[AMRadio] ARRL To Retire QST View

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Mon Mar 3 13:21:44 EST 2008

The complete index for all QST articles (from 1915 on), all QEX articles,
and all Ham Radio Articles is available on the Member's part of the ARRL
web site. You can search to your heart's content. Another index is FBTO,
which covers roughly the 40's to about 1991/92.

Re-scanning all those old issues to 21st century scan quality, converting
to PDF type files, etc. probably would time comsuming and costly and
probably not much "bang for the buck" in return for them. But, hmmm, I
now have apparatus that will allow me to scan at high quality, 50 sheets
per minute, and save directly as a pdf file. Maybe I should make a sales

Pete, wa2cwa

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008 09:46:42 -0500 "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
> Joe and group -
> This was announced a while back and stirred up folks in the 
> AM/Classic
> Gear groups. Mike W1RC had some initial exchanges with ARRL folks I
> believe but passed it along to someone else as he was pretty busy 
> with
> other matters.
> Looking at the situation and the League's view of such things, I
> wouldn't hold my breath on a solution. Keep in mind that the 
> audience
> would be small vs the likely cost, and the audience would consist 
> of
> mainly of old gear and history buffs. The ARRL has never been 
> terribly
> excited about such things, preferring instead to push new 
> technology
> that favors its advertisers. Providing a resource that helps folks
> research and, as a result, perhaps purchase or even build old style
> tube gear doesn't strike me as something they'd be likely to do.
> Aside from gear and HB articles, there remains a lot of historical
> information along with other interesting stories and events in the
> pages of QST. Fortunately all the oldest magazines are still 
> readily
> available and make for a good, relaxing read. Searching isn't 
> terribly
> hard if you use the yearly index in the December issue, but time
> consuming if you have no idea of the year an article was published.
> Perhaps the real solution will be that someone creates a CD of the
> yearly index issues to permit fast and easy searches for articles 
> in
> the magazines.
> Again - this is an opinion only, based on rumblings I've heard 
> along
> with the League's record on such matters.
> ~ Todd, KA1KAQ

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