Note that this page searches an index of articles, not the text of the articles. There is no full-text search of these articles available.
The most commonly used search is one by title words and/or keywords. To search by title/keyword, simply enter the word(s) you want to search for into the Title words/keywords field. Those articles that contain all of the words you entered (in any order) in the article title or the article's keywords field will be listed. (Note: The keywords field is not displayed in the listing.) The words you enter are converted to their root words, if any, and the index is searched for words with the same root. For example, if you search forantenna tuners, one of the QST articles that will be listed is entitled "My Feed Line Tunes My Antenna". That's because tuner and tunes both have the same root, tune.
Note that you do not have to specify words to search for. If you just want to browse the index for a particular issue, enter the Year and Month (below) to get all of the index entries for that issue.
However, if just one word returns to many hits, you can add more words to reduce the number of entries. Alternately, if you enter the entire title and can't find the article, there may be a typo in either your entry or the database. Taking out words can get around typo issues.
You can also specify the author name. To specify just the last name, simply enter it. To specify the last name and the first name, enter the last name, a comma, then the first name (example: demaw, doug). You can also use partial first names if you're not sure of the exact spelling (example: demaw, d). You can specify the author call sign, too, but many authors have had more than one call sign during their amateur career, so do a name search if a search by call sign doesn't get what you're looking for.
You can limit the search to a particular year and/or month. 2- or 4-digit year values may be entered.
Select the publications whose index you want to search. On most systems, you can use the shift key to select a range of items when you click with your mouse, and use the Ctrl key (Cmd key on Macintosh) to toggle an individual item's selection when you click it. (If you select nothing, the search will be the same as checking everything.)
Once you've entered the search requirements, click the button to perform the search. Only those index entries that match all of the criteria you entered will be listed.
- If an article has multiple authors, it will be listed once for each author.
- Results are normally listed most-recent-first. When a year is specified, the results are listed oldest-first.