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Guidance for Proceedings Authors

49th Annual CSVHFS Conference
Guidance for Writing for the Proceedings of the Conference

Topics:  Any topic of interest to the weak signal community including but not limited to:

Antennas including Modeling/Design, Arrays, and Control; Test Equipment including Homebrew, Using, and making measurements
Construction of equipment, such as Transmitters, Receivers, and Transverters Operating including Contesting, Roving, and DXpeditions
RF power amps including Single and Multi-band Vacuum Tube and solid-state Propagation including Ducting, Sporadic E, Tropospheric and Meteor Scatter, etc.
Pre-amplifiers (low noise) Digital Modes WSJT, JT65, etc.
Regulatory topics EME
Software-defined Radio (SDR) Digital Signal Processing (DSP)


Non-weak signal topics
, such as FM, Repeaters, packet radio, etc., are generally not considered acceptable. However, there are always exceptions. One example might be the use of FM along with Auroral propagation. Please contact the technical program chairman listed below if you have any questions about the suitability of a topic.

Strong editorial preference will be given to those papers that are written and formatted specifically for publication rather than those that are visual presentation aids.

Schedule:
Papers and any supporting material must be submitted by Wednesday, 22 April 2015 per contact information provided below.

Submissions:
Submissions should be in electronic format and submitted in one of the following ways:

  • via email
  • Uploaded to your web site or “cloud” server—email URL with login and/or password)
  • on media (e.g., CD, USB stick/thumb drive)

Electronic formats guidelines:

Original documents in MS Word or MS Power Point are acceptable. Since all submissions will need to be converted to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) for disk copies of the proceedings, it is best for each author to also submit his own PDF converted file. This will allow an author check of PDF converted fonts and figures. Please try to keep PDF file size below two Megabytes, if possible.

Submissions using any form of previously published or copyrighted material MUST include the copyright statement and permission to reproduce.copyright statement and permission to reproduce.

Authors retain the basic copyright, and by submission, consent to publication in the Proceedings, and possible publication of the Proceedings in CD/DVD format as a result of the Conference.

Please remember to spell-check and proof-read your submissions.

Contact:

John Maxwell, W0VG    w0vg@arrl.net

USPS Mail:

John Maxwell, W0VG
12244 Applewood Knolls Drive
Lakewood, CO  80215

 

Style Guide:

Preferred Format:  MS Word file
Preferred Font:  Arial or Times New Roman, 11 pt.
Page Margins:  0.75-in. Left, Right, and Top; 1.00-in. Bottom
Page Columns:  One or two column. Templates can be downloaded:

One-column or Two-column.

Other:  Photos, etc. must be embedded in the document.  The proceedings will be printed in Black & White.  Therefore edit your photos for best contrast and light/dark in B&W.  Photos should be no larger than 3.5 – 4 inches.

Deadline for Submission:  22 April 2015

Submit to:        John Maxwell, W0VG   w0vg@arrl.net

Early submissions:  Highly Desirable and Encouraged !

Copyright Information:  Submissions using any form of previously published or copyrighted material MUST include the copyright statement and permission to reproduce.  Authors retain the basic copyright, and by submission, consent to publication in the Proceedings, and possible publication of the Proceedings in CD/DVD format as a result of the Conference.

Reminder:  Spell-check and proofread your submissions.
The Proceedings are printed in Black and White.

Graphs, charts, and drawings using colors to show separate variables, results, or conditions will NOT be distinguishable. they will all look alike.

Photographs are reproduced in B & W, not color. It is best if YOU do the reduction from color to B & W yourself. You can better judge if the important part of the photo has been rendered correctly. We’ll do the conversion from color to B&W if necessary, but the results may not be as good.

Typically, a Times Roman font, 11 pt, is used as the default. Sans-serif fonts such as Helvetica or Arial are also used. Type font and size may be changed from what is submitted to enhance readability, or to better fit the available space.

Drawings and illustrations should be made with heavy lines, and clearly drawn. Schematics, etc., should be formatted to fill a major portion of a page, and be divided so that they are not overly complex. A schematic on two pages and readable is better than one on a single page and unreadable. If possible, please submit as separate pages. Label all drawings and illustrations CLEARLY, and indicate CLEARLY where in the text material they are to be located. You may place all drawings and illustrations in sequence at the back of the paper. Sometimes this makes for an easier “read,” sometimes it doesn’t.