[AMRadio] AM Broadcast Quality


K5MYJ macklinbob at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 21:57:28 EST 2013


Most of those 700,000 stations are on VHF FM repeaters using VHF FM HTs!

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bry Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
To: "Rob Atkinson" <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
Cc: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM Broadcast Quality


>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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