The August issue of CQ is a contester’s goldmine, with results of both the 2015 WPX RTTY Contest and the 2015 CQWW 160-Meter Contest, plus the rules for the 2015 CQ World Wide DX Contest, a look behind the scenes at the “bonus station” for the 2014 Pennsylvania QSO Party and a discussion of the honor system in submitting contest logs.
If you’re not into contesting, don’t worry, we’ve got plenty more, starting with a trifecta of antenna articles: one on a stealth antenna for a condo, another on building an antenna that uses salt water as the radiating element instead of metal (!), and our Antennas column on a UHF Yagi that’s perfect for a club antenna-building project.
We also examine a bit of radio history with W4YO’s “DX in the Shadow of Shangri-La: Ham Radio in Sikkim and Tibet,” and the conclusion of WB4WYJ’s review of life in the radio shop at Disney World.
The August issue also includes some highlights of new products introduced this year at Dayton (see our complete online listing here), as well as electronics workbench basics, test equipment you can build, and the “summer anomaly” in HF propagation.
Note: Two of this month’s articles are follow-ups to articles that appeared in our digital-only CQ Plussupplement. For the benefit of print edition readers, both of those original articles have been posted here on our website. See below for links.
Finally, we’re continuing to celebrate CQ‘s 70th anniversary by extending the deadline until August 15 for your nominations for “The CQ 70,” a compilation of the most influential people in our hobby today. Details are in the June and July issues and here on our website (see links below).
That’s a brief look at what’s coming up in the August issue of CQ magazine. For information on becoming a CQ subscriber – to either our print or digital edition – click here!
Articles from the August, 2015 issue of CQ posted on our website include:
Zero Bias – A Lasting Legacy
Glub, Glub, Glub … The Amazing Aqueous Antenna – precursor to W7GGM’s Advanced Vertical Aqueous Antenna in the August issue
Many (Mouse) Ears Ago: A Story of Life in the Disney Radio Shop – Part I
(The CQ70 (deadline extended to August 15)
On the Cover: Introducing Interim QRP Editor Dennis Lazar, W4DNN, of Port Charlotte, Florida, operating QRP portable.
The “RST” stations will take to the airwaves in February and March from several locations in Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunav... Read more
The ARRL has petitioned the FCC to fix a “shortfall in available RTTY/data spectrum” the regulator created when it reapportioned 80 and 75 meters in 2... Read more
ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and di... Read more
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