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Episodes

RF Safety

12/6/2018
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RF exposure is a concern for every amateur, but did you know that FCC Rules require you to make an RF safety assessment of your station? The Doctor explains . . .

Duration:00:20:57

Station Computers

11/22/2018
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Computers have become integral parts of most Amateur Radio stations, but the type of computer you choose depends upon the application.

Duration:00:20:11

External Speakers

11/8/2018
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Would you benefit by adding an external speaker to your radio? The answers may surprise you.

Duration:00:16:02

Do You Really Need a Tower?

10/25/2018
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The vast majority of amateurs do not own antenna towers, but that doesn't mean you should strike one from your list of future station improvements.

Duration:00:23:47

Winterizing

10/11/2018
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We're approaching winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Even if you live in an area that never sees snow or ice, there are still some preparations to consider.

Duration:00:15:24

Volt Ohm Meters

9/27/2018
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These meters have been around for decades and remain one of most useful pieces of test equipment you can own.

Duration:00:23:29

Tools for Every Ham

9/13/2018
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The Doctor discusses basic tools that every amateur should have in his or her station.

Duration:00:22:04

Antennas and Wind

8/30/2018
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Whether you have a simple wire antenna or a large HF Yagi on a tower, the effects of wind are major considerations. The Doctor offers tips to improve the odds of your antenna's survival.

Duration:00:25:42

Dummy Loads

8/16/2018
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They may be ultra-simple devices, but dummy loads can be valuable tools for testing and more.

Duration:00:19:29

Antenna Rotators

8/2/2018
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If you need to spin your antenna, chances are you'll need a rotator. The Doctor offers valuable advice about these mechanical marvels.

Duration:00:22:01

ARRL's The Doctor is In - Zero Beating

7/19/2018
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The Doctor explains "zero beating." It isn't just about CW.

Duration:00:14:43

ARRL's The Doctor is In

7/5/2018
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The Doctor dips into the mail bag . . .

Duration:00:19:00

ARRL's The Doctor is In

6/21/2018
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Summertime is vacation time, and the Doctor offers advice on bringing Amateur Radio along for the ride.

Duration:00:16:41

Field Day Antennas

6/7/2018
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The Doctor offers advice about antenna options for the upcoming ARRL Field Day.

Duration:00:18:56

Coping with Poor HF Conditions

5/24/2018
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While some amateurs may complain about lousy HF propagation conditions, the Doctor explains that the truth is a bit more nuanced.

Duration:00:19:46

RF Loss

5/10/2018
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Between the radio and the antenna, there are a number of "opportunities" to lose your precious RF energy. The Doctor explains!

Duration:00:23:54

Kits and Kit Building

4/26/2018
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Amateur Radio kits are not only still popular, they are highly rewarding. The Doctor offers his tips for kit buying and building.

Duration:00:20:21

Microphones

4/12/2018
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Amateurs tend to take microphones for granted, but the right microphone can make a huge difference in how you sound on the air, and how well you are understood.

Duration:00:15:11

Filters

3/29/2018
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Receiving every signal is not always a good thing -- especially when you receive them all at once! The Doctor describes why proper filtering is important.

Duration:00:21:44

Mailbag

3/15/2018
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The Doctor answers listener questions. Send yours to doctor@arrl.org.

Duration:00:16:07