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.

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      Antenna Wire


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


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      Keeping Cool


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


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      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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      Listener Mailbag


      We devote the entire episode to answering listener questions!


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       2017-12-07

      Coaxial 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.


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       2017-11-23

      NVIS: Near Vertical Incidence Skywave


      Sometimes the best direction to send your signal is straight up!  


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      17m
       2017-11-09

      QRP


      Discover the joys of operating with VERY low power.


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      18m
       2017-10-26

      Dirty Transmitters


      Cleaning up a transmitter is important, and it requires more than a little soap!


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      14m
       2017-10-12

      Soldering 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.


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      20m
       2017-09-28

      How High is High Enough?


      How high does your antenna need to be? The Doctor provides the answer.


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      18m
       2017-09-14