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   May 2010

Articles from the

May 2010 issue
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Ham radio's response to the earthquake in Chile highlights the May issue of CQ, with reports from the scene assembled by frequent CQ contributor Stew Gillmor, W1FK, who had visited and met some of the country's leading hams just a few weeks before the quake.

Next, we have the results of last year’s CW World Wide RTTY DX Contest – yet another record-breaking year despite the low sunspot numbers, with more than 2300 logs submitted, showing more than a million QSOs among hams in 193 countries. World top scores include EF8M, 5C5W, ZX2B, UU7J, OM8A, CR3L and W2FU, while U.S. winners included W1UE, WA1Z, K4GMH, N0NI, K4JF, K0IR and W2FU.

The May issue also includes the results of last year’s CQ World Wide Foxhunting Weekend and the rules for this year’s running of the event, scheduled for May 22-23 (but clubs may choose any spring weekend for their entries). We've also got a primer on sunspots from Contributing Editor Fred Maia, W5YI, as well as a look from Propagation Editor Tomas Hood, NW7US, at how a "conveyer belt" on the sun may affect the sunspot cycle.

Among our columns, “Math’s Notes” author Irwin Math, WA2NDM, looks back at "The 'Real' Good Old Days;" Public Service Editor Richard Fisher, KI6SN, provides more details on the ham radio response to the earthquake in Haiti; and "Ham Notebook" columnist Wayne Yoshida, KH6WZ, asks, "Are You Ready" to respond to an emergency?

"Learning Curve" editor Rich Arland, K7SZ, shows you how to "work the world with two wires" and Antennas Editor Kent Britain, WA5VJB, looks at some unusual antennas. Mobiling Editor Jeff Reinhardt, AA6JR, looks at how hams who are also car nuts can "double your pleasure" with well-thought-out radio installations; Kit-Building Editor Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, digs up some "Hamfest Treasures for Kit Builders," and New Products Editor John Wood, WV5J, looks at some of the new gear that "Blooms" with the flowers of May.

Awards Editor Ted Melinosky, K1BV, answers questions on county-hunting and highlights more short-term awards; “VHF Plus” editor Joe Lynch, N6CL, introduces us to amateur radio in Hanoi; and Contesting Editor John Dorr, K1AR, looks at contesting's "bandwidth" and ways that contesters can make room for other users of the ham bands on contesting weekends. Finally, DX Editor Carl Smith, N4AA, brings us news of a variety of upcoming island activations.

That's a brief look at what's coming up in the May issue of CQ magazine, which should be on newsstands and in subscribers' mailboxes by late April. For information on becoming a CQ subscriber, click the "Click Here to Subscribe" button at the top of this page.  


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CQ Contest Calendar


April 2010 Announcements

May 2010 Annoucements

On The Cover
Dick Metsker, AF4TX,
of Hendersonville, Tennessee.
(Cover photo by
Larry Mulvehill, WB2ZPI)