ARRLs Other Magazine

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  1. KM9G

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    I take a look at On The Air magazine. I really enjoy it. Take a look inside with me and see if its for you:

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  2. K0UO

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    My 16 year old grandson says that it is very lame, over all in the past.
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  3. W1YW

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    What would he like to see:)?

    I am sure the ARRL would be delighted to tailor more to that target audience:)

    Chip W1YW
  4. N3AWS

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    It will be interesting to see if OTA survives the test of time.

    I am glad that ALL of the League magazines are now available free of charge to members.

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  5. K3LU

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    Steve's right about giving away old QSTs and other ham magazines. As a kid I remember being given old magazines and learning about amateur radio's past and the gear associated with the published period of the edition. So indeed give them away. Cross out your address and leave them at the barbershop, beauty salon, doctor's office, etc. You never know who might pick up the magazine and want to be come a radio amateur.
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  6. KC2EQA

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    Hi Steve,
    I enjoyed the video and reviewed the magazine on the ARRL site. I agree with you regarding the quality of the articles. In fact, I've been a ham for 21 years and will now make it a point to read On The Air. There was a nice hack that I can use at my QTH in the latest issue. I find there is nothing wrong with refreshing oneself with basic knowledge. Thanks for doing a fine job.

    73, Larry, KC2EQA
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  7. WA2TLY

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    I would like to subscribe to on the air magazine but nowhere can I figure out how to do it.
    I get QST and NEX so this might be an add on but I cannot figure out how to subscribe ?? Presumably some extra charge but I may be willing to pay it for the print edition
    WA2TLY Larry
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  8. W0LEV

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    I've been a licensed ham for 61+ years. I thoroughly enjoy reading the "beginners" publication! It takes me back to the time when I was drinking from the fire hose in 1960. Even though I've now got a degree in physics and have a well equipped RF lab (mostly HP equipment - and know how to use it), I love the publication. Nostalgia is something that can only be appreciated when you've been a ham for a long time and worked in the field of RFI/EMC for decades and are 74 years old (wise). This is one of the best offerings lately from the ARRL!!!

    Dave - W├śLEV
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  9. W0IS

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    I asked about that a while back to one of the directors, and if you already get QST (and want to keep getting it), there's currently no way to also get paper copies of On The Air. They are aware of the problem, and promised to fix it at some point.

    IMHO, they should make copies of the magazine easily available, since I would recommend it to someone interested in ham radio. Unfortunately, right now, the only way to get it is to pay $50 for a membership, which is awfully expensive for just 6 issues of a magazine. If I could get one or more subscriptions at a reasonable price, I would subscribe and give them away. Or if some newbie asked me for information, I would recommend that they pay $10 or $20 for a subscription.
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  10. KA0USE

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    ham radio outlet in plano/dallas has ota in stock.
    i just got the current issue and 3 back issues.
    one grandfather saved me his american rifleman mags over a period of years. on the
    rare occasions we' d visit i'd catch up on that reading. my granny got the reader's digest condensed
    books (hardbound, with several shortened books in each volume), and i'd read those, too.

    i'm old now, so i read the good old days and reminisce magazines, snort, as well as other special
    interest/hobby mags.

    denver radio club used to have a library as well as loaner gear for the newbies.
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