[AMRadio] AM Broadcast Quality

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 20:51:47 EST 2013

I was mistaken; the cover I referred to was incorrectly identified as
the December 2013 issue, but I realize now I was looking at the
January 2014 "Special DIY" issue.  That is the one with the to me at
least, deceptive cover (if you expect the cover to have something to
do with an article) and the article on cannibalizing microwave ovens
to make a RF power amp.

The cover caught my eye because a Measurements 59 GDO was on the
table.  Maybe I missed it but I think I searched the issue for an
article and came up empty.  There was a blurb about the cover inside
that sounded interesting but no page number for an article.

Am I the only one who thinks it is pathetic when a magazine with at
least, technical pretensions, has a cover about nothing inside?

Sorry for the error.


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM,  <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> The QST December cover is always a "Seasons Greetings" cover with no
> specific reference to an article. QEX is, as its header describes, " A
> Forum for Communications Experimenters". The magazine has no information
> concerning contesting or DX'ing. Of course most of QEX's articles have
> moved well beyond 50's technologies and ideas.
> Pete, wa2cwa
> On Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:45:09 -0600 Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
> writes:
>> Go ahead but if you want AMers to see it, publish it in ER.  The
>> QEX
>> readers are mostly contesters, dxers, and "maker" types and hams
>> who
>> build things into altoid mint tins.
>> You'd have a wider readership if it weren't for the fact that ARRL
>> put
>> a lot of the former QST technical content into QEX, dumbed down QST
>> (I
>> notice the cover photo for December doesn't even have an article to
>> go
>> with it) and then charged extra for QEX.   To be fair, this month's
>> QST actually has an article on building a RF amp out of microwave
>> oven
>> parts--it even involves high voltage!  gasp  But a lot of AM ops
>> aren't even ARRL members.
>> 73
>> Rob
>> K5UJ
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