January

Design by Ait Director Dianne Rifson and Designer Sue Hays. Paddles courtesy of Bencher Ina Photography by Frank CordelJe, Bennington NH. 78 Above and Beyond 82 73 Inlemational 84 Satellite Here's the beginning of the end of your sanity a text- o-speecn algorithm that lets your computer speak its mind Get the DX edge on 80m with a radiation angle that's almost too WA7NBF takes the mystery out of this powerful technique with a hands-on selective-calling project WA7NBF Explore the strange world...

World Ssb Championships

Announcing the January Classics Ihe 1366 running of me World SSB Champion ships The lirst and only contests of ineii hind, these five (5) individual single-hand events are world-renowned and amongst (ho most challenging events on the bands today. Winners of each contesi deieirninn the World Champion for 15-. 20-, 40 . 75-h lB0-m+ ter single sideband January 11,1966 t> 000 400 UTC 5th 5-Meter World SSB Championship 0000 UTC January IS. 1966, through 2400 UTC January 19. 1966 7iti iBOMeier...

Yaesu Ft Rh Handietalkie

My trusty Kenwood TR-773Q had been sold a year ago to help pay lor a new car, and i had since saved up enough money to get back into VHF Bui I needed someihing diligent. A full-featured radio with scanning, memories. DTMF pad, and the like was preferred Since 1 also iravei b> arr a lot I wanted a racio i could run .irour-2 A. h wi houl having to ug around a rig and power supply. Als wmg been bit by the packet bug. needed & to mcniior iht ai digrpeater...

Re Conditioned And Lab Calibrated

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MFJ

Price tlathad 50 to 5169.96 Get a full feature Super Keyboard that sends CW RTTY ASCII V The price ot a good memory keyer. You get the convenience of a dedicated kevboa rd no program to load no interface to connect-just turn it on and its ready to use. Thfi 5 mode Super Keyboard lets you send CW, Baudot, ASCn. use it as a memory keyer and for Morse Code practice. You get text buffer, programmable and automatic message memories, error cefetion Duffer preioao buffer hold TRIPLE OUTPUT LAB POWER...

Amateur Television

I am looking for automobile and motorcycle amateur radio caMsign Hcense plates for my collection. I will pay post ge. I also have 4 lew plates to Iradi I'm looking for a computer interface for a Commodore 64 like the MFJ-1226 or the MFJ 1228 Also. I need a manual for a Heathkit HW'7 Edward Turner 4376 W. Cooftfge Rd. Coleman Ml 48619 1979 Foike proposed system with 20 10c uniis. 2a * smaMer units, and 6 * 3 smallest units Quite mdepen dentiy G5ANB had designed a similar sys tern The locator...

Another Breakthrough From

If you Ye rcatl about packet* or are already into it, you know how exciting it is. With the hot new Pakratt PK-64 we've just brought a IIew dimension to packet, Fhe Pakratt PK-64 is a complete, fully assembled and tested packet radio controller which, together with a Commodore 64 or 128 computer, can convert vour shack into a packet operations center And we ve included a new version of our advam ed MBA-TOR7*1 software to make it the first packet controller w ith AMTOR, Baudot, ASCII and Morse....

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Bove And Beyond

Peter Hr Putman KT2B 84 Burnham Road Morris Plains NJ 07950 Before J go On wilh Ihis month's column 1st me say ihal while I do consider myself ,i bit more proficient oh VHF UHF than the averagn ham. being an expert of sorls doesn'i protect one from our dear friend Mr Murphy when he decides to play havoc with a station Let s now consider a case in point The use tand misuse ol mast mounted preamplifiers, Why use a mast-mounted preamp at all (Why, indeed, PVe been asking myself. as you'll soon se...

Parabolic

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Hafa A Dat From Guam

Since propagation is poor and it looks like It la not going to get any better for a While, l thought il appropriate to bring up nets irjain Ihis time because here have been some good check-ins on hem. And again 1 give times and frequencies that they are on. To start oil, n am a regular check in for the 220 nei rh P29JS as net control Lately, he has been on holiday and is back on Norloik Island- His caJl now ts VK9NS, Out he A III be returning soon In his absence, VI2HD and I have t gt een...

Horse Sense System Design Software

I recent lt y riad an opportunity to evaluate Radio System Design Calculations and Radio Interference Analysis ' two new sottw are pacfc ages from Gerald Tgwn-send at Horse Sense Software. BoH gt are available fof several microcomputers and both cost about 35.00. depending upon you' particular configuration. I tried tntm out on an IBM PCjr with an RG8 monitor and an Okidala Microline93printer This package Is a collection of conver slon programs and calculations designed to save wear and tear on...

Hong Kong

Weaver VS6C7 10A Bonaventure House 91 effort Road Hong Kong Sunday, June 2nd, dawned bright and clear with a 15-knot wind from ihe east A Cessna 172 was airborne from Kaitak at 0B3Q to reconnoiter Ihe course to a rock called R amp dfo Blanco, 50 miles to the east of Hong Kong Hong Kong's first offshore power-Ooat race irom a position souih of Aberdeen out To Pedro Bianco Rock and return, a distance of 120 miles was scheduled to stan at noon. -LJ 1U Ltf -Lih -IGfl - H .Ji H There were ten...

Worldwide Oth Locator

The origin for the QTH Iocaior igriti system used by the European VHF UHF erv ihusiasts was in the t950s For many VHFers, chasing QTH locators such as IT500, giving Fairly good accuracy on the position of the QTH has become an obsession comparable with the most avid HF-band chasers of new DXCC countries. The original QTH-locator system had its drawbacks It was designed for Europe, and 11 extended to cover worldwide, Ihe system had lo repeal itself, i.e the same QTH-locator designation could...

Radio Amateuh I

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Sos De Usqs

THERE'S BAD NEWS from LaryJ KM7Z at the United States QSL Service USQS . The bad news is hat USQS is no more For those of you not in the fcnow, USQS was an incoming United States QSL bureau, handling DX and stateside cards. I donTl imagine that the volume of DX cards coming in was very high the ARRL bureaus have that end locked up , but the beauty of USQS and the reason W2NSD.M kept envelopes there was the fact that stateside hams could send cards to other stateside hams in bulk. For free. In...

Minipush Button

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Santec St T

Inc . has announced a new addition to the Santec line ot hand-held radios. The ST 20T covers 142-150.996 WHi with an output power ot 5 Watts. Two seven igit autodial memories allow auto Tfte Santec ST-20T, mailable from En Comm, Inc. matic dialing through a repeater's autopatch A i amp -key fceybcard provides access to 32 functions. For complete Information about the ST-20T. contact EncQwm, Inc , 1506 Capftat Avenue Pfanc rx 75074

Info

The algorithm I came up with was inspired by work done at the United States Naval Research Laboratory described tn a 100-page report entitled Automatic Translation of English Text To Phonetics By Means Of Letter-To-Sound Rules That's quite a title, but it's also quite a fascinating report. In this report, an algorithm and 329 rules which translate English words into the International Phonetic Alphabet I PA are described. The algorithm also converts IPA symbols into the phonetic codes of the...

Chet Lambert

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Innovators In Digital Communication

Morse code and all speeds shifts of radioteietype. It comes with a cable to connect to your radio s speaker earphone jack, demo cassette, and an excellent manual that contains a wealth of information on how to the most out of short-wave digital DXingn erven if you're brand new at it, For about the price of another Tac-Zapper game, you can tie your Commodore 64, 128 or VIG-20 into the exciting world of digital communications the Micrciog SWL. Postpaid, U.S. MICROLOC CORPORATION, 18713 Mooney...

Icom

It all began severa months ago when I realized lhai ihe summer just wouldn't be complete without a lwo-meter transceiver in the car, You know how it is vacation plana That Include a lot of driving, scenic tourjn with visitors from abroad, trips to the beach, iihort hops into Boston and Ihe usual dally trips to and from work, the grocery etc Obviously, I'd planned to spend a lot of time In the car and wanted a radio hat would keep me in touch with my friends vi s ihe 'oral repeaters, or even...

Cyprus

Arts Kaponides 5B4JE POBox 1723 Umasnot, Cyprus Radio activity in Cyprus during the last kw months was rather restricted. mairiy due lo propagation But me regular dozen or 50 5 amp 4s were active mainly on 20m. Also during this summer, mary foreign hams who came on holiday were working '5F4, These were mostly BMish, German, and other European amateurs. They usually operated on 2m with small HTs. but some operated also on HF Irom tie shacks of 5B4 stations A very pleasant visit 10 my QTH was...

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DBO lt 0 OBi lt car 47 lt zy eral Instruments and marketed by Radio Shack as part no 276-1784, Thts chip retails for 12.95. When you go to Radio Shack to purchase it, make sure you do not mistakenly buy part no, 276-1783 This also is a voice-synthesizer chip but it uses an external ROM to produce only 36 words, ft also does not come with the comprehensive technical data pamphlet accompanying 276-1784. The latter will have 5PG256-AL2 Stamped Cheap-Talker also uses an MC6821 parallel interface...

Kenwood

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