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Articles published by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ/W9AD

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Almost all listings below are articles written or co-written by Herb. However, there are a few instances noted where Herb is mentioned in another person's column. There are a few items that were intentionally omitted from the index below... either other mentions of Herb in other articles, or very brief submissions that Herb made to other people's articles. I have also made a few NOTES with items of interest.


1945 August (2 articles)
p.14 Simple One or Two Tube Record Player - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
p.16 Portable Mobile Xmttr - John Wonsowicz, W9DUT and Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1945 October
p.7 Exciters For The New Amateur Bands - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1945 November
p.10 R-F Unit For The U-H-F's - John Wonsowicz, W9DUT and Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1945 December
p.16 Class "B" Modulators - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1946 September
p.20 Two-Meter Mobile Receiver - John Wonsowicz, W9DUT and Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1947 June
p.23 Why Doesn't Someone Tell Me These Things? - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: A humorous look at making your first contacts after you receive your license

1947 July
p.19 This is How You Learn the Code - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1948 July
p.22 "Oscar" - A Milliammeter for the Sightless Amateur - H.S. Brier, W9EGQ, and V.O. Christman, W9WEU
NOTE: Shows photo of local ham John Miller, W9PBS, QCWA Chapter 36 Charter Member.

1948 October
p.32 Radio Clubs: Making 'em Work - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1948 November
p.32 Insurance for Radio Amateurs - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1949 September
p.32 Hobby for the Handicapped - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1949 October
p.27 Hobby for the Handicapped (Part II) - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1950 June
p.27 Modifying the BC-459 for TVI-Free 40-Meter Operation - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1950 August
p.15 W9EGQ Builds Another Beam - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1952 January
p.24 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Ham communication receivers
NOTE: First time this column appears. Herb is named as "Novice Department Editor" in the Table-of-Contents. A brief introduction from the Editor states Herb was first licensed in 1931, and that he has a 35 w.p.m. Morse Code endorsement.

1952 February
p.36 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Transmitters, TVI, QRM

1952 March
p.23 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Novice courses for theory and code

1952 April
p.30 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Radio wave propagation

1952 May (2 articles)
p.17 Getting The Most From Your Mobile - Herb Brier, W9EGQ and W.M. Scherer, W2AEF
p.83 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Mobile operation

1952 June
p.36 Novice Shack - A Monthly Department Edited by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Antenna theory

1952 July
p.43 Novice Shack - A Monthly Department Edited by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Multi-band Novice antennas

1952 August
p.51 Novice Shack - A Monthly Department Edited by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Review of the Philmore Novice tranmitter kit, Model NT-200

1952 September
p.48 Novice Shack - A Monthly Column Edited by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Proper transmitter keying

1952 October
p.56 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Review of the World Radio Laboratories WRL CW7 Novice transmitter kit

1952 November
p.49 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: What amateur radio is and how to join its ranks

1952 December
p.46 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Review of the Ameco Code and Theory Study Courses

1953 January
p.32 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Use of procedure signals

1953 February
p.52 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Using the Bud GM-79 Gimix absorption wavemeter

1953 March
p.36 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Using the new 7.2 Mc. Novice band

1953 April
p.48 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Getting the most from your receiver

1953 May
p.70 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Review of the Dixon Electronics Company Model 75 transmitter kit

1953 June
p.44 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Sending SWL cards to hams, and how to get replies
NOTE: First use of "Gary 3" postal code

1953 July
p.48 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Review of the Bud CPO 128 "Codemaster" CPO (code practice oscillator)

1953 August
p.51 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Third-party message handling

1953 September
p.41 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Getting the most out of the 21-Mc. band

1953 October
p.54 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Buying used and reconditioned equipment

1953 November
p.48 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Review of the W8NAF homebrew Novice transmitter

1953 December
p.48 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Learning to tune a transmitter

1954 January
p.31 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Becoming a better operator

1954 February (2 articles)
p.13 The Command Set Roundup - Herb S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Converting war surplus gear for amateur use
p.37 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Organizing a radio club

1954 March
p.34 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: QSL cards (buying, sending, receiving)

1954 April
p.26 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Review of Heathkit AT-1 transmitter kit and Heathkit AC-1 antenna coupler kit

1954 May (2 articles)
p.42 Mobile Loading Coil Review - Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ, Department Editor, CQ
p.72 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Decibels

1954 June
p.38 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Phone (voice) operation

1954 July
p.36 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Low pass filters

1954 August
p.40 Novice Shack - Conducted by Herb Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Mathematics (for Novice and General Class examinations)

1954 September
p.27 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Antenna transmission lines
NOTE: Change in column title from "NOVICE SHACK" to "the Novice Shack".
NOTE: In this issue, Herb's status upgraded from "Novice Department Editor" to "Assistant Editor" (mentioned on pg.11)

1954 October
p.46 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Low pass filters

1954 November
p.40 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Vacuum tubes

1954 December
p.29 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Triode vacuum tubes

1955 January
p.38 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Working all states (WAS)
NOTE: all 48 of them! ;-)

1955 February
p.26 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Receiver noise

1955 March
p.40 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Working DX

1955 April
p.33 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Tube theory

1955 May
p.56 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Monitoring and improving your transmitter signal

1955 June
p.44 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Building the Viking "Adventurer" transmitter kit

1955 July
p.42 the Novice Shack - Conducted by Herbert "Herb" S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Vertical antennas
NOTE: Herb says goodbye and this is his final column. Column taken over by Walt Burdine, W8ZCV, in August. Walt thanks predecessors W2GJV and W9EGQ.

1964 February (Herb returns to CQ)
p.45 A 5/8 Wave Vertical for 2 - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
NOTE: Herb's address now has a zip code, 385 Johnson Street, Gary, Indiana. 46402

1964 December
p.42 Eliminating TVI In Modern Transmistters - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ

1967 January
p.8 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 14th annual Lake County ARC Banquet

1967 March
pp.49-50 W9EGQ mentioned in 5/8 wave antenna article

1968 February
p.8 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 15th annual Lake County ARC Banquet

1968 December
p.10 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 16th annual Lake County ARC Banquet

1971 February
p.10 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 18th annual Lake County ARC Banquet

1973 February
p.94 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 20th annual Lake County ARC Banquet

1973 November
p.52 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: A new column devoted to the interests of Novice operators
NOTE: Mention on pg.5 in "Zero Bias" column, Editor Richard "Dick" Ross, K2MGA, welcomes Herb back to CQ.
NOTE: p.53 shows photo of my schoolmate Tom Clary, WN9IHH (WB9IHH)... now goes by his first name Jim, ND9M.

1973 December
p.8 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 21st annual Lake County ARC Banquet
p.48 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Square dipole antennas for 21 and 28 MHz

1974 January
p.51 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Novice code problems

1974 February
p.57 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: How to call CQ

1974 March
p.58 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Sending and receiving QSL cards

1974 April
p.66 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Signal strengths and S meter readings
NOTE: Herb's column listed in "Departments" in Table Of Contents (a one-time mistake)

1974 May
p.53 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Studying for license exams

1974 June
p.53 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Frequency and wavelength

1974 July
p.53 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Measuring the transmitting frequency of the HW-16

1974 August (No NOVICE SHACK column this month)
p.92 Advertisement for the new "VHF Handbook for Radio Amateurs" written by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ, and William I. Orr, W6SAI

1974 September
p.62 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Capacitor fundamentals
p.39 W9EGQ mentioned by William Orr, W6SAI, in his "Antennas" column about their new "VHF Handbook"

1974 October
p.40 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Hobby for the handicapped

1974 November
p.30 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Discussion of capacitance and inductance

1974 December
p.43 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Electronic keyers

1975 January
p.44 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Receiver overload
NOTE: Has "Math's Notes" column heading by mistake, instead of "NOVICE SHACK"

1975 February
p.8 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 22nd annual Lake County ARC Banquet
p.48 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Equipment considerations

1975 March
p.46 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Docket #20282 and the Novice licensee

1975 April
p.43 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: The best amateur band for you

1975 May
p.38 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Standing wave ratio

1975 June
p.50 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Working DX stations

1975 July
p.53 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Measuring the transmitting frequency of the HW-16

1975 August
p.43 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Comments on license proposals

1975 September
p.56 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Getting the most out of the 21 and 28 MHz Novice bands

1975 October
p.54 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Getting ready for the Communicator license

1975 November
p.53 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Contest operating techniques

1975 December
p.5 W9EGQ mentioned in "Zero Bias" column by Editor Richard "Dick" Ross, K2MGA
p.48 NOVICE SHACK - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: New prefixes for 1976

1976 January
p.11 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 23rd annual Lake County ARC Banquet
p.58 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: V.H.F. antennas
NOTE: Column title changed from "NOVICE SHACK" to "Novice".

1976 February
p.54 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Improving amateur radio courses

1976 March
p.55 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Understanding and using the ionosphere

1976 April
p.52 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Equipment designed for the Novice

1976 May
p.38 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Restoring old transmitters for Novice use

1976 June
p.12 W9EGQ mentioned in announcement for 2nd Annual Lake Co. Hamfest
p.49 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Locating noise sources

1976 July
p.47 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Short skip on 21 and 28 MHz

1976 August
p.54 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: How to position your antenna - direction

1976 September
p.42 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Effects of FCC rules changes

1976 October/November (combined)
p.57 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ
Subject: Technicians in the Novice bands

1976 December
p.55 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9AD
Subject: Power input and output (amplifier efficiency)
NOTE: First appearance of W9AD call sign!

1977 January
p.7 Brief announcement by W9EGQ of the 24th annual Lake County ARC Banquet
p.30 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9AD
Subject: Sending and receiving QSL cards

1977 February
p.55 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ (error reverting back to old call)
Subject: Peak envelope power

1977 March
p.31 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ (error reverting back to old call)
Subject: Television interference

1977 April
p.38 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ (error reverting back to old call)
Subject: Choosing and using headphones

1977 May
p.57 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ (error reverting back to old call)
Subject: Making contacts

1977 June
p.54 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9AD
Subject: Understanding propagation

1977 July
p.69 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9AD
Subject: Amateur radio signal reports

1977 August
p.5 Mentioned in "Zero Bias" column by Alan Dorhoffer, K2EEK, of Herb's death
p.69 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9AD
Subject: Third party traffic
p.70 Herb's obituary

1977 September - Herb's last column
p.5 Mentioned again in "Zero Bias" column by Alan Dorhoffer, K2EEK, and introducing new Novice editor Bill Welsh, W6DDB
p.67 Novice - by Herbert S. Brier, W9EGQ (error reverting back to old call)
Subject: Sending and receiving code signals in the amateur station

1995 January
p.114 Mention of Herb's death in 1977, states Herb was bedridden since age 12 due to rheumatoid arthritis and not able to attend school past 7th grade. Also states he taught himself advanced math, Spanish, and Braille (for a friend). Read Gene Wiggins' (W9CWG) comments about Herb learning Spanish and Calculus over the air with his friend and fellow Indiana author, John T. Frye, W9EGV.
p.182 Bill Welsh, W6DDB, recaps the history of the Novice/Novice Shack column. States Herb Brier wrote 90 columns from Jan. 1952-July 1955, and Nov. 1973-Sept. 1977.

2002 July
p.34 Herb Brier, W9EGQ/W9AD, inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame


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