December CQ out

henrypol2 at juno.com henrypol2 at juno.com
Thu Nov 20 21:33:05 EST 1997

Stopped by the PO box on the way home from the airport after an
exhausting few days in Virginia Beach, VA (no, I was not fishing!). 
Buried among the holiday gift catalogs was the latest CQ.

Front cover of Santa (any guesses as to who that is behind the beard?)
with the Kachina 505DSP HF PC rig (anyone out there used one of these

Contest Related Items:  Results 97 CQ WW DX 160 Meter Contests (CW &
SSB); Review MFJ-1796 Half-Wave Vertical Antenna; Radio FUNdamentals
column - A Beam for 21 MHz (and some amazing pictures of someone named
Paul working on a 3 element 80M/4 element 40M yagi); DX column - Armenia
and the 10 Meter Contest; Contest Calendar column - QRZ, Is This
Frequency in Use? (and corrections/additions - 96 CQ WW DX Contest
results); and Propagation column - Cycle 23 Began During May 1996 (what
???, I thought it started during the 97 CQWWDX SSB when 10 finally opened
to Europe!)

Other Interesting Items:  Build A Super Slinky Stealth Antenna (attic
dipole using clothes dryer vent coil and metal garbage can lids!); World
of Ideas column - some holiday ideas plus Ten-Tec QRP rig and LDG
Electronics' QRP tuner; Doug's Desk column (sadly, his last) - Practical
Circuits, Part II; Washington Readout column - Letters From Readers
(questions about Gate 4, abolishing Morse requirement, and getting a 1X1
callsign); and the CQ 1997 Index.

73 and good reading,
Henry Pollock - WB4HFL
Raleigh, NC 

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