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ARRL QST 2003 February


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ARRL QST 2003 February
TitleAuthors 
Page#
"It Seems to Us..." A Game of Inches9
Dave Hassler. K7CCC
ARRL In Action12

President Haynie represents League at JARL's 75th anniversary; DXCC activity perks up in 2002; League keeps an eye on emerging RFI issues; more.

Portable in Paradise: Cruise Ship DXing28

The author embarks on a solo maritime mobile DXpedition to Bora Bora. Well, someone had to do it!

David A. Rosenthal, N6TST
Beginners' Computer Progmming for Ham Radio32

Part 1 - Hams have been writing Amateur Radio software for decades. New tools make it easier than ever to roll your own.

Steve Gradijan, WB5KIA
The DBJ-1: A VHF-UHF Dual-Band J-Pole38

A J-Pole antenna that covers two bands, uses one feed line, is easy to build and is inexpensive.

Edison Fong, WB6IQN
Add Remote Control to your ICOM Transceiver41

Tune the bands - and so much more - with your TV remote. Talk about your multifunction TV zapper...

John Hansen, W2FS
VoIP and Amateur Radio44

EchoLink, iLink, eQSO, IRLP, WIRES-II - a survey of five Internet-based communications systems.

Steve Ford, WB8IMY
VUCC-20 Years and Counting48

The VHF/UHF world was a different place before 1983. The VHF/UHF Centiry Club Awards changed everything.

Dr. Anthony R. Curtis, K3RXK
Announcing the 12th Annual McGan Award52

Now's the time to nominate hams who are helping to tell the world about all the good things hams are doing.

Jennifer Hagy, N1TDY
Pray for Snow!53

Walking the tightrope between The Family and the Contest.

Alan Kaul, W6RCL
A New Ham's Dipole Adventure55

A young ham troubleshoots that deceptively simple antenna, the dipole.

Dan Bates, KD7LHF
The Doctor is IN57

Trickle charging a battery; tuning a trap vertical; using a multiband mobile as a base antenna; more.

Help Desk59

The Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide

Short Takes60

The Zapchecker

Steve Ford, WB8IMY
The Load Shedder61

Ever run a battery down too low? Who hasn't! This device disconnects the load when the voltage drops too far.

Rod Kreuter, WA3ENK
Short Takes64

Gregoire TR-2000 Communications Headset

Steve Ford, WB8IMY
Hands-On Radio65

Experiment #1 - Exploring the common-emitter amplifier.

H. Ward Silver, N0AX
Hints & Kinks67

Measuring what's blowin' in the wind; small knob cure for the VX-150; two-battery solutions for mobiles; more.

Robert Schetgen, KU7G
Product Review69

Five manual, high power antenna tuners - the Ameritron ATR-30, MFL-986, Palstar AT1500CV, Ten-Tec 238A and Vectronics HFT-1500.

Brennan Price, N4QX
Happenings79

WRC-03 conference preparatory meeting expands 40-meter options; first transatlantic amateur HF digital voice QSO reported; FCC News; more.

Rick Lindquist, N1RL
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