[AMRadio] AM Broadcast Quality


Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Wed Dec 18 20:55:23 EST 2013


I thought the cover gad a very odd mixture of test gear but I thought it might interest some if the newer hams to find out what thing does!
(Where ARE those 700,000 stations we never hear on the air?) never mind - more DX for me!


Bry Carling
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> On Dec 18, 2013, at 8:51 PM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
> 
> 
>> 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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