Writing articles and RadCom ....


David Wrigley <davidwrigley@...>
 

Hi folks

Well I just picked up a copy of Everyday Practical Electronics for £3.30
from our local Billy Smiths. They also had Practical Wireless - but I
resisted that.

The content of PEE is good value and quite interesting - it has a full range
of articles covering all stages of development and is a good all round read.
Interesting ads too.

I actually bought it for the article on Hall effect measurement - just what
I wanted - an intro example application. This mag is really being
competitive in a very competitive area.

Does anyone know what the circulations of the QST and of RadCom are? The
reason I ask is the the ARRL's test facilities appear to be much better than
those of the RSGB.

I have read the technical reviews of the ARRL and I am impressed by their
detail technical content. Compare that with the Microphone test published
in this months Rad Com - conclusion - spend £120 on a desk mike and it
should sound OK, spend anything less and perhaps not so good. I'll bet you
could get results just as good with a second hand mic from a camcorder -
cost zilch - in fact just for a bit of devilment I think I'll try it. I
have some JVC ex camcorder mics - I'll do some tests - and compare them with
the Standard Yaesu types.

Incidentally the "Test" involved nothing more than a subjective listening
test with a series of unnamed respondents and it was not clear whether they
were the same ones for each mic. Maybe interesting but this is not what I
would describe as a scientific approach.

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To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: Writing articles

In a message dated 15/12/2005 22:53:01 GMT Standard Time,
eightgoes@yahoo.co.uk writes:

But who would buy it at the cover price shown of £4.25 when there
are
cheaper and much better value magazines there?!


Chris,

Probably some, since it not uncommon for many mags. to be £4+. The "cover
price" is nominal because 12 x £4.25 = £51, which is a lot more than the
RSGB sub.

Not that it's worth it (unlike L'Oriale)!

Regards, Mike, G3PFR




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Chris G8BKE
 

I'm also interested in radio controlled electric flying models and
buy a number of magazines associated with this hobby too. What a
breath of fresh air they are. They try to cater for the novice and
advanced hobbyist, but unlike Radcom the articles manage to appeal to
both types of flyer, without being patronising towards either.

Plus there are constructional articles too, as well as reviews of
ready to fly models, to cater for either builder or a buyer.

Yes, there are advertisements too, but these seem to complement the
content rather than just being page fillers and revenue earners.

Radcom could take a lesson from these mags.

73 de Chris G8BKE


Dave Wrigley wrote:-

The content of PEE is good value and quite interesting - it has a
full range
of articles covering all stages of development and is a good all
round read.
Interesting ads too.