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CQ April 2018


CQ. is now available in a digital edition as well as the traditional print edition. Find out more details about CQ.

The April issue of CQ features the SSB results of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest, in which a record number of logs were submitted, followed by an article from "down under" on the benefits of getting on the air during the CQWW even if you aren't the competitive type (but still like working DX). We start out, however, with a just-at-deadline announcement from the ARRL that is has petitioned the FCC to provide Technician Class hams with a wide range of voice and digital privileges on several different HF bands. It's the topic of our first news item and this month's "Zero Bias" editorial.

We've also got an in-depth review of the Elecraft KPA1500 amplifier by Bob Locher, W9KNI, and a "first look" at the MFJ-distributed Xiegu X5105 QRP transceiver by Contributing Editor Gordon West, WB6NOA.

And, since it's April, it's also time for our annual visit from Professor Heisseluft … this year, he's revealing details of a new "…On the Air" type award that should keep both activators and hunters busy for years to come!

Among our columns, we look at "hometown security" as a key element of homeland security, different types of power supplies, Winter Field Day and a condo-dwelling ham who's active on 630 meters despite very limited antenna space.

All that and much more is in the pages of the April issue of CQ magazine. For information on becoming a CQ subscriber, click here!

Articles from the April, 2018 issue of CQ posted on our website include:

Zero Bias - "Tear Down That Wall!" - ARRL's Proposal for New HF Technician

Privileges

April/May 2018 Contest Calendar

March/April 2018 Hamfests and Special Events

On the Cover: Spring is finally here, but outdoor hamming doesn't have to be restricted to warm-weather months. This issue's cover photo shows QRP Editor Scott Rought's outdoor setup for Winter Field Day at the end of January. See his column on page 62 for details. (Cover photo by R. Scott Rought, KA8SMA)



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