[CQ-Contest] August QST out

K4tmc at aol.com K4tmc at aol.com
Fri Jul 21 20:30:42 EDT 2000

Last trip of the week by the PO box this morning resulted in the latest issue 
of QST.

Front cover photo of an RF Level Meter being used to check the cable going to 
a  computer monitor in the background.  There is a related feature article 

Contest related items:
It Seems To Us… (editorial) - Fixing 40 Meters
Basic Beams for 12 and 17 Meters (yes, I know we do not contest there, but 
the ideas are useful on 10 and 15 meters)
Product Review - AlphaMax and AlphaRemote for the Alpha 87A
Results - 1999 ARRL 160-Meter Contest
Results - 2000 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes
Rules - ARRL September VHF QSO Party

Other interesting items:
Ham Radio and the World's Largest Fully-Steerable Antenna (the new Green Bank 
Amateur Radio Comes to the Kingdom of Bhutan (A52A Dxpedition)
Dayton 2000: Hamvention Meets Convention
A Wide-Range RF-Survey Meter (a construction project)
World Radiocommunication Conference 2000
Test Your Knowledge! - The Aerial (another N0AX quiz; every contester should 
do well on this one!)

How's DX - DX Operating Code
DXCC Honor Roll
Op-Ed - Software Piracy, How it Hurts our Hobby
The World Above 50 MHz - Microwave Evaporation Ducts (!!???)

Icom has full page ad for their new econo HF rig, the IC-718.
WX0B Array Solutions has ad for the new antenna switch - RATPak System, with 
Mosley has ad for their new PRO-67-C 7-band trapped yagi.

And there's more….

73  and good reading,
Henry Pollock - K4TMC
Raleigh, NC

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