Tag Archive for personalities

CQ Magazine

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CQ Magazine publisher Rich Moseson W2VU discusses the magazine’s recent problems with chronically late (and even missing, in some cases) issues. I’ve never subscribed to CQ Magazine but many who do have given up on them and discuss the matter here. Kudos to Rich for agreeing to appear on camera in an attempt to explain…

A scanner for a Daisy

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It’s fun to re-visit the past from time to time and recall not just the events but the people who contributed to where we are now in terms of the hobby. Here is the story of a woman who contributed to my interest in radio and perhaps saved me from a juvenile arrest in the process.…

Shameful behavior from the SouthWest Ohio DX Association

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Silly and frivolous lawsuits are the norm in these litigious days and have been for some time. The SouthWest Ohio DX Association has recently engaged in what I and others consider a similar practice involving trademarks. If your local DX club wants to celebrate the year with a dinner and get-together to discuss and brag about…

Online experts, advice-givers, sages & frauds

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I think a lot of people “learn the ropes” of ham radio like they learn everything else these days – over the internet. This is no more hands-on mentoring or coaching. Nothing wrong with learning over the ‘net via forums etc – if you know who you’re taking advice from. By learning, I don’t mean…

QRP DXCC – all on YouTube

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John K7HV has (so far) worked 130 DXCC entities with 5 watts or less, phone/CW mixed – and he’s recorded and uploaded a video of each to YouTube. Depending on country worked, rigs used are either an Argonaut 509 (with quite a DX pedigree), a Hendricks PFR-3, an Elecraft K2 or a Kenwood TS-590S. Antennas are…