Welcome to the website of
CQ Amateur Radio magazine!
CQ is the world's leading independent magazine devoted to amateur radio. For more than 65 years, CQ has been on ham radio's leading edge -- the first to promote mobile operating (in the 1950s), semiconductors (in the 1960s) and packet radio -- the original e-mail (in the 1980s). The amateur satellite program got its start with an idea in the pages of CQ!
Our primary focus has always been on operating activities, including DXing and contesting, but construction projects and technical articles regularly find a home in CQ as well.
CQ's greatest strength has always been in its regular columns. Today's lineup includes: Antennas, Awards, Contesting, Digital, DXing, FCC news, Ham Notebook, Kids' Korner, Kit-Building, Learning Curve, "Magic in the Sky," Mobiling, New Products, Propagation, Public Service, QRP (low-power), technical topics and VHF.
In addition, CQ sponsors a wide variety of operating awards and on-air contests, and publishes a broad range of amateur radio books, cds, dvds and and other products, all of which may be ordered online. You may also subscribe to CQ online. As you can see, the menu to the left provides easy access to all!
While CQ has a worldwide readership of its English-language edition, we have special arrangements with a publisher in Spain to publish CQ Radio Amateur in Spanish. This magazine features translations of articles from the English-language edition of CQ, along with locally-written features and columns, giving each magazine a distinctive personality and a special focus on the country where it is published.
Effective with its February 2014 issue, content from CQ's former sister publications, Popular Communications, CQ VHF and WorldRadio Online, was incorporated into CQ’s digital edition as a supplement called “CQ Plus” – making CQ Amateur Radio the single source for articles on the broader aspects of hobby radio, from shortwave listening and scanner monitoring to personal two-way services and Internet radio, as well as amateur radio.
For more information, contact CQ Communications, Inc. - 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, New York 11801 USA; Phone: (516) 681-2922; Fax: (516) 681-2926; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.