Tag Archive for reviews

“A Higher Call” – a (non radio) book review

Franz-Stigler

A few weeks ago Thomas K4SWL emailed me a book recommendation and I’m so glad that I followed through with an order from Amazon. The book arrived and I couldn’t put the darn thing down. It was far better than I’d hoped and was compelling on many different levels. The gist of the story is…

Review: “Antenna Modeling For Beginners”

oprah

I’ve had two weeks now to flex my new-found antenna modeling skills, courtesy of Antenna Modeling For Beginners by Ward Silver N0AX. Long story, short – I like the book and consider it money well spent (although I spent significantly less than the cover price by buying from Amazon before they raised it). For others who may…

The DX Magazine

DXMag

I know of only three magazines in our hobby that seek a specific audience: QRP Quarterly, National Contest Journal and The DX Magazine. Over the years, I’ve subscribed to all three at one time or another and currently – and only recently – subscribe to the latter two. I’ve also read QST, 73 Magazine and…

“The Clandestine Radio Operators” review

My own re-creation, using modern "components"

After seeing The Clandestine Radio Operators mentioned recently on Larry’s (W2LJ) blog I decided to order a copy as I know of no other book that covers this aspect of WW2 in such detail (there is at least one exception…more in a future post). The photography in the book is very high quality. This is…

ClubLog vs. HamLog

DXhistory

Back when I had an FT-857D installed in my Silverado, there were times when I heard a DX station on the air and wondered if it would be a new band-country for me. Soon after buying a smart phone I realized that with an online copy of my log, I could easily check and see if the…