73 Magazine Radio Editions 1990 – 2000

73 Magazine Radio Editions 1990 – 2000

January 1990 (#352)

o The King and Us – King Hussein VE6JY1 visits the Canadian West …… McGregor, VE6VIP 9
o Poor Man’s Service Monitor – A must for serious FM experimenters …… N6MWS 10
o The 1 1/4 Meter Serendipity Antenna – Convert your Bearcat scanner antenna into a real hot-shot on 220 MHz …… KA1LCC 18
o Painless PCBs – How do you design a printed circuit board from a schematic? Read this for some handy pointers …… WB9RRT 22
o Continuity Beeper – Build this project for continuity checking convenience ……W9DTW 26
o Color SSTV for the Atari ST, Part II – An even better (and still cheap) way to get on this exotic mode ……WB2OSZ 41
o Yaesu FT-4700RH – Versatile 2m/70cm mobile transceiver …… K3RVN/G0EZZ 20
o The Portal System – Greenhorn ‘s way to explore ham radio’s most fascinating on-line forum! …… N4RVE 24
o The Spectrum Probe – Handheld spectrum analyzer that won’t cost you megabucks …… N4RVE 30
o PC QS0 Tutor – Puts the FUN back into studying for your ham license …… KA1TGA 35
o ICOM 12GAT HT – 1.2 GHz operation on an HT! …… WB6IGP 36

February 1990 (#353)

o Enforcing PRB-1 – Ham antenna lib is moving forward. Keep it up! …… KA7FQW 9
o The Great San Francisco Quake ’89 – Hams do it again, beautifull…mostly …… WA6ITF 18
o Contest Quality Headset and Mike – Double duty for your VHF headset mike ……VE5XZ 10
o Home-brew Spectrum Analyzer – Nothing like seeing what’s going on …… KE0UV 41
o Protel Easytrax – What a breeze! PCBs on your PC …… WB9RRT 13
o Ramsey SA-7 Broadband RF Amplifier – A performance-per-dollar miracle …… AH2AR/8 20
o The ICOM-765 – How DDS makes a difference …… WA1EYP 22
o Alinco DR-570T 2m/70cm Mobile Transceiver – Sensible controls make sense! …… NS1B 26
o The AEA MX-6S 6 Meter SSB/CW HT – HT SSB on 6! Now I’ve seen everything …… WB6IGP 30
o Ultra Comshack 64 – Hamshack remote control from your HT …… N7IPY 32
o AEA’s New MM-3: The Morse Machine – Memory galore, A joy for CW ops …… KA9ELV 36
o MFJ’s 9410 Versa Tuner II – SWR and tuner, too …… KT2B 37
o The ICOM IC-725 – Steve checks it out …… N4RVE 54
o Tune in on Telephone Calls – Is cellular privacy a myth? …… WA5ZIB 60

March 1990 (#354)

o Give a Lift to Your ARC – BACAR- Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio …… ZS6AKV 10
o OSCARs in the Classroom – Young students learn about space and amateur radio …… N8IWJ 11
o Jamboree Radio – WBSA, K2BSA: Ham Scouts hit the BC bands …… WB4BNU 19
o Time Division Multiplex – More more-with-lessing …… W4TAL 20
o Service Survey – Get good service for ailing rigs …… WB6NOA 28
o Phase III Hamsat Signal Reporting – What does “S9” mean? …… W3LOY 40
o Extending the Range of the Ramsey HR-4 – for less than $4 …… N8KDD 12
o The UNI-8 Porta-Power Adapter – Power from a variety of sources …… W3AW 14
o Ground Rules of RF Building – Valuable guidelines for PC board RF circuitry …… WB4EHS 25
o The Secret of the Accessory Plug -Xcvr to PA-getting the right drive level …… W6YUY 36
o The Dual-Band “J” Antenna – Outstanding mobile or base station antenna for 146 and 220 MHz …… W6YUY 48
o Uniden HR-2600 – A beauty of a mobile rig! …… WA1R 32
o Elenco M1900 Digital Multimeter – Advanced features you can afford …… WB9RRT 38
o Heil Ham Radio Handbook – Abounding in good ideas …… N4RVE 44

April 1990 (#355)

o Kenwood Corporation Service – Meet the fix-it folks …… WB6NOA 70
o 10 GHz Fun – Go ultra without spending a fortune …… WB6IGP 18
o A Mode B Ground Station for AMSAT’s Phase III Satellites – You, too can track OSCAR 13! …… ND9T 22
o Build the Banker – Handy memory bank selector for the Kenwood TS-940S …… KB1UM 34
o Cassette Box Special – QRP smaller and smaller …… KB1UM 46
o A Simple Multiband HF Vertical Antenna – Low cost, easy to raise …… KA5N 89
o The Ten-Tec OMNI-V – Quiet, solid, authoritative …… WA4BLC 10
o Master of CW – MFJ’s full-featured memory keyer …… WA4BLC 30
o Command Technologies “Commander” HF-2500 – A ’90s generation linear amplifier …… N2GE 32
o Elements of Microwave Electronics Technology – A microwave text for hams at all levels …… WB9RRT 29

May 1990 (#356)

o SAREX-90 – Ham-In-Space Shuttle Missions …… W3IWI, WA4SIR, W3XO 9
o Sharing the Adventure with Young People – Maritime ham classroom with a conscience …… KA1UKM 18
o An Interview with Carole Perry, WB2MGP – Who’s new in ham radio …… KB2IGG 20
o The Biggest Ham Country-Japan – Plus 9600 baud packet and tree antennas …… WA1LBP 24
o Tri-State Anti-Drug Air Show – Amateur radio ops say “Yes” to ” Say no” …… WB8YKS 45
o Wideband Pre-amplifier – IC cool …… VE3EFC 31
o A “Rad Radiator” For Your Walkie-Talkie – Replace your rubber ducky with a dipole …… W8MDV 35
o Using PLAN 13 – Track OSCAR 13 …… WB6JNN/9 14
o The Cushcraft D3W – WARC band special …… WA4BLC 32

June 1990 (#357)

o The Field Day Special The “Ray Gun” – A concentric combo Mode B antenna …… KA5DNP 10
o TNC Connect Alarm – Did anyone call while I was out? …… DA1AU/WB9EGA 14
o COSIN: The COmputer Student Information Network – High school credits for ham radio …… WB2MIC 18
o Big But Cheap! – Put a big signal on 40 meters for under $20 …… K1NIT 22
o Two Meter Portable Quad – Sturdy, easy to build …… K3YWY 24
o Tune in on the New Frontiers of VLF – A simple converter brings the low-low bands in on 80 meter receivers …… WD4PLI 30
o Experimental Gaussmeter – Low cost, easy construction …… KB4ZGC 34
o Standard Magnetic Field Generator – Build an instrument to calibrate your gaussmeter …… KB4ZGC 36
o ICOM Service Survey – It’s almost painless …… WB6NOA 40
o Backward Inverted L Antenna – This low-band wire antenna is a good performer on bothtransmit and receive …… W1GV 45
o The SFA on 15 Meters – Does the job without drawing the neighbors’ attention …… KA8OGD 57
o Memories – Dr, Hess takes a look backward for the seventh time …… W6CK 66
o Be a Ham – The invisible fraternity …… N6SIW 84
o Pyramid Phase III PS-25 – An adjustable power supply …… N1CTI 12
o FCC Study Diskettes – For MS-DOS computers …… KA9CSO 21
o PC HF Facsimile 4.0 – Easy FAX reception for your PC …… K9EYY 26
o Pipo Communications P-7 DTMF Pad – A quick and easy analog-to-digital tone converter …… W5PFG, W5ORW 54
o A Radio Journal 1912-1940 – A book full of memories …… NA5E 28
o The Cuckoo’s Egg – Tracking an electronic spy …… WA5ZIB 37

July 1990 (#358)

o Foxhunt Radio Direction Finder – Homing in by sight and sound …… W9DUU 9
o The Hidden Receiver Hunt – Exciting sleuthing without expensive equipment ……WA4TEM 12
o Ten-Tec Service – Exceptionally personal …… WB6NOA 14
o Two Meter Tracking Transmitter – Low-cost beacon …… WA4ADG 16
o You Are Here – Two ways to prove it …… NY9F 18
o Transmitter Hunting Safety – Is foxhunting a blood sport? …… KA9KAG 24
o C-64 &1541 Drive 12-Volt Conversion – DC power for your Commodore …… K6YDW 26
o A Return to Kit Building – A first step in helping students rediscover ham radio …… K4ZRA 32
o Hamfest Shopping – The Murphy Method …… K8SJ 40
o Turnstile Antennas – A budget antennes for HF-UHF …… KH6FMT 42
o PK-232 Connect Memory – Lets you know what you missed …… W8GQL 44
o Audio Patch Panel – A neat way to switch …… N1CTI 45
o The C-64 Inductance/Capacitance Meter – Let this popular computer identify unknown capacitors and inductors …… KD9EN 54
o Hooked on Foxhunting – Confessions of a foxhunting junkie …… N9FHF 58
o ICOM CT-16 Satellite Interface Unit – An easy way to change VFOs …… KA7LDN 34
o Ameritron Coax Switch – It makes band-hopping a snap! …… WA4BLC 38
o The AR-880 Pocket Scanner – Listening above 800 Hz …… N3BAH 48

August 1990 (#359)

o Omni-Gain Vertical Collinear for VHF and UHF – Easy to build antenna for repeater or home …… WA6SVT 10
o High on ATV – A marriage made in heaven! …… KS8J 15
o Low Power Two Meter FM Transmitter – Inexpensive, lightweight and expendable! …… WA4ADG 18
o High Altitude Ballooning – Send your rig to the edge of space! …… WB8ELK 30
o Yaesu Service Survey – Refreshingly flexible …… WB6NOA 46
o Model Rocket ATV – Warp-speed television …… N8IYD 52
o R/C Helicopter ATV – Hover-vision …… WA6HTP 57
o The AEA FSTV-430A – A new ATV transceiver …… WA4UMU, K4NHN 24
o 1250 MHz ATV Downconverter and Antenna – Tuning in ATV repeaters the fun and easy way …… K0OV 38
o TDS Amateur Television Transceiver – Designed to your configuration …… N0IVN 49
o The Kansas City Tracker – Let the computer do the work while you do the operating …… WA3USG 64

September 1990 (#360)

o Quick and Easy Field-Strength Meter – Home-brewing can be simple! …… KM4KT 9
o 75 Meter 1/4-Wave Sloper Array – Confessions of a contester …… WA3EKL 18
o Alinco Service Survey – Alinco may be the best show in town …… WB6NOA 20
o Dummy loads for DC Supplies – Don’t risk your rig! …… VE1GM 22
o Mobile Power Source Organizer – Easy 12 volt hookups for your mobile gear …… AH2AR/8 24
o End-Fed Copper Dipole – Why buy when you can build? …… N8KDD 26
o More BTUs for the Buck – Inexpensive alternative to industrial heat guns …… WA1FHB 28
o 10 Meter Base Station Antenna – Ready in two hours! …… WA6ZOS 29
o Solution: AGC – A circuit with wide applications …… KA9NEH 32
o Make Your Own Circuit Boards – The reliable method …… W6WTU 36
o Build a Portable Mast Mount – A “spare” mount that’s always ready …… KC3YB 44
o The Coil Tester – Measure inductance and resonant frequency …… N4TMI 48
o DXDA ’90 – The Dynasty grows …… WB2DIN, Staff 81
o The lsoloop HF Antenna 14/30 – Small, efficient and portable …… KA7LDN, KG7GA 10
o Fluke Model 87 – The next generation of digital multimeters …… WB9RRT 45
o Ameritron AL-82 Linear Amplifier – Trouble-free power …… WA4BLC 52
o The Weller Cordless Pyropen – A soldering pencil for both the bench and the field …… KA9KAF 55

October 1990 (#361)

o Dual Voltage Bench Supply – Versatile solution for your power supply needs …… W6WTU 10
o The SPC Transmatch – Improved performance for 20 through 10 meters …… W4RNL 22
o ROBO-COPY – Automate your shack with a CW copier …… WB9DYI 28
o An Easy to Make 2 Meter Antenna – Make a strong J-Pole from an old TV antenna …… AA5KB 32
o Solar Car Race – Searching for an alternative …… WB8ELK 34
o Service Survey Wrap-Up – Plus -where to get your old rig fixed …… WB6NOA 38
o The ZED LOOP Special – An inexpensive HF beam with a new twist …… W1XU 41
o A Visual CW Offset Indicator – Add the feature the manufacturers forgot …… W6OWP 46
o Above and Below 2 Meters – Know what you’re hearing …… N2DUP 62
o DXDA ’90 – The corrected list of countries …… WB2DIN, Staff 80
o The Signal Sentry – Miniature touch-tone decoder and message alert …… WB8ELK 14
o The Yaesu FT-1000 Transceiver – A hot performer loaded with features …… WA4BLC 18
o Antenna Quick-Launch System – All you need is a strong arm and the QL system …… W1XU 26
o GAP DX-VI Multiband Vertical – Better than a dipole for DX …… K5CNF 36

November 1990 (#362)

o The Roll-Up 10-20 Antenna – Just right for portable QRP …… WV8R 12
o Working the World with 2 Milliwatts – The ultimate QRP challenge …… KI6DQ 14
o The FIRE-BALL QRP Rig – 50 milliwatts of pure power …… WB8ELK 18
o The Firecaler Milliwattmeter – Calibrate your mini-QRP rig …… WB0ESV 22
o The Smoke Detector Receiver – Turn the FIRE-BALL into a complete transceiver …… WB0ESV 24
o One-Tube QRP Transmitter – A new use for old tubes …… Allen 26
o TTL Transceiver for 40 Meters – The logical choice for QRP …… WB0NQM 30
o Goof-Proof Regenerative Receiver – One-transistor receive fun …… WB0NQM 34
o MOuSe-FeET – A 40 watt QSK CW amplifier …… N5HNN 36
o The Dummy Ducky – Inexpensive dummy load for your HT! …… DA1DB/WB7NZG 41
o The Worlds of Gus Browning W4BPD – Tribute to a DX pioneer …… K5CVD 48
o The 1990 Holiday Gift Guide – A buyer’s guide for holiday shopping …… Staff 61
o MAX System Ground Plane Antennas – A Quality, low-cost alternative to the ol’ “coat hanger special” …… N1GPH 8
o Heathkit Adapter and Coax Cable Kits – Create your own versatile adapters …… WB9RRT 47
o The CELJACK – Connect land line telephone equipment to your cellular phone …… NU3T 58

December 1990 (#363)

o Behold the BackPacket! – Go take a hike with packet radio …… NW6H 9
o Upgrade Your HD-4040 – KISS your Heath HD-4040 and keep AX.25 too! …… N2BLI 19
o The VOX Plus HT Accessory – Enjoy base station performance -with your HT! …… WA2EBY 24
o Pack Your Seabag, “Sparks” – Do you want to be a ship’s Radio Officer? …… N0MM 35
o Audio Powered Tape Recorder Controller – Add convenience to your hamshack ……KE0UV 54
o Ten-Tee’s Hercules II Model 420 – Turn your rig into a 550 watt transceiver! …… N4LBJ 22
o The Lightning Bolt Dual-Band VHF/UHF Quad – Two antennas in one compact package …… WB8ELK 30
o The PacComm PSK-1 – Connect to the world via the Microsats! …… WA3USG 32
o The ICOM IC-726 – The HF + 6 road warrior …… N1GPH 38
o PT-340 Tuner-Tuner from Palomar Engineers – Adjust your antenna tuner without transmitting …… KA1LR 40
1991
January 1991 (#364)
o High Precision Frequency Standard – Use your TV set as a laboratory standard …… Johnson 9
o Scrounger’s Guide to Recycled Electronics – Discover a gold mine of inexpensive parts …… W5FG 22
o An HF/VHF/UHF Marker Generator – Get on frequency for less than $10 …… K84ZGC 27
o A Parallel Port I/O Board – Control your world! …… VE6BGL 29
o The Three-Terminal Regulator – Multiple uses in one package …… N9RF 40
o Rose Parade Mobile – A high-tech HF remote station …… WA6TWF 46
o Low-Cost Mag-Mount – Plus a complete mobile antenna system …… AD5X 55
o MFJ SWR Analyzers – MFJ-20 7 HF and 208 VHF portables …… WA4BLC 19
o The WB2OPA LogMaster – A versatile HF logging program for the IBM PC …… N8AHA, WB8ELK 34
o Kenwood’s TM-941A Tri-band FM Transceiver – Three for the price of one …… N0IVN 36
o The EINEC Antenna Modeling Program – Let your computer design your next antenna …… WA4BLC 52
February 1991 (#365)
o Radar Detector to Microwave Receiver Conversion – Listen on 10 GHz cheap …… WA6EJO 10
o UHF Source Dipper – The easy way to tune circuits from 400-500 MHz! …… WB0ESV 20
o UHF Field Strength Meter – For 400 to 500 MHz …… WB0ESV 24
o Future Modulation Amateur Television – Sometimes called frequency modulation …… W9NTP 32
o Take a West Indies DXpedition? – “No Problem, Mon!” …… VP2E/W1HEO 34
o Pour an Antenna for X-Band – 20-20 vision for your microwave system! …… WA4WDL 48
o The Microwave Directory – Where to find a wide range of goodies for operation at 902 MHz and above …… KT2B 52
o An Inexpensive 10 GHz Dish System – The plumber’s delight …… WT0W 57
o The Kenwood TH-27A – A mini HT with maxi features …… N1GPH 28
o SHF Systems Linear Transverters for 1240 and 2304 MHz – Explore the microwave bands with these easy-to-build kits …… KT2B 40
o The Commander II Amplifier – For more fun on 2 meters …… WA8SAJ 54
March 1991 (#366)
o Packet with the Microsats – The secrets of success …… KI6QE 9
o Weather Satellite Reception – Dust off your unused scanner …… N6NHP 12
o The Desert Voices Project – An overnight success story …… KA1UKM 18
o Elementary Mode S – Satellite fun on 2.4 GHz-the easy way! …… KA9LNV 21
o Touch-Tone Activated Scanner – So you won’ t miss a call! …… AA7Y 30
o Two Meter EME Primer – Your guide to moonbounce action! …… W5UN 46
o Hams in Space! – SAREX II, the next generation …… Chien 54
o The ICOM IC-970H VHF/UHF Multiband All-Mode Transceiver – A greatrig for both satellite and local communications …… KA7LDN 36
o Skymoon – Software for EME communications …… WA3USG 46
April 1991 (#367)
o Artificial RF Ground – Maximize your antenna’s efficiency …… KB4ZGC 10
o The ESV Mod Quad – Inexpensive performer for any band from 50 through 1296 MHz …… WB0ESV 14
o Collinear for Two Meters – An inexpensive, efficient antenna …… G3YCC 24
o Simple SupeRX – A super-small superhet for 80, 40, or 30m …… WA6IVC 26
o Pocket-Portable Seven-Band Antenna – It’s cheap, easy-to-build, and effective …… KB4ZGC 46
o Ten for 10 – Build a high performance, 10 meter beam for $10 …… KM4UL 52
o The Happy Half Square – Inexpensive gain in a compact package …… W1XU 22
o The Carolina Windom 160 – Work 160-10 meters with just one antenna …… WA4BLC 34
o Ameritron’s AL-811 Linear Amplifier – Get the real thing at the right price …… WA4BLC 38
o SV Products’ WARe Band Yagi – Model 1824/2-L -a super buy! …… N4IBJ
o Practical Antenna Handbook – Useful information for beginners and pros …… W6OAL 21
May 1991 (#368)
o The Copperhead Keyer Paddle – The perfect touch! …… KI5AZ 9
o The Handy Inductance Bridge – For measuring small coils …… KB4ZGC 11
o The Mini-Keyer – A smaller and newer version of an old friend …… WB9YBM 14
o Covert Hamming – A design for your next secret mission …… K6BRP 21
o Software for the HamShack, Part I – Useful ham calculations you can program yourself! …… WA4BLC 22
o Two QRP Transmitters – Dust the ethers and bend the waves! …… KI5AZ 26
o A Better Tube Tester – Check more than just DC amplification …… WA1IAO 30
o Apartment Antennas: A Challenge – How to cope with a ess-than-ideal QTH …… W1GV 42
o The JPS NIR-10 – Separate the words from the noise …… WB2QLL 34
o The J-Com MagicNotch Audio Filter – A little box that locks out lids …… N1GPH 40
o The SR3 Simplex Repeater from Brainstorm Engineering – Versatile store-and-forward voice controller …… WA3USG 46
June 1991 (#369)
o Three Bands With One Rock – Versatile QRP transmitter for 80, 40 and 20m …… WW9X 10
o Tune in on Philately – Immortalized in stamps …… Schuessler 14
o A Pseudo CW Filter – Be good to your ears …… WR5B 18
o Build the Brass Pounder’s Keyer – A memory keyer that reproduces your true CW “fist” …… AA6GG 22
o SPSM Mobile Mount – Build this reliable Hustler classic …… W6OAL 34
o Parts Substitution – A beginner’s guide …… KB1MW/7 40
o Software for the Ham Shack, Part II – Useful ham calculations you can program yourself! …… WA4BLC 44
o Get on the WARC Bandwagon – You can still enjoy good DXing, even as propagation conditions decline …… N4LBJ 50
o The KE2AM Voice ID and Repeater Controller – Control your repeater economically! …… WB8ELK 12
o Tripp Lite PR-25A and Isobar 8 GS – Power supply and surge suppressor …… N1GPH 38
o SWISSLOG Version 3.66 – A complete QSO tracking system in one fast software program …… WA3USG 46
July 1991 (#370)
o Micro ATV Transmitter – Can the Dick Tracy video wristwatch be far away? …… KC6CCC 9
o Tropo Time Is Now! – Talk thousands of miles on the VHF/UHF bands …… WB6NOA 14
o Antennas by the Yard – HT antennas that realty measure up! …… WA6TLK 22
o The Megaloop – Perfect for megalomaniacs …… W1GV 29
o Lightning Protection – Want some peace of mind? …… NU1A 32
o The Flight of STS-37 – The first “all-ham” crew …… KC4YER 34
o Software for the Ham Shack, Part III – Useful calculations you can program yourself! …… WA4BLC 42
o The VOR-2 Video Operated Relay – Control your ATV repeater with this versatile circuit …… WA3USG 26
o SSTV with the Robot 1200C Scan Converter and the Martin Emmerson EPROM Version 4.0 – Add exciting new features to the Robot …… WA3USG 46
o The ATV-3 Downconverter – Tune in to ATV with this economical kit …… AH2AR/8 50
August 1991 (#371)
o Poor Man’s Packet – A complete software TNC for PC compatibles! …… WB2EMS, N8KEI 8
o Low Cost Discone – Wideband coverage from 144 to 1296 MHz …… AD5X 24
o High Speed Data Acquisition – Sample the outside world with this inexpensive interface …… N8KDD 28
o Software for the Ham Shack, Part IV – Useful ham calculations you can program yourself! …… WA4BLC 32
o Universal CAT Interface – Control your rig with your computer! …… K5YEF 38
o Hope for Monolingual Hams – If you really want to communicate! …… WA1LBP 50
o Pkt-GOLD Multimode – Your software window into the world of digital communications! …… WA1R 20
o The TAPR METCON-1 Kit – Add telemetry and control to your packet station …… WB8ELK 34
o The Kantronlcs KTU Telemetry Unit with Weathemode EPROM – Remote weather observations via packet! …… WA3USG 46
September 1991 (#372)
o The Square Pancake Antenna – A 20-inch square marvel! …… W2SMR 18
o Indoor 10 Meter Beam – A 2-element “invisible” coaxial antenna …… N9CAP
o Economical Mobile HF Antenna – Modify a Radio Shack CB antenna for the HF bands …… AA6NG 26
o DXDA Awards and Countries – The latest update, thanks to Bob Reed WB2DIN …… Staff 30
o Dual-Band Vertical – This one’s for the 160 and 1750 meter bands …… WD4PLI 38
o The L-O-N-G Long-Wire – What is it like to build and worka REAL long-Wire? …… W1GV 46
o Ham-It-Up Sweepstakes Contest Winners! – Here’s the list you’ve been waiting fort …… Staff 52
o The Outbacker All-Band HF Mobile Antenna – A 12-month road test on a tough mobile antenna from down under …… N1GPH 12
o Quantum Ham Battery – Be prepared with full power for your HT …… N1GPH 22
o Carolina Beam – An innovative new Windom for 80-10 meter operation! …… WA4BLC 34
October 1991 (#373)
o The Sudden Receiver – A simple-to-build receiver for 160-20M …… G3RJV 8
o A 10M Sideband Transmitter – Add voice to your QRP station …… NZ5G 14
o Simple Gain Antenna for 903 MHz – Build it for under $25 …… AD5X 27
o Microprocessor Repeater Controller, Part I – Add versatility to your repeater system …… WB3ESS 28
o Low-Pass Antenna Tuner – Match your antenna while reducing harmonics with this unique design …… KB4ZGC 46
o Kenwood’s TH-77A Dual-Band Walkie – Super-packed with features! …… KB1UM 42
o The Drake R8 Receiver – Tune in the world with this hot new receiver …… WA4BLC 50
November 1991 (#374)
o Voice ID on a Chip – Throw your voice with this versatile Circuit …… WB8ELK 11
o Portable Frequency Counters – Versatile test equipment that you can really count on …… WB6NOA 15
o Half-Wave Gain Antenna – For 450 MHz handie talkies …… AD5X 26
o The Heli-Hat Antenna – An 18-inch wonder for 10-17 meters …… KB4ZGC 32
o Showdown in Portland – Discover the thrill of radiosporting …… K0OV 38
o Microprocessor Repeater Controller, Part II – This month, the audio board …… WB3ESS 44
o A Simple 10-Meter Sideband Amplifier – Give your QRP rig a boost …… NZ5G 52
o The Kenwood TS-850S – A versatile HF transceiver with a digital difference …… N2GE 18
o The Startek International Model 3500 Frequency Counter – Speed, accuracy, and ease in a shirt-pocket unit …… WB9RRT 30
o The Solarcon A-99 Antenna – A very economical vertical for 10-17 meters! …… WA4BLC 36
December 1991 (#375)
o The Simple TX TX – The perfect companion for the SupeRX receiver! …… WA6IVC 10
o Project INSPIRE: A Space Shuttle Experiment – Build a simple receiver to explore the wonders of the 60,000 meter band! …… KG6EK 22
o The QUAG-V – A high performance and wide bandwidth antenna for VHF and UHF …… WB3AYW 36
o Computerized Tuning for Ramsey Receiver Kits – It doesn’t have to be expensive …… N8KDD 42
o Not Just Another Island – Weekend DXpedition activates the Walrus Islands …… NL7KH 50
o The “Cheap and Simple” Power Supply Revisited – Improved regulation for a classic power supply …… WA9VLK/G0NBZ 66
o The Ramsey 2 Meter Transceiver Kit – Build your own high-quallty FM rig the easy way …… K1BQT 18
o The BayCom Packet System – Run packet without a TNC …… WA3USG 20
o ZD Engineering Hardline Matching Transformers – A great way to use all of that cheap CATV cable! …… WB9RRT 29
o The Yaesu FT-990 – A fully-equipped transceiver for the everyday ham …… WA4BLC 32
o ICOM IC-2SRA 2 Meter HT and Scanner – A full-feature 2 meter handheld with a separate wideband receiver …… WB6NOA 46
1992
January 1992 (#376)
o The Dual-Combo Field-Strength and Source Dip Meter – Versatile test instruments for all your RF projects …… WB0ESV 8
o Safety Power Breaker for the Test Bench – Avoid a shocking experience …… WA1FHB 18
o An Improved Crystal Tester – Check out those surplus crystals with this portable circuit …… KA4J 22
o Build a Function Generator – An inexpensive way to generate useful waveforms …… KB4ZGC 28
o One Desert Storm MARS Experience – MARS readiness and support needed! …… NX7T 34
o A Direct-Reading Linear Inductance Meter – Check out your coils with a digital voltmeter …… W8VWX 38
o Use Those Surplus Meters – Find out what’s inside that meter, and how it can be used …… KB4ZGC 42
o The 200-Channel Standard C168A Handheld – Lot’s of options in a small, small package …… WB6NOA 24
o The Ventenna – The “no antennas” antenna …… N1GPH 32
o Secrets of RF Circuit Design – A new reference book from a well known author …… N3GDE 23
February 1992 (#377)
o The Copper Cactus J-Pole – For 2m and 70cm …… KE7AX 9
o A Five-Component Wideband Amplifier for Your Receiver – Give your VHF receiver a boost! …… K9EYY 12
o An NE-602 RF Signal Generator – Useful test equipment from a versatile IC …… Kerr 22
o Colombian Expedition – Adventure in the Andes …… KC4VLN 34
o PVC Cubical Quad for 10 Meter -Build this $30 plumber’s special! …… KG5BI 38
o VBI-360 Beam Indicator – Put your color display on the wall …… WA3USG 15
o The AL800 High Gain HT Antenna – Improve your dual-band portable punch …… N1GPH 20
o The Radio Shack HTX-202 2 Meter FM Transceiver – This full-featured HT is ideal for beginners, as well as for experienced hams …… WB6NOA 28
March 1992 (#378)
o Build a GaAsFET Preamp Sequencer – Mast-mount your preamp for maximum performance …… WZ1V 8
o Simple Pulsed Crystal Signal Source – Find the right frequency …… KA1MJP 14
o An ATV Downconverter with a Difference – Keep FM voice repeaters out of your picture …… W9NTP 22
o Using RS-12 – Work the world with this unique satellite …… G3IOR 32
o 40/80 Meter Wave Ryder – A QRP tube transmitter powered by 12 volts DC …… KI5AZ 40
o A Remote Field Strength Meter – An accurate system for measuring radiated power …… W2IMB 44
o The Lappack – Extended portable power for your laptop computer …… W5VBO 52
o DigiMax D1200 Frequency Counter – Great performance at a budget price …… KA1MDA 18
o The JPS NF-60 DSP Notch Filter – Get rid of multiple carriers with the push of a button …… WA4BLC 36
April 1992 (#379)
o The Arrow Antenna – Hit the bull’s-eye with this portable VHF sharp shooter …… KA0VFF/N0IMW 10
o The Plumber’s Delight – A new look for the J-pole! …… KB6EPO 16
o The Flower Pot Special – Plant your antenna! …… N1GPH 18
o The Rock Bender QRP Transmitter – Win QSOs and influence crystals …… WI5W 22
o Monoband Yagi for 20 Meters – More dBs for the buck …… AB4GX 30
o The SAM1 Transverter – For the challenge of LF/VLF …… WD4PLI 36
o Heil HM-10 Dual and BM-10 Boomset Microphones – Experience the world of hi-fi audio …… N1GPH 28
o The EASY-PC PCB Layout Program – An easy way to produce camera ready PC board artwork …… WB6P 48
o The AOR AR3000 Communications Receiver – Continuous coverage from 100 kHz to 2036 MHz in a three-pound package …… N3BAH 58
May 1992 (#380)
o Poor Ham’s Dynamic Component Analyzer – Build your own Circuit detective …… KA1MDA 8
o Log Periodic Dipole Array for 2 Meters – Wideband performance in a small package …… N2KLK 14
o QRP Sidetone Companion – And part-time code practice oscillator …… KI5AZ 18
o The Copperback Beetle – A new type of “bug” …… KI5AZ 20
o Battery Watchdog – Keeps your battery up to snuff …… WB0TCZ/7 26
o Control Your Station by Computer – Hardware and software interfaces for Kenwood rigs …… WK2S 30
o DXpedition Lessons from Peter I and Bouvet Islands – Helpful hints for your next exotic radio operation …… AJ0N/LA6US 46
o The MFJ-247 Antenna Analyzer – SWR analyzer with a built-in frequency counter …… WA4BLC 25
o LOGic Jr. and LOGic II vers. 2.1 Ham Logging Software – Discover the versatility of a computerized logbook …… WA3USG 38
o The Daiwa PS-304 – A regulated power supply …… N1GPH 42
o The Yaesu FT-26 2 Meter Walkie – Simplicity redefined …… KB1UM 50
June 1992 (#381)
o 8,000 Channels for the Ramsey FX-146 – Add direct frequency input to this popular 2 meter transceiver …… KG7BK 10
o VE3CYC’s Wire Beam – Versatile gain antenna for a limited space …… VE3CYC 16
o Touch-Tone Squelch – Remote speaker control with a DTMF decoder …… VE3RGW 20
o Build Your Own 20 Meter Transceiver – Work the world with this easy-to-build rig …… WB6NKJ 26
o The j-Com Ventriloquist – Throw your voice with the push of a button …… WB8ELK 40
o The Heights Tower Systems Aluminum Tower – Hang your aluminum on some aluminum …… W8CM 42
o ELNEC Version 2.2 – An updated version of the antenna modeling program …… WA4BLC 48
July 1992 (#382)
o An Indoor or Window-Mounted Vertical Dipole – A floor-to-ceiling antenna for 10-20m …… W3JIP 8
o Six-Band Linear Trap Antenna – Multi-band operation without coils or capacitors …… KB4ZGC 14
o 10 Meter DSB Transmitter – Easy to build and no tuning required …… WA4ADG 18
o Calibrated Signal Generator – An accurate RF source from 400 kHz to 33 MHz at the twist of a dial …… N2DCH 26
o A Receive Converter Adapter for 2 Meter Transceivers – Monitor 6 meters or 220 MHz with this unique circuit …… W3RW 32
o An Eight Channel A-to-D Converter for Your Computer – Sample the analog world with this easy interface …… N8KDD 40
o Protected AC Outlet for the Workbench – Avoid a shocking experience …… N4TMI 50
o The MFJ-9020 20 Meter CW Transceiver and Integrated CW Station – A versatile and portable QRP combo …… WB8VGE 36
o The Yaesu FT-415 Handheld – A full featured 2m mini-HT …… KB1UM 46
August 1992 (#383)
o The ViewPort VGA Color SSTV System – At last- a versatile slow-scan TV program and interface for the IBM PC …… KA2PYJ 8
o The Compact-A-Loop Antenna – 80 meters for the apartment dweller …… G2BZQ 18
o ATV Transmitter, Part I – Get on ATV easily and cheaply …… K2MQJ, KA2CWL 22
o The Explorer – HF receiver for 40 and 80 meters …… K5WMS 30
o Digital ALC – A simple way to get the best out of any transmitter ……N7APE 36
o A Frequency Counter Upgrade – Accuracy at the flip of a switch …… KD9ZT 48
o AEA’s Weather FAX Decoder – HF FAX on an IBM PC …… N7IDB 42
o The Larsen KG 2/70 Glass-Mounted Antenna – Glass-mounted dual-band …… N1GPH 46
September 1992 (#384)
o The Raser – A novel wire antenna system …… W2OZH 8
o My Longwire Antenna – Cheap, no-fuss, and it’s got gain! …… NH6XK 18
o Wideband RF Baluns – A practical guide to the perfect match …… K8IHQ 20
o NiCd Restorer/Charger – Don’t throw old NiCds away! …… N7APE 24
o High Performance 2 Meter Yagi – Improve your signal with this compact design …… W3HMI 30
o Common Audio and Speaker Bus – Control noise pollution chaos …… W6WTU 36
o ATV Transmitter, Part II – Get on ATV easily and quickly …… KA2CWL, K2MQJ 50
o A Simple Rooftop Vertical – An inexpensive and easy-to-build 40 to 10 meter antennas …… N0LRF 60
o The Comet CX-224 Tri-band Mobile Antenna – Operate 144, 222 and 440 MHz with one antenna …… WB6IGP 26
o The MAX System 5-Element Quad – Easy to assemble and very portable …… WB6NOA 41
o The “Super Guy” Tower Guy – A simple method for lower support …… W3BMW 58
October 1992 (#385)
o Packet on the Mac – Connect with the world without a TNC …… KD6CMT 8
o A 2 Meter FET Amplifier for Your Handheld – Build this simple, inexpensive amplifier …… AA4AW 20
o A New Look at Loop Antennas – Adding regeneration to ferrite-core and open-wire box loops …… W2IMB 28
o Baby Loopy – A half-wave, inductively-loaded loop …… NH6XK 34
o Noise Reduction Using Broadband Active Whip Antennas – Clear reception for the VLF/LF bands …… WD4PLI/6 38
o Packet Radio and Emergency Communications – Public safety enters the digital world …… KA0DXM 42
o The AEA IsoLoop 10-30 – A big antenna in a small package …… N1EWO 16
o The DAIWA DP-830 Digital SWR and Power Meter – Simultaneously measure power and SWR from 1.8 to 525 MHz …… WB9RRT 26
o The Kantronics KPC-3 – Full-featured packet in a compact package …… WB9EGA 30
November 1992 (#386)
o The QRP 80/40 CW Sender – QRP power and QRP cost …… G2BZQ 8
o The Noise Remover – A simple, effective way to get rid of the static …… K8MKB 12
o An All-Band HF Mobile Antenna – Efficient and inexpensive …… KC4TMT 18
o Spread Spectrum Primer – What is spread spectrum, anyway? …… KC6YJY 29
o The JRL-2000 HF MOSFET Linear Amplifier – A solid-state, no-tune kilowatt with very advanced features …… WA4BLC 26
o The FS 73 Signal Cube Digital Field Strength Meter – Measure both absolute and relative field strengths …… WB9RRT 42
December 1992 (#387)
o The Techno-Whizzy 1, Part I – Build a direct digital synthesis (DDS) radio …… N9JZW 8
o The Key to Unlocking the HTX-100 – Improved RIT control …… AC3L 20
o Is 2 Meters Hazardous to Your Health? – How to calculate safety …… N1II 28
o Build a LiTZ Decoder – Touch-tone control your speaker for emergency alerts …… KA5RZI, N7IOB 30
o Iambic Keyer Paddles – A wide array of choices …… N6HI 36
o The Beach Brawley Boomer – QSOs made in the shade …… NH6XK 48
o An Expanded-Scale Voltmeter – For accurate battery monitoring …… KJ4W 60
o The ICOM IC-728 – Top-of-the-line performance in an inexpensive package …… WA4BLC 22
o The Micro-Mag Mobile Antenna – Compact VHF and UHF antennas for the ham on the go! …… AH2AR/8 26
o The Tigertronics BP-1 Packet Modem – Just add one computer for instant packet …… WB8ELK 52
1993
January 1993 (#388)
o The Techno-Whizzy 1, Part II – Build a direct digital synthesis (DDS) transmitter …… N9JZW 10
o Programmable-Frequency Audio Generator – High accuracy with digital control …… Redman 16
o The SP-1 Transceiver – Build the HF “Spider” …… WA8TXT 24
o Twin Crystal Ladder Filters – Upper or lower sideband filters using inexpensive crystals …… N2DCH 32
o Handi-Beacon – Turn your tape recorder into a beacon controller …… WB9YBM 38
o The Down East Microwave OEM 432K – Put your HF rig on the 70cm band with this easy-to-build linear transverter kit …… KT2B 36
o The SR4 Multimode Simplex Repeater – The next generation of store-and-forward voice controllers …… WA3USG
February 1993 (#389)
o Fun at 10,000 MHz – Explore the wide open spaces of the 10 GHz microwave band …… WB6NOA 10
o The 23-Foot Indoor Antenna – Make an effective 20 and 80 meter apartment-owner antenna …… G2BZQ 16
o Accurate Low Cost VSWR Meter – Convert this CB accessory for 1.8-450 MHz operation …… AD5X 18
o An Effective 160 Meter Antenna – How to build one on a small residential lot …… KA6MMQ 20
o The “Simplest Transverter” – Check out the 6 meter band with this Inexpensive 2 meter interface …… W3RW 26
o Build the Tone Processor – Eliminate interfering signals with this versatile switched capacitor audio filter …… JAlAYO 30
o The Down East Microwave WSSK – Microwave weak signal source kits …… KT2B 34
o The GAP Voyager DX-IV Vertical – Operate 160 through 20 meters with this high performance antenna …… AG8L 42
March 1993 (#390)
o Constructing High Current Power Supplies – Practical considerations learned through experience …… KE9ED 10
o Fiber Optics and Amateur Radio – Is fiber-optic technology in our future? …… AJ0N/LA6US 14
o Digital Satellite Gateway Nodes – How to get on OSCAR 22 with an HT …… WA0PTV 19
o Clock It Quick – Tame ripple counter chips …… Arnoid 22
o Dual Half-Wave Antenna – A ground independent antenna with gain …… KE2QJ 26
o Active Antenna Using a MOSFET – Build a low noise antenna …… W2IMB 32
o Computer Control for the Ramsey FTR-146 – Build a computer interface for this 2 meter transceiver kit …… WD8BNR 60
o The AEA DSP-2232 – A digital signal processing filter …… N1EWO 17
April 1993 (#391)
o Mini-Quad Loops – Three-fifths-size loops with full-size performance …… NH6XK 10
o Copper Dual-Band Super J-Pole Antenna – Build it in less than an hour …… KA0NAN 12
o HR2510 Hi-Power Modrtication – Increase the performance of this popular HF rig …… Merrill 17
o 10 Meter X-Beam – Upgrade your antenna as well as your license …… N5SJZ 18
o Lightweight, Collapsible Quad for 2 Meters – Excellent performance in a small package …… AA1EX 26
o Want a Dish? – Building your own is easier than you think …… WA8WBP 30
o The Ultratorch – A tool for liberation …… N4RVE 24
o The j-Com Zetel SDP-600 Smart Patch – Autopatch at a reasonable price …… WB9RRT 36
May 1993 (#392)
o The Hows and Whys of Coaxial Cable – How to select the most appropriate kind for your need …… WB2WIK/6 10
o An Almost Everything Amplifier – Change from 7 MHz to 225 MHz with no bandswitching or tuning! …… AA4AW 20
o An Experimenter’s Power Supply – An adaptable multi-voltage supply …… KF9GX, Reimers 30
o Electronic Project Panel Labels – Let your computer help …… K4GOK 44
o A Versatile NiCd Charger – Simple to build with off-the-shelf parts …… W4JC 68
o The ICOM IC-W2A Dual-Band Handheld – Two radios in one! …… KA1MDA 36
June 1993 (#393)
o The Ubiquitous Coaxial Connector – Wire up these common connectors the easy way …… WB2WIK/6 10
o Portable Packet Digipeater for Emergency Service – Put together this compact system before disaster strikes …… K6YDW 16
o 16 Tips for Using PCB Layout Software – You can do things differently when you design a PCB on your computer …… N8PTG 28
o Building and Using N7APE’s NiCd zapper – An update …… K4GOK 34
o Backup Battery Monitor/Charger/Alarm – Be prepared for emergencies …… KB4ZGC 40
o HF/VHF Digital MFJ SWR Analyzer – MFJ’s latest version of this helpful antenna tool …… WA4BLC 46
o US Digital Company’s DVR 501A Simplex Repeater System – A low-cost simplex repeater …… N1GPH 48
July 1993 (#394)
o Type “N” RF Connectors – How to install and use them …… WB2WIK/6 10
o Mobile CW Operation – Ham radio’s oldest mode keeps rolling …… WB2WIK/M6 16
o A Tilt-Over/Swivel Antenna Mount for Recreation Vehicles – Take your fun-size vertical on the road …… W4PVI 28
o Expanded Range Direct-Reading Inductance Meter – Build this cheap choke checker …… W8VWX 34
o Deluxe Function Generator – This simple project has many uses …… KC3ZQ 38
o A Universal Speech Processor – An easy upgrade for your transceiver …… K9EUI 40
o Stacking UHF Antennas – Get gain with less pain …… WB4HFN 43
o Nine to 10 – What to do when 10 meters is closed …… N1II 53
o The AEA HamLink Model HL-60 – Does your radio miss you when you’re not home? …… WA6TWF 20
o The Hewlett Packard HP 34401 A Digital Multimeter – Add a top quality test instrument to your workbench …… WB8VGE 24
August 1993 (#395)
o A Decade of Packet – An anthology of 73 packet radio articles from 1983 to 1993 …… WA1RZW 10
o FM Packet Deviation Meter – Put your packet station on the money for 20 bucks …… N5OWK 22
o Julieboard – An easy-to-build DDS synthesizer for the PC printer port …… VE3JIL 40
o Computer Control for Beam Antennas, Part I – Give your station a smart, new twist …… K4OND 54
o PC Pakratt for Windows – Love at first byte …… N1EWO 28
o The STARTEK ATH-15 Portable Frequency Counter – Make your life easier …… WB9RRT 34
o The AEA PK-900 – State-of-the-art digital ham radio …… N1EWO 36
September 1993 (#396)
o Computer Control for Beam Antennas, Part II – Give your station a smart, new twist …… K4OND 10
o The W2EKY “Icky-Stick” Antenna – Hit the roof with an improved ground-plane vertical …… W2EKY 18
o Compressing the W3EDP – Build this unique multiband restricted space antenna …… G2BZQ 20
o Distributed Capacity Twisted Loop – An indoor 40 meter antenna for five bucks …… WA6QBU 26
o Evolution of an Antenna – Build a new version of the classic “Lazy H” antenna …… W2TBZ 28
o Add Remote-Base Capability to ANY Repeater! – Bargain bells ‘n’ whistles …… WB9YBM 30
o DSP: The Whole Truth – Everything you ever wanted to know about digital signal processing …… N9RF 32
o Recycled TV Beam to 2 Meters for $2 – Use an old TV antenna for this inexpensive, two-hour project …… KA0NAN 34
o A Discone Just For Fun – Fun to design, build and use …… KA0DAQ 38
o DIGI-FIELD Field Strength Meter – A new entry at a reasonable price …… WB9RRT 42
October 1993 (#397)
o More Gadgets for Your MFJ-9020 – Add features to this great QRP rig …… W6YBT 10
o Universal Automatic Minimum Power Control for AMTOR – Use just enough punch to get the job done …… N7APE 14
o The Challenge of QRP – An introduction to low power operation …… WB8VGE 18
o The RASER Revisited – How this superior HF dipole antenna can be improved …… W2OZH 29
o A New Look at a Simple VFO/Exciter – Stable tuning with minimal parts …… W2IMB 35
o 73’s DX Dynasty Award – Update to 73 ‘s only awards program …… Staff 68
o The Backpacker II – 40 meter transceiver …… WB8VGE 26
o The MFJ-451 Morse Keyboard – A perfect fist, right out of the box …… WB2WIK/6 32
o The ARK 40 QRP Transceiver – Enjoy synthesized tuning in a low-cost monoband rig …… WB8VGE 38
November 1993 (#398)
o The FARA Project – An economical, easy-to-build, 25 watt 2 meter amplifier …… A1GPO 10
o Improved VOX Mobile Extender – Give your handheld the power of a mobile …… K6YDW 20
o The Solar Control-ar – A solar panel charge controller for all seasons …… WB5PPV 26
o Ramsey Electronics FX-146 Transceiver Kit – Roll your own 2 meter rig …… KT2B 39
o Azden AZ-61 6m FM Transceiver – Advanced features in the palm of your hand …… WB6NOA 42
December 1993 (#399)
o Deluxe Communications Audio Board – Enhance your audio with this practical add-on …… WD4PLI 10
o Resolving 2 Meter/Cable TV Interference – A winning strategy for keeping the peace, and staying on the air! …… NM8R 18
o Five-Element T-Match VHF Yagi – Excellent performance characteristics on 2 meters …… KA0NAN 28
o Remote Tuned Active Antenna – Tune this easy amplified antenna without leaving your chair …… W2IMB 32
o Melt Your Way to Better Breadboards – Discover the Macro Surface-Mount breadboard method …… N1JIJ 38
o Maxi-Loop 80 – Here’s a tried-and-true indoor favorite you can build …… G2BZQ 42
o The HANDI-Finder – Build this versatile, accurate DFer semi kit in an evening …… W6KOW 26
o Midland 73-005 Transceiver – A full-Featured HT at an entry-revel price …… WA1RZW 34
1994
January 1994 (#400)
o Using the World’s Most Accurate Frequency Standard, Part 1 – Building a receiver for WWVB …… K9EUI 10
o Micro IDer – An easy-to-build automatic Morse code station identifier …… KA9SZW, Pointer 18
o The “Hula Loop” – A stationary bidirectional hybrid three-element delta loop …… NH6XK 30
o The Quad Charger – A constant current NiCd charger …… K4GOK 34
o EASY-PC Printed Circuit Layout Software – Want to get into computer-aided design (CAD)? …… K4IPV 42
o “The Radio Doctor” – “Fix it and run it” videos …… WB6NOA 48
February 1994 (#401)
o VHF Meteor Scatter Propagation – Bounce your signal beyond the horizon …… WB2WIK/6 10
o Using the World’s Most Accurate Frequency Standard, Part 2 – Building a digital phase comparator …… K9EUI 18
o Computer Control for Your Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) VFO – Free yourself of the hassles of generating an accurate and stable sinusoidal signal-and more! …… VE1ABC 26
o ASCII-to-Morse-Code Interface – Let your keyboard do the work …… KD1JV 36
o Standardize Your Microphone Connectors – A one-plug-fits-all solution you can easily build …… WB9YBM 44
o Folding Three-Element 2 Meter Quad – Finds fox, folds, fits in trunk …… WX8G 46
o The Kenwood TH-28A – 2 meter hand-held transceiver …… WB2WIK/6 52
o The XPERTEK DVMS/1+ – Digital voice mail system for repeaters …… WA4TEM 56
March 1994 (#402)
o Getting Started With Satellite Imagery – Enjoy a bird’s-eye view using your PC and VHF rig …… KO4BD 10
o Using the World’s Most Accurate Frequency Standard, Part 3 – Building a good secondary frequency standard …… K9EUI 18
o The TW-1 Cheap Dig ital Front Panel – Easy thumbwheel tuning for the Techno-Whizzy 1 …… N9JZW 26
o The FOXBOX – A voice ID T-hunt controller …… KI5GH 42
o The Commercial General Radiotelephone Operator License – Pass that test! …… WB6NOA 52
o The CS-800 – Connect System Inc.’s Full Duplex Interconnect …… N3KHM 34
o The Ten-Tee Scout – Easy, affordable and, best of all, fun! …… WB8VGE 36
April 1994 (#403)
o Motorcycle Mobile! – Take ham radio two-wheeling …… KC6QJB 10
o The 40 Meter Full-Wave Horizontal Loop – Take your signal to the treetops …… NH6XK 14
o The Big Kahuna – A 15’ high, 160 meter Distributed Capacity Twisted Loop Antenna …… WA6QBU 20
o A Sensitive Bandspread SWL Receiver – Aaah, the nostalgic smell of dust burning off tubes! …… XE2/KB6EPO 32
o A 2 Meter Half-Kilowatt for $1 per Watt – Build this VHF amp using vacuum-tube technology! …… WB2WIK/6 40
o Using International 9096-IIA – Xtra-flex low-loss coaxial cable …… WB2WIK/6 48
o The Lightning Bolt Quad – An HF five-band, two-element, cubical quad antenna …… AC4HF 25
o The Diamond X2200A – A high-gain UHF/VHF omnidirectional base station antenna …… WB2WIK/6 28
o Quickyagi Antenna Design Program – Designing a yagi has never been so easy! …… WB9RRT 30
May 1994 (#404)
o HI-PER Audio Filter – This project provides High-PERformance CW filtering …… KC3ZQ 10
o Speech Compression – Make a monster mike! …… KB1UM 16
o Fast Charger – Recharge NiCd and NiMH batteries in as little as 30 minutes …… KN6PK 22
o The Radar Gun Reality – Ham scientist testifies on electromagnetic radiation …… K6UI 30
o Improved QRP Keying Circuit – A slick fix for your little CW rig …… KD1JV 58
o The ICOM IC-2iA Micro HT – Meet the evershrinking HT …… KB1UM 40
o The Power Station – A multi-function, portable, rechargeable power source …… WA1RZW 57
o The ICOM IC-737 HF All-Band Transceiver – A first-class rig, with all the right features …… 44
June 1994 (#405)
o MRP4 Solar Panel Control Circuit – Build this easy charge controller for your sun-powered station! …… WB8VGE 10
o Surplus Solar: Is It for You? – An affordable alternate backup power system …… N7MGT 18
o Used Batteries for Ham Stations – Another way to save money on power systems …… N7MGT 22
o All About Those Lightweight HF Ham Whips – Easy mobile operating from 160 to 10 …… WB6NOA 28
o Mobile-ON Alarm Timer – This little circuit could save your car’s battery …… KA8PHO 32
o The Morse Messenger – A tiny, inexpensive CW IDer for foxhunters, balloonists, and tightfisted hams …… KF7VS 46
o Midland Corporation’s Models 18-300, 18-325, and 18-330B Mobile Antennas – Sturdy whips for VHF and UHF operation …… KT2B 36
o The Rayovac Renewal Battery – A ham’s dream cell …… N7MGT 40
July 1994 (#406)
o The Global Positioning System – An overview …… WA4BLC 10
o World ‘s Smallest 10 GHz ATV Transmitter – Build one on a PCB using only a few components …… HB9SLV, HB9RKR 16
o EMI/RFI Defense Strategies for Hams – Keep those troublemaking signals out of your mobile installation …… N7MGT 24
o A Delayed Video Trigger for Your Oscilloscope – Convert your surplus scope …… KC3XM 38
o Muttiband Half-Wave Delta Loop (MHDL) – A simple 20-10 meter antenna with an SO-39 meter bonus …… WA6QBU 42
o The Improved Resonant Feedline Dipole – A compact, low impedance, end-fed HF antenna that needs no tuner …… W2OZH 44
o S & S Engineering’s Frequency Counter Kit – Now you can count frequencies ’til your heart’s content …… WB8VGE 30
o The LDG Electronics FC-1 – A small flexible fox controller and CW IDer …… K4CHE 34
August 1994 (#407)
o Stand-Alone DDS – The Kendraboard provides PC-free frequency control…… VA3BH 10
o A Novel Dual-Band, Single Feedline, VHF/UHF Antenna – Good performance for less than a sawbuck …… W7KOH 26
o Design and Build a Dummy Antenna – A 40W, 50 ohm AF dummy load with a VSWR 1.3:1 at 500 MHz …… VE5ZE 30
o The Coleman (Mini)-Kilowatt – Extend your station’s working range for next to nothing …… WB2WIK/6 53
o Mini-Joystick Scanning – Shift your tuning into high gear! …… WB2WPM 65
o The Azden PCS-7500H 6 Meter FM Transceiver – 50 watts on 6 in an attractive, Iow-cost mobile …… WB2WIK/6 22
o The Drake SW8 World Band Shortwave Receiver – A constant companion, at home or on the got …… WA4BLC 38
o JPS Communications’ NRF-7 – Clean up your audio with state-of-the-art DSP …… WB8RRT 42
September 1994 (#408)
o Compact 160 Meter Transmitting Loop Antenna – You don’t need to move to a new QTH! …… G2BZQ 10
o The Discriminator – A directional receiving antenna for hams and SWLs …… G2BZO 16
o Low-Cost Transmission Lines – What you don’t know can cost you …… K5DKZ 22
o The Challenge of 1750 Meters – No license required …… WD4PLI/6 36
o The HOFI Antenna Switch – Quality at every turn …… WA4BLC 24
o Computer Automation Technology’s CAT 1000 and CAT 300 Repeater Controllers – An outstanding value in a crowded marketplace …… K1ZJH 26
o The Yaesu FT-11R Miniature – Tiny gets terrific …… KB1UM 32
October 1994 (#409)
o Battle of the Monobanders – Iron Mike slugs it out in the CAP arena …… WB8VGE 10
o The Traveler – A sweet home-brew receiver for 80! …… K5WMS 14
o Handy Randy – The tiny tag-along almost random wire tuner for QRP …… W3RDF 34
o Build the Quickie Cheapie Tener – Perhaps the easiest way to get a 1 watt CW rig for the 10 meter band …… Veronese 36
o The Capacity Tuned Folded Loop – A 1/3-wave, 7-foot, 20 meter antenna …… WA6QBU 38
o Video-Charge Your HT! – An easy way 10 quick-charge your handie-talkie with your video charger …… KB1UM 42
o The A&A Engineering 20 Meter QRP Rig – Easy to build and simple to operate …… WB8VGE 24
o The MFJ-9420 20 Meter QRP Rig – MFJ’s new QRP SSB station for 20 meters …… K1ZJH 28
o The TechSonlc Milliwatter – It’s easier 10 build your own QRP transmitter! …… WB8VGE 30
November 1994 (#410)
o An Average and Peak Reading RF Power Meter – Add this handy monitor to your operating table …… K4GOK 10
o 440-450 MHz Omnidirectional Antenna – Build this UHF base or repeater antenna for less than 10 bucks! …… KA0NAN 22
o Adapting Bell 202 Telephone Modems for Packet – Enjoy packet radio with this bargain basement project! …… KI5PG 42
o The Kenwood TS-60S – 50 MHz all-mode transceiver …… WB2WIK/6 14
o The Alinco DJ-G1T Handheld – An HT with a built-in spectrum analyzer! …… WB6NOA 28
o The MXM Simple Transceiver – An easy-to-build single-band CW QRP kit …… AC4HF 32
o The MFJ-1786 Super HI-Q Loop – A compact multiband HF antenna …… AC4HF 36
o The Isotron 40 – A compact, horizontally-polarized 40 meter antenna …… AH2AR/5
December 1994 (#411)
o Kit Builders’ Primer – Yeah, I built that …… WB8VGE 10
o Stretched Vertical Gain Antenna tor 6 Meters – Here’s a way to dramatically improve your 50 MHz operating capabilities …… WB2EQG 30
o The CW Operator’s Friend – Simply push a button and send those frequently-repeated CQs, IDs and QTHs …… WV5Q 36
o Polarity Protection Plus – Don’t take a chance of smoking your next project! …… K5DKZ 40
o DTMF Computer Interface – Harness the power of your PC to operate DTMF tone controls …… K7CAH 42
o The Oak Hills Classic – Dual-band QRP kit …… AC4HF; Wee 14
o S & S Engineering’s ARK-4 – A 40 meter transceiver kit …… WB8VGE 18
o The Kenwood TH-22AT Hand-Held Transceiver – Meet the latest in little HTs from Kenwood …… WB9RRT 22
o The Ameritron ALS-500M Solid-State Mobile HF Amplifier – The long-awaited linear lives up to its promotion …… W6KOW 26
o The Bencher Chrome Straight Key – Experience the feel of a well-built code key …… WB6NOA 48
1995
January 1995 (#412)
o The Pyramid Antenna – Harness the power of this 10 meter workhorse …… W9CGl 14
o Using GE Progress Line Receiver Strips – A low-tech solution for many situations …… KI5PGI 24
o PTT Control from Receiver Audio – Here’s an easy way to key a transmitter for remote or repeater operation …… KB8XI 32
o The 80/40/30m Tripole – It’s a what? …… W9CGI 36
o The Yaesu FT-840 HF Transceiver – Enjoy a simple-to operate full-featured HF rig …… N1BAC 10
o The MFJ-1796 Multiband Vertical Antenna – A lot of antenna in a small package …… K7UGQ 34
o The Heil Headsets with Boom Microphone – Listen to these quality featherlight units …… WB6NOA 41
February 1995 (#413)
o Dual Bi-Square Loop for HF – Try this easy, low-cost approach on 20 and 2 meters …… K5DKZ 18
o Reading Morse Code on Your PC – Decipher Morse code right off the air, or improve your own fist …… W6PRO 22
o Cheap Dual-Band Yagi – A fine VHF/UHF beam made from old TV antennas …… KA0NAN 46
o Grounding and Lightning Protection, Part 1 – Protect your shack and yourself from lightning …… W5UOJ 52
o The Yaesu FT-900AT HF Transceiver – Base station performance from a compact mobile rig! …… WB2WIK/6 10
o Midland Corporation Models 18-405 and 18-410 Base Station Antennas – Good VHF/UHF performance at a moderate price …… KT2B 28
o Down East Microwave’s DEM 144-28K and DEM 222-28K Linear Transverters – A big step forward in transverter design …… KT2B 32
o The Sentech Model Q144-8 2 Meter Quagi Antenna – Take another look at this VHF workhorse …… WB2WIK/6 38
o Radio Shack’s DSP-40 – A low-cost Digital Signal Processor you can add on …… K7UGQ 42
March 1995 (#414)
o A Practical Weather Satellite Receiving System, Part 1 – Set up your own satellite receiver/decoder …… ZRBUM 10
o HF-5AT Antenna – An easy-to-build dual-band HF satellite antenna …… AC3L 24
o Grounding and lightning Protection, Part 2 – Effective RF grounding for the shack …… W5UOJ 26
o The Azden PCS-7200 – A solid 222 MHz mobile transceiver …… WB2WIK/6 32
o Ham University Interactive – Learn code and theory, and play CW games …… WB6NOA 38
o LOGic 4 – Ham radio software for Windows or DOS …… WA3USG 40
o S & S Engineering’s PC-1 Programmable Counter Kit – A low-cost, add-on frequency counter you can build …… AC4HF, Czuhajewski 44
April 1995 (#415)
o A Practical Weather Satellite Receiving System, Part 2 – Software and interfacing with me PC …… ZR6UM 10
o Build an Intelligent Relay – A quick-to-make microprocessor-based device, controlled by your HT …… N8LXS 22
o The Antenna Elevator – The closest thing to a skyhook …… WB2DZF 36
o Specialized Top-Band OX Receiving Loop – Listen to the action on 160 meters …… G2BZQ 38
o Build an Efficient HF Mobile Antenna – An electrically and mechanically sound design, with easy band change coils …… K5DKZ 42
o A Shortwave Converter for Your Scanner – Build this easy gadget and listen in on HF …… WA1KYL 54
o The Yaesu FT-2500M – A rugged mil-spec radio …… K4CHE 28
o The GAP Voyager DX – The Voyager compared with a dipole in free-space …… WB6NOA 32
May 1995 (#416)
o Builder’s Guide to the Universe – A beginner’s guide to home-brewing …… WB8VGE 10
o Wart Remover – Build this easy module to eliminate unsightly wall parasites from your shack …… WB8VGE 16
o 6 Meters-The In-Between Band – Excitement for all license classes …… WB6NOA 34
o A Foolproof Power Controller – Be prepared when the commercial power shuts off …… KN4HL 40
o K4SYU Loop Antenna – A compact, portable HF solution …… K4SYU 44
o The Trident TR-1200 Wide-Range Monitor Scanner – Listen to the world with this compact little unit …… N1QGS 24
o The Oak Hills Explorer Kit – Build a fun, inexpensive and quality CW rig …… AC4HF 30
o The Alinco DR-MO6 – A new 6 meter mobile transceiver …… WB6NOA 36
o The Comet HA4S – A mobile HF antenna …… N2PNG 38
June 1995 (#417)
o The N4UAU Super CW Station – This li’l gizmo does it all! …… N4UAU 10
o Collinear 5/8 – Wave Omni Antenna for 2 Meters – Commercial antenna performance at a home-brew price! …… WD0O 18
o Battery Monitor and Charge Controller – Check the voltage and keep the battery charged …… K4GOK 32
o An Inexpensive Morse Code Keyer – Build your own for under 10 bucks …… N2YMW 36
o Measuring the Antenna from the Shack – The half-wave length feedline and how to get it …… W0RKU 40
o Tone Burst Generator and Decoder – Versatility and control for under $5 …… WB9YBM 46
o The SGC-230 Antenna Tuner – A Iongwire tuner for use on land or at sea …… WB6NOA 22
o The KK-1 from AEA – The perfect keyer …… WM4U 30
o The COY2M3EL “Stealth” VHF Yagi – A 144 MHz antenna from Swiech Communications Systems …… KT2B 44
July 1995 (#418)
o Dish Antenna for Weather Satellite Images – Build your own 5-loot parabolic dish for 1691 MHz …… WA9PYH 10
o A low Noise Amplifier for 1691 MHz – Build this LNA for weather satellite reception …… WA9PYH 20
o Sailing with Ham and Marine Radio Equipment – Carry ham and marine systems aboard without permanent installation …… WB6NOA 26
o 2 Meter Collinear Vertical Antenna – Build almost 6dB of gain for almost $10 …… KA0NAN 40
o A Decibel Primer – Simple math for the Technician Class …… N5OWK 42
o DTMF Decoder – High-speed home-brew DTMF control …… K7CAH 46
o First look at the Radio Shack HTX-212, 2 Meter Mobile Transceiver – It looks like any other, but this one is unique …… K7UGO 30
o Pasokon TV SlowScan TV Interface – SSTV for everyone! …… KB1UM 32
o Maldol Antenna’s HS-2 and HS-75 – Check out this pair of lightweight VHF/UHF yagis …… KT2B 36
August 1995 (#419)
o Tube TNC – A packet breakthrough! …… W0XI 10
o VE7PMR Solar-Powered Packet Node – Is packet worth nearly freezing on a mountain? Sure! …… VE7VMS 12
o 19,200-Baud Packet – A simple way to do it …… WB9JTK 16
o RF Speech Processing – How to get an extra 6 to 9 dB of talk power on SSB …… VK3CA 24
o Working the Final Frontier – Ideas for a fun and easy ham space program …… N2CQR/H18 26
o Single-Ghip Identifier – A simple, compact identifier for foxhunting and beacon operation …… K4CHE 30
o Radios, Telephones, and the Amateur – Who’s the culprit in telephone interference: the RF station or the telephone? …… W5UOJ 32
o A Simple Precision Voltage Standard – A tool for the serious builder’s workbench …… K4GOK 44
o Transformerless Amplifier – Putting an Old twist on new technology …… W6YBT 48
o The Octopus – A simple multipurpose testing device …… KB5RMZ 55
o Icom Z1A -Dual-Band HT – It’s definitely different! …… WB6NOA 34
o Hewlett Packard 200LX Palmtop Computer – What, another computer? Try this one on for size …… KE8WO 40
o Teeny Talkie! – Standard redefines …… 42
September 1995 (#420)
o Simple J-Type 10m Vertical – For more versatile DXing …… W6IOJ 10
o Tuner Helper – An easier (and safer) way to tune your antenna while driving …… K3PUR 14
o Just Another Loop Antenna – Or is it? …… WB2EGQ 20
o A Discone Antenna for 10 Meters – It looks like a bird cage, but works like a yagi …… W1ZB/6 32
o Check Your SWR Bridge – Think you have a good bridge? Find out for sure …… K1WVX 34
o Longwave-Plus DX Techniques – Exploring the undervalued lower frequencies …… G2BZQ 38
o The Icom IC-738 HF Transceiver – A sturdy and popular rig …… WB2WIK/6
o Sony ICF-SW100S Pocket Shortwave Receiver – A ham station in your pocket …… KB1UM 50
October 1995 (#421)
o The QRP Delight – A full-featured antenna tuner with built-in SWR meter …… AD5X 10
o DDS Dream VFO – Yes, you can build your own synthesizer! …… KD1JV 14
o Portable Solar Electric Power Generator – The sun is free for the using …… K4SYU 20
o Armstrong Updated – A high-performance, regenerative short-wave receiver …… KC3ZQ 26
o Link it All! – Why settle for operation on just two bands? …… WB9YBM 32
o Boring Beacons! – Making additional use of beacon signals …… N6JSX 34
o Senior Citizens Upgrade – A lifetime of ham experience should count! …… WN3UWH 44
o QRP Mini-Tuner – A neat little addition to your rig …… WU0L 46
o The Ramsey Electronics SX-20 QRP SSB/CW 20m Transceiver – A QRP Powerhouse …… KT2B 48
o The Maggiore Hi Pro R1 Repeater – A full-featured repeater at an affordable price …… K1ZJH 52
November 1995 (#422)
o Home-Brew Quagis – A novice can build these 2m and 440-MHz antennas for under $15 …… KE6HVH 10
o A Boy Scout’s “Drab” Life – Teaching in a unique second language …… KB7UIM 16
o A Simple Wattmeter – How much does your equipment cost to power? …… N7APE 20
o The Capacitator – You’ll get a charge out of this! …… VK6BQN 22
o Crystal-Controlled Audio Generator – Clean, reliable frequencies from junk box parts …… KB4ZGC 28
o Easily Constructed General-Purpose Wide-Band Preamp – Boost any audio or RF signal from 50 Hz to 100 MHz …… NZ9E 34
o The Simple Simplex Repeater – An easily built project for interlacing with most transceivers …… KB8ITU 36
o Poor Man’s Doppler – A Doppler system that’s as “dumb” as a fox …… K3BYCC 38
o A Serial Port CW Terminal, or ROBO-COPY Revisited – Cure the itch for computer CW …… N2HTT 44
o The MFJ-208 2 meter SWR Analyzer – Cheap, easy to use, and it works! …… K4CHE 48
o Alinco DX-70 HF/6m Transceiver Surprises Everyone – Elegant and wide functioning with many conveniences for a good price …… WB6NOA 50
December 1995 (#423)
o A Portable Integrated 20 Meter SSB/CW QRP Ham Radio Station – A ten pound powerhouse …… KB4ZGC 10
o Nostalgia For The Future – High performance crystal radio utilizes a high-efficiency JFET detector and dual resonant circuits for superior performance …… KC3ZQ 14
o A Perspirational Message …… W2NSD/1 17
o Jan Mayen – A Special DXCC Country …… AJ0N/LA6US 18
o Key It! …… KB1UM 26
o A Milliohm Adapter For Your DMM – Expand your meter sensitivity …… K4GOK 34
o QSY Internet! – A wide menu of information sources …… WD5GNR 38
o A Problem Under Under The Aurora Borealis – (Or, a ham’s Christmas Fable from our Hamly to yours!)…… KM6II, KD6BIT, KD6ARA, KE6PNA 45
o Nikola Tesla, The First Radio Amateur – And the real inventor of radio …… W8AHB 46
o Alinco DX-70 HF/6m Transceiver – Surprises Everyone …… WB6NOA 20
o TE-32 Multi-tone CTCSS Encoder …… WB9RRT 22
o The Hamtronics RWWV Receiver – A precise, dedicated receiver for WWV …… WA3WGV 30
o Kenwood TS-870S HF Transceiver …… K6YAZ 41
1996
January 1996 (#424)
o The SP-10 “Senior Spider” Transceiver …… WA8TXT 9
o Low Cost Switching Power Supply For HF Transceivers …… AD5X 16
o Simple Mobile Protection …… K8KWD 18
o Going Public …… WB2JNA 22
o Tesla! …… W8AHB 24
o Telephone Flasher …… W6ZZB 30
o Free Electricity …… WB8VGE 32
o Kill Your Interference …… WB2WIK/6 45
o Add-On 2 Meter Receiver Selectivity …… WA4BLC 38
o Oak Hills OHR-400 4 Band QRP Kit …… AC4HF 41
o Communications Simplified Part 1 …… K2OAW 66
o Line Voltage Monitor …… KB4ZGC 86
o RF Sniffer …… KB4ZGC 85
o Two meter SSB/Satellite Loops …… WB6NOA 84
February 1996 (#425)
o Satellites, Weather Imagery, and Sunrayce ’95 – There’s an Indiana Jones in each of us …… K8WPI 10
o Souping Up a Surplus field Strength Meter – Increase the sensitivity of your ME-61/GRC field strength meter …… AD5X 18
o Microwaving on Monument Peak – The story behind our cover photo …… WB6IGP 20
o A Mobile Power Panel – Protect your vehicle and your rig …… N2YMW 21
o Do You Remember? …… W5UOJ 22
o Basic Packet Modem …… N3PRT 24
o UHF/VHF Home-Brew Measuring Gadgets – Accurate, easy, satisfying! …… W5IOJ 32
o Every Ham’s Average/Peak Reading RF Wattmeter – The only one you’ll ever need …… KB4ZGC 36
o A Hot, Selective 2m Receiver You Can Have fun Building – Take a look at the Hamtronics R-100, a great little receiver kit …… WB9RRT 38
o The Icom 706 All-Band Transceiver – Reviewed by a very happy user …… AD5X 40
o The Alinco DR-610T – A tough new dual-band remote–head mobile/base transceiver …… WB6NOA 46
o How About a 2W/10m Transceiver Kit – Build a “fits-in-your pocket” 40m QRP transceiver …… AC4HF 50
o Communications Simplified Part 2 …… K2OAW 66
o Making Your Club More Exciting – How the BARA broke out of its rut …… NB2F 83
March 1996 (#426)
o JY74X-JY74Z: A Joint Jordanian-Israeli Operation – Our peace process dividend: DXpeditions to Amman and Mt. Nebo, celebrating the first anniversary of the “Washington Declaration” peace accords …… 4X6KJ-JY8KJ 10
o Into Orbit with the Final Phase 3 OSCAR – It’s a bird! it’s a plane! it’s …… WA5ZIB 16
o 73’s, DX Dynasty Award …… Staff 26
o Simple Secondary Frequency Standard – Stay within your legal frequency …… KB4ZGC 30
o The Tiny Tic-Tac Tester – The useful and easy-to-build trester is a good first-time project …… N4UAU 33
o A New Look at the VXO – 80 though 10 meter coverage using a TV color burst crystal …… W2IMB 36
o Facts and Fibs about Preamps – Two do-it-yourselfers …… ZL1AAN 41
o Official DX Dynasty Countries List: 3/96 …… Staff 46
o A Stealth 40-10 Meter Antenna – An indoor antenna for the desperate that works from 40m through 10m …… KB4ZGC 50
o A Simple Capacity Meter – Have fun building your own with this simple construction project …… KB4ZGC 71
o What’s New In Kits? – Take a gander at some goodies …… WA3ULH 22
o The Wilderness KC1 – An integrated keyer – displayless frequency counter …… AC4HF 40
o The New Index Laboratories QRP Plus Transceiver – Check out this tiny, fuII-function QRP HF transceiver …… WA3ULH 44
o How About a 2W/10m Transceiver Kit – Build a “fits-in-your-pocket” 40m QRP transceiver …… AC4HF 50
o The Hamtronics TD-4 Selective Calling Unit Kit – A tiny package of fun! …… WB9RRT 52
April 1996 (#427)
o 440 Super J-Pole Antenna – Here’s a great club project …… KA0NAN 10
o The Hentenna – An easy construction project and a chance to experiment …… KA0DAQ 14
o The Big Loopy Skywire – Cheap and simple, with a bodacious signal …… NH6XK 18
o Easy to Build 10m Beam – The Sun-spots are coming. The Sun-spots are coming …… N6CJU 20
o Johnson Matchbox Renaissance – A flea market winner! Or, build one yourself …… WB2ECG 28
o Ham Radio and Summer School – The 1995 session at Sno-Isle …… W7KZE 30
o Alaska Amateurs and Their Antennas – Amateur radio way up North …… WB2AQC 32
o Debunking Some Myths about Antennas, Feedllnes & SWR – 14 Facts to pass along …… W8DMR 40
o The N1IR Tree Antenna -Yes, this is the April issue… but this is a real antenna, not a joke …… N1IR 42
o Three-Element Direct Connect Beam for 2m – A Tiny 2+ 1 …… AC3L 54
o The Trifield Meter – Do you trust your microwave oven? …… KB1UM 17
o CB 148/450 Dual-Band Corner Reflector – Big dual-band signals are just around the comer …… WB9RRT 24
o Startek ATH-50 Frequency Counter – Functions, features, and fun! …… WB9RRT 36
o The ISOTRON 80 – Good things come in small packages …… K9HKS 44
o Communications Simplified Part 4 …… K2OAW 66
o The Tech Side; More Adapters …… KB1UM 70
o Troubleshooting Your New Kit …… WB8VGE 72
o Edison-The Fabulous Drone …… Ekhorne 82
May 1996 (#428)
o Build the Bioelectrifier – Heal yourself and take a poke at the medical establishment the same time! …… WA8YKN 10
o Belcher Islands DXpedition – Take off to the Great White North …… VE3WFS 20
o A 220 Super J-Pole Antenna – 220 -Use it or loose it. Here’s a simple, inexpensive one-hour building project …… KA0NAN 26
o The Difference Is Dedication – Ham radio Saves four communities …… K7OOZ 30
o Tape-Wound Antennas – Neat, efficient, and easy to build …… WB6IOM 32
o Transmitter Hunting Equipment: A Club Project – Stimulate and strengthen your club membership …… K3BY 36
o Simple Multi-use Amplified Speaker …… KB4ZGC 40
o How to Make an Old HW-8 Come Alive – New life for a vintage rig …… K8MKB 42
o Simply Portable – An easy way to operate in the field …… N0BLX 48
o Antenna Noise Bridge Detector – Tune your antenna, then measure its radiation pattern with this pocket sized instrument …… KB4ZGC 78
o Build the Neat 2m Amplifier Kit – A great pair of shoes for your HT or data radio …… WA4VAF 44
o The DVR-1 Digital Voice Recorder …… WA4BLC 50
o The Ten-Tec SS-11 Switching Power Supply – Neat, compact, lightweight …… W8DYF 68
o The New Index Laboratories QRP Plus Transceiver – Check out this tiny, full-function QRP HF transceiver …… WA3ULH 50
o How About a 2W/10m Transceiver Kit – Build a “fits-in-your- pocket” 40m QRP transceiver …… AC4HF 52
o Communications Simplified Part 5 …… K2OAW 64
o Radio Magic …… WB8VGE 74
o The Tee Antenna – Short of room? This antenna may be just your size …… K4IPV 86
June 1996 (#429)
o The Discharger – A NiCd nurse you really should build …… K4GOK 10
o Wheelchair Mobile – Dave Skinner KC5NLK operates from his wheelchair …… WD5BIV 20
o Upgrading Your Transmatch – Make your buddies sick with envy by adding a Ten-Toc tuning bridge …… KJ7FX 22
o Foxhunting Deluxe – A compact antenna switching unit for Doppler DF …… K4CHE 28
o The 2 Meter Diamond Beam – It could be a real gem in the rough …… AD1B 32
o Oersted…Faraday…Telsa – Their discoveries created our worldwide system of electric power …… W8AHB 34
o Make a MICOR Into a Repeater – A simple modification using a popular mobile radio …… VE3RHK 42
o Economical High Current Power Supply – A “smart” battery charging system to build …… WA8YCG 50
o Simple Inductance Meter – Measure small inductions with this easy-to-construct instrument …… KB4ZGC 56
o Dealing With Doublespeak – Interpreting befuddling transceiver spec sheets …… NZ9E 70
o The MFJ-9406 6m SSB Transceiver -6 meters: The adventure begins …… AC4HF 38
o The ANC-4 Antenna Noise Canceller from JPS – Reduce that noise!…… WB2QLL 44
o The Greco Mountain GM-20 QRP – Another small wonder! …… AA0XI/VK5FN 46
o The Carolina Bug Katcher Multiband HF Mobile Antenna …… AC4HF 48
o Communications Simplified Part 6 …… K2OAW 65
o The BEARS Hunt the Fox …… WB8VGE 68
o Coaxial Cable – Get comfortable with it …… W1OLP 84
o Pylon Mobile Mount -A quick way to install your car rig …… W1XE 85
July 1996 (#430)
o Ham Shack Test Equipment – What you really need, based on the authors 47 years of experience …… KB4ZGC 10
o Garbage In-No Garbage Out – Turn hardware store purchases into a cavity filter for satellite and 2m reception …… AA6NG 12
o A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Shack – Strange stories from the world of hamdom! …… W3UWH 16
o Receiver Pre-Amplifiers – The pros and cons of these little signal boosters …… K4IPV 17
o Weather Control and Mind Control – Science fiction? Well, it’s science but not fiction! …… W1XU 18
o Persistence Wins – Nothing ventured etc …… KK5LU 21
o How Much Are Those Decibels Worth? – A survey of amplifier costs and the resulting S-units …… WA4BLC 30
o The JB Keyer – A low-tech solution to good keying …… KU8K 31
o Lubricating a Transceiver’s Fan Motor – Cut down on background noise and prolong the motors life …… NZ9E 38
o The 2m Quad Project – Here’s a great antenna project for your club …… W7KZE 44
o JPS Communications NIR-12 – DSP? Yes, you need it! …… WB2QLL 22
o The MFJ 20 Meter SSB Rig – More fun in the sun …… AC4HF 26
o The BASIC Stamp – Wait ’til you read about this fabulous new toy! …… WB2SRF 28
o CMOS Super Keyer 3 – “State of-the-art-kit us a bargin!” …… AA0XI/VK5FN 80
o Home-Brew Whip Antennas …… KB4ZGC 34
o Just Who Did Invent Radio? …… W5UOJ 40
o Repeater Coordination …… W5UOJ 42
o Life After Your No-CodeTech License and Handheld …… VE3WMF 46
o Communications Simplified Part 7 …… K2OAW 64
o Where Am I? …… White 74
August 1996 (#431)
o Build the QUAD-12 Personal DataLogger …… N8KDO 10
o Vee Antenna With Vertical Tails – A multiband antenna with low-angle radiation for the low bands …… K0NM 16
o PC Controlling Your Rig – All it takes is a few parts and a BASIC program …… K8KWD 22
o Worthy of Recognition: Hap Holly KC9RP – Blindness is a challenge for this versatile, accomplished ham …… NZ9E 28
o Simple Crystal Activity Tester – Check and match crystals for your home-brew projects …… KB4ZGC 34
o PVC Goes Camping – Full-time RVers, take note …… KA1FPP/7 38
o The “J” Antenna – An oldie but a goodie …… N6JSX/9
o Automatic Voltage Controller …… KB4ZGC 46
o Receiver RF Preamp – There is a way to improve that old receiver’s performance …… KB8XI 48
o Communications Simplified Part 8 …… K2OAW 64
o Your E-Mail Classroom Connection -NTS and digtal communications …… KZ1Z 74
September 1996 (#432)
o The Amateur’s Guide to Free Energy Devices – A history and hints for further experimentation …… WA8YKN 10
o Adventures on the Red Sea – DXing in style in an unforgettable setting …… KA9SOF 20
o The Wonderful Twin-T – Its a code oscillator: a transistor, or even a piano! …… AD4UA 24
o A Kite/Balloon-Supported Zepp for 160 Meters – Make your antenna fly high! …… W1GV 26
o My Indoor Antenna Farm – Yes, you really can DX with a stealth antenna …… W6YBT 29
o Off 2, 4 Good – Cheap and easy fixes for TVI …… W0WUZ 30
o FRACVERT: Small Fractal Footprint Vertical – Fractal counterpoise or top hat too! …… N1IR 34
o Have we Been Had? – Again? …… WA8HSU 36
o An Antenna Plotting Oscillator – Here’s a handy one-chip piece of equipment you can build …… G2BZQ 42
o Saving Ourselves From Ourselves – Its called getting involved …… KN4HL 46
o BC Band Antenna Switchover Relay – A better way for Icom HF radios …… NZ9E 69
o Your Next Buy: An MFJ-259 – Wait ’til you see what this antenna analyzer can do for you! …… K5LAD 23
o TD-3 Subaudible Tone Decoder Module – Hamtronics kit saves one club’s treasury – and provides a group project …… WB9RRT 32
o Communicating on the Internet – With Quarterdeck -license-free! …… K7UGQ 40
o Communications Simplified Part 9 – Why TV, radio, and FM carried communications really work …… K2OAW 64
o From Kilowatts to Femtowatts? – Wrestling with those dog biscuits …… W8DMR 68
o Heathkit Mania – And all bought at bargain prices! …… WB2WPM 80
October 1996 (#433)
o Ultimate Power! – Station power from a dead UPS …… KF9GQ 10
o Colorado QRP Club’s Field Day Operation – Field Day the hard way …… AAOXI 14
o 440 Yagi Link antenna – Improve your repeater system by building new antennas for about $2 each! …… KA0NAN 16
o A Versitile QRP Random-Wire Antenna Tuner – A quick way to tune up your QRP rig in the field …… KB4ZGC 19
o Operating RS-12 -It’s easy …… N5UHB/XE2MXU 23
o A Multiband Trap Dipole Antenna System – This easy constructed HF antenna system is a perfect combo for use with portable rigs …… K9KWD 25
o Build the FOX Controller – A sneaky device to make foxhunting even more fun …… WB2SRF 32
o A 30m Through 80m Loop – Great indoor antenna for QRP …… WV8R 36
o Desoldering – Damage control for the PC board…… WB8VGE 38
o A Simple QRP Wattmeter/Dummy Load – OK, how many countries have you worked with 5W? …… KB4ZGC 46
o Communications Simplified, Part 10 …… K2OAW 64
o What’s All This QRP Stuff? …… AA7PE 80
November 1996 (#434)
o Switching Power Supplies – Different is good! …… NZ9E 10
o Designing RF Probes – A simple one-hour test equipment project …… KB4ZGC 17
o A Low Current Light – Great portable operation …… KB4ZGC 19
o Can You Top This? – The worlds tallest mobile antenna? …… N6JF 20
o The CCD antenna is now available for the amateur bands – A QRP/SWR Power Meter …… KB4ZGC 28
o A Dirt-Cheap Broadband 80 Meter Vertical – The “outhouse” antenna …… W0RKU 30
o Morse’s Code – How the Tech’s terror was invented …… KC8ALW 34
o Top-Loaded Vertical for 2 Meters – A small antenna with capital performance …… AD1B 36
o The Magical Audio Filler Revisited – Updating a dandy little receiver helper …… W6QIF 38
o Hams on the Radio Information Highway, Part 1 – The Wide Web will help you enjoy ham radio more than ever …… KB7NO 48
o I Built It Myself! -An easy weekend project- build a variable-voltage power supply …… K8KWD 80
o Hamtronics R139 Weather Satellite Receiver – Enjoy monitoring atmospheric conditions and the satisfaction of building the kit …… WB9RRT 25
o Now You See It, Now You Don’t – You won’t get stuck with this TapeTenna antenna kit. …… AA0XI/VK5FN 32
o SSTPLUS, Version 9615 – A satellite tracking program from RPV Astronomy …… AD1B 44
o Communications Simplified, Part 11 …… K2OAW 64
o The Junk Box Power Supply – A short course on power supplies …… N5TWH 77
o A 20-Foot Sky Hook – Build it for less than $10! …… W8DYF 86
December 1996 (#435)
o Automatic Packet Reporting System – You can track anything with this! …… WB4APR 10
o Shooting Straight Up – NVIS: A neglected short-range technique …… XF1/KB6ASH 22
o Build This 6m Attic Antenna – A simple stealth antenna protect …… KA0NAN 28
o Circulators Anyone? – Keep the traffic flowing …… W6OIU 30
o Hams on the Information Highway, Part 2 – How you can easily find and start using Usenet groups …… KB7NO 33
o The Solder Slurper – Build our own desoldering station-cheap! …… N6GKC 40
o Audio Filter Alignment Generator – Another piece of test equipment you can build …… KB4ZGC 42
o The Art and Challenge of Sending CW – When a QSO is much more than just “RST, QTH, name and 73” …… W6BNB 44
o Join the North Pole Network – Smiles are virtually guaranteed when hospitalized kids talk with St. Nick …… WA6OPS; K0OV
o CW Enhancer – Making your signal stand tall …… W2GOM/7 68
o Saving the Amateur Radio Spectrum – A case supporting amateur licensing fees …… KN4HL 76
o Mobile Or Chairside HT Holder – A simple, practical project based on a boat accessory …… XF1/KB6ASH 86
o The Ten-Tec 1209 2-to-6 Transverter – An easy way to have some fun! …… VA3XDM 20
o Woodhouse Communications’ APT-2CP Omnidirectional Antenna – And its perfect sidekick, Hamtronics’ LNG-137 receiver preamp …… WB9RRT 24
o JBI Universal Radio Interface Kit – A great first-time project! …… WB2WPM 26
o Communications Simplified, Part 12 …… K2OAW 64
o LED Checker Plus – Make it even more useful …… Thompson 77
1997
January 1997 (#436)
o The ScopeMixer – An adventure in ham radio systems integration …… N6GKC 10
o A Flexible Keyer – A weekend of investments: a lifetime of ease …… W2GOW/7 17
o Simple Mods for the Ramsey FX Transceiver Kit – Customize it! …… N0BLX 24
o Build This Receiver Pre-Amplifier – And use just about anything for an antenna …… W9CHV 26
o Rechargeable Batteries – The bottom line …… NZ9E 28
o A Positive and Negative Power Supply – A simple one-evening project …… KB4ZGC 31
o An Enhanced Automatic Voltage Controller – Make this project even more useful …… N4UAU 42
o HFx From Pacific Sierra Research Corporation – New propagation forecasting software …… N1VXW 35
o MultiFAX AM/FM WEFAX Demodulator – Fine-tuning a satellite tracking system …… WB9RRT 40
o Communications Simplified, Part 13 …… K2OAW 64
o Build a Well-Regulated Power Supply …… N8PTG 69
o A Hamfest Computer Shopping Guide …… N3JSU 74
o A Retiree’s HF Mobile Operation …… K2FZ 78
February 1997 (#437)
o Amateur Radio and Linux – Software home-brewing is here! …… W9IF 10
o Elegant Rotating Revisited – An enhanced Beam-aiming circuit …… W1ZZB 17
o Antenna Tuners – Do we really need them? …… W6YBT 21
o The Topbander – A cheap and easy antenna tuner for 160 meters …… W8ND 23
o Build The Turbo Digi-Sniffer – A simple-to-make digital field strength meter …… AH2HR/5 26
o Sumas Mountain High – Building a self-sufficient repeater tower on a British Colombian mountain …… VE7BID 30
o Add A Microphone Pre-Amplifier to Your 10 Meter Rig – Low-cost speech processing can increase your power …… AD5X 32
o The Telegraph – A little device that changed the world …… K8KWD 36
o The Gel Cell Storage Battery – A great little power supply …… KB4ZGC 41
o In Search of Higher Power – and a safe connection for it …… W6YBT 70
o Antenna? What Antenna? – A stealth antenna farm for a small lot …… KB4ZGC 71
o Hentenna Footnotes – Using an EZNEC model to build a sample …… AD1B 75
o Hamtronics RWX Storm Watch Weather Broadcast Receiver – Hams need to know about storm emergencies …… WA3WGV 34
o The Ten-Tec T-Kit 6 Meter Transverter – Here’s a fine introduction to modern kit-building …… N0BLX 44
o Communications Simplified Part 14 …… K2OAW 64
o Simple T-R Circuit …… WU0L 67
o The Quest for the Ideal QTH …… K2FX 80
March 1997 (#438)
o Getting Ready for Phase 3D – Start now to be prepared for amateur radio’s next great adventure …… WA5ZIB 10
o DXing 10m FM From Perth – The sunspots are rising, so 10m will be coming back …… VK6RO 16
o The Whole World – In the Palm of Your Hand! – And you thought 007 had some neat stuff …… NZ9E 18
o Communications & Live ATV Via Outer Space – Some real-life use of the ham satellites …… W8ZCF, W9NTP 25
o A 500-Foot Antenna? – Going to new heights in Maryland …… KD3VR 31
o ARRL Code Survey – Should code be kept as a license requirement? …… AC5HU 35
o Are You Ready To Recharge? – Learn about a new battery technology- then build the project to utilize it …… N4UAU 40
o Top-Fed, Out-of-Phase, Phased-Verticals (TOP) Antenna – Computer simulated and field tested …… K0NM 44
o A Full-Time Space Shuttle Monitoring Station – Other obligations won’t keep you Earthbound! …… K4DRF 51
o Satellite Tracking With Style – Nova for Windows …… KA0SNL 27
o KC2 Multi-Function Transceiver Accessory – The tiny kit that does it all! …… W3DX 33
o Communications Simplified, Part 15 – Antenna basics …… K2OAW 64
o Optimizing the Hamfest Experience – The next hamfest flea market you surf can be even more rewarding …… WB2CQM 70
April 1997 (#439)
o The Hale-Bopp Comet and Its Controversial Tale – Buiid the Cosmic Crystal Set and Listen in! …… WA8YKN 10
o TV/VCR Tuner Applications – The first of a three part series …… W6WTU 18
o Build a Colloidal Silver Generator – Do-it-yourself has always been at the heart of hamdom …… WA8YKN 21
o An 8088 Clock Upgrade – Recycle …… Davis, W7RXV 27
o The California Phased Array – Easy to build, easy so use-and even easier on the billfold …… W7DE 28
o Kindergarten, a Two-Wheeler, and a Ham License – It’s fun, and very handy to have more than one amateur radio operator in the family …… N0BLX, KB0YXB 32
o Mini-Grid DXpedition to FM13 – Sand, sun, & almost too much surf! …… KB4NVD 34
o Limit Morse Code Testing to 5 Wpm – For any class of amateur radio license …… KB7PNQ 36
o Small Loop Design for HF QRP – A practical approach …… WV8R 42
o Power Monitor/Distribution Panel – Build this early warning system …… KB4ZGC/W4WD 44
o The Insta-Flex 2 Meter Yagi Beam – Right at home in awkward places …… KB7WOS 48
o Cable X-Perts’ G5RV Multiband Antenna Kit – What to do when you’re tired of making do …… N0BLX 26
o Hamtronics’ TA-51 Exciter Kit – Perk up your foxhunts with this project …… WB9RRT 40
o Communications Simplified Part 16 …… K2OAW 64
o Quartz Crystals – An overview of these frequency controllers …… W6WTU 70
o 10 Meters Lives! – Don’t let the sunspot cycle fool you …… AD5X 74
May 1997 (#440)
o Build an Audio Multiplexer for Your Frequency Counter – Count CTCSS tones without expensive commercial equipment …… KB8XI 10
o Build The Bioelectrifier – Can you heal yourself and take a poke at the medical establishment at the same time? …… W6WTU 13
o Multi-Band Remotely-Tunable Inverted L Antenna – Heres a neat 160-40m wire antenna project using flexible parts-placement techniques …… WB2CQM 20
o Ham Vacation – A six-week journey through YugosIavia …… WB2AQC 26
o The Atlantic Cable – Have you ever thought you’ve had a bad day? …… K8KWD 34
o TV/VCR Tuner Applications – Part Two of three -you may want to keep Part One, from last month’s 73, handy …… W6WTU 36
o Reviewing the Packet Scene: UK 1996 – Britsh Isles hams are ready to meet you! …… GB7LDI 40
o Is Your Mixer Circuit Mixing Like It Should? – It’s not bad.. it’s just misunderstood …… N2DCH 44
o Build a Half-Square DX Antenna – It’s about as simple as they come. And it sure works! …… KG8AN 48
o Home-Brew Transistor/Diode Tester – Not just blinking lights and weird noises …… Bowman 69
o Timewave Technology’s DSP-599ZX – Excellence in digital signal processing …… WA9PYH 30
o The Yaesu FT-1000MP Transceiver – Check out the “Big Rigs” …… N1VXW 50
o Thanks for the Memories! – The WB9KZY Island Keyer from Jackson Harbor Press …… AA0XI/VK5FN 52
o Communications Simplified Part 17 …… K2OAW 64
o 2m Self-supporting Delta Loop – So simple- and perfect for apartment dwellers …… AD1B 68
June 1997 (#441)
o Getting a Taste of VHF – Test drive the bands before you invest in the equipment …… VA3ACK 10
o Horsetrading on the Ham Bands – The FCC has approved buying, selling and swapping hamgear via the traders’ nets …… WB2CQM 16
o Build the Mag-Glass – Combine the best of the through-glass and the magnetic-mount antennas …… AH2AR/5 21
o Maximize Your Transceiver’s Tuning Range! – Computer control for the Ramsey transceiver kit …… WD8BNR 24
o TV/VCR Tuner Applications (Part 3) …… W6WTU 30
o The NiCd Health Maintenance System – Build this project to get maximum life out of your expensive NiCd batteries …… N4UAU 30
o The Cobra Antenna – It’s got a more powerful bite than the “Rattlesnake” …… W4JOH 40
o The Calibrated Hula Hoop – Keep your radiation within the new FCC limits …… W6YBT 50
o LDG’s QRP Auto Tuner – Your dreams come true -in a kit …… AC4HF 42
o ICOM IC-R100 Communications Receiver – It may look like a scanner, but it is a serious communications receiver with scanning capability …… K4CHE 45
o The Standard C108A – It’s the smallest amateur HT available today …… WA3WGV 48
o Communications Simplified Part 18 …… K2OAW 64
o Make a Ten-to-One Probe – Troubleshooting shouldn’t be so much trouble …… AD1B 67
July 1997 (#442)
o ATV is Here to Stay! – Getting started with amateur television …… W5ACM 10
o How to See What You Hear – Warning! This is easy! …… KC5ODM 14
o C-Band low Noise Amplifier – Use discarded satellite receiver parts to soup up your ATV system …… WD5BQN 19
o Video Titlers for ATV – If you’re serious about ATV, a video titler is the way to go …… N5JXO 21
o Antennas for Amateur Television, Part 1 – An overview of the most useful …… K0NM 27
o Home-brew Yagis For Amateur Television – Easy to build, easy to use- and not just for beginners! …… N5EM 32
o Rocket Video – Video beyond the speed of sound …… KC5AWJ 35
o Tiny Power – A big little switcher for ATV (or other) uses …… KC5ODM 41
o Finding His Voice – Two young women found an urgent need for CW skills …… Sanders, KB6MTV 45
o Bicycles Across Switzerland – QRPing through beautiful Switzerland by bicycle is a blast! …… N0BF 47
o Let’s Keep CW Alive! – Its distinctive, it’s useful, and most of all- its fun! …… WF6P 81
o Help for College-Bound Hams – Apply for an amateur radio scholarship …… N8PGI 83
o Dr. Nicad Battery Conditioner/Rapid Charger – Ramsey Electronics Model No. DN-1 …… WU0L 24
o Full Rock and Roll – The AT-11 Automatic Antenna Tuner from LDG Electronics …… AA0XI/VK5FN 38
o Communications Simplified Part 19 – Multiplexing and digital data …… K2OAW 64
o Vintage Review: Yaesu FT-727R Dual-Bander – Save money on an all-purpose HT …… NV7K/6 68
August 1997 (#443)
o A Free Repeater, Free HTs and Some Good Ol’ PR – Would your employer pitch in? …… WA9PYH 10
o Figuring RF Exposure – New standards can help avoid potential hazards …… W6YBT 16
o Antennas for Amateur Television, Part 2 – See Part 1 in July’s 73 …… K0NM 17
o Negative Resistance RF Pre-Selector – An easy way to soup up that old superhet …… W2GOM/7
o Emergency Communications – The only salvation for ham radio? …… WB9MZL 30
o At Sea About Marine Mobile Operation? – Weekend boater or dedicated sailor, you need your radio! …… XF1/KB6ASH 34
o Board Creation Tips – Seven steps to beautiful PC boards …… KC5AWJ 38
o Frequency and CW CQs – How to zero-beat your transmitter …… W6BNB 71
o Keys to Days Gone By – Enthusiasm for the code keeps this ham’s nostalgic collection working …… Seay 76
o The Killer Beam – Just how much is “some” assembly? …… W3UWH 81
o Music From the Past -A distinctive fist brings back memories of a revered silent key …… K9AZG 83
o The Agrelo Engineering DFjr Doppler Direction Finder – A fast track to T-hunting! …… K0OV 24
o Sony’s ICF-SW100S – A micro-sized shortwave communications receiver with full-sized features …… AH2AR/5 28
o Communications Simplified, Part 20 …… K2OAW 64
o Oscillator Basics, Part 1 – Some things every ham should know …… W6WTU 70
September 1997 (#444)
o Video Transmitter – Delta -the ATV transmitter you can change to fit your needs. Three bands, one design …… KC5AWJ 9
o Explorers, Adventurers, and Experts – How would you rule on this? …… KB9FO 20
o The New Emergency Alert System – Don’t tune out that emergency broadcast test just because the Cold War’s over! …… WD8DAS 30
o Holiday of a Lifetime – Ham friends are lifelong friends -even if you’re meeting them for the first time! …… G3LDI 32
o Inside MFJ’s New 969 – The Versa Tuner II could be for you …… N0BLX 37
o Secrets of the 1340 – Inside Ten-Tec’s new QRP transceiver kit …… WB8VGE 41
o Communications Simplified, Part 21 …… K2OAW 64
o Oscillator Circuits – Part two in a series of three …… W6WTU 71
o The ABCs of HF Antennas – Beginning hams, take heart! …… NZ9E 74
October 1997 (#445)
o Surface Mount Devices – Everything you didn’t want to -but should -know …… W6WTU 10
o El Cheapo – Rub shoulders with the big boys on 20 meters, without shelling out megabucks! …… 4X1MK 15
o APRS Network Guidelines – 20 tips for increasing efficiency …… W9IF 19
o Phased Trapped Verticals for HF – Simple ideas, simple to build …… KD7FY 21
o Simple Signal Injector/Tracer – Troubleshooting made easy …… W4LJD 23
o Where’s the Manual? – Tracking down those vintage gems …… K4JRB 27
o Trees Are for the Birds – The ham’s secret weapon- PVC! …… N0BLX 31
o The Silent Killer – Voltage anomalies: out of sight and out of mind- but very real …… NZ9E 33
o SOS …SOS … Titanic! – Radio operators’ courage still inspires amateurs …… Garcia 41
o Which Band’s Best for QRP? – Some are better than others for low-power operation …… W4LJD 44
o Still a Great Hobby – Are you a ham yet? …… WF6P 71
o Quick QSKer – Build a “full break-in” controller for your rig/amp …… KD7FY 82
o For Computer Illiterates Only – Take a trip through your PC …… W6BNB 84
o Small Wonder Labs’ GM-30 Transceiver Kit – Build it for under $100! …… AC4HF 38
o Communications Simplified, Part 22 …… K2OAW 64
o Oscillator Circuits, Part 3 – Frequency synthesizers and you …… W6WTU 69
November 1997 (#446)
o How to Design Your Own HF Antenna – No excuses after this …… VA3ACK 10
o Readin’, Writin’, and Robotin’ – Is your high school entered in FIRST? …… Gray 17
o Our Friend Pythagoras – Pop quiz: Who can state the Pythagorean Theorem? …… N0BLX 19
o Electronic Construction from A to Z – Everything you wanted to know about building stuff but were afraid to ask …… AA0XI/VK5FN 21
o The Table Topper 160-Meter Loop – Compact, low-noise -and effective …… G2BZQ 27
o Colby’s Do Something Box – How about making a great gift gadget for grandkids? …… W7RXV 31
o A Baycom-Style HF PSK Modem – Build a packet modem from scratch …… VK4AOC, VK4TN 46
o Variable Current Load Bank – A bright idea for testing power supply parameters …… W7DE 71
o EMTECH’s NW40 Transceiver Kit -Another winner for QRP …… AC4HF 41
o My Strange QSO -Mysterious voices and guarded messages – a typical Sunday afternoon in the Midwest? …… NZ9E 64
o RF Voltage and Power Meter – Going up? In power, that is? Find out with this easy-to-build instrument …… WI5W 67
o Communications Simplified, Part 23 – The series concludes …… K2OAW 81
o Remembering Ivan’s “Woodpecker” – Or was it? …… Onymous 82
December 1997 (#447)
o Distributed Capacity Folded Loop – This ceiling-mount antenna will really go to your head! …… W6NBC 10
o How to Silverplate RF Tank Circuits – A simple and inexpensive process to reduce losses …… WB2CQM 18
o Build Your First Kit! – Just follow one hams simple advice …… N0BLX 24
o Limited Space Antenna – Short of real estate? This might help! …… HL9BK/K2KSY 27
o How to Build A Great Ham Club – Good advice from the PR master …… W2NSD/1 29
o Electronic Construction from A to Z, Part 2 – Everything you wanted to know about building stuff but were afraid to ask …… AA0XI/VK5FN 31
o Affordable Antenna Project for APRS – Build an external antenna for your GPS receiver …… N7ZEV 48
o Hamtronics’ TD-5 Subaudible Tone Encoder/Decoder Kit – Guaranteed success …… WB9RRT 42
o We Joined the North Pole Network! – Radio ho ho! …… AA0OF 64
o Let Your Fingers Do the Talking – …or, wire you smiling? …… WF6P 67
o Amateur Radio Maritime Mobile Nets – Staying in touch -and staying safe -on the briny …… WF6P 69
1998
January 1998 (#448)
o Get Active! – A nice amp project for building your own active antenna …… W2GOM 10
o Upgrading the 209 – Add this simple resistance meter to your MFJ antenna analyzer …… KG5CM 15
o Five-Band Magnetic: Loop Antenna – Build a loop for QRP, and tune it up just right …… K2KSY/HL9BK
o Electronic Construction from A to Z, Part 3 – Everything you wanted to know about building stuff but were afraid to ask …… AA0XI/VK5FN 22
o Mount Up! – Try this easy cell phone-to-2m antenna conversion …… WQ3A 28
o 73’s DX Dynasty Award – Winners and countries list …… Staff 36
o 73’s 1997 Annual Index – In full glory …… Staff 41
o Publish or Perish – There’s something in this reprinted article for every club …… N1BLH 66
o SatTrack: Automatic Antenna Tracking For the Rest of Us – Enjoy tracking satellites even if you don’t have a trust fund …… KA0SNL 32
o Marsha and Me – Making friends via hamming …… WF6P 64
o No-Honestly! I’m Not a Pirate! – A tale of travail from a British Novice …… 2E1DPG 70
February 1998 (#449)
o Wouldn’t You Really Rather Drive A BUIC? – The Basic Universal Interface Circuit ties your computer to your rig. Part 1: hardware …… K8KWD 10
o Tutorial and Tester for JFETs – Big learning from a little project …… W2GOM/7 16
o All-Copper 17 Meter X-Beam – A nearby hardware store, a free afternoon …… WA2UGT 21
o Preparing for the Big One – Don’t get caught short in a disaster! …… XF1/KB6ASH 24
o Saluting the Flag – Another twist to the delta loop …… W4DXV 30
o Tear Apart Your Tube Supply – And get your glow on the go …… WB2CQM 33
o Electronic Construction from A to Z – Conclusion: You too can be Mr. Fix-It! …… N1FN/VK5FN 44
o The Official 1997 “Never Say Die” Index – A three-volume reprint of Wayne’s editorials, in large type, is available from Radio Bookshop for $15 …… W2NSD/1
o Meet the Paddlette Micro Keyer – Who could imagine a knees-ier way? …… WB8VGE 37
o The Price is Right – and Ten-Tec’s 1210 T-Kit is fun to put together, too …… W9NUP 39
o Advance Design Labs’ CodeKey – Put this gizmo to work for you! …… KB1UM 68
o Letter from Down East – where at least one ham won’t clam up …… W3UWH 64
o A Krystal Kludge – A book excerpt from The Xtal Society …… W0IZC 65
o Scrounger’s Delight – Meet the Minnesota miser’s magmount …… N0BLX 77
March 1998 (#450)
o Truckez-Vous Mon Boat? – Ham friends to the rescue for Voyageur …… N4UAU 10
o Wouldn’t You Really Rather Drive A BUIC? – Part 2: software for your interface circuit …… K8KWD 17
o Getting High the Ham Way – Adventures in ATV rocketry …… KB9MRB 23
o High Impedance Analog Volt/Test Meter – Here’s a useful gadget to build while you wait for spring! …… W6WTU 26
o Amazin’ Hall Tree Vertical – Grab your coat and take your hat …… K5CW 30
o The ZenerMeter – A test set for zener and other diodes …… KA4J 39
o Cheap and Portable Loop – for 20 through 40 meters …… WV8R 43
o Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Discretion is the better part of neighborhood amity. Part 1: strategy …… WB4BNU 80
o Secrets of the 224 – Inside MFJ’s 2-Mter FM Analyzer …… N0BLX 36
o Automatic Morse Station IDer from Comm Spec – Perfect for fox hunting and repeaters …… K4CHE 46
o Don’t Leave Home Without It – An ingenious tester for your wallet or purse …… W2UW 64
o Bridge Over Troubled Watters – Why buy what you can build? …… N0BLX 67
April 1998 (#451)
o De-Noising your PC – Cure the transmitter in your PC …… WA9PYH 11
o Modifying Your Ramsey Transceiver Kit – One stop closer to the ultimate ham experience …… N0BLX 18
o Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Discretion is the better part of neighborhood amity. Part 2: Hardware …… WB4BNU 20
o Techno-Trouble for Know-It-Alls – How many of these 50 questions can you answer correctly? …… WB2WIK/6 28
o Hamtronics’ CC432-5 Receive Converter Kit – Straight-forward building, modest price …… WB9RRT 37
o Joy’s “Loud Enough” Metronome, Part 1 – Another fun project from Mr. Gizmo …… W7RXV 40
o Millen-Dollar Replacement – Here’s a clever and cents-ible way to make your own quick disconnect …… W2CQM 47
o Adventures in Regulation – How to use a fixed voltage regulator in a variable application …… W6WTU 64
o How About A Kinky-Interesting-Sexy-Sexy? – A scary trip -one way, thankfully -down phonetics lane …… G0JOE 66
o The Kelowna Kactus Home-Brew Antenna – And we mean home-brew! …… VE7RFB 70
May 1998 (#452)
o An RF sensing Alarm – Save your power amplifier stages …and your reputation …… VF2ZAZ 10
o A Pleasant Visit to the DDS – Direct Digtal Synthesis is the latest technology in signal generation …… W6WTU 15
o Sensitivity Training – Some pros and cons of increasing receiver sensitivity …… W2GOM/7 19
o Joy’s “Loud Enough” Metronome, Part 2 – Mr. Gizmo puts it all together …… W1RXV 25
o The Taylor Vee 20m Antenna – “Anything you don’t understand must be magic!” …… WA5NPQ, KB5IAY 28
o Penny Pincher’s Digital Ammeter – Inexpensive, accurate, seaworthy …… N4UAU 32
o WeatherWarn Goes Public – Build yourself a real-time weather monitoring interface. …… AG8U 43
o How Safe Is Your Mobile? – Assuming you want to know …… W6YBT 46
o Brits Get Gaussian – with GMSK Data Products’ high-speed packet modem …… G3LDI 40
o Home-Brewing, Italian-Style! – A two-element phased beam for ARDF …… IK8VWA 64
o Ya Gotta Shop Around – Take your time, do your homework, and get the best deal! …… K5LAD 66
June 1998 (#453)
o A Pentium-Style Positive and Negative PS – Reading about new technology is great, but using it is even better! …… N4UAU 10
o The Fun Radio – or, wasn’t this what attracted you to the hobby in the first place? …… W6WTU 17
o Meet the Marvelous MicroVert – A 20-inch vertical for 20 meters? …… W4DXV 21
o Home-Brew This Power Cube – First step in rebuilding your vintage RF deck …… W2CQM 25
o Techno-Trouble II – All right, let’s see how you do with these …… WB2WIK/6 29
o A Hamfest Every Day – The fun never stops! …… W2BLC 40
o In Search of a Simple Phone Patch – But who needs one, anyway? …… KD6ORG 43
o Get Kids Involved -and Keep ‘Em That Way! – Lessons from the “22 Crew” …… WB2JKJ 46
o Yaesu’s VX-1R Micro Dual-band HT – Pluses and minuses, big and little-er, tiny …… KB1UM 32
o Tips from a QSL Guru – Here’s how to make your card count …… W6BNB 64
o Roamin’ Romania – Part 1: Timisoara, home of the revolution …… WB2AQC 67
July 1998 (#454)
o Raising the RASER to New Heights – A two-element beam for 80 meters …… W2OZH 10
o Build This Simple CW Identifier – You, too, can program EPROMs …… KA2CWL, K2MQJ 15
o FM Revisited – Secrets of stuff you thought you knew …… W6WTU 21
o Vintage Values – Heading for a hamfest? Tempted by the timeless? …… W2BLC 25
o Home-Brew RF Ammeter for the Shack – Another fun project from W4LJD …… W4LJD 29
o Take the Jekyll and Hyde Test – Which shack is yours? …… W2CQM 34
o Mega-Mini Mlcropower Timeout Switch – Here’s a great excuse to play with SMT …… N4UAU 42
o A Look At Pasokon’s 3.1 SSTV System – Today’s slow-scan gets better and easier…… K1BUM 31
o The Shelby Hamfest – What are you doing the weekend before Labor Day? …… KA4J 64
o Roamin’ Romania – Part 2: Amateurs of the Jiu Valley …… WB2ACQ 65
August 1998 (#455)
o A Silk Purse… – Easy upgrades for Heathkit’s SB-104 transceiver …… K9ARF 10
o Power to the People! – To hams who build this tuned input network, that is …… W2CQM 14
o Secrets of Deviant Behavior – Measuring FM deviation need not be a mystery …… W6WTU 18
o Only One Antenna – All about multibands …… W2BLC 21
o Cool It! – Cold facts about the hot topic of heat transfer …… W2GOM/7 24
o Intro to Superhets – Part 1: History and overview …… W6WTU 38
o Experimenter’s Power Panel – Reduce the hassle (and the risks) of haywiring- and encourage exploration in electronics …… K4GOK 44
o An FET Probe to MMIC – How about some (well, relatively) new technology for your test bench? …… W6WTU 48
o Look, Ma -No Knobs! – Exploring the revolutionary new Kachina 505DSP computer-controlled HF transceiver …… N1VXW 27
o Whiterook’s Model MK-88 Pocket Electronic Keyer – If CW is for you, check out this keyer …… AD1B 42
o Determining Antenna Feedpoint Impedance – Even you can learn from this tutorial …… W6WTU 64
o In search of a Simple Capacitor Tester – A midsummer night’s dream project …… KD6ORG 68
September 1998 (#456)
o The Ultimate Green Radio – great “Beginners Night” project! …… W7DE 10
o What’s the Scoop on the Lazy Loop? – Here’s how multi-band wire antennas measured up in real-world comparisons …… WA2UGT 16
o Intro to Superhets – Part 2: From oscillators to detectors …… W5WTU 22
o Building the NHRC-4 Linking Repeater Controller – And get with the program …… N1KDO, KA1OKQ, N1LTL 28
o Multibanding the Fracvert Half-Wave – Here’s a wire vertical with surprising performance on 40-10m …… N1IR 56
October 1998 (#457)
o The Ins and Outs of Surface-Mount – Everything you need to know to get started or get better …… Davidson 10
o The Ideal Log? – This computer-style card file may be for you …… W6BNB 21
o Intro to Superhets – Part 3: Accessories and conclusion …… W6WTU 26
o G’Day, OM! – On the road with the first-ever all-ham RV tour of Australia and New Zealand …… N5MFG 30
o Meeting Your Match – The fine points of understanding matching networks …… W2GOM/7
o The Perfect Field Day – Did everybody have fun? …… N8IDA 54
o What is a Linear Amplifier Saver? – Why, it’s the MFJ-214, of course! …… NZ9E 18
o Just the TiCK Kit – Embedded Researher’s memory keyer is now available with beacon mode …… K4CHE 33
November 1998 (#458)
o Build the Fox TTL Foxhunt Transmitter – Simple, inexpensive, and the end of your excuses for not trying T-hunting …… AH2AR/8 10
o The Evolution of Power Supplies – Part 1: dynamotors and vibrators …… W6WTU 13
o Surface Mount SW RF Booster – Easy-to-build design, plus high-pass filter to boot …… Davidson 16
o VHF/UHF Signal Source – There’s always room for another piece of test equipment! …… W6WTU 21
o And the (Zero) Beat Goes On… – More on the Fessenden Fenomenon …… VE3MJF 29
o George’s XE-Ient Adventure – Part 1: Days 1-9 …… WB2AQC 34
o Already Have an Oscilloscope? – You won’t find a cheaper add-on capacitor tester …… N4MCZ 57
o Hamtronics’ R301 Synthesized VHF Receiver – For foxhunting, even …… WB9RRT 26
December 1998 (#459)
o Probing Auto Electronics – Help your neighbor identify his car’s problem and be an electronic’s hero! …… W6WTU 10
o Announcing the QRPeanut – Here’s a compact QRP transmatch you can build for next to nothing …… N5GZH 14
o Keys to Better Operating – Yes, much of it is common sense …… W6BNB 17
o Electronic Bug Emulator – Put some personality back into your CW …… W4LJD 27
o Low-Voltage Detector – for a number of uses …… W6WTU 31
o George’s XE-Ient Adventure – Part 2: Days 10-18 …… WB2AQC 32
o A Real Handful – Inside Alinco’s DJ-CS dual-band transceiver …… VE3EGA 24
o Seeing Dits and Dahs – The K2659 Morse Decoder Kit from Velleman Electronics …… N1FN 29
o The Drake TR Series: No Introduction Needed – but here’s the skinny on some of the best vintage equipment available today …… W2BLC 52
1999
January 1999 (#460)
o Home-brew a Customized HF Amplifier – Visualize, contrive, create! …… WI5W 10
o 3 Ls 4 2m – This three-element stubfed coaxial vertical is dirt cheap, sturdy, and very effective …… WD4KMP 18
o The Evolution of Power Supplies – Part 2: Switching techniques …… W6WTU 21
o From the Ukraine: A Radio Amateur’s Story – Behind the Iron Curtain, home-brewing was the mother of invention …… UY5DJ 24
o Here Comes the Sun – Part 1: Cycle 23 and you …… WA8YKN 28
o 73’s DX Dynasty Award List …… Staff 34
o 73’s 1998 Annual Index …… Staff 36
February 1999 (#461)
o We Must Be Dreaming – A home-brew receiver project! …… Duncan 10
o LM- and BC-221 Frequency Multiplier – Generate detectable signals up to 1000 MHz …… W6WTU 17
o The Ultra-Simple 20 – The simplest solution to any problem is the best …… G2BZQ 21
o The Franklin VFO – A nifty chill-chasing project for the serious home-brewer …… W4LJD 24
o Mods for the OHR 100A – Here’s how to make a popular QRP rig even better …… W4LJD 30
o Here Comes the Sun – Part 2: Geomagnetic monitoring …… WA8YKN 34
o Easy Antenna Reference – Quick basics for a quick decision …… VK2AT 52
o Tracking Dual-Voltage Power Supply – Build something handy while you wait for the year’s first hamfest! …… W6WTU 55
o The IC-706MKII Shack-in-a-Box – Take another look at an increasingly popular rig …… W2BLC 23
March 1999 (#462)
o The Pluck of the Irish – Was Wee Mac a leprechaun or a pirate-or both? …… K9AZG 10
o Transmitting Ferrite Loop for 80/160 – Thirty years of experimenting …now it’s your turn! …… G2BZQ 14
o Signals From the Ice: Now That’s Really Cool! – Here’s what happens when hams meet Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier …… KL7JR 20
o Anti-Metric? – You already use it more than you think! …… WD0GCK 23
o Everyman’s Guide to Active Filter Design – Now you know …… KC3ZQ 26
o Keys to Good Code – Unlocking the secrets of sending precise Morse code …… W6BNB 31
o Enjoy CW Rag-Chewing – Some pointers for good -and fun -communicating …… W6BNB 55
o QRP Temptations – Here’s a roundup of low-power kits out there today …… W3DX 37
May 1999 (#463)
o The Card-File 40 – Here’s a direct-conversion QRP transceiver you can build …… KC3ZQ 10
o The EZ-BZ Deck Antenna – A compact 20-meter dipole with linear loading and a bend …… AB2BZ 16
o Home-Brewing a 3 kW+ Dummy Load – Corral some Cantennas to check out your big gun amplifier …… W2CQM 22
o Networking with Thevenin and Kirchhoff – Helpful friends when you go into analysis …… W2GOM/7 30
o Tri-band Vertical Array for Big 120 degree Bandwidth Signal – (Or, what to do with the trap beam pieces parts in the basement) …… WZ8A 33
o Our Exciting New Fox – How one club settled on the Hamtronics T301 …… WB9RRT 20
June 1999 (#464)
o Regens for the Millennium – Part 1: A new look at an old friend …… KA9GDL 10
o Three-Element Circular Quad for 10m – For under $65! …… K8IHQ 17
o From the Ukraine: A Radio Amateur’s Story – Part 2: Water-cooled amp? Why not? …… UY5DJ 21
o Easy Antenna Reference – Part 2: More options …… VK2AT 26
o Screwy Mobile Antenna Mods – Fine-tune that screwdriver-type with these helpful tips …… WB4RNO 28
o Operating Crystals on the Fifth Overtone – Sounds kinda New Age, but it’s something an hams should know …… N2DCH 30
o My Old Kentucky (Satellite) Home – where lofty aspirations met some down-to-earth concerns …… KA9SOF 33
o Telescoping PVC Mast – Getting it up in awkward places …… KB7WOS 35
o Euthanasia Keyer Project – Quick and painless …… KC3ZQ 37
July 1999 (#465)
o Emergency Power for Hams – Including your own experimental wind generator …… WA8YKN 10
o The VK Winged Flapper – Only an Aussie would come up with this mobile antenna design …… VK2AT 20
o Regens for the Millennium – Part 2: Winding Coils …… KA9GDL 22
o You, Too, Can Be an SOB – Hams should be heard but not seen- put your left hand on the Callbook and repeat after me …… K9AZG 27
o The Amazing Wiebelfeltzer – This CW filter is semi-analog, quasi-digitial, and weirdo-nomic …… K8MKB 31
o It’s Senior Spider vs. Y2K! – Build this QRP rig now- just in case …… WA8TXT 34
o Long Beach Longwire – You’re really “on the air” with this beach kite antenna …… WB6MEU 39
o The Ten-Tec 1254 – Fifteen programmable memories enhance this microprocessor-controlled receiver …… WB8VGE 28
August 1999 (#466)
o PIC-based DTMF Project – Build this decoder and learn …… KC3XM 10
o How to Turn a Deaf Ear – with your antenna …… VK2AT 13
o Secrets of Transmission Lines – Part 1: Intro and dummy load project …… KE2QJ 16
o Kiwi SSTV – How they do it in ZL-Iand …… ZL1AAN 20
o All About Op Amps – And then some …… W2GOM/7 24
o The Missing Link: A PSK Interface – Stop just reading about it – put this new mode into action! …… WA8TXT 27
o Radio Fun in the Sun – Here’s a complete solar-powered QRP station for your operating pleasure …… W7DE 30
o Instruction Instructions – Discover hidden savings in the last place you’d ever look -the instruction manual …… N6HYK 35
o Ham Station Control and Monitor – You can do without this handy project- or can you? …… W4LJD 39
o Bend and Brake! – Customize your homebrew projects with tailor-made enclosures-and lots more! …… W7DE 34
September 1999 (#467)
o PIC Key, PIC Key – This simple CW keyer is a great way to learn about PICs …… UY5DJ 10
o Y2K Portable J-Pole – What emergency will you need to handle? …… WA8TXT 16
o Defogging Microstrips – An intro to microstripline filters …… WA9PYH 19
o Secrets of Transmission Lines – Part 2: Review of AC fundamentals …… KE2QJ 26
o Getting Your Foot in the Public Service Door – Here’s how to get your club invoIved -and appreciated …… KN4HL 30
o Simple RF Signal Generator – Add this handy piece of test gear to your bench …… W4LJD 32
o Simple Direct-Conversion Receiver – For QRPers and receiver aficionados in general …… Sellen 38
October 1999 (#468)
o Need a UHF Dipper? – Part 1: Old TV tuners to the rescue! …… W6WTU 10
o HT Porta-Power – Project Portable extended power pkg for HTs …… WB3CEH 15
o FM CW! – Repeater code-practice sessions …… WB9YBM 16
o FYI: FQY – Another look at the Fractal Quad Yagi …… KF7BS 18
o Secrets of Transmission Lines – Part 3: More AC review …… KE2QJ 22
o The History of Ham Radio – Parts 1 and 2: From the birth of the wireless ages to 1920 …… W9CI 31
o The Digital Port – PSK31 gets even better …… KB7NO 43
o Above & Beyond – The Internet, a new frontier …… WB6IGP 45
o On the Go – Even more Y2K …… KE8YN/4 53
November 1999 (#469)
o Need a UHF Dipper? – Part 2: Coupling to an outside environment …… W6WTU 10
o Planning a DXpedition – Here’s what to do if you take Wayne’s advice …… W4DC 14
o Why No Beta-Morse? – An amusing way to preserve your Morse code …… VE2MHZ 18
o Building a Better Collins – Add this $1 solid state replacement part to your 30S1 …… W2CQM 19
o Isotron Notes – Simple tips straight from the Hart …… AD1B 24
o Basic Transceiver Tester – This fancy spin on some common components is a good beginner’s project …… WB9YBM 26
o Your Batteries Ready for Y2K? – Electrifying tidbts even you old-timers don’t know …… N7MGT 28
o No Bum Steer – Maximize your loop’s performance the easy way …… W6US 35
o Secrets of Transmission Lines – Part 4: Traveling waves and some thought experiments …… KE2QJ 37
o The History of Ham Radio – Part 3: 1920-21 …… W9CI 41
o A Big Look at Small Wonders’ WM-20 – This SSB transceiver kit is fun to build and works well …… AC4HF 32
December 1999 (#470)
o The X(Mas)-Files …… Staff 6
o Big-Time Bench Supply – This highly regulated SCR design might be overkill, but it’s still fun to build …… Sellen 10
o Secret Death Ray – Or is HAARP a useful science tool? …… N7MGT 14
o TV Tutor – How to get started in SSTV …… ZL1AAN 22
o Why Not Renew On-line? – Here’s how to untangle the FCC Web …… AC3L 24
o Read All About It! – Part 1 of Techno-Trivia from The Hertzian Herald …… K8JWR 26
o A Cold Meal and a Hot Radio – That’s what this XYL’s OM now comes home to …… AD4EX 30
o Secrets of Transmission Lines – Part 5: Impedance and reflections, including a “kitchen table” experiment …… KE2QJ 31
o Need a UHF Dipper? – Part 3: Mods for using the tuner as a dipper …… W6WTU 35
o 1999 Annual Index …… 54

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