[CQ-Contest] January CQ arrives

K4tmc at aol.com K4tmc at aol.com
Sun Dec 31 16:30:39 EST 2000

Front cover photo of the Ariane launch vehicle that placed the new Phase 3D 
amateur satellite (AMSAT-OSCAR 40) into orbit on 11/16/00, with more details 
inside.  This is the same photo used in the background on the January issue 
of QST.

Contest related items:
A Coaxial Inverted-L Antenna for Topband (get ready for the upcoming CQWW 
Human Factors in the Ham Shack (how to arrange your equipment)
Rules - CQ WW WPX Contests
CQ Reviews - Icom IC-718 HF Transceiver
Antennas column - Triband Yagis for 20, 15 and 10 Meters (basic info) 
Restoring HF Trapped Tri-Banders 
Contesting column - How Did You Rate Contesting in 2000?, and 2001 Contest 
Propagation column - CQ WW DX SSB Contest Critique

Other interesting items:
Zero Bias (editorial) - 2001: A Ham-Radio-in-Space Odyssey, and more on CC&Rs
Amateur Satellites column - Phase 3D in Orbit, Introducing AMSAT-OSCAR 40
Announcing - The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, including nomination form
Announcing - The CQ Millennium Award
Multi-Turn Loop Antennas
Cave Radio in Britain (could this be…, Oh No!… another contest category?; 
single-op underground, SOUG, …etc.)
Fuel-Cell-Powered Amateur Radio
The Tripole Antenna (an elevated ground plane vertical)
Washington Readout column - What You Didn't Know About the Vanity Callsign 
Beginner's Corner column - HF Nets
How It Works column - More Notes on Detectors, Mixers, and IFs
Digital Wireless column - A Visit to PacComm Packet Radio Systems (many 

Ranger Communications has a full-page ad for their RCI-2950DX and RCI-2970DX 
dual-band (10 & 12 M) HF rigs.  (A close-up look at the front panel shows a 
button labeled "R. Beep"!)

73 & Happy New Year!
Henry Pollock - K4TMC
Raleigh, NC

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