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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.
CQ's publisher, CQ Communications, Inc., also publishes these companion magazines for the radio hobbyist:
CQ VHF is a quarterly magazine dedicated to "Ham Radio Above 50 MHz." The magazine focuses on all aspects of VHF and UHF amateur radio. Its technical content is aimed primarily at the experienced VHFer, although there is also plenty of material appropriate for the new ham. Originally published as a monthly for four years from 1996-1999, CQ VHF returned as a quarterly in the spring of 2002, in response to ongoing reader demand.
Popular Communications — The #1 magazine in the field of general hobby radio, Popular Communications covers short-wave listening ("world-band radio"), broadcast-band DXing (listening for faraway AM, FM & TV broadcast stations), scanning public service and other VHF/UHF frequencies, amateur radio, citizens band (CB), emergency communications, satellites, monitoring clandestine and pirate stations, and more. Popular Communications has been published since 1982.
WorldRadio Online — is the first major ham radio magazine to be published in an online-only format. Published in print since 1971, WorldRadio was purchased by CQ Communications in 2008 and began publication as an online-only magazine as of the February, 2009, issue. WorldRadio Online is a general interest ham magazine with a special focus on the human side of amateur radio and on projects and activities accessible to the average ham.
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: email@example.com.