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How to access info in back issues of QEX and NCJ

Sep 2nd 2011, 19:37

W0BTU

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I just did a search for beverage at http://www.arrl.org/arrl-periodicals-archive-search, and I see there's lots of information on Beverage antennas in NCJ and QEX. I'd love to read all 14 of those articles, but they seem to be inaccessible. How can I get them?

And if this costs money, could I get a discount if I bought all 14 articles?

Thanks,
Mike
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Sep 2nd 2011, 23:54

W1VT

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Only QST is downloadable.

To make the other publications owned by the League available, we have hired Tony Nesta, our reprint specialist, to make paper photocopies--this also handles the problem of poorly scanned articles--as the quality of modern photocopies is quite high.

You can contact him at anesta@arrl.org He can discuss payment details.

Tony can also be reached in the afternoons, Eastern Standard time, at 860-594-0390. He usually takes Monday off, but this can vary if there is a holiday.

Sep 3rd 2011, 00:55

W0BTU

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Quote by W1VT
Only QST is downloadable.


I understand that.

To make the other publications owned by the League available, we have hired Tony Nesta...


Thank you. I have emailed Tony.

73 Mike
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Sep 7th 2011, 18:06

W1VT

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http://www.arrl.org/shop/NCJ-Collection-CD-ROM-1973-1998

We still have copies of the old 1973 to 1998 CD-rom collection, if you have a computer that will run 16 bit Windows software.
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Sep 17th 2011, 20:26

K8WHB

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Zack, according to the info in the ARRL Store the NCJ Collection CD will work on early 32-bit (Win 95, 98) machines.

Am I spacing out or was there also at one time a CD with back issues of QEX from the beginning to the late 90s? I remember buying a copy of that CD but I cannot find it. If I'm right about the CDs existence, is it still available? I can find no reference to it in the ARRL Store. If it is available I'd sure like to buy it.
Sep 18th 2011, 01:00

W1VT

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Yes, there was a QEX CD rom, but it was discontinued, as it used the same 16 bit reader software that is no longer supported by the new computers purchased by most hams.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Nov 2nd 2011, 18:30

N5EG

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There is a way to access the older QEX CD ROM (I've done this on WinXP-SP3).

1. Install the version of AVIEW that comes with the Ham Radio or Communications Quarterly CDROM (it's newer and works with 32-bit Windows).

2. Insert the QEX CDROM, and double click the install program. It will tell you that AVIEW is already installed, and ask if you want to re-install it. Click 'No'. This will leave the more current version already installed, but will place the index for QEX into the menu.

3. From that point you can access the contents of QEX CDROM normally.

-- Tom, N5EG
Nov 2nd 2011, 19:12

W1VT

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Aview should run on 32 bit Windows 7 and Vista.

The difficulty occurs when you have a machine with 4GB or more memory--you need 64 bits to access all that memory effectively--Microsoft dropped 16 bit compatibility when they went to 64 bits.

A 64 bit Windows O/S will run 32/64 bit software
A 32 bit Windows 0/S will run 16/32 bit software

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Nov 3rd 2011, 00:31

gw0nvn

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Will there be another QEX CD from 1998?
Nov 3rd 2011, 13:44

NQ1R

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Quote by gw0nvn
Will there be another QEX CD from 1998?


Thanks for your interest in QEX! The original compilation CDs were intended to capture a big chuck of the archive. Since those compilations, we began producing the annual Periodicals CD-ROM (which are published at the end of each year). These CDs include an entire year of QST, QEX and NCJ. It’s always possible we may produce another compilation—but it’s not in planning, now.

Members can also search all of QEX and NCJ using the online ARRL Periodicals Archive.

73,

Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R - ARRL Marketing Manager
rinderbitzen@arrl.org
Sep 5th 2013, 15:23

KE1L

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Another way to run old software is to run 32 bit Windows in a virtual machine under some other OS such as 64 bit Windows. The easiest combination is to use Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Professional (or Enterprise or Ultimate); you don't need any additional licenses to do that.

Other combinations are possible but require an additional software license. You could run 32 bit Windows under Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7, under Hyper-V on Windows 8, or under various virtualization programs on Linux.

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