Write Something! Re: Construction Articles ...

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From: Stephan Greene (sgreene@patriot.net)
Date: Wed Dec 05 2001 - 13:42:24 CST


On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, David Hinerman wrote:

> Publish an article, you're an author. Get it footnoted, you're an authority!

And it lasts a long time - I wrote up some tips and explanations of how
AO-27 operates. They were used (with permission) in the ARRL Satellite
Anthology (so I'm published and referenced and got a copy of the book,
too!). AO-27 was launched in 1993. 8 years later (over 7 since I had
anything to do with the project) I *still* get emails from my fans.

It doesn't even have to be a "classic" electronic cirucit with PC-board
and pre-programmed PIC from FAR|the author construction article. HOW-TOs,
portable antennas from Home Depot parts, hints, kinks, simple rig
modifications or enhancements, operating aids.... write it up and submit
it to someone.

Getting into QST, QEX, 73, CQ, or WR is probably harder. But the smaller
pubs and the regional and club-level newsletters are probably starved for
material. And there's always the web.

Sometimes all you have to do is ask the editor - As an engineering
undergrad student, I complained once to the Student Programs director
about the lack of student-written articles in the professional society's
student-oriented journal. By the end of the conversation, I had an
assignment and a deadline to write something. (Yes, it was published)

72 & 73, Steve KA1LM

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Stephan A. Greene sgreene@patriot.net ka1lm@amsat.org
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