[CQ-Contest] May QST arrives

K4tmc at aol.com K4tmc at aol.com
Sat Apr 20 11:31:32 EDT 2002

A stop by the PO box this morning resulted in the latest issues of QST. 

Front cover photo of the W8ZR EZ-Tuner; with this issue containing Part 2 of 
the related article. 

Contest related items:
The EZ-Tuner, Part 2
A DXpedition to Niger (during the ARRL DX SSB Contest)
A Novice Contester Gets His
DXing with Polar Bears (and 10 Meter contesting)
The Evolution of the World Radiosport Team Championships
Product Review - ICOM IC-746PRO transceiver
Results - 2001 ARRL International EME Competition
Rules - ARRL Field Day 2002 and June VHF QSO Party

Other interesting items:
It Seems To Us (editorial) Ever Upward (the quest for higher and higher 
The St. Loius Switcher (13.8 V at 20 A from a PC power supply)
A Microphone Adapter for the IC-706
A 6-Meter Quad-Turnstile
One Stealthy Delta (an HF Delta Loop)
Somewhere There's a Good Home for a Boat Anchor
What Can You Do with a Dip Meter?
Hints & Kinks - Coiling wire or rope without kinks; FT1000 for digital mode 
Happenings - ARRL Asks FCC to Eliminate, "Refarm" Novice CW Bands
How's DX? - More on the Pileups and Behavior
The World Above 50 MHz - The Problem with DX Records
Old Radio - Tube Lore (the 813)

Inside-cover, full-page, bright orange ad for the Florida QSO Party (OK, this 
is not the April issue)
Am-Com and High Sierra have a combined full-page ad for the Am-Com Antenna 
Controller and the HS-1500MKII Antenna.
SGC has full-page ad for their new product, the STEALTH Kit (Smart Tuning 
Emergency Antenna Loop Tactical Hf), which is basically an SG-237 tuner, 80 
ft of wire, and some nylon rope.
Radio Shack has a cute ad for their new dual band HT.  It is in one of those 
white foam trays that you buy meat in at the local supermarket, 
shrink-wrapped, and with a label stating "our ham is 100% FCC choice".
The ARRL has a new book - Simple and Fun Antennas for Hams.
Alpha Power has ad with picture of their new ALPHA 6 six-meter 1500W 
Yaesu's inside-backcover-page ad shows their new "ultra-rugged submersible 
tri-band magnesium handie" labeled Submersible VX-7R.  

How long before we will have an "ultra-rugged submersible magnesium 
FT1000MP-MKV Field Plus"?  Aren't island Dxpeditioners demanding something 
like this?  And with its own built-in water-activated EPIRB!

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

Oops, don't forget the OJ QSO Party!  Oops again; it's the Florida QSO Party! 
 OK JIm...go...

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