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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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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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The BEST

By WA5ZBT - Dec 18 2019
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The BEST podcast in amateur radio!

Great info

By Cla511 - Oct 17 2019
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You get more usable info in one 20 min podcast than a years worth of some of the others.

iTunes Ratings

212 Ratings
Average Ratings
174
18
11
3
6

The BEST

By WA5ZBT - Dec 18 2019
Read more
The BEST podcast in amateur radio!

Great info

By Cla511 - Oct 17 2019
Read more
You get more usable info in one 20 min podcast than a years worth of some of the others.
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ARRL The Doctor is In

Latest release on Jan 30, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Coaxial Cable Connectors

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The Doctor discusses the wide variety of coaxial cable connectors, including some you may not recognize.

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #2: Big Wire Antennas

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Rhombics, Lazy Hs, Curtains, oh my! The Doctor talks BIG wire antennas for the HF bands.

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #3: Beverage Antennas

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The Doctor discusses a legendary receiving antenna -- not adult drinks!

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #4: Antenna Switches

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There is more to an antenna switch than meets the eye. The Doctor explains.

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #5: Antenna EnTRAPment!

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Awful puns notwithstanding, antenna traps are clever devices, but not many amateurs understand how they work. The Doctor explains . . .

Oct 10 2019

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Rank #6: Keeping Water Out of Coaxial Cables

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Water is one of the great enemies of coaxial cable, causing severe loss and other issues. The Doctor explains how to keep H2O at bay.

Sep 26 2019

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Rank #7: Different Types of Grounds

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What sort of ground do you need -- RF or electrical safety? It makes a big difference, as the Doctor explains.

Aug 29 2019

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Rank #8: The Legendary G5RV Antenna

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The Doctor separates myth from fact about this very popular antenna for the HF bands.

Aug 15 2019

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Rank #9: Noise Blankers and Noise Reduction

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Different tools for different applications. The Doctor explains the differences.

Aug 01 2019

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Rank #10: Selecting Coaxial Cable

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There are many types of cable for many applications. Which type do you need?

Jul 04 2019

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The Best of the Doctor Is In: Coping with the Solar Minimum

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Originally distributed in September 2016

Jan 30 2020

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The Best of the Doctor Is In: Are Linear Amplifiers Really Worthwhile?

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The episode was originally distributed in June 2016.

Jan 16 2020

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The Best of The Doctor is In: Does CW Get Through When Nothing Else Can?

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Originally distributed in April 2016

Jan 02 2020

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Holiday Mailbag

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The Doctor answers a number of interesting questions from listeners.

Dec 19 2019

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VHF/UHF Propagation

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Repeaters aren't the only ways to span long distances in the world above 50 MHz.

Dec 05 2019

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Big Wire Antennas

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Rhombics, Lazy Hs, Curtains, oh my! The Doctor talks BIG wire antennas for the HF bands.

Nov 21 2019

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Antenna Switches

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There is more to an antenna switch than meets the eye. The Doctor explains.

Nov 07 2019

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Beverage Antennas

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The Doctor discusses a legendary receiving antenna -- not adult drinks!

Oct 24 2019

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Antenna EnTRAPment!

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Awful puns notwithstanding, antenna traps are clever devices, but not many amateurs understand how they work. The Doctor explains . . .

Oct 10 2019

Play

Keeping Water Out of Coaxial Cables

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Water is one of the great enemies of coaxial cable, causing severe loss and other issues. The Doctor explains how to keep H2O at bay.

Sep 26 2019

Play

Coaxial Cable Connectors

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The Doctor discusses the wide variety of coaxial cable connectors, including some you may not recognize.

Sep 12 2019

Play

Different Types of Grounds

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What sort of ground do you need -- RF or electrical safety? It makes a big difference, as the Doctor explains.

Aug 29 2019

Play

The Legendary G5RV Antenna

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The Doctor separates myth from fact about this very popular antenna for the HF bands.

Aug 15 2019

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Noise Blankers and Noise Reduction

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Different tools for different applications. The Doctor explains the differences.

Aug 01 2019

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Antenna Polarization

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Your antenna's polarization can make a big difference in how well you can hear, and be heard -- especially on VHF and up.

Jul 18 2019

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Selecting Coaxial Cable

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There are many types of cable for many applications. Which type do you need?

Jul 04 2019

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ARRL's The Doctor is In - Listener Mailbag

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The Doctor answers questions from listeners!

Jun 20 2019

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ARRL's The Doctor Is In - Stringing Up Antennas

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Trees make handy supports for wire antennas, but getting an antenna into a tree -- and keeping it there -- can be a challenge.

Jun 06 2019

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Do Dipoles Have to be Straight?

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The answer to the question is an emphatic "no," and the Doctor explains why.

May 23 2019

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It's About Time!

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A discussion of UTC as well as the importance of accurate time for a number of digital modes.

May 09 2019

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iTunes Ratings

212 Ratings
Average Ratings
174
18
11
3
6

The BEST

By WA5ZBT - Dec 18 2019
Read more
The BEST podcast in amateur radio!

Great info

By Cla511 - Oct 17 2019
Read more
You get more usable info in one 20 min podcast than a years worth of some of the others.