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.
||CleanVacuum Tubes||These classic devices are not as common as they used to be, but they are far from extinct.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomatic Gain Control||This little-discussed receiver feature preserves your sanity, and so much more!||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntenna Wire||Is just any type of wire suitable for an antenna? The Doctor explains the options.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeeping Cool||Your equipment should be in the "Goldilocks" zone: Not too hot, but also not too cold.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHandheld Transceiver Antennas||Most handheld transceivers come equipped with so-called "rubber duck" antennas. They aren't very efficient antennas, but do they really need to be efficient to be useful?||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener Mailbag||We devote the entire episode to answering listener questions!||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoaxial Cable vs Balanced Lines||Which is really better? Coaxial cable or one of the varieties of balanced feed lines such as "window line?" The answer isn't as clear cut as you may think.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNVIS: Near Vertical Incidence Skywave||Sometimes the best direction to send your signal is straight up!||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQRP||Discover the joys of operating with VERY low power.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirty Transmitters||Cleaning up a transmitter is important, and it requires more than a little soap!||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoldering and Unsoldering||The Doctor's tips for success when working with molten metal, otherwise known as the art of soldering. It also helps to know the art of unsoldering, when things do not go as planned.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow High is High Enough?||How high does your antenna need to be? The Doctor provides the answer.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntenna Analyzers||These devices are godsends to anyone who is interested in building their own antennas. Find out why!||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS Units||What is your signal strength meter really telling you? Can you trust it? The Doctor has the answers!||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeys and Keyers||CW is still one of the most popular communication modes in Amateur Radio. Learn all about the types of Morse code keys in use today, as well as the electronic keyers found in many transceivers.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower Supplies||Every Amateur Radio stations needs a power supply, but not all supplies are created equal.||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAPRS||APRS -- the Automatic Packet Reporting System -- is about more than tracking the locations of objects.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGenerators||Just in time for ARRL Field Day, a discussion of electric generators!||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mystery of Sporadic E||Six meters is often called "The Magic Band" and Sporadic E propagation is one of the reasons why. You never know when it will come into the play, and its strange nature is still not well understood.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlea Market Tips||There are terrific bargains in hamfest flea markets, but some real dogs lurk there as well. Here are some valuable shopping tips that may save you some money!||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
WAY TOO MUCH BASS, on Joel’s Audio
It probably would be just fine if Joel could get rid of the overpowering Bass component in his audio. It makes it very difficult to understand him compared to Steve Ford’s audio. Come on guys, pretend this is a signal report on air. Thanks for your efforts, good luck with your podcast’s. WB6AWO
Solid, unbiased, well explained technical answers to amateur radio questions. I can't get enough!
Joel and Steve, the ultimate Elmer's!!