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Check Out the September/October NCJ


NCJ, The National Contest Journal is what everyone interested in radiosport needs to have in their shack. Filled with the latest news from the contesting world, NCJ is the voice of radiosport. 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.

In the September/October issue, Stan Stockton, K5GO and Bob Wilson, N6TV, provide a dialogue on "CW Skimmer: Point/Counterpoint." To go along with this article, Pete Smith, N4ZR, talks about "So You Want to Skim? Practical Issues in Deploying CW Skimmer in a Contesting Environment." Eric Scace, K3NA, writes about "Distributing Receiving Antennas" in the first of a multi-part article. If you're a top-bander, you don't want to miss "A Simple 2-Element Vertical Array for 160 Meters" by John Barcroft, K6AM.

Dennis McAlpine, K2SX, takes a look at "The Wacky World of State QSO Parties," while Jon Platt, W0ZQ/m gives his take on "One Rover's View on Propagation during the 2008 Minnesota QSO Party." Bill Santelmann, N1AU, remembers his son in "A Tribute to my Son, Stuart, KC1F." Stu, a founding member and past president of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, became a Silent Key in May of this year. ARRL News Editor S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA, lets NCJ readers take a sneak peak at the October issue of QST in "October is Radiosport Month in QST."

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; "Propagation," by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA; "VHF-UHF Contesting," by Jon Jones, N0JK; "Contesting on a Budget," by Paul Schaffenberger, K5AF; "DX Contest Activity Announcements," by Bill Feidt, NG3K; "RTTY Contesting," by Don Hill, AA5AU; "Contesting 101," by Kirk Pickering, K4RO, and "Contest Calendar," by Bruce Horn, WA7BNM.

All this and more in the September/October issue of NCJ. NCJ is published six times a year by the ARRL; it is edited by Al Dewey, K0AD. Subscribe today!



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