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Some Amateur Radio Publications I Read

I regularly read six amateur radio publications, though sometimes they pile up for a few issues before I “binge-read” the backlog  I’ve included one not exactly radio publication in the list as they have some regular ham content.

QST – published by the ARRL covers a lot of territory and I usually skim though cover to cover.  As an ARRL life member I have ongoing online access, so my once read issues are donated to retired hams.

Link is: http://www.arrl.org/qst

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Digital Ham Magzeines – Perhaps and then Perhaps Not… CQ Group Moves to the eMagazine

Today another email arrived about the new digital editions and the reversion of World Radio Online to a paid-for-content format, apparently only available in digital form.

Discounts for early adopters offered:

On Oct 15, 2011, at 2:37 PM, CQ Communications wrote:

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WorldRadio Online, CQ Amateur Radio, Popular Communications and CQ VHF Digital Edition Debuts just days away!
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Greetings!
Just a quick note to remind you that there’s only one week left to get 50% off on a WorldRadio Online subscription! The 1-yearWorldRadio Online Charter Subscription Special ends on October 24th.

While the CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF and Popular Communications Digital Edition Charter Subscription Specials listed below do not have expiration dates at this time, they do offer substantial savings – with extra-special savings for current print and “combo” subscribers.

You’ll find a complete list of digital edition debut dates below. The option to view WorldRadio Online, CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF and Popular Communications magazines on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android (2.0 or higher) – is just days away.Order today!

wro11-2011WorldRadio Online
November issue debut is scheduled for October 25th – order today!
Time is running out to take advantage of WorldRadio Online’s Charter Subscription – 50% OFF– special pricing. This “online only” magazine combines its traditional focus on the people and groups who make up the ham radio hobby with regular coverage of popular ham topics, including DXing, emergency communications, antennas, “trail-friendly radio” and much, much more! Click here to order!

WorldRadio Online 1-Year Charter Subscription Special – Only $9.97
Hurry, this Special Offer ends October 24, 2011.

Don’t miss WorldRadio Online’s November issue debut on October 25th!Order your 1-year Charter Subscription today for $9.97 that’s 50% Off the regular one-year subscription price of $19.95.

CQ-11-2011CQ Amateur Radio
Digital edition debut is scheduled for November 1st – order today!
Fun to read, interesting from cover to cover, written so you can understand it. That’s CQ. Read and enjoyed by thousands of people each month in 116 countries around the world. Click on the links below to subscribe today!

Add a Digital Subscription to your current CQ Print Subscription $17.00 You’ll save $19.95 off the regular rate!

Digital Edition Only – 1-year CQ Charter Subscription $27.00
You’ll save $9.95 off the regular rate!

Print & Digital Combo- a 1-year new subscription to both! You’ll save $19.95 off the regular rate!
Click on link for Print Edition’s destination: USA $53.95 CN/MX $66.95 Foreign $78.95

PC 12-2011 coverPopular Communications
Digital edition debut is scheduled for December 1st order today!
The World’s most authoritative monthly magazine for Shortwave Listening and Scanner Monitoring. Read by more active listeners world-wide. Click on the links below to subscribe today!

Add a Digital Subscription to your current Pop’Comm Print Sub $15.00
You’ll save $17.95 off the regular rate!

Digital Edition
Only – 1 year Pop’Comm Charter Subscription $24.00
You’ll save $8.95 off the regular rate!

Print & Digital Combo- a 1-year new subscription to both! You’ll save $17.95 off the regular rate!Click on link for your Print Edition’s destination: USA $47.95 CN/MX $57.95 Foreign $67.95

VHF Summer 2011CQ VHF
Digital edition debut is scheduled for November 7th – order today!
A magazine devoted entirely to the VHF and UHF coverage you need and want – published as a quarterly! Click on the links below to subscribe today! Add a Digital Subscription to your current CQ VHF Print Sub $11.00
You’ll save $15.00 off the regular rate!

Digital Edition Only – 1 year CQ VHF Charter Subscription $18.00
You’ll save $8.00 off the regular rate!

Print & Digital Combo – a 1-year new subscription to both! You’ll save $15.00 off the regular rate! Click on link for your Print Edition’s destination:USA $37 CN/MX $47 Foreign $50

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While both the print and digital editions will be identical in content, digital editions will provide readers instant access to the numerous video and audio links noted in feature stories, columns and product reviews and advertiser’s websites with a click of the mouse! All digital editions will be hosted by Zinio, one of the top names in the e-magazine hosting business. As a digital subscriber, as soon as an issue goes “live” you will receive email notification that a copy has been placed in your Zinio online library – ready to view, print and/or download. Your issues will remain in your Zinio online library indefinitely!

Here’s a complete list of our digital debuts hosted by Zinio:
WorldRadio Online’s November issue – scheduled to go “live” October 25th
CQ Amateur Radio’s November issue – scheduled to go “live” November 1st
CQ VHF’s Fall issue – scheduled to go “live” November 7th
Popular Communications’ December issue – scheduled to go “live” December 1st
Click here to view all of CQ’s digital magazines in the CQ Online store.

Take a moment right now and place your order . . .
you’ll save a bundle and be among the first to enjoy these great new digital editions!
Sincerely,

Dorothy Kehrwieder
CQ Communications, Inc.

Personally I am giving any digital magazine a miss, unless it is a print subscriber perk included in the cost for a print version.

Consider it a personal foible, as if I pay for a publication – Magazine or Book – I want the physical thing.

Then I am the sort to write notes in it, clip articles, cover a publication with post-its and then i share my copy.

A minor issue with WRO (World Radio Online) is that I had a paid for subscription that was converted to a duplicate print-issue of CQ magazine rather than refunded when WRO left the newpaper paper print format, and bluntly I was shortchanged in that process – what did I possible need a second copy of CQ and repeated efforts to merge the two subscriptions went nowhere, and WRO’s shortcomings become a sharper issue in a paid for format that will ten cost me an additional amount fo time to print a real copy of anything I want to work with in physical print.

Your milage may vary, of course.

73

Steve
K9ZW

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CQ Communications Acquires WorldRadio Magazine – Merger or Separate?

A hearty thanks to Armond Noble N6WR for his years at the helm of WorldRadio, as many of the Amateur Radio press sources are carrying a somewhat confusing news release:

For release: November 12, 2008

CQ COMMUNICATIONS ACQUIRES WORLDRADIO MAGAZINE

(Hicksville, NY and Sacramento, CA, November 12, 2008) — CQ Communications, Inc. has acquired WorldRadio magazine, CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA and WorldRadio Publisher Armond Noble, N6WR, announced jointly today. CQ, based in Hicksville, New York, currently publishes CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF and Popular Communications magazines.

WorldRadio, based in Sacramento, California, has been published monthly since July, 1971, with a primary focus on the human side of ham radio. CQ, a general-interest ham radio magazine best known for its support of DXing and contesting, has been in print since January, 1945.

Armond Noble, N6WR, Publisher of WorldRadio, said that at the age of 74 the time had come for him to retire. “I wanted to be sure that WorldRadio found a good home, and that our readers would continue to be served by an independent voice in amateur radio,” Noble said.

CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, said, “WorldRadio has filled an important niche in our hobby for nearly four decades. We welcome WorldRadio’s readers to the CQ family, and we look forward to meeting their needs for many years to come.”

Current plans call for WorldRadio to continue to be published online as part of the CQ family of magazines, with Editor Nancy Kott, WZ8C, continuing in that position. WorldRadio subscribers will also have their subscriptions transferred to CQ magazine. Readers will be notified of details as plans are finalized.

Last paragraph says WorldRadio will continue and then goes on to say WorldRadio subscribers will have their subscriptions transfered to CQ Magazine.

Rather confusing statement.

Hopefully the two independent voices will remain but again the confused last statement puts that in question.

73

Steve
K9ZW

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