ARRL The Doctor is In
By Steve Ford and Joel Hallas
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ARRL The Doctor is In is a podcast based on the popular QST magazine column "The Doctor is In." Hosted by QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and columnist Joel Hallas, W1ZR, the podcast is a lively 20-minute discussion of a wide range of technical topics. Sponsored by DX Engineering.
||CleanRF Safety||RF exposure is a concern for every amateur, but did you know that FCC Rules require you to make an RF safety assessment of your station? The Doctor explains . . .||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStation Computers||Computers have become integral parts of most Amateur Radio stations, but the type of computer you choose depends upon the application.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExternal Speakers||Would you benefit by adding an external speaker to your radio? The answers may surprise you.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Really Need a Tower?||The vast majority of amateurs do not own antenna towers, but that doesn't mean you should strike one from your list of future station improvements.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinterizing||We're approaching winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Even if you live in an area that never sees snow or ice, there are still some preparations to consider.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVolt Ohm Meters||These meters have been around for decades and remain one of most useful pieces of test equipment you can own.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTools for Every Ham||The Doctor discusses basic tools that every amateur should have in his or her station.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntennas and Wind||Whether you have a simple wire antenna or a large HF Yagi on a tower, the effects of wind are major considerations. The Doctor offers tips to improve the odds of your antenna's survival.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDummy Loads||They may be ultra-simple devices, but dummy loads can be valuable tools for testing and more.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntenna Rotators||If you need to spin your antenna, chances are you'll need a rotator. The Doctor offers valuable advice about these mechanical marvels.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanARRL's The Doctor is In - Zero Beating||The Doctor explains "zero beating." It isn't just about CW.||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanARRL's The Doctor is In||The Doctor dips into the mail bag . . .||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanARRL's The Doctor is In||Summertime is vacation time, and the Doctor offers advice on bringing Amateur Radio along for the ride.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanField Day Antennas||The Doctor offers advice about antenna options for the upcoming ARRL Field Day.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoping with Poor HF Conditions||While some amateurs may complain about lousy HF propagation conditions, the Doctor explains that the truth is a bit more nuanced.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRF Loss||Between the radio and the antenna, there are a number of "opportunities" to lose your precious RF energy. The Doctor explains!||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKits and Kit Building||Amateur Radio kits are not only still popular, they are highly rewarding. The Doctor offers his tips for kit buying and building.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMicrophones||Amateurs tend to take microphones for granted, but the right microphone can make a huge difference in how you sound on the air, and how well you are understood.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilters||Receiving every signal is not always a good thing -- especially when you receive them all at once! The Doctor describes why proper filtering is important.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMailbag||The Doctor answers listener questions. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome and full of info!!
This is a much needed podcast for new and old hams!! The information is priceless and wonderfully put together!
Very well done. I've enjoyed every one of these podcasts and learned something from each. I've heard a lot of opinions on technical areas by many hams, but they're not always believable or consistent. Joel has experience and the background to make his explanations believable. He is able to give quick and efficient explanations of even complex areas that hold my attention. I only wish they were more often than every 2 weeks. This is a great service to hams at almost any level and I hope this podcast continues long into the future. I give thanks to the sponsor.
Nice Ham Coffee Break
It's nice to sit down in the lounge and have a cup with our hosts, Steve and Joel. Real hams with practical knowledge. Still finding their footing in podcasting (a few too many "mm hmm's, wanders a bit), but doing a great job providing good, solid, and entertaining information. Even though I've been a ham since the 1970's, it's a very worthwhile time with a couple of great guys. Highly recommended!