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
The Best of the Doctor Is In: Coping with the Solar Minimum
<p>Originally distributed in September 2016</p>
Jan 30, 2020
The Best of the Doctor Is In: Are Linear Amplifiers Really Worthwhile?
<p>The episode was originally distributed in June 2016.</p>
Jan 16, 2020
The Best of The Doctor is In: Does CW Get Through When Nothing Else Can?
<p>Originally distributed in April 2016</p>
Jan 02, 2020
Holiday Mailbag
<p>The Doctor answers a number of interesting questions from listeners.</p>
Dec 19, 2019
VHF/UHF Propagation
<p>Repeaters aren't the only ways to span long distances in the world above 50 MHz.</p>
Dec 05, 2019
Big Wire Antennas
<p>Rhombics, Lazy Hs, Curtains, oh my! The Doctor talks BIG wire antennas for the HF bands.</p>
Nov 21, 2019
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