Editorials Archive

  • ALLEGATIONS OF A GATOR … In a prominent Ham Facebook Group recently, one of the members was labelled an ‘Alligator’ and this caused quite an uproar — not only because the […]

    *EDITORIAL* Beware the Band Gator

    ALLEGATIONS OF A GATOR … In a prominent Ham Facebook Group recently, one of the members was labelled an ‘Alligator’ and this caused quite an uproar — not only because the […]

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  • Almost certainly, success in DX contests on any band (including the world’s greatest DX band — 11m) is determined by a number of variables… In any one event, most OMs […]

    *EDITORIAL* Search & Pounce Ops

    Almost certainly, success in DX contests on any band (including the world’s greatest DX band — 11m) is determined by a number of variables… In any one event, most OMs […]

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  • What’s the most important accessory when it comes to radio shack existence? A set of headphones?  Think again.  A Log book?  No chance.  An external speaker?  You’re kidding yourself! Really, […]

    *EDITORIAL* The Most Underestimated DXcessory

    What’s the most important accessory when it comes to radio shack existence? A set of headphones?  Think again.  A Log book?  No chance.  An external speaker?  You’re kidding yourself! Really, […]

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  • For me, one of the awesome things about living on acreage in a rural area is a very low ‘noise floor’ and this phenomena is the focus of this DA-RC […]

    *EDITORIAL* Slippery ‘Noise’ Floor

    For me, one of the awesome things about living on acreage in a rural area is a very low ‘noise floor’ and this phenomena is the focus of this DA-RC […]

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  • Definition: ‘Honeymoon – a traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to a secluded, exotic, or tropical destination considered to be special or romantic, in order to consummate the marriage. I think it’s […]

    *EDITORIAL* Honeymoon DX

    Definition: ‘Honeymoon – a traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to a secluded, exotic, or tropical destination considered to be special or romantic, in order to consummate the marriage. I think it’s […]

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  • From the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, the Pacific is the largest and deepest oceanic sector in the world, covering more than 30% […]

    *EDITORIAL* The Pacific’s ‘MOST WANTED’

    From the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, the Pacific is the largest and deepest oceanic sector in the world, covering more than 30% […]

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  • In radio comms, a “boat anchor” is a term of endearment used to describe an old piece of equipment that weighs so much it could be used as an anchor. […]

    *EDITORIAL* Drop the Anchor

    In radio comms, a “boat anchor” is a term of endearment used to describe an old piece of equipment that weighs so much it could be used as an anchor. […]

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  • DXpedition ops are always bombarded by “sked” requests’ and, over the years, I’ve satisfied many such requests during my ‘rare’ or ‘most wanted’ dx adventure. The term “sked” is shortened […]

    *EDITORIAL* The Purpose of ‘Skeds’

    DXpedition ops are always bombarded by “sked” requests’ and, over the years, I’ve satisfied many such requests during my ‘rare’ or ‘most wanted’ dx adventure. The term “sked” is shortened […]

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  • Most people would reason that dealing with a QSL manager when it comes to exchanging confirmation cards is far more reliable than dealing directly with a home operator.  Some hobbyists, […]

    *EDITORIAL* How to Treat a QSL Manager

    Most people would reason that dealing with a QSL manager when it comes to exchanging confirmation cards is far more reliable than dealing directly with a home operator.  Some hobbyists, […]

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  • Ever wondered why your head frequently aches after a solid workout on the mic?  Why, at the end of a rip-roaring DX marathon, your ears are throbbing like speakers at […]

    *EDITORIAL* DX Listening Fatigue

    Ever wondered why your head frequently aches after a solid workout on the mic?  Why, at the end of a rip-roaring DX marathon, your ears are throbbing like speakers at […]

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