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Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association [SARA]

"Whiskey 8 Quack Quack Quack"    ~    Established: January, 1958 an ARRL Affiliated Club since 1961
IARU: 2 Grid Square EN72wx   Latitude: 42.9819 N   Longitude: -84.1164 W   Alitude: 760 ft.

Meets at: James P. Capitan Center, Lower Level; 149 E. Corunna Ave.; Corunna, MI 48817 Monthly: 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

You're invited to a SARA club meeting!  7:00 PM the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Corunna, MI.

Contact us at:   SARA / W8QQQ <Email>

    Page Last Updated: 01-Apr-2021

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Quick Information:

ARRL Members can access ARRL Magazines Online--

Starting in January, 2020 online access to all four ARRL Magazines are online for all ARRL members. This page will give details for viewing.

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ARRL Member Magazine 'Online' Access ~ 2020

A 'hosting site' in England is used for ARRL Member access. QST hosting here began Jan 2012 and in Jan 2020 the other three publications went 'online' at this site {QEX, One the Air [OTA], National Contest Journal [NCJ]}. This is a new benefit for ARRL members - You join the ARRL based on different 'levels'. See this information: ARRL Levels and then you can go to Join/Renew here. You will need your ARRL ID and password to get into the magazine web archive.

Getting there from the ARRL site is not hard, but the directions assume you know nothing and seem a little overkill. It seems to confuse some based on other members I have talked to. Hopefully the information here will make it a simpler process for you to get started. The real key is to know you must view a current magazine issue from the ARRL site. That 'forces' you through the log-in process on the English site and access to the archive. Clicking on the "archive button" allows access to all issues. Thus allowing a detailed choice of your own.

All of the four ARRL magazines now are included 'online' for members using this site:
   Jan 2012  to  {current issue}  QST (for earlier issues - see below)
   Jan 2020  to  {current issue}  QEX
   Jan 2020  to  {current issue}  On the Air [OTA]
   Jan 2012  to  {current issue}  National Contest Journal [NCJ]  

The links to get to the viewing page site are not easy to locate on the ARRL site(s) from the Web pages. The instruction guide seems actually 'over complicated' for computer viewing on a web browser (27 pages // 11 for Web use), so here is a 'shorter set of instructions' (one page). Here we made 'no attempt' to cover the "App"s for other portable devices (See the ARRL instruction guide for help based on your device). Once installed it appears they will work like the web browser.

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So, once you are an ARRL member, go to ARRL Magazines page and under the magazine of your choice, click the "Members: read the latest issue of {your choice}" link. That will take you to the 'Log in' page, supply your Username and Password (same as ARRL page). Click the "Log in" at the bottom. After a few seconds (based on you internet properties) you will be at the 'current issue cover' on the "Viewer Page". Left of the fron cover are links to each of the four magazines, if you want to change. Each magazine has a 'custom viewer' bar at the top. In this bar 'hover over a button/region to see a 'pop up help' hint. From the left is: Magazine Title; {a 'hidden' button for "My Account" which backs up to the Log in page}; A crossed arrow symbol {Fullscreen mode}; minus symbol {Zoom Out}; slider area for screen size; plus symbol {Zoom In}; page w/ + {Full page view}; page w/'turned corner' {Single Page view}; two pages w/ 'turned corners' {Two Page view}; and then at center some "Page Control Arrows" {'First'-'Previous'-"Next'-'Last'}.

The examples below show the control bars are the same format for all the magazines and the tools do the same actions.

Example QST Bar
Viewer Bar QST

Example QEX Bar
Viewer Bar QEX

Example OTA Bar ~ On the Air
Viewer Bar OTA

Example NCJ Bar ~ National Contest Journal
Viewer Bar NCJ

On the right side of the top bar are icons for various actions. You may want to spend a little time playing with these to get details figured out. A little playing and you will become an expert pretty quickly.

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Viewer Bar Symbol How to Use Viewer ~ Review those details.

Viewer Bar Symbol Create Clipping ~ Clip to save a portion of displayed information.

Viewer Bar Symbol Print ~ Setup page and print.

Viewer Bar Symbol Bookmark ~ Mark for esay find it later.

Viewer Bar Symbol Archive ~ Quick way to other issues!

Viewer Bar Symbol Share ~ You may share with other ARRL members only.

Viewer Bar Symbol Search ~ Find information in the database.

Viewer Bar Symbol Menu ~ Dropdown actions on many details (explore it).

The 'Archive' and 'Search' seem to be my favorite actions and I suggest you get familiar with these "early on". Currently (July, 2020) if you go to search, enter the word "NanoVNA" in the QST bar and search entire collection, you get back 8 links to the eight QST articles where it is used. It works great for looking up topics, just adjust the data range being used. I tried many others with great success - try some of your own.

The 'Menu' leads to a deeper set of choices, spend some time to see what is avalable.

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QST Dec 1915 to Dec 2011 Issues

QST archive (and other magazine) are hosted on the ARRL site. Information can be found at: ARRL Periodical Archive Search. Go to the bottom of the page area to enter search information. The search/archive are a 'by article' search for a "pdf" formated file. A little playing around here will get you started easily. NOTE: If you choose the 'leftside' menu options you get the 'current issue' on the English site - so if you wish to 'bookmark' this page you have a 'very quick' method to get to the ARRL online content for any information you wish!

Please read the text on the ARRL search site for getting index information and access to the ARRL Periodicals CDs. The indexes include QEX, NCJ and Ham Radio magazine... these are good for finding the articles about a topic. They are searchable by title, author, date, etc.

Enjoy getting the details for your searching.


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