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Check Out the July/August NCJ

06/18/2009

The July/August issue of NCJ, The National Contest Journal, is filled with the latest news from the contesting world. Whether you are new to contesting or are a seasoned pro -- or somewhere in the middle -- you will find something in NCJ just for you.

If you're in the market for a new rig, you will want to check out "Choosing an HF Radio for Serious Contesting and DXing" by R. Scott Wright, K0MD. In the first of a multi-part article, John Barcroft, K6AM, takes a look at "A 3 Element Reversible Wire Yagi for 80 Meters." One year after the introduction of CW Skimmer, Pete Smith, N4ZR, gives his perspective in "CW Skimmer One Year Later."

This issue also features "NCJ Profiles" and "NCJ Club Spotlight": Tom Menas, K3WT, introduces us to Dave Mueller, N2NL, of Key West, Florida, while Bob Nash, VE3KZ, takes us inside the Contest Club Ontario.

If you've been waiting to see how you did in the January and February contests, you definitely don't want to miss this issue! Shelby Summerville, K4WW, give readers the rundown on the February 2009 NAQP RTTY Contest. Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, looks at the results of the January 2009 NAQP CW and SSB Contests. Jim Stevens, K4MA, gives his take on the February 2009 North American Phone Sprint and members of the Boring Amateur Radio Club ponder the February 2009 North American CW Sprint.

Of course, there are all the regular columns and features you expect from NCJ: "Workshop Chronicles," by Don Daso, K4ZA; "Contest Tips, Tricks & Techniques," by Gary Sutcliffe, W9XT; "VHF-UHF Contesting," by Jon Jones, N0JK; "DX Contest Activity Announcements," by Bill Feidt, NG3K; "RTTY Contesting," by Don Hill, AA5AU, and "Contesting 101," by Kirk Pickering, K4RO.

All this and more in the July/August issue of NCJ. NCJ is published six times a year by the ARRL; it is edited by Al Dewey, K0AD. NCJ is what every contester needs in their shack -- subscribe today!



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