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Here are a few guidelines for submissions.
1. If you want to submit graphics, diagrams or photos of your material via Email,
they must be in the JPEG or GIF format (our first choice) and should be a width of 480 pixels or less if possible. HOWEVER, we can work with 35mm prints 3 x 5 or larger or any size jpeg file. IN SHORT, JUST SEND WHAT YOU HAVE
AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO USE IT.
USE FLASH! USE FLASH! AGAIN, USE FLASH, INDOORS OR OUTSIDE,
AND GET CLOSE UPS ON FACES OR MAIN SUBJECT MATTER.
HAVE THE SUN BEHIND THE CAMERA IF POSSIBLE.
See photo example below taken outdoors without flash.
These people have no faces! USE FLASH!
REMOVE THOSE CAPS!
On certain occasions you may send material thru regular mail, but the bulk of materials should be sent thru email with your callsign. I repeat, WITH YOUR CALLSIGN.
How else would you get credit as an Amateur radio operator?
Do not send material as an attachment in an email unless we are expecting it,
(DUE TO VIRUS RISK).
IT WILL NOT BE OPENED!!!!!!
Please send an advance email of your intentions with as much detail about your material as possible and I repeat, make sure your call is in the email or regular mail.
2. Please be advised that all graphic material may be edited for sharpness, color , size of files (compressed) or cropped, redrawn, etc, before being published.
Text may be edited for clarity, length, appropriate language for a family site etc.
Choice words, (you know what we mean), will be eliminated!
Submit your material for our website to the email address below.
Please note that we reject very few submissions and try our best to add new material of interest to all hams most of the time! It does not matter what class license you hold!
3. Please provide a description or story to go along with your photo or article submission and provide any special privacy restrictions, otherwise we will post your Call, name etc, to give you proper credit for the submission.
You can see some of the examples on this site and know that we keep our word about the credit to you.
Don't worry if
you are not a "writer".
We cannot post material from sources that we do not have permission.
5. I prefer that you copy and paste the following text in your email giving us permission to post your submission. Please note that most of our submissions are on a "word of ham's honor" basis but if you feel better, please use the permission text below!
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(Copy the following into an email and forward to us)
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SIGNED.................................................................<<<Your name, call sign if applicable and date
6. If you have any additional stipulations or requirements as a condition of your submission, please state them within the advance email.
7. Any material that does not fit within these parameters may not be used on our site but we will work with you to the best of our ability and yours to get your information published on the site for all to see!
If you want to share it with other hams worldwide, let us know!
A rough guide to Writing
Technical Stuff for websites.
Submitted to us by
Dave, M0UXB of the U.K.
It follows, then, that anything technical must explain ALL the necessary bits and not assume that we are all familiar with Kirchoffís Law or Maxwellís wave equations when trying to make a PSU....(what is a PSU?), or simple dipole. Explain it properly.
Remember that the reader (or the
Webmaster/editor) cannot see inside your head, and whatís simple to you
might not be for him/them. What he or she sees is exactly what is in front
of them, nothing more, nothing less.
Number the drawings. Itís easier to find your way about.
Donít make the text too Ďfriendlyí or use what may be unfamiliar phrases.
The reader may not be your nationality and therefore not understand.
Keep the language simple and spell correctly. Someone may want to translate it.
Unless you really are in a rush to get it out before the season is over or youíre going away, write it, draw it & read it. Then put it away and come back to it later and review it. You may see that it is not the article you intended to write or you see spelling errors that you missed before.
simple format for your article or project!
Describe what the thing is and does, why it does it and the benefits of construction. Handy little items of Test Equipment are a good example of benefits. The increased range achieved by the new whiz-bang aerial is another. This is a good place to put the first illustration.
2 Necessary Parts
Opinion on whether this is the right place for it, or in a separate panel, is divided. But here is a good place to mention anything Ďspecialí by way of bits (tripping over several feet of coax or tubing for that new aerial while you await the connectors or other bits is not funny). Here is the place to mention special suppliers (for example, of machined parts). And just because you are the lucky owner of a Hewlett Packard Vector Voltmeter, donít assume the reader is similarly blessed.
If your new aerial works and you used a particular
type of water pipe as a radome, or ONLY a certain size of wire, mention it
here. The poor suffering reader might get the wrong stuff because you
didnít mention the type of tube (e.g., white water pipe, not grey or
black). wire size, etc. You can even mention the maker.
Basic circuit descriptions and maybe a few references to standard circuits are inserted at this point.
Make the illustrations CLEAR. Itís far better to have too many than too few. If each one illustrates a particular item, make sure thereís a drawing showing how these bits fit together.
For some reason unknown to this author, Webmasters
seem to prefer GIFs, JPEGs & PDFs as the format for illustrations. I
presume it has something to do with the transfer to the web page. I do
know that Word97 files are OK for text, but horrible for drawings.
It is no use expecting all readers to have access to exotic test equipment, so make it easy to set up. For example, a decent VSWR meter for setting up an aerial, or an analogue voltmeter for monitoring a change in circuit conditions. If the reader is expected to make adjustments to get the project to work properly, tell him how to make them. Don't leave him "hanging".
6 Modifications, add-ons and enhancements.
It is at this point that adjustments for a more
Ďpersonalí project can be put in.
You probably got the idea from some
journal or other source. You DO need to say that you did and quote the
Author, magazine and date. Technical references for some strange aspect of
the project are also useful, (e.g., "Antennas" by Jasic, 2 nd
Edition, page xxyy. Do not make the assumption that the reference you
used is right unless it's the original text. For example, if you look up
"Pawsey Stub" in Google or something, youíll see several illustrations Ė
all different. Make sure you get the right one that works for you and
quote its source. This is also a good place to put in any necessary
This is an example of Times Roman font. Size 14
This is an example of Arial font. Size 14
This is an example of Bookman Old Style font. Size 14
As you can see in the examples above, the Arial font style is more contrasty and a bit larger for "older" eyes. Keep the number of different fonts to a minimum. One for titles, one for text and a different one for drawings is quite sufficient. These are only guidelines, but help to make for an easy to understand article or project and makes for a better experience for all! 73.....Dave, M0UXB
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