QSP is the journal of Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club. Membership of LARC includes a year’s subscription to QSP.

You can join LARC online by visiting our website larc.in and clicking on the membership link.

As the club is run by volunteers, we cannot guarantee regular publication of the journal. We will endeavour to publish the QSP as a quarterly journal.

Article submission for QSP

Writing Articles for the QSP

We are looking for articles to be published in the QSP journal. If you have done something interesting, homebrewed a project or learnt something new, we would be interested. As the journal is brought out by us in our spare time, we have formulated a set of guidelines for you to help us.

What kind of articles are we looking for?

  • Original: The articles should be entirely your own work, personally written by you. You may not copy from any other source. If you are quoting from any other source, those paragraphs must be marked with a reference and the reference must be given at the end of the article. We will reject any article that has text or pictures copied from another source.
  • Based on personal experience: If the article is, let’s say about a new digital mode. You should have tried it yourself, documented each step in the process with pictures, screenshots, etc. As another example, if you are writing an article on building a new rig, you must include pictures of the build process as well.
  • HOW-TO: The articles must include details of how the project is built or how someone else can replicate the same experience. For instance, if you are writing an article about operating your radio from a beach, mention how the antenna was put up, what kind of challenges had to be overcome, etc.
  • Pictures: The accompanying pictures must be the ones that you have taken. Images from the Internet are often copyright protected and we don’t encourage them in the journal.
  • Circuit Diagrams: All technical articles dealing with homebrewing or antenna construction must be accompanied by clearly drawn circuit diagrams. All values must be marked. Especially, the value of all the inductors must be clearly mentioned along with the details of the core, number of turns, wire type, etc. If the circuits use special components, the address or website details of their sources must be mentioned.

Formatting of the articles

All articles must be formatted in a single column and submitted as a word document. The pictures and circuit diagrams must be numbered as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc and not as ‘in the picture above’ or ‘the circuit diagram below’. The figure legend should carry the figure number followed by the legend. Mark the figure number where you would want the figure to appear in the manuscript.

Have a friend review your article for grammatical and technical errors before sending it to us.

  • DO NOT attempt to format the document to look like a magazine page. Type your article as you would type a report.
  • DO NOT embed images or illustrations within the manuscript. Send them as separate image files.
  • DO Include captions for all images and illustrations. Put the captions the end of your article, rather than embedded within the main text of your article. Please include the full names and call signs of people included in photos.
  • DO make sure your name, call sign, postal address, and e-mail address are included within the manuscript file.

You may submit your articles by clicking this link. We will inform you about the acceptance as soon as we can get them peer reviewed by our team.