ARRL The Doctor is In

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.

http://www.blubrry.com/arrl_the_doctor_is_in/

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      Microphones


      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.


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      Filters


      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.


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      Mailbag


      The Doctor answers listener questions. Send yours to doctor@arrl.org.


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       2018-03-15  n/a
       
       

      Adding an Amplifier to your Station


      Adding an amp is not as straightforward as it sounds. There is much to consider, including AC power.


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       2018-03-01  n/a
       
       

      Vacuum Tubes


      These classic devices are not as common as they used to be, but they are far from extinct.


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       2018-02-15  n/a
       
       

      Automatic Gain Control


      This little-discussed receiver feature preserves your sanity, and so much more!


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       2018-02-01  n/a
       
       

      Antenna Wire


      Is just any type of wire suitable for an antenna? The Doctor explains the options.


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       2018-01-18  n/a
       
       

      Keeping Cool


      Your equipment should be in the "Goldilocks" zone: Not too hot, but also not too cold.


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       2018-01-04  n/a
       
       

      Handheld 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?


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       2017-12-21  n/a
       
       

      Listener Mailbag


      We devote the entire episode to answering listener questions!


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       2017-12-07  n/a