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Amateur Radio Articles by H. Paul Shuch, N6TX

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Satellites, Astronomy, and EME

  1. A Cost-Effective Modular Downconverter for S-Band WEFAX Reception
  2. Calculating Antenna Bearings for Geostationary Satellites
  3. Orbital Analysis by Sleight of Hand
  4. Demonstrating Celestial Mechanics Through Measured Doppler Shift
  5. A Weather-Facsimile Display Board for the IBM PC
  6. A Low-Noise Preamp for Weather Satellite VISSR Reception
  7. Measuring the Mass of the Earth: The Ultimate Moonbounce Experiment
  8. 2001: A Moonbounce Odyssey
  9. Calibrating the Signal Generator in the Sky
  10. The World that Passed Us By


  1. Wavelength Division Multiplexing Without Filters or Fuss
  2. An excellent article, but...
  3. Fiber Optics: Waveguide of the Future

RF and Microwave Design

  1. Easy-to-Build SSB Transceiver for 1296 MHz
  2. Microstripline Preamplifiers for 1296 MHz
  3. How to Use Double-Balanced Mixers on 1296 MHz
  4. Rat-Race Balanced Mixer for 1296 MHz
  5. Low-Cost 1296-MHz Preamplifier
  6. Microstripline Bandpass Filters for 1296 MHz
  7. Vestigal Sideband Microtransmitter for Amateur Television
  8. Solid-State Microwave Amplifier Design
  9. Circuit Packaging for UHF Double-Balanced Mixers
  10. Interstage 50-ohm Terminator for VHF Converters
  11. Low-Cost Microwave Specrum Analyzer
  12. Calculating Preamplifier Gain from Noise Figure Measurements
  13. UHF Local-Oscillator Chain for the Purist
  14. Compact and Clean L-Band Local-Oscillators
  15. Quiet! Preamp At Work
  16. State-of-the-art Electromagnetic Jargon Generator
  17. Wideband Microwave Amplifier Design
  18. MMICs Mimic Mixer
  19. Maxwell Without Tears: A Fresh Look at his Infamous Equations
  20. Gaining on the deciBel
  21. Technical Correspondence: Microstrip Design Calculations
  22. Interstage Coupling with an Edge-Coupled Line
  23. Combless Generator Tests Radar Warning Receivers

Antenna Design

  1. Parabolic Paradox
  2. Far Field Fallacy (also available in Japanese)
  3. Calculating Antenna Bearings for Geostationary Satellites
  4. The Very Small Array
  5. SETI Horn of Plenty: an Argus Antenna Alternative
  6. Multiband Reconfigurable Synthetic Aperture Radar Antenna
  7. Updating the Multiband Reconfigurable Synthetic Aperture Radar Antenna
  8. Built from Unobtanium: an ATDM Multiband Reconfigurable Synthetic Aperture Radar Antenna


  1. Searching for Life Among the Stars
  2. SETI Made Simple: What Can We Do?
  3. SETI Horn of Plenty: an Argus Antenna Alternative
  4. Correspondence: Arecibo and SETI
  5. Technical Conversations: Cosmic Cousins
  6. SETI: the Role of the Dedicated Amateur
  7. Quantifying SETI
  8. link to many more SETI Articles

Dr. SETI's Starship (Quarterly Column, CQ-VHF Magazine)

  1. Spring 2002: Star Voyager
  2. Summer 2002: In The Beginning
  3. Fall 2002: A Fork in the Road
  4. Winter 2003: Does SETI Theory Hold Water?
  5. Spring 2003: A Marriage Made in Heaven
  6. Summer 2003: Testing the Null Hypothesis
  7. Fall 2003: The Night That Elvis Died
  8. Winter 2004: 'Then I'd Have To Kill You.'
  9. Spring 2004: Postcards from Beyond
  10. Summer 2004: Worked All Worlds
  11. Fall 2004: Remembering John Kraus, W8JK
  12. Winter 2005: Quantifying our Ignorance
  13. Spring 2005: Blame It On Rio
  14. Summer 2005: Remembering W8FIS, the Father of SETI
  15. Fall 2005: Shouting in the Jungle
  16. Winter 2006: When did we become obsolete?
  17. Spring 2006: The Listeners
  18. Summer 2006: This I believe
  19. Fall 2006: Testing a dubious claim
  20. Winter 2007: Journalistic exuberance
  21. Spring 2007: Their past, our future
  22. Summer 2007: Light Speed
  23. Fall 2007: When Will We Reach India?
  24. Winter 2008: Millimeter Magic
  25. Spring 2008: Remembering Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  26. Summer 2008: Light Speed
  27. Fall 2008: Beckoning Beacons
  28. Winter 2009: Beckoning Beacons, Part 2
  29. Spring 2009: Betting on SETI Success
  30. Summer 2009: The Bet is Already Won
  31. Fall 2009: The Day The Earth Called Out
  32. Winter 2010: Watching Terrestrial Television at Alpha Centauri
  33. Spring 2010: To Venus and Back
  34. Summer 2010: Big Enough
  35. Fall 2010: Remembering Project Ozma
  36. Winter 2011: Remembering Malcolm Raff, WA2UNP
  37. Spring 2011: Six Degrees of SETI Separation
  38. Summer 2011: Allen Telescope Disarray
  39. Fall 2011: The Strange Case of the Oscillating Amplifier
  40. Winter 2012: The Politics of Protocols
  41. Spring 2012: This Lousy T-Shirt
  42. Summer 2012: Remembering Allen Tough
  43. Fall 2012: Larry the Dad
  44. Winter 2013: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
  45. Spring 2013: How it All Began
Transportation Engineering
  1. General Aviation Collision Avoidance Alternatives
  2. Near Midair Collisions: How Many Really Occur?
  3. Manned vs. Unmanned Space Flight
  4. Ned Nerdy Buys a Bike

  • Link to N6TX's personal website

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