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|SS Contest Stratgy||W9FY||on 21/10/13|
|I have recently started using ACE-HF but not sure how it would work for close contacts, i.e. state to state. It also takes a bit of trial and error to figure out how to manage it's output vs the real world. There are a number of antennas already modeled in it so that should be helpful.
73, Dan 9V1DB
|EARC End Fed Multiband Antenna||KB4LLA||on 22/9/13|
|I have been using one for some time now and it performs very well. I use a 66.5 ft wire instead of the 30' wire furnished but tried the 30' and it did work. If you are using digital, i.e. JT65, it gets hot at some frequencies if over 50W. However, since these modes are for low power, that should not present a problem. I use the 20/40 100W version with an automatic tuner. I have also built 2 using their homebrew instructions and these work equally well. For my homebrew, I used a larger box and added ventilation holes to compensate for any heat, since my box is not outdoors.
|Digital QST Survey||KE1CY||on 28/8/13|
|If one wishes to share their QST - hard copy or digital - there is always a way to do so. There is an option in the digital format to print a selection of pages. If one wanted to get a .pdf file of the entire issue, one would only have to go to the print and print all of the pages to a .pdf file instead of a printer. I also think the file saved to a desktop could also be shared. I suspect for many years before the digital edition was available, ARRL hams have copied and shared QST articles with non-ARRL hams.
I understand the answer WA2CWA provided to NS5B's question concerning access to old QST if a member leaves ARRL. However, when I downloaded the most recent QST to my desktop, it still required my ID/PW in order to view it. Are you confirming that my ID/PW would continue to allow access to my old desktop versions even if I was no longer an ARRL member?
PS, I have no intention of leaving but just wanted to clarify the issue.
|Digital QST Survey||KE1CY||on 27/8/13|
|Of course I wish the digital QST was in .pdf, but I don't have any problem reading it in it's current format.
As for leaving ARRL because of various issues with digital QST, forum, website, contests, etc., I personally believe it is more effective and beneficial to stay in the organization and try to effect change from within. I have expressed my views to various officers and board members via email. Some don't respond, some respond with "get lost" formats, but a few respond positively. It's the few that respond positively that will make the necessary changes and we should find and support these officers and board members. Even if they don't necessarily agree with my perspective, I still appreciate the response and open debate.
|Thanks Pete! I will look them up next time I go there (and I go fairly often).