ARRL The Doctor is In

By Steve Ford and Joel Hallas

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 Nov 16, 2018


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.

Episode Date
Antenna Switches
<p>There is more to an antenna switch than meets the eye. The Doctor explains.</p>
Nov 07, 2019
Beverage Antennas
<p>The Doctor discusses a legendary receiving antenna -- not adult drinks!</p>
Oct 24, 2019
Antenna EnTRAPment!
<p>Awful puns notwithstanding, antenna traps are clever devices, but not many amateurs understand how they work. The Doctor explains . . .</p>
Oct 10, 2019
Keeping Water Out of Coaxial Cables
<p>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.</p>
Sep 26, 2019
Coaxial Cable Connectors
<p>The Doctor discusses the wide variety of coaxial cable connectors, including some you may not recognize.</p>
Sep 12, 2019
Different Types of Grounds
<p>What sort of ground do you need -- RF or electrical safety? It makes a big difference, as the Doctor explains.</p>
Aug 29, 2019
The Legendary G5RV Antenna
<p>The Doctor separates myth from fact about this very popular antenna for the HF bands.</p>
Aug 15, 2019
Noise Blankers and Noise Reduction
<p>Different tools for different applications. The Doctor explains the differences.</p>
Aug 01, 2019
Antenna Polarization
<p>Your antenna's polarization can make a big difference in how well you can hear, and be heard -- especially on VHF and up.</p>
Jul 18, 2019
Selecting Coaxial Cable
<p>There are many types of cable for many applications. Which type do you need?</p>
Jul 04, 2019
ARRL's The Doctor is In - Listener Mailbag
<p>The Doctor answers questions from listeners!</p>
Jun 20, 2019
ARRL's The Doctor Is In - Stringing Up Antennas
<p>Trees make handy supports for wire antennas, but getting an antenna into a tree -- and keeping it there -- can be a challenge.</p>
Jun 06, 2019
Do Dipoles Have to be Straight?
<p>The answer to the question is an emphatic "no," and the Doctor explains why.</p>
May 23, 2019
It's About Time!
<p>A discussion of UTC as well as the importance of accurate time for a number of digital modes.</p>
May 09, 2019
Handheld Transceivers
<p>These little radios are packed with features, but which one is best for you?</p>
Apr 25, 2019
Listening Outside the Ham Bands
<p>Whether you own an HF transceiver, or a VHF/UHF handheld radio, there is much to hear beyond Amateur Radio frequencies.</p>
Apr 11, 2019
The WSPR Heard 'Round the World
<p>Are you curious about the mysteries of signal propagation, or maybe wondering how well your antenna is working? The answer may be just a "WSPR" away.</p>
Mar 28, 2019
SWR Simplified
<p>A discussion of SWR -- Standing Wave Ratio -- can be complicated, but it really doesn't need to be.</p>
Mar 14, 2019
Meet the Raspberry Pi
<p>Become acquainted with the versatile Raspberry Pi microcomputer, and learn about our new podcast for beginning amateurs.</p>
Feb 28, 2019
Are We Entering a Maunder Minimum?
<p>We are at the bottom of the current solar cycle, but what are the long-term prospects for improvement?</p>
Feb 14, 2019