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Hi all, posting it here on RD forum so all the wonderful peeps who've made me feel so welcome here have a chance to see it before the server crashes from over use when I post it to a couple other boards. I wanted to share a link to some GREAT reading material, and I'm sure you'll find others on the site, I spent hours there and found an old article I wrote for Monitoring Times when I was 15, it was great. The site also has an awesome group of various style search engines, you can search for a keyword and their OCR software will find it in a magazine... great site... please don't break it by flooding it with requests...LOL

Have fun... :cheerleader:

POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS: DX SWL and Utilities hobbyist maghazine

MONITORING TIMES: DX SWL and Utilities hobbyist maghazine

73 Magazine: Amateur Radio publication 1960-2003
 

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Wow... Great find, thanks for posting. I subscribed to all of these over the years.

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Wayne Green ARS W2NSD (Whisky 2 "Never Say Die") ran CQ magazine till he started 73 magazine. Was also into early computer mags like "80 Micro, Byte, CD Review, Cold Fusion, Kilobaud Microcomputing, RUN, InCider, and Pico,"
If I remember right - he was also a submariner in the Navy. Read most of the 73's issues and might even have some down stairs yet along with old QST / CQ and a few other ones.
One of these days should fire up my old Collins 32S-3A and 75S-3C S-line or my KWM-2A. Get back on the air other then 2 / 220 for a bit. Bit rusty but should dig out my CW 'electronic' keyer also.
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Wayne Green ARS W2NSD (Whisky 2 "Never Say Die") ran CQ magazine till he started 73 magazine. Was also into early computer mags like "80 Micro, Byte, CD Review, Cold Fusion, Kilobaud Microcomputing, RUN, InCider, and Pico,"
.... and PopCom became what QST is now, nothing but ads. Back when 73 magazine started, it was over 150 full pages EACH MONTH of techy build-it type articles, when they finally shut down it had been at 68 page, of a lot of ads going back to the 90's, I stopped paying for CQ and PopCom ages ago, before PopCom shut down, the ads are out of control, even in QST, maybe a couple items in the "Doctor is in" section, all the rest is contesting garbage and ads, they should have shut this rag down long before they did, instead the fluffed it with ads... I guess they figured the sheep wouldn't pay for less than 60 pages..

June 1966 164 pages of mostly tech

May 1987 104 pages

Sept 2003 68 pages of ads
 

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Wow. WOW. Trip down memory lane. 73s KU6G
 

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Days of glowing tubes and people building 'stuff'. My first 2 meter rig was powered by a home built 15 amp power supply. First 'rig' was a set of miss matched Drake twins. A old Drake R4A and a TX4-C - first contact with it was a local ham about 10 blocks away on 40 meters in the Novice band. Used a inverted Vee at about 40 Ft. Bet my crummy 5 WPM CW 'fist' was hard for him to copy.
Miss the old call KA9NEA - which was a great CW call. N _. E . A ._ As it had such a nice code 'rhythm' at the end of the call.
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I have stacks of those old mags.. some of the Amatuer books i have collected go back to the 30's. KE4JGX
 

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Hi all, posting it here on RD forum so all the wonderful peeps who've made me feel so welcome here have a chance to see it before the server crashes from over use when I post it to a couple other boards. I wanted to share a link to some GREAT reading material, and I'm sure you'll find others on the site, I spent hours there and found an old article I wrote for Monitoring Times when I was 15, it was great. The site also has an awesome group of various style search engines, you can search for a keyword and their OCR software will find it in a magazine... great site... please don't break it by flooding it with requests...LOL

Have fun... :cheerleader:

POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS: DX SWL and Utilities hobbyist maghazine

MONITORING TIMES: DX SWL and Utilities hobbyist maghazine

73 Magazine: Amateur Radio publication 1960-2003
Interesting....I bought the MT anthology disk right before they closed down...around here somewhere.
 

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I use to buy SK QST and CQ mags if I could outbid another local guy. Lost a ton of them in a basement flood. Was 'fun' looking back at old ads etc. I was lucky enough to keep all my late 60's / 70's and 80's AES catalogs. Only had a couple old Allied catalogs.
Reminds me - should buy a few more 6AZ8's for my Collins gear. Think only Collin's used that tube.
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