Call For Papers

Papers and presentations are solicited on both the technical and operational aspects of VHF, UHF and Microwave weak signal amateur radio. Some suggested areas of interest are:

  • Transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Transverters
  • RF Power Amplifiers
  • RF Low Noise Pre Amplifiers
  • Antennas
  • Construction Projects
  • Test Equipment And Station Accessories
  • Station Design And Construction
  • Contesting
  • Roving
  • DXpeditions
  • EME
  • Propagation (Sporadic E, Meteor Scatter, Troposphere Ducting, etc.)
  • Digital Modes (WSJT, etc.)
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Amateur Satellites
  • Amateur Television

In general papers and presentations on non-weak signal related topics such as FM repeaters and packet will not be accepted but exceptions may be made if the topic is related to weak signal. For example, a paper or presentation on the use of FM simplex in contests or on the use of APRS to track rovers during contests would be considered.

All submissions for publication in the proceedings should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt) formats. Submissions for presentation at the conference should be in Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt) format and delivered at the conference on a USB memory stick, CDROM or posted for download on a web site of your choice.

Paper: Size should be 8½ ´ 11-inches.

Margins: Top and sides should be 0.75 inches; bottom must be 1 inch.

Font: You may use any font you’d like. The font should be clean and easy to read (12 pt Times New Roman is a good choice).

Layout: Either a one or two-column format is fine.

Page numbers: It’s not necessary to include page numbers.

Headers/Footers: You don’t need to add any. If you do include them, it’s likely they’ll be removed.

Drawings: Drawings should be embedded in the files, or sent separately for us to include. Place them where you’d like them to appear, or indicate in the text where you would like them. If placement is not indicated, drawings will run after the text. Remember that the Proceedings book will print in black and white. Multi colored graphs, etc., will be in shades of gray.

Photos: Color or black-and-white digital images, either embedded in text or as separate files. Place them where you’d like them to appear, or indicate in the text where you would like them. Don’t forget to indicate (in the text) where they should be placed. If placement is not indicated, photos will run after the text.

Printing: We print what we receive. We do not copy edit (but will correct something if we notice it – or if you notice it and let us know). We do try to make all papers somewhat uniform, but we do not redo each article. Page numbers are added as we prepare the files for our printer.

The deadline for the submission of papers and presentations will be announced in early 2018.  Please indicate when you submit your paper or presentation if you plan to attend the conference and present your paper in person or if you are submitting solely for publication.  Papers and presentations are being handled by Jim Worsham, W4KXY.  Jim can be contacted at w4kxy@bellsouth.net.  Papers and presentations are also to be sent to w4kxy@bellsouth.net.