[CQ-Contest] December QST and CQ arrive

K4tmc at aol.com K4tmc at aol.com
Tue Nov 20 19:49:55 EST 2001

I had not been to the PO box for several days, so today was a great day with 
the arrival of both QST and CQ, along with two fishing magazines also!


Front cover photo of a Christmas tree with lots of ham goodies underneath.

Contest related items:
Results - 2001 ARRL Field Day
Rules - 2002 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes, RTTY Roundup, and International DX 

Other interesting items:
It Seems To Us… - Unlicensed to Kill (433 MHz RF identification tags)
Field Day was a Blast!
Honey, They've Shrunk the Batteries!
WSJT, New Software for VHF Meteor-Scatter Communications
Across Oceans of Time (100-year anniversary of the 1st trans-Atlantic signal)
Swan Islands DXpedition
QRP DXCC (a new ARRL award)
Short Takes - RIGblaster Plus and The Protector
Test Your Knowledge! - "Board to Tears" (PC board quiz)
Hints & Kinks - A Poor Man's Anemometer
Product Review - Kenwood TH-F6A Triband FM HT, and Cushcraft A627013S VHF/UHF 
Triband Yagi
Technical Correspondence - Tracking RFI, Locate and Fix Power-Line 
The World Above 50 MHz - Part 15 Devices
QRP Power - Mission Impossible? (operating QRP phone)

Icom has full-page ad for the new IC-746PRO with lots of new features. 
Fluidmotion Antenna Systems has ad for their SteppIR remotely adjustable 
continuous coverage Yagi antenna (13.8 - 54 MHz); the "yagi with a brain".
ComTek Systems has ad for new 3-stack yagi switch, remote antenna switch, 
vertical feedpoint assemblies, and stainless steel 60-hole radial ring.
Vintage Radios of North East Texas has ad for their updated version of the 
classic AM transmitter - Globe King 500D
ARRL has new book - Digital Signal Processing Technology.

And… there is more…


Front cover photo of Bill Tynan, W3XO in his neat shack, with a related story 

Contest related items:
Results - 2001 CQ WW DX 160 Meter Contests
Contesting - Are You Getting Sleepy?
Propagation - CQ WW DX CW Contest, Storm Warning!

Other interesting items:
Some Reflections On the Early Days of Radio
CQ Interview with Albert Khan, K4FW
In the Footsteps of Wireless History
40 Years of Amateur Radio in Space
Amateur Satellites - OSCAR-1's 40th Anniversary
What's New - Holiday Goodies and More (audio processing products, new Wireman 
cable, new Quad book from L.B. Cebik, W4RNL, etc.)
QRP - Personal Portable, The Hot New Rage
VHF Plus - What is a Grid Locator?
DX - IREF and the IOTA Program

Alpha Power ad features an announcement of the new Alpha 6, coming soon - 
lowest price Alpha amp, maximum legal power, all mode, 4CX1600B tube, and 
manual tuning.
And some of the same new ads noted above in the QST summary.

That's all for now.  Hope everyone did well in the November SS Phone over the 
weekend.  Now looking forward to the ARRL 10 Meter Contest.

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

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