73 Magazine Radio Editions 2000 – 2010

73 Magazine Radio Editions 2000 – 2010

73 Magazine Radio Editions 2000 – 2010

2000

January/Feb 2000 (#471)

o New Millennium Wish List – A budget-conscious guide to exploring new amateur radio horizons …… K4TWJ 10
o Buffalo Springs Lake Half-Ironman Triathlon – Ham PR at its best …… KC5VKB 14
o Junk Box Audio Test Generator – This scavenged helper is easy to build and fun to use …… Sellen 22
o Read All About It! – Part 2 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 26
o 73’s DX Dynasty Award Winners …… Staff 29
o Secrets of Transmission Lines – Part 6: The Smith Chart …… KE2QJ 31
o Inside Alinco’s DR-M03 – This 10m transceiver is right for everybody …… KE2QJ 18

March 2000 (#472)

o The Quest for Super Sounding Audio – How to improve your on-the-air image by 10 dB …… K4TWJ 10
o Salvage Special: TV/VCR Tuner Receiver – Watch the neighbor’s curb for an old VCR! …… W6WTU 16
o The Care and Feeding of NiCds – Some clever tips for long life, plus a neat home-brew charger …… K9TRG 21
o Secrets of Transmission Lines – Part 7: Impedance matching …… KE2QJ 23
o The DX Partyline low Noise Wavecatcher – Here’s a great noise reduction loop for SWLing …… N6NR 30

April 2000 (#473)

o Morse Code -The Once and Future Mode – Will you outlive it -or vice versa? …… N1FN 10
o The Long-Lost Art of Conversational CW – Banging away for long chats can be fun -if you know what to say …… WF6P 18
o Make Copies of This Article – Then drop them off at your local school(s) …… W8DYF 20
o The Finger – Here’s a positive way to respond when someone gives it to you …… K9AZG 22
o Try a Sensor Keyer – For almost pressure -free CW …… WB4TED 28
o Vaya Can (Ra)Dios – The radio amateurs of Spain -part 1: Catalonia …… WB2AQC 30
o Frequency Charts – A gift from Alinco and 73 Magazine …… Staff 32
o More on Embedded TICKS – Here’s an update on those tiny CMOS keyers …… AC4HF 21

May 2000 (#474)

o When Less is More – Check out the excitement of QRP …… N1FN 10
o Build and Compare – Learn about receivers from these two simple designs …… KG4CUY 18
o Read All About It! – Part 3 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 27
o You’re So Vain – You probably think this article is about you …… AC3L 36
o Exploring the Kenwood TM-D700A – Part 1.. Overview and installation …… KE8YN/4 14
o QRP with the OHR 500 – Missed out on building an HW-9? Here ‘s the next best thing …… AB0CD 23
o Wattmeter Winner – 73 reviews LDG’s OWM-4 digital wattmeter kit …… AC4HF 30
o Another look at the NW-40 – EMTECH’s QRP transceiver kit proves a winner …… K4CHE 38

June 2000 (#475)

o Ah, the Technomadic life! – This special to 73 on mobiling is… well… special …… N4RVE 10
o Electronics Bench for Dummies – And it doesn’t take an Einstein to know how important a good bench -like this one -really is …… N2XS 18
o Tuner King Strikes Again – Part 1: Make a basic VHF/UHF signal source from your TV/VCR tuner …… W6WTU 24
o Well, Not Exactly – Some of the finer points about using your O’scope …… K5CW 28
o Straight Talk about ClearSpeech – This Am-Corn speaker gets a “B” from the reviewer but also gets kept …… AA6JR 31
o Exploring the Kenwood TM-D700A – Part 2: A rig for all seasons …… KE8YN/4 38

July 2000 (#476)

o The Universal Loop – A novel, efficient. modularly constructed receiving loop antenna covering from 55 kHz to 40 MHz (or even more) …… G2BZQ 10
o String Up the GPU 80 – This compact antenna could be part of your clandestiny …… G2BZQ 14
o Return of the Amazin’ Hall Tree Vertical – This time for 40/30 …… K5CW 18
o Twinleads To Go – Keep these emergency antennas for 2m and 70cm in your glovebox …… W4JC 20
o The Hybrid Vee – Revisit the original Taylor Vee -and improve it …… KB5IAY, W1XU/7 22
o Tuner King Strikes Again -Part 2 – Make a basic VHF/UHF signal source from your TV/VCR tuner …… W6WTU 24
o The Rocky Road to a Great Radio Club – An interview with Jeff Seligman WA2VNT/7 …… WA6ITF 29
o When They Say Multiband, They Mean It! – 73 reviews the Comet CA-UHV antenna …… KE8YN/4 34

August 2000 (#477)

o Really PIC Key, PIC Key – Add memory functions to your PIC Keyer project …… UY5DJ 10
o 10m Junk Box Amp – More tube-type fun! …… K4CRS 16
o Vaya Con (Ra)Dios – The radio amateurs of Spain – part 2: Mallorca and a side trip to the Principality of Andorra …… WB2AQC 19
o Cold Fusion, Hot Speculation – OK, experimenters, get ready to do this on your kitchen table …… W6HDM 28
o For the Above and Beyond Crowd – Here’s a neat RF modulator/detector for use with surplus microwave SWR meters …… WA4WDL 30
o A QRO Rig in a QRP Car – IC-706, meet Chevy Metro …… WB8VGE 38
o Time on My Hands – And things to do with it – like write articles …… W4PGI 57
o A Good Look at WinAPRS – Mark Sprout’s shareware program brings a new dimension to cutting-edge fun …… KE8YN/4 34

September 2000 (#478)

o The Cap’n Crunch LOWFER Loop – This lightweight longwave antenna could become a classic …… G2BZQ 10
o Generating SSB – Use this tutorial to better understand -or better build -your next project …… W2GOM/7 13
o Ham Ambassadors – Will you help capture the would-be hams that could slip away? …… WB6NOA 19
o School’s In! – Go on a “lecture circuit” to the local school – and promote your favorite technical hobby …… WA9PYH 24
o Adopt a School – More good tips on introducing the ARS …… N7MGT 28
o Read All About It! – Part 4 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 30
o Try This Tube-Type FM Transmitter – That’s FM as in broadcast radio …… Sellen 34
o Inside Digital TVNCR Tuners – Part 1: How to make them work …… W6WTU 54
o Windshield Auto-Wiper – This gadget provides an interesting approach to an old challenge …… Sellen 57
o Up on a Down Under Kit – The DSE K-7204 ESR/low ohms meter measures well on the 73 review-o-meter …… W4QBU 37

October 2000 (#479)

o With Fingers Crossed – The latest on Phase 3-D …… G3RWL 10
o Low-Cost P3D Antenna Setup – These three antennas are perfect for everybody …… K5OE 17
o Cruising for Satellites – If you can get away with it, this is the best of both worlds …… W5ACM 22
o From Russia, With Satellite – “The name is Brown, Jerry Brown” …… 27
o Inside Digital TV/VCR Tuners – Part 2: Data transmitter for testing …… W6WTU 30
o OSCAR-10 Antenna System – A look at the high end of the antenna spectrum …… K6CCC 36
o Satellite Gateways – Time you tried one? …… G3LDI 38
o Microwave P3D – Here’s all you need to know …… GM4PLM 54

November 2000 (#480)

o Build This IP3 Test Set – A receiver’s third order input intercept point is more than just a mouthful …… N2DCH 10
o Inside Digital TV/VCR Tuners – Part 3: Data receiver for testing …… W6WTU 16
o A BFO for Your SW Rx – With a $10 Ten-Tec kit …… W4PGI 22
o Super-Simple 80m Fox – Build this easy and inexpensive QRP rig, perfect for dual-band foxboxes …… K0OV 24
o You Can Build the FoxFinder 80! – Here’s how to get started in the exciting world of 3.5 MHz ARDF …… WB8WFK 29
o Add-On Digital Voltmeter – Strictly for those who love to build it themselves …… KA8PHO 53
o Simple P.S. Add-One – Enhance your next power supply project with an overvoltage protector and a smart LED output level indicator …… Specht 55
o 73 Tests the Drake SW1 Receiver – Contact your dealer now to get one while you can …… W4PGI 20

December 2000 (#481)

o Announcing the Yingling ET-1 – A new QRP classic …… W2UW 10
o More than a Modem Monitor – Another great project …… W7RXV 16
o Inside Digital TV/VCR Tuners – Part 4: Testing and binary data format …… W7RXV 16
o Skinflint Lightning Arrestors – Great protection on the cheap …… K8IHQ 30
o Angel Voices – An unusual beam tuning experience …… KC6JGS 35
o Introducting the Perfective 1 – This noninvasive current meter features a clever circuit that you can build …… Laughlin 37
o The Digital Port – More New Freeware! …… KB7NO 44
o The DX Forum – DX4WIN Has PSK31 Functionality …… N6NR 47
o On the Go – HR Responds to a Real Emergency! …… KE8YN/4 53
o Announcing the Yingling ET-1 – A new QRP classic …… W2UW 10
o Homing In – T-Hunting by the Bay …… K0OV 54

2001

January 2001 (#482)

o SV8 from the Geranium – Mykonos is a great DXpedition – once you get there …… G3SWH 10
o Inside Digital TV/VCR Tuners – Part 5: Decimal-to-binary conversion program …… W6WTU 14
o Transistor Bias: The Secret Story – Shore up some of your shaky transistor theory by taking this tutorial …… W2GOM/7 18
o ATV 23cm FM Receiver – Kiwi TV- Part 1: New Zealand-style …… ZL1AAN 23
o ATV Exciter – Kiwi TV -Part 2: Latest addition to the Kiwi 23cm project …… ZL1AAN 26
o Vaya Con (Ra)Dios – The radio amateurs of Spain -part 3: Madrid and Valencia …… WB2AQC 29
o 2000 Annual Index …… 39

February 2001 (#483)

o Way Cool Rocket Project, Part 1 – This 70cm rocketborne radio telemetry system is strictly for kids -Not! …… N4XVF 10
o All About Class D Amplifiers – What you do know can’t hurt you …… W2GOM/7 18
o Portable Personal Repeater – Handy, inexpensive, and fun! …… WB6IQN 23
o Inside Digital TV/VCR Tuners – Part 6: Making your own PC boards …… W6WTU 25
o Crystal Oven Controller – Build this solid state regulator for your oscillator oven assembly… OK, it’s not for everybody! …… WA4WDL 32
o Need a Noise Blanker? – This impulse noise suppressor can be added to any SWL, ham, or CB receiver …… Sellen 35
o Beginner’s Battery Charger – A simple project to get you going …… W2GOM/7 38

March 2001 (#484)

o Way Cool Rocket Project: Part 2 – This 70cm rocketborne radio telemetry system is strictly for kids -Not! …… N4XVF 10
o Build Yourself an NVIS – If you want to talk to the guy in the next county on HF, of course …… VE2EQL 18
o Inside Digital TV/VCR Tuners – Part 7: Conclusion …… W6WTU 19
o Build This Variable AC Bench Supply – If you can find a Variac transformer, that is …… K8IHQ 23
o $5 Infrared Remote Tester – Build this and look like a hero …… WA9PYH 26
o QRP Drives Ham Nuts – Buys “critical mass” of parts and then goes on bizarre building spree …… NY9D 28
o Bookbind This! -Part 1 – Get organized, and save money, too …… W6WTU 31
o Guessless Beam Pointing – This has been around for years, but for you newcomers …… W9PJF 34
o The History of Ham Radio – Part 4: The early 1920s …… W9CI 53
o Read All About It! – Part 5 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 56

April 2001 (#485)

o Sabah -Land Below the Wind – Come along on this DXpedition to 9M6 …… G3SWH 10
o Arachnida Warcum – Whatever you calf it, this WARC bands spider species is a tri-band delta loop well worth trying …… VE3XI 16
o Way Cool Rocket Project – Conclusion – This 70cm rocketborne radio telemetry system is strictly for kids -Not! …… N4XVF 18
o Disaster Overkill – Say what you want about this ham’s response to emergency preparedness -until you need him, that is …… KL0XK 23
o Bookbind This! – Part 2 -Get organized, and save money, too …… W6WTU 29
o Read All About It! – Part 6 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 32
o The History of Ham Radio – Part 5: The first convention …… W9CI 36

May 2001 (#486)

o Modular Remote Coax Switch – Build this handy device to save time, money, and XYL yelling …… K8IHQ 10
o “How High’s the Water, Mama?” – The story of a packet public service project flooded with success …… KC7IZH 16
o Bookbind This! -Conclusion – Get organized, and save money, too …… W6WTU 32
o Preventive Brain Surgery for Icom Xcvrs – Trying to resurrect a comatose Icom transceiver can be bad news. Here’s how to prevent a dreadful fate in the first place …… KI4RK 40
o Kenwood’s Hot New TS-2000 – Could you handle all these features? …… N6NR 23
o Air Hamtronics – If you’re a pilot, this aviation receiver should be in your flight plan …… N6NR 44

June 2001 (#487)

o EZ-Build Pre-Selector – Use a tuning cap from an old broadcast receiver …… N2DCH 10
o Bring Back the Magic! – Is this guy living in a dream world? You tell Us …… G3LDI 20
o Read All About It! – Part 7 of good stuff from The Hertaian Herald …… K8JWR 24
o The History of Ham Radio – Part 6: Across the Atlantic …… W9CI, SK 28
o Field Day 2000 with the Xerox ARC – Where every signal was -ahem! -easy to copy? ……W6WTU 32
o Field Day Follies – Wherein some Yankee teas and some Zulus use an x-ray machine to bust up an old man’s still- or something like that …… K8JWR 35
o Radio Brat – A life in uniform has meant a world of contacts for this devoted op …… W2GOM/7 36
o Hamfest Loser – When you put your money in your shoe, anything can start to happen …… K8JWR 52
o Morse Code Decoder Chart – Not for taking the test …… Byers 54
o Kenwood’s Hot New TS-2000 -Part 2 – Could You handle all these features? …… N6NR 13
o Up-‘n’-at-’em Stealth Vertical – The Outreach 500 was the perfect solution for this ham …… WB3CEH 18

July 2001 (#488)

o The Antenna That Never Was – and the 4S7WHG DXpedition that Almost followed suit …… G3SWH 10
o Power Supplies Explained – The esoteric facts …… W2G0M/7 16
o QRP Asylum Update – The latest from our build-crazy ham …… NY9D 23
o Your Long-Lost Transistor Notebook – Part 1 of 4 …… W6WTU 27
o Read All About It! – Part 8 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR
o The History of Ham Radio – Paris 7 and 8: Broadcast radio and the early ’20s …… W9CI 50
o Thumbs Up for ROTOR-EZ – This handy add-on fits inside your control box …… K5LAD 31

August 2001 (#489)

o Amazon Death Flight – When these missionaries -and hams- were shot down, the official apology was too little, too late …… W8NXD 10
o “CQ ET!” – The UFO Watchtower DXpedition …… WA3QLW 12
o The Wall-Wart Bible – Say “Amen!” to this treatise on troubleshooting these ubiquitous supplies …… KJ4W 14
o Return of the Wavemeter – Nostalgia? Fun project? Or both? …… W6WTU 19
o Your Long-Lost Transistor Notebook – Part 2 of 4 …… W6WTU 24
o “Back later today, dear. I’ll be at tomorrow’s hamfest in Australia…” …… VK3CQE, VK3LM, & W8ZCF 29
o Read All About It! – Part 9 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 32
o The History of Ham Radio – Parts 9 and 10: Portable and mobile. more experimenting …… W9CI 50
o Surplus: Easy Setup Portable HF Antenna – The Telex 1990 – aka AS-2259 man-pack antenna -can be a treat for amateurs …… VE2EQL 27

September 2001 (#490)

o The Cheapest Supplies Ever – Why not put a surplus computer PS to work in your shack? …… W6WTU 10
o Your Long-Lost Transistor Notebook – Part 3 of 4 …… W6WTU 14
o Movable Microphone Boom – Why not operate like a pro?! …… W4DXV 20
o Read All About It! – Part 10 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 22
o Build This Narrowband Tunable Filter for Receiving PSK31 Signals – or at least think about it …… N2DCH 24
o One More Hospital Test – This time you play doctor …… N8SUA 27
o When Computers Were Only Dreams – You read about them in 73 …… K1NUN 28
o Gold Is Where You Find It! – My first on-the-air experience …… W2UW 31
o The History of Ham Radio – Parts 11 and 12: More 1920s, two-way trans-Atlantic, the JARU and The Hoover Conference …… W9CI 50
o Build the PSK-20 WRP Kit – This transceiver is a Small Wonder …… W4DXV 18

October 2001 (#491)

o Antenna Tuning at the Speed of Light – Build your own 8-channel fiber optic control system …… WA6TLK 10
o CTCSS Encoder-Decoder Test Device – Nice article + Useful piece of equipment = Construction fun! …… W6WTU 16
o Your Long-Lost Transistor Notebook – Part 4 of 4 …… W6WTU 21
o DTMF Remote Controlling – In somewhat fractured syntax, here’s how to let your fingers do the talking …… Sanati 25
o The QRP Asylum That Almost Closed – The mad building spree continues …… NY9D 30
o Cleanin’ and Climbin’ – Hams get involved again …… W6WTU 33
o Bear Island on the Air – Don’t forget to use your antenna tuner …… KD4PBJ 36
o SK Night – the Real Meaning! – This guy is pretty spooky …… AA2JZ 40

November 2001 (#492)

o Practical RF Ground Stations for AMSAT A0-40 – All you need to know …… GM4PLM 11
o Microwave Antennas for A0-40 – The expert speaks …… GM4PLM 17
o Modifying the TranSystem 3733 for Mode S – Get in on the fun! …… KA0YOS 24
o Build the FODTrack – How about a low-cost tracking interface? …… KA0YOS 26
o What Is an EasySat, Anyway? – Now you know …… K5OE 29
o The PCSat APRS Satellite – More fun on the horizon …… WB4APR 33
o All Aboard for ARISS – Amateur Radio in the International Space Station …… KA3HDO 40
o Hamsats Awards – Join the fun! …… KK5DO 46
o A Modest Proposal – Prophesied nearly a decade ago, S-band has come of age with the Oscar-40 spacecraft. With some revealing insights, here’s why …… G3RUH 50
o Risky Business – That’s one way to describe designing our next radio amateur satellite …… K5NRK 53
o AMSAT, Where to Next? – The prez tells us …… VE3FRH 53

December 2001 (#493)

o Microwind to the Rescue! – Let the wind keep your emergency batteries charged …… WA8YKN 10
o Subdivision Subterfuge – A Houston homeowner handles his hamming …… KD5IDU 17
o IOTA -AS096 – That’s St. Mary’s Island to you …… VU2SBJ 20
o Bare Bones Battery Booster – A good project – as long as you understand the dangers and limitations …… N0GJ 23
o VOM Primer – This overview is helpful for beginners and old-timers alike …… W2GOM/7 28
o Travels with Henryk -Part 1 – SM0JHF shares some photos – and the fun of hamming …… SM0JHF 30
o Ye Olde Fishpole Vertical – Some things never change -thankfully …… HL1/N8HI 32
o The Builder’s Dozen – Uncommon uses for common stuff …… AA2JZ 36
o lC-706 Goes to Hell – How to mate your Icom rig with an old Heil headset …… W5RK 37
o Helsinki or Buzz! – No-frills tickets meant an instant junket to OH-Iand for this G3 …… G3SWH 38
o Beginner’s PS Tester – This variable active load will do the trick …… WB9VBM, N9BRL 40
o RF Inferno – Meet the new Raibeam antennas …… K7GCO 24

2002

January 2002 (#494)

o Build a 1.2 GHz FM Repeater – With a lot of initiative and perseverance, these hams realized success …… NY9D 10
o AII-Star Expanded-Scale AC Voltmeter – Monitor your line voltage with this high-performer …… K8ZOA 15
o Travels with Henryk -Part 2 – SM0JHF shares some photos – and the fun of hamming …… SM0JHF 22
o VTVMs and FETVMs – Theory and practice …… W2GOM/7 24
o The ABCs of IRCs – Just what ARE International Reply Coupons, anyway? …… G3SWH 27
o Build This Simple Electronic Keyer – One of the nicest little projects we’ve seen …… Sellen 55
o The Peet Brothers Ultimeter 2000 – A weather station with hams in mind …… KE8YN/0 35
o 2001 annual Index …… 31

February 2002 (#495)

o Weather Sat Tracking is Awesome! – Real science means real fun for 8 to 12-year-olds! …… VK2BXX 10
o Not Simply Another Keyer! – That’s right! It’s better …… W2GOM/7 16
o Direct-Mount “J” Antenna for 440 MHz HTs – If you’re looking for better performance …… W4JC 21
o New Life for a Pierson KE-93 – Part 1 of 3 …… W6WTU 24
o Lamps from Tubes – For fun and profit -and gifts! …… WA2OKZ 28
o LOPs to Think About – Come aboard for a great surplus find …… W1RO/7 31
o The Saga of Archie & Tillie – otherwise known as Elmer …… AA2JZ 35
o QRP Internet Computing – Fast, powerful, secure …… KC0IZI 37
o Inkjet QSLs the Easy Way – Basic techniques for basic cards …… KE8YN/0 38
o Your Own Owner’s Manual – Are you recording project accomplishments in a logical fashion for future reference? …… AA2JZ 56

March 2002 (#496)

o Switched Mode Power Supplies – Get out your calculator and have some fun …… W2GOM/7 10
o Vent-a-Fume – This project has produced more than its share of fans …… AA2JZ 17
o New Life for a Pierson KE-93 – Part 2 of 3 …… W6WTU 19
o Travels with Henryk -Part 3 – East meets West in the north …… SM0JHF 24
o One Repeater to Go, Please! – Another emergency tip from 73’s Disaster Master …… KE8YN/0 27
o Understanding the CWTHA – This technical reprint about resonant contrawound toroidal helixes is good food for thought …… Hansen 31
o Snakebit! – A radio tale about the importance of getting things right the first time …… WD9APU 36
o Elmers Applaud Ham Ambassador Program – Progress! …… WB6NOA 55
o MFJ’s 1899T Portable Antenna – Great for the Yaesu FT-817 or any other QRP rig …… K7UGO 33

April 2002 (#497)

o Ham Window Dressing – If this nifty car frequency display doesn’t draw gawks, nothing ever will …… Rynone 10
o SOS… SOS… Titanic! – Radio operators’ courage still inspires amateurs …… Garcia 14
o Does Your Junk Box Runneth Over? – A true junkie explains how to get a grip …… W6WTU 19
o New Life for a Pierson KE-93 – Part 3 of 3 …… W6WTU 22
o The Call of the Maldives – 8Q7WH, that is …… G3SWH 25
o Easy-Build Project of the Month – This time: 400 kHz AC low pass filter for 120 VAC 60 Hz line filtering …… K8IHQ 29
o Tesla : Inventor of Radio and Modern Day AC – (Marconi & Edison notwithstanding) …… Brand, Watts, & W8AHB 31
o Mt. Wilson Travelogue – Join this private tour of one of America’s most famous observatories …… W6WTU 38

May 2002 (#498)

o Build This Commercial-Quality Counter – Part 1 of 2, amaze your friends, and yourself! …… K8IHQ 10
o How I Build “Modified Ugly” – Would you call this “Maul-style” construction? …… AA2JZ 14
o Unmasking the Long Ranger – Measure weak signals up to 56 MHz with this dBm meter range extender, kemosabe …… N2DCH 18
o Travels with Henryk -Part 4 – All ashore at Malta …… SM0JHF 24
o Keying to a Different Drummer – This CW key is simplicity for pennies …… W2GOM/7 27
o Restoring an HQ-140-X Part 1 – This Hammarlund rig has always been a favorite …… W6WTU 29
o Relative RF Power Meter – Add this handy device to your shack’s arsenal …… KC5MFY 34
o Voltage Control for Your Mobile Rig On all night? – Get turned on, and protect your rig in the process …… W4MEA 37
o An Ounce Of – Simple tips on upgrading your “radio insurance” …… K7SUB 38

June 2002 (#499)

o 6m Fun Loop – A low-cost gain antenna for the VHF technician …… N2DCH 10
o Roll Your Own RF Transformers – But don’t get Too wound up in it …… K8ZOA 12
o Build This Commercial-Quality Counter -Part 2 of 2 – Amaze your friends, and yourself! …… K8IHQ 20
o Temp-Controlled Solder Station – Here’s a simple project to improve your bench …… AA2JZ 25
o Restoring an HQ-140-X Part 2 – This Hammarlund rig has always been a favorite …… W6WTU 27
o Travels with Henryk -Part 5 – The niceties of Norway …… SM0JHF 31
o Glow, Little Glo-Bar – We bet this gets You thinking …… K8IHQ 33
o Icom Interface, Texas-Style – This mod for 706/706MKII owners has concepts everybody can use …… W5RR 35
o Windowsill Mount for Verticals – For when you’re not flying the flag …… HL1/N8HI 36
o Techniques Time Line – How much do you know about the evolution of construction practices? …… W6WTU 52

July 2002 (#500)

o You Can Build This VLF to HF Loop Receiving Antenna – Part 1 of 3 …… K8ZOA 10
o Ladder Crystal Filters for NBFM – Some tricks of the trade from the OM who literally wrote the book …… N2DCH 16
o Easy-Build Project of the Month – How about this prototyping bench DC PS? …… K8IHQ 20
o Tesla’s Champions – Everybody should have some supporters like these …… W8AHB 24
o Make Your Own VHF DX! – Need a neat club activity? …… WB9YBM 29
o The 21st-Century Scrounger – The end products justify the means -or something like that …… N8PTG 32
o Travels with Henryk -Part 6 – Portuguese hospitality at its best …… SM0JHF 35
o What Amateur Radio Means to Me – Do you feel the same way? …… KD5IDU 37
o Too Many Projects to Build – Listen up, as a solder-stupefied ham reveals how to reach this nirvanic state …… AA2JZ 55
o Great Gift Idea! – Check out this LED super-system …… WB6NOA 38

August 2002 (#501)

o You Can Build This VLF to HF Loop Receiving Antenna – Part 2 of 3 …… K8ZOA 10
o Vacuum Tubes: Romance and Reality – A (mostly) glowing tale …… W8QYR 16
o 2 m/70 cm Quad Revisited -Part 1 – Tryout this new, improved update to a CQ article …… K8IHQ 19
o Twisted Tale: The Dial File – Ever wonder how dials evolved? Well, read this anyway …… W6WTU 23
o Twin for Two – Give this home-made twin loop for 2m a try -and be surprised …… AC6XJ 30
o This Thing Called Wire-Wrap – Whether you refer to it as a technique, a technology, or just plain old-fashioned, wire-wrapping is still valuable to know …… K8IHQ 32
o Travels with Henryk -Part 7 – Hams in the Aland Islands OH0 …… SM0JHF 36
o Read All About It! – Part 11 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 39
o The Hamfest From Hell – Are you in this story? …… Annonymous 40
o The Write Stuff – Here’s a work-at-home scheme that is no scam …… AA2JZ 41

September 2002 (#502)

o Amplifier Testbench Report – Here’s a look at broadband amps that’s packed with useful insight …… K8ZOA 10
o 2m/70 cm quad Revisited -Part 2 – Try out this new, improved update to a CQ article (July 1999) …… K8IHQ 18
o General-Purpose Interface Board for the ISA Bus – A simple, inexpensive alternative for interfacing resl-time, home-brewed applications to the PC …… AB2LX 20
o Inside a Lampkin – More secrets of deviant behavior …… W6WTU 26
o You Can Build This VLF to HF Loop Receiving Antenna – Part 3 of 3 …… K8ZOA 32
o “CQ Lidsville, CQ” – Are you in one of these QSOs? …… 34
o FAIRS in Dominica – As the saying goes, it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it …… KK4WW et al. 38

October 2002 (#503)

o IF Test Box – A real “can”-do project …… AA2JZ 10
o Mobile Ham Repeater – Isn’t it time your club had one? …… W6WTU 14
o Inside Today’s Kit Biz – An interview with Marshall Emm N1FN …… KF6FJU 23
o Close Encounters of the 5R Kind – Our Fearless Phil moseys out to Madagascar …… G3SWH 27
o What’s in a Name? – Badge, that is? A cabin fever cure-all …… AA2JZ 33
o Letter From the Other Side – Re: Celebrating the bisesquicentennial of a shocking event …… K8JWR 35
o Saving the Fleet – Of batteries, that is …… Buchmann 36
o The History of Ham Radio – Part 13- Birth of the Wouff Hong …… W9CI SK 38
o CPR for Your ARC – How to revive the local club …… N8OMW 52
o QSL Archiving Made Easy – A Pioneering way …… NL7ZW 53

November 2002 (#504)

o Your Turn for a Coil Winder – The Gingery Universal Coil Winder can be an easy and handy addition to your bench …… K8ZOA 10
o Multiple CW Filters – Here are some clear descriptions and examples of how you can set up an active audio filter …… W2GOM/7 16
o Automotive Battery Voltage Monitor – Interesting to analyze, simple to build …… KC5MFY 20
o Travels with Henryk -Part 9 – CQ de Havana …… SM0JHF 22
o I Love My 80m Loop! – And you will, too! …… KL7JR 25
o No Place Like Ohm – A little refresher on the basis for most of what we do …… W2GOM/7 28
o Solid State Junk Box Thermometers – Everybody needs one of these …… W6WTU 30
o Going Over a Gonset G-77 – A transmitter from me old days (well, 1957) gets tested and evaluated …… W6WTU 33
o Read All About It! – Part 12 of good stuff from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 37
o The History of Ham Radio – Part 14: The Hoover era comes to an end …… W9CI, SK 39

December 2002 (#505)

o Commercial-Quality Function Generator – Will you outlive it -or vice versa? …… K8IHO 10
o Shedding Some Light on Dimmers – Why not put one of these triacs to use? …… W2GOM/7 22
o Eager for Meager – Try an 11m vertical on 160 …… AD1B 24
o Shack Switch for Foot Fetishists – Not that it’s That kinky …… WA2OKZ 27
o Ashore at Sacrifice Rock! – The saga of a masterful DXpedition …… VU2SBJ 28
o Hamfest Success Formula – How to make sure your ‘fest is a success …… K9TRG 36
o Read All About It! – Part 13 of good stuff from The Herman Herald …… K8JWR 58

2003

January 2003 (#506)

o Build This Amazing ESR Meter – A simple project for everybody’s shack …… K8ZOA 10
o K.I.S.S. Trickle Charger – And the ABCs of battery maintenance …… K9TRG 19
o Experimenting with Hall-Effect Sensors – For fun and knowledge …… W6WTU 25
o On the Face of It, A Good Idea – How to ace those finishing touches on your home-brewed pride-and-joys …… AA2JZ 29
o Travels with Henryk -Part 9 – The Dominican Republic, where the main mode is merengue …… SM0JHF 35
o 2m FM Ham History 101 – It’s time you got your degree …… K1NUN 38
o To the Rescue – A story about 2m and winches -we hope …… KE6FBO 40

February 2003 (#507)

o Cheap & Easy Portable HF Vertical – Try this medium-weight, sturdy, neat, visually pleasing, fun to use …… K8MKB 10
o Troubleshooting Computer Power Supplies – Rule # 1: Be careful …… W6WTU 14
o Build This Simple SMT Station – Dinner and a movie? How about pizza and a project? …… AA2JZ 23
o How’s That Thing Really Work, Anyway? – Part 1: Receivers …… AA2JZ 25
o Warblemania – and other QRP afflictions …… NY9D 27
o Breakdown in Cape Town – The surprise activity on this little jaunt turns out to be not just on the air …… G3SWH 30
o Hamfest Survival Guide – So that you can live to ‘fest another day …… WB9YBM 33
o Radio Comm in the French and Indian War – Anything’s possible when the Military Radio Collectors Association holds its annual meet …… K0RMK 34
o CQ Sooner Spring – An emergency preparedness drill that was more than OK …… NB5N & Cox 36
o Lifeline for Your Driftmaster – How to stabilize a boat anchor …… W1TLZ 39

March 2003 (#508)

o Build Your DREAM Antenna – As in Dual-suspension, Removable, Easy-to-build, Amateur-radio, Multiple-band, 10-meter mobile antenna system …… AC3L 10
o All Keyed Up – Over this neat project …… K8ZOA 14
o Junkbox Telephone Recording Adapter – Caught on tape …… KC5MFY 21
o Meter Made – Here’s how to recycle those VU meters in old stereos …… N2DCH 23
o Autobiography of Everyham -Part 1 – How many times do you see yourself in this story? …… WB9YBM 26
o All About Electronics Frustration – Or, What to do when neighborly theory meets neighborly reality …… W6WTU 35
o Travels with Henryk -Part 10 – Lithuania: “elementary essence of our hobby” …… SM0JHF 38
o Front and Center – How to use your computer to make personalized front panels …… AA2JZ 40

April 2003 (#509)

o Right Fancy CPO – A keyer from My Kid Brother …… K8MKB 10
o Ham’s Handy Heat Hunter – Let this temperature probe take your shack’s temperatures …… KC5MFY 20
o Ozzie’s Jupi-Loop – Use an aircore balun with your Ten-Tee Jupiter …… W5RK 23
o Ishmod Update -Trams …… 24
o Travels with Henryk -Part 11 – Adoring the Azores….. SM0JHF 27
o The Interrelationship of the Coriolis Force, the Helix Effect, and So-called Einstein Antennas – As usual, 73 takes you right to the cutting edge of… er ..science …… WA0KKC 29
o Autobiography of Everyham -Part 2 – How many times do you see yourself in this story? …… WB9YBM 30
o Hamfest Improvement 101 – How to make things better for everybody …… WB9YBM 35
o Pluses and Minuses of “Smart” Batteries – We charged one of the world’s leading experts with explaining, and here’s his plug …er, report …… Buchmann 37

May 2003 (#510)

o Tunable Broadcast Band Filter – Another great project from K8ZOA …… K8ZOA 10
o How to Avoid a Disaster Disaster – And how about putting the field back in Field Day? …… WB9YBM 22
o Ready, Set… Don’t Go? – The time for preparation to be a meaningful participant in the next emergency situation is before the event occurs …… AA2JZ 23
o ‘Quaker Oaths – In 1989, the ARS came through… is it still ready? …… WA6ITF 24
o Ham vs. Power Outage – Here’s a solution that will warm your heart -as well as your wife’s toes …… WA9PYH 26
o Travels with Henryk -Part 12 – Have some Madeira, m’ dear? …… SM0JHF 34
o How’s That Thing Really Work, Anyway? – Part 2: Transmitters …… AA2JZ 37
o The History of Ham Radio – Part XV …… W9CI 39

June 2003 (#511)

o QRP Antenna Showdown – What’s the best antenna to use with your QRP rig? …… K7UGQ 10
o Field Day 2002: Out on Our Own – Can you spell duct tape? …… WA9PYH 14
o Now Hear This! – Home-brew yourself a magnetic headphone …… N4HCJ 18
o Yes, I Built Sixteen Log Periodic Antennas! – Part 1: Theory and tests …… W4AEO 20
o Travels with Henryk -Part 13 – Borneo hams strut their stuff …… SM0JHF 30
o Reverse Breakdown Voltage Measurement Adapter – Build this simple project for your bench …… KC5MFY 34
o 73’s DX Dynasty Award List …… Staff 38

July 2003 (#512)

o Inside the ARRL -the REAL Story – Show this to your ARRL Director if you want ham radio to survive …… K2QAI 10
o World Radiosport Team Championships -2002 – A photoreport …… SM0JHF 14
o Getting Back a Gertsch – Adventures in refurbishing a Singer-Gertsch FM-9 frequency/deviation meter …… W6WTU 18
o Yes, I Built Sixteen log Periodic Antennas! – Part 2: Assembly …… W4AEO 24
o Batteries to the Max! – An expert tells us how to get the most out of ’em …… Buchmann 32
o A Sorry Solder Tale – If you’re a masochist, figuring out how to bulk-solder will be great fun …… WB8VGE 35
o Morse-by-Mouth – A unique way to master the code? …… K6KSR 39
o A Tale of the Tape – (You think) …… AA2JZ 41
o Daddy’s Girl – How a ham license became a ticket… to grow up …… KE3KH 42
o Inside the Wristlinx X2X FRS/GMRS Wristwatch Communicator – where your ace reviewer has the time of his life …… KB1UM 29

August 2003 (#513)

o Clamp-on DC Ammeter – A project suitable for ham radio? Of cores …… W6WTU 10
o The Ins and Outs of Parts Substitution – Part 1: Understanding the basics …… W6WTU 18
o How to Check Transistors with an Ohmmeter – Or: Let’s cheat …… W9QKC 23
o Two Monitors Are Better Than One – Run tandem screens and really impress ’em …… W6PNW 25
o Travels with Henryk -Part 14 – Do Not Pass Go(a) …… SM0JHF 26
o Easy Audio Tracer – How does this project sound? …… AA2JZ 28
o G.I. Joe and Mr. Morse – Try telling the military that Morse code is dead …… K7LTC 30
o MFJ and the CW Jedi – An iambic beginner tries out the MFJ-564 paddle …… N3PRT 34

September 2003 (#514)

o Just Hang’er Up – Clear out your closets with this fun WARC tri-band dipole …… W4DAN 10
o Portable Pulse Generator – Build this pocket-size test instrument that’s useful in a wide variety of lab and service tasks …… Sellen 13
o Be a Caribbean HEARO – How about a little mini-DX from the USVI?… W9CGl 18
o 73 Repaired My TV – Thanks, guys! …… W6MIK 22
o The Ins and Outs of Parts Substitution – Part 2: Specific devices …… W6WTU 26
o Simple Test Circuits – Here are some fun little projects from a veteran Poptronics contributor …… KI5AZ 31
o Test Time for the SG-2020 Transceiver – If operating were anymore fun, it would be illegal! …… W4PGI 34
o Study Guides That Pass the Test – Presenting a review of the best books on basic radio …… K5MLG 39
o Fruit Bits – Three morsels from W7RXVs extensive platter -or would that be “patter”? …… W7RXV 56
o Are Your Batteries Corroding? – Don’t let it eat away at you …… W6APZ 57

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