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CQ is the magazine for active hams, with a focus on the practical. Every article is clearly written and aimed at involving you, the reader...whether it's a story of operating from some exotic location, an article to deepen your understanding of ham radio science and technology, or a fun-to-build project that will have practical use in your ham shack.

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Current Issue Highlights

Technology Special!
  • Ham Radio Since 2000 - A Rip Van Winkle Story

  • "I Built it Myself!"

  • Heathkit Re-Emerges

  • 2015 World Maker Faire

Rules: 2016 CQ WPX RTTY Contest

and much, much more...

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