The current issue of the QSP Newsletter is Volume 34 Issue 08, released October 2014. In this issue:
- Minutes Business Meeting September 2014
- History of BARC
- 2 Metre Vertical Antenna
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- QSP July 2012 (Vol 33 Issue 01)
- QSP August 2012 (Vol 33 Issue 02)
- QSP September 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 3)
- QSP October2013 (Vol 33 Issue 4)
- QSP November 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 5)
- QSP December 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 6)
- QSP January 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 7)
- QSP February 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 8)
- QSP March 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 9}
- QSP April 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 10)
- QSP May 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 11)
- QSP June 2013 (Vol 33 Issue 12)
- QSP August 2014 [Vol 34 Issue 7)
Contributing to QSP
Articles of all kinds are welcome. Due to the increasing amounts of spam, a new email alias for QSP correspondance has been created. Please send all correspondence to:
Or see the contact page for other modes of contact.
Some tips for electronic contributions...
For best results... try to send the text of your article in one of these formats:
- In the body of the email (plain text or HTML okay!)
- Plaintext (ASCII or UTF8)
- OpenDocument Text (as produced by OpenOffice and other office suites)
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
Note that as I do not run a IBM compatible clone running the Windows operating system, it is therefore impossible to run Microsoft Office 2007, and therefore read the files generated by it. Documents produced by earlier versions of this office suite can be read, but with a lesser guarantee that it will be read correctly.
All versions of Microsoft Word since Word for Windows 6.0 are capable of saving a document as Rich Text format. All versions of Microsoft Word since Office 97 are capable of producing HTML documents... and all versions of Office (and indeed any Windows application) may produce PDFs by using a PDF generation virtual printer, such as PDFCreator. As such, I consider usage of this format, as a last resort.
For diagrams... I recommend these formats for best results. These are vector graphic formats, and will ensure your diagram can be scaled without pixellation.
- SVG (as produced by Inkscape and many other graphics programs)
- Encapsulated PostScript
If you don't have the graphic in vector form, these lossless bitmap formats also work well.
- BMP (Windows Bitmap)
For photos, JPEG is the best option, although you can use PNG and BMP too. Try to avoid using JPEG for diagrams however -- being a lossy format, any images with sharp lines and flat areas of colour are generally poorly reproduced by this image format.