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Re: LF: Rad Com / critical mass etc

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Subject: Re: LF: Rad Com / critical mass etc
From: "Andy Talbot" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 19:55:47 +0000
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That's because no one sends anything in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As I said in a previous posting a few months ago to one of the many
groups (microwaves, probably)  - its positive feedback.  People see
reduced technical content, assume RC are taking the stand
deliberately, so don't bother writing it up.  Self perpetuating and
leading to instability, in this case probably a bistable stuck in the
'0' state.  Your comments, Dave, are exactly what I was speculating
on.    Did you ever phone the editor and discuss their requirements,
and whether thay'd be interested?  I bet not.

Andy  G4JNT

> Unfortunately, it costs quite a lot to make a kit available. You need
> minimum order quantities for PCBs to make it cost effective, and a kit that
> contains a few inches of say, 28 SWG wire means you have to buy a
> reel......and so on and so on.
> Having an article published in RadCom was key to making a kit viable.  But
> now, there are no significant articles being published. If, I submit an
> article am I going to be told, we don't do that any more, or we like most
> magazines commission articles?
> Basically, last year I looked at 500k as a possible opportunity for
> designing a DDS driven transmitter. 100W out, little 2 line LCD, PIC
> microcontroller running a DDS. - All fairly straightforward and if run from
> 12V, a project that would attract people onto 500k. But the single reason
> why that didn't happen was because at the time when I had the idea, Rad Com
> hadn't published a single significant construction article in the previous
Andy G4JNT

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