[CQ-Contest] January QST and CQ arrive

K4tmc at aol.com K4tmc at aol.com
Wed Dec 19 14:35:43 EST 2001

These apparently arrived sometime after last Thursday; did not make it to the 
PO box due to preparation and participation in the weekend's 10 Meter Contest.


Front cover photo of some vintage radios from the K2TQN Old Radio Museum, 
with 2 related articles inside.

Contest related items:
Product Review - Yaesu VL-1000 Quadra Linear Amplifier (from the picture, 
this must be the most beautiful looking amp ever built)
Results - 2001 ARRL June VHF QSO Party
Rules - 15th Annual School Club Roundup - 2002

Other interesting items:
It Seems To Us (editorial) - Forty Meter Update
Digital Voice, The Next New Mode?
Six Meters from Your Easy Chair (a squalo from lawn chair parts)
A Compact, Direct-Digital VFO
Tokyo Ham Fair 2001
The Age of the Autodyne (cover story)
Birth of the Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
The Drake TR-22, An FM Classic
Build Your Next Computer, A DIY Guide to Today's PC Technology
Never Test a Transistor with an Ohmmeter (history of the transistor in 
amateur radio)
Short Takes - Stream and Vox Recorder (free software from IZ8BLY)
Hints & Kinks - numerous items related to towers, antennas, and masts
Product Review - WINRADIO WR-1550i Computer-Based Communications Receiver
How's DX? - Some Thoughts from the Other Side of the Pile-Up
Old Radio - A 1927 TGTP Transmitter (cover story)
QRP Power - The Elecraft K1 Transceiver Kit

Alinco's full-page ad for their HF rigs also features the Iron Horse Mobile 
HF antennas.
New book from ARRL - Tune in the Universe!, a radio amateur's guide to the 
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
MFJ has full page ads for their Apartment Antennas (some new and old models), 
and the new MFJ-269 HF/VHF/UHF antenna analyzer.
M2 Antenna Systems has half-page ad for their KT34A/XA upgrade kits.
West Mountain Radio has added to their RIGblaster line, the RIGrunner, an 
intelligent DC power panel.
Icom has ad for the new IC746PRO.

And now, on to CQ

Front cover photo of N5TML in his neat shack, with details inside.

Contest related items:
What on Earth? (loaded radial systems)
Rules - 2002 CQ World-Wide WPX Contest
Antennas - PY3CEJ's "Underwater" 160 Meter Vertical
Rules - 2002 CQ/RJ World-Wide RTTY WPX Contest
Contesting - Small Station Contesting, A Perspective from Finland
Propagation - Great HF Openings Expected for 2002

Other interesting items:
Zero Bias (editorial) - Looking Forward (and Backward)
Confessions of a Heathkit Collector
Batteryless, Ted Rogers and the Invention of The AC Vacuum Tube
An OT Remembers Starting Out with a Crystal Detector
CQ Reviews - West Mountain Radio RIGblaster and RIGblaster Plus
Washington Readout - IARU Calls for End to Morse Testing
2002 Nominations Open for The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
World of Ideas - WARC'n USA, Enjoying These Bands on a Budget
How It Works - Speech Compression and ALC Simplified
DX - North Korea, P5 and a Report from Kabul

Same ads from MFJ, M2,  and Icom as noted in the QST comments above.

That's all

Thanks for all of the contacts in the 10 Meter Contest last weekend; set a 
new personal record.

73, High Rates, & Happy Holidays,
Henry Pollock - K4TMC
Raleigh, NC

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