The articles and editorials in this exciting online magazine are thought-provoking and are aimed at accelerating your accumulation of knowledge about one of the most important aspects of amateur and commercial radio. And of course,one of the best features of an online journal is the ability to not only view the magazine online, but you can also print out the articles or save to disk for later offline viewing! That way you have a permanent copy.
One of this magazine's main goals is to provide a place for the exchange of ideas and publication of antenna and radio-related subjects from all parts of the globe so we can all share and learn how things are done from various viewpoints in this ever-shrinking world. We are happy to say this goal is being met quite well with writers from some 25 or more countries now represented in the thousands of pages in this magazine. Our readership now covers more than 220 countries!
Every month there is a From the Shack column is primarily for "Guest Editorials" to provide a podium for our readers to voice their opinions to the rest of the world too. This is a chance for readers to get on their "soapbox" and speak about antenna and radio-related subjects. Don't miss these interesting views about anything and everything about radio and antenna systems!
Another monthly column Antenna Design & Use is authored by Justin Johnson, G0KSC who does in fact design and install antennas in many parts of the world. Here's a real hands-on expert with years of experience in this field. Following this column will be helpful especially to those pondering a new antenna project. Examples of how to model the designs will appear at times as well. There is something here for just about everyone wishing to know more about how antennas are created, tested and used.
We are especially pleased about the regular monthly column Antenna Modeling by L.B. Cebik, W4RNL. LB also makes various feature contributions of radio-related articles to the monthly issues and is our Technical Editor. Sadly, LB passed away in April 2008 although his new articles still appear through mid-2010 from our advance-article storage.
Our magazine about antennas and radio-related subjects would certainly not be complete without coverage on the subject of propagation the very basics of communications. Yes, indeed, we have another fine monthly column specifically on this subject called Propagation, written by our regular columnist, Marcel H. De Canck, ON5AU of Belgium. After running 7 years and 3 months, this column ended with the June 2009 issue. Marcel believed he had exhausted this subject of propagation, and now contributes a monthly series of features articles on Practical Antennas.
But we haven't stopped there! We're proud of yet another regular monthly column Ham WorkShop written by various members of our writing team about clever how-to radio stuff!
Robert Gulley, AK3Q another member of our writer team, contributes a regular antenna column along with his monthly series, "The Radio Corner" which, as the title implies, focuses on all manner of radio activities to encourage antenna building all the more!
On the other end of the spectrum, if you enjoy theory and mathematics, we have that covered too with the monthly contributions by Kirk T. McDonald, Professor of Physics at Princeton University.
A new author joining us comes from Romania! Nicolae Crisan, YO5OUC, is a Professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca UTCN) and was just recently elected deputy dean of the ETTI-Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology faculty. Nicolae is currently writing a series on Shortening Antennas with many creative ideas!
Another knowledgeable writer joined our regular team after making several earlier contributions to the magazine. A retired NASA scientist and long-term Ham, L. Harold Allen, W4MMC is a tremendous source of technical information and we are glad he agreed to make it available here. Harold is a true rocket scientist! Harold was a big help to us in editing a couple of our book publications authored by the Russian author, Igor Grigorov. Sadly, Harold became an SK on August 1, 2012.
A column written by Publisher, Jack L. Stone and aptly called Stone's Throw! is presented monthly, among other things, to keep readers informed about this journal's progress, new technical developments, plans for the future, and to introduce the authors and their subjects in each month's new issue.
Plus, you will find the works of numerous other interesting authors representing amateur and commercial radio for more than 25 countries such as Andre Saunders, GM3VLB (Scotland), Morris Jones, AD6ZH, Alan Boswell (UK), Jacques Audet, VE2ADX (Canada), Dragoslav Dobričić, YU1AW (Serbia), Ian Hopkins, G4WUH (UK), Eli Kovo, 4X4LH (Israel), Augie "Gus" Hansen, KB0YH, Robert Gulley, AK3Q, Edward J. Shortridge, W4JOQ, Rudy Severns, N6LF, Martin Steyer, DK7ZB, Stephen B Hajducek, N2CKH, Kevin Schmidt, W9CF, Kenneth Macleish, W7TX, Bill Graham, VE3ETK (Canada), Luiz Amaral, PY1LL/PY4LC (Brazil), Robert K. Zimmerman (Canada), J.M. Bourdereau, MD, F5LCI (France), Vadim Demidov (Russia), Claudio Re, I1RFQ (Italy), Arnie Coro, CO2KK (Cuba), Valentin Trainotti (Argentina), Jack Belrose, PhD, VE2CV, (Canada), Dr. Kirk T. McDonald, (Princeton), Dr. Haim Matzner, (Israel), F.M. Griffee, N4FG, Grant Bingeman, KM5KG, Dr. Dan Handelsman, N2DT, Dr. David Jefferies (UK), Fred E. Ellis, AC5SO, Rod Brink, KQ6F, L. Harold Allen, W4MMC (formally with NASA & JPL), Fathi Kabbary (Egypt), Igor Grigorov, RK3ZK (Russia), Prof. Maurice C. Hately (Scotland), GM3HAT, Dr. Brian G. Stewart, MM1DVD (Scotland), Ralph Holland, VK1BRH (Australia), Tom Cox, KA5NEE, Joel Hungerford, KB1EGI, Dr. Jef Verborgt, Pascal Veeckmans, ON4CFC (Belgium), Dave Cuthbert, WX7G, William C. (Bill) Miller, KT4YE, Phil Harman, VK6APH, Edward Lawrence, WA5SWD, Robert Wilson, AL7KK, August Hoecker, W8MIA, Heikki Antman, OH2BGC (Finland), Hakan Widenstedt (Sweden), Werner Hodlmayr, DL6NDJ (Germany), Juergen Schaefer, DL7PE (Germany), Dan Richardson, K6MHE, Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP (South Africa), Uni Gran, LA6RHA/JW6RHA/JX6RHA (Norway), Osmo Tiinanen,OH8MT, (Finland), Jim Gray, W1XU (SK), John R. Somers, KC3YB, Ben Smith, W4KSY, Ron Nott, K5YNR, Ted Hart, W5QJR, W.R. Booher, W6TM, Howard Cann, KA3MRX, James G. Lee, W6VAT, Glenn Thomas, W5INU, Lawrence Earl, N7VF, Wilfred Caron (SK), Bill Nogues, W5GVE, William Lee, N5WRX, Jean-Nicol Dube, VE2BPD (Canada), Mel Murphey, W6VEJ, Bob Lanning, W6OPO, Dudley Chapman, WA1X, Jim Westbrook, K1FD, Scott Harwood, K4VWK and Roger J. Hoffman, WB9BXT to mention just a few. Some are well-known inventors, many do research and all are experimenters in one way or another. (Those without countries noted are USA.)
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