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Re: LF: GL WID UR 500Kc/s NoV application.... RADCOM - CONSTRUCTIONAL IT

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Subject: Re: LF: GL WID UR 500Kc/s NoV application.... RADCOM - CONSTRUCTIONAL ITEMS AND ALL THAT
From: M0FMT <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 23:36:06 +0000 (GMT)
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Hi Dennis

Good luck with your 500Kc/s NoV application. I look forward to working you on the band shortly. It is rather sparsely populated at the moment although Chris XIZ manages to conjure up loads of contacts.

I wonder how many 500kc/s NoVs have been issued this year ?

73 Petefmt



--- On Fri, 18/7/08, DENNIS EASTERLING <[email protected]> wrote:
From: DENNIS EASTERLING <[email protected]>
Subject: LF: RADCOM - CONSTRUCTIONAL ITEMS AND ALL THAT
To: [email protected]
Date: Friday, 18 July, 2008, 5:11 PM

As a very new member of the group, still awaiting my NOV to transmit on 500 kHz and struggling with my morse, I hesitate to take issue with the big boys, but here goes.   
 
Sneers against the new 'Radcom' editor and the comic, which I take to mean 'Practical Wireless' and its associated publications are unworthy.   When I joined the RSGB three years ago, I was initially disappointed with 'Radcom' which seem to have limited content and lacked style.   Under the new editor, the style has improved enormously and the contents are generally well balanced.   Of course, many of us we would like to see more constructional items and news of exciting research, but as G3WKL pointed out, this depends on those actively involved producing the necessary articles. 
 
G3LDO hesitated to write up his experiences as old hat, but as a newcomer, I would have welcomed his article, as I appear to be struggling along similar lines.  While we wait for a clever amateur to come up with a super 600m band antenna three feet long, nailed to the end of the shack and capable of world wide DX, those of us with 10m square gardens or less must contiue with solutions similar to Peter's.
 
As far as PW is concerned, it has kept going over the years and won many friends, including myself.   From the earliest days to the present time it has been one of the few windows on the world of amateur radio, raising interest in old and young, something we still surely need.
 
Phew! I fell better to have got that off my chest.
 
73s Dennis M0JXM


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