For several years now, I’ve been sending out a (mostly) monthly column to amateur radio newsletter editors all around the U.S.A. I also send out a few to Canada and a couple of other English-speaking countries. Sometimes, it’s a version of something I’ve posted here on my blog. Sometimes, it’s original material.
Quite often, especially if the newsletter is published electronically, the editor will send me a copy. I like getting these newsletters because it keeps me informed about what’s going on in amateur radio around the country. Below, are links to three newsletters in which my column appear.
Ozark QRP Banner. This publication of the Four States QRP Group includes articles on home-made keys, a a dipole made with paper clips, and a portable QRP station using the NC40A transceiver from Wilderness Radio.
The Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club (KARC) Hooch. The big news from the November 2012 issue of the Hoochis that they made more than 2,800 contacts from K4D, their special-event station. Their chairman, Joe, WD4FTB, writes, “Everything was great except the last day there was a big storm and we broke 2 antennas. But to sum it all up I loved it and I think everyone should try it once, no experience necessary.”
Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council Flashovers. The New Ham Corner in the November 2012 issue of Flashovers is a short piece on how to determine if a piece of coax is any good. This issue also includes an article on their hamfest (it was a “rousing success”) and QSLing DX stations, specifically TT8TT.
There are currently more than 300 clubs getting my column each month. If you are a club newsletter editor, I would love to add you to the list.