On 16 Jul 2008 at 18:40, [email protected] wrote:
> Radcom is not the only "Journal" to suffer
> the attack of the "designers" Electronics World has had the same tacky
> "make-over" .....
Indeed. Another casualty this week is the recently relaunched
Television magazine. An excellent example of a mag which at one time
was profitable with a large market but with the decline in the
television repair trade, the disappearance of amateur construction and
the advent of internet forums to exchange fault ideas real time meant
that there was no place left for it. Relaunched in January with great
promises, it lasted just six months with the editorial team going into
I would hope RadCom does not follow a similar fate, at least it is a
society magazine with a guaranteed subscriber base. But similar things
can be learned. With the internet covering day to day news the mag
content must change to suit.
It is indeed strange that there is little coverage of amateur
satellites in RadCom. I remember some years ago the society made a
donation to the Oscar 10 project which you would think showed some
committment. But it is probably more about getting a regular
contributor to produce a monthly page, which must be the responsibility
of Amsat UK.
73 Dave G3YMC