December Monitoring Times, Terrible article, inaccurate etc.

December Monitoring Times, Terrible article, inaccurate etc.

Post by Flying Turtl » Sun, 04 Dec 1994 02:31:48


> No, I don't want to make trouble for Grove or anyone else, but I am also
> interested in making sure there is not price fixing going on here either as it
> does affect my pocketbook. I also would like to see MT clean up its act
> and make sure that they publish factually accurate articles and ensure that
> they are of high quality and not cater only to newbies that don't know
> which of the soldering iron to hold! This is my major complaint too
> about their MT convention. There just is not much there for the non-beginner
> and I think that is a shame and is ignoring the fact that their readers
> do progress in their knowledge, capability and sophistication.

> Yes, all faults considered, MT is the best thing around for a monthly
> publication, but it pains me to see how it could easily be better and
> to see it moving in exactly the opposite direction.

I know Bob and take him and his magazine with ALOT of SALT.
He got mad with ACE communications who was a supplier of his aor radios
and the end result was that ACE refused to do any more business with him other then
a nominal advertizing presence of an old ad in his magazine.

How many other vendors of equipment has he alienated by his
business practices.

The only magazine that has lighter weight articles then Monitoring Times
is Popular Communciations. I get neither on a regular basis.

Ki4je

 
 
 

December Monitoring Times, Terrible article, inaccurate etc.

Post by domonko » Sun, 04 Dec 1994 05:26:15


I find MT a very good source of general information for the scanner/
shorwave hobbyist. I subscribed to Pop-Comm for a year and dropped
it, they occassionally carry good articles but I'd rather weed thru
it at the newstand and select the issues I want. Every month MT
has uselful info I use for shortwave listening.

Andy

 
 
 

December Monitoring Times, Terrible article, inaccurate etc.

Post by Gregory K Doerschl » Mon, 05 Dec 1994 17:37:34


Quote:

>The only magazine that has lighter weight articles then Monitoring Times
>is Popular Communciations. I get neither on a regular basis.

I gave up on Popular Communications a year ago, but still find enough
in Monitoring Times to justify the subscription price.  I agree that its
content is rather superficial though.

Let me turn the question around and ask what publications an experienced
listener (or even a newcomer with aspirations of graduating past the first
grade) should subscribe to.  Are there communications periodicals which
are geared toward the serious listener, with a focus on information
rather than on being entertaining?  I presume that any such publications
will be more specialized than Monitoring Times, and that choosing one will
depend upon which specific aspect of monitoring one wishes to pursue (i.e.
shortwave broadcasting, HF military monitoring, maritime, VHF/UHF scanning,
AM/FM DXing, etc.).

                                               Greg

 
 
 

December Monitoring Times, Terrible article, inaccurate etc.

Post by Marie A. La » Tue, 06 Dec 1994 04:38:19


: Let me turn the question around and ask what publications an experienced
: listener (or even a newcomer with aspirations of graduating past the first
: grade) should subscribe to.  Are there communications periodicals which
: are geared toward the serious listener, with a focus on information
: rather than on being entertaining?  I presume that any such publications
: will be more specialized than Monitoring Times, and that choosing one will
: depend upon which specific aspect of monitoring one wishes to pursue (i.e.
: shortwave broadcasting, HF military monitoring, maritime, VHF/UHF scanning,
: AM/FM DXing, etc.).
I would suggest the club bulletins, such as the NASWA Journal, since those
are usually more specialized.  Also, I'd also suggest "fine tuning" for
those interested in more difficult shortwave DX.

73--
Marie Lamb