CQ Mag back to their old tricks

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WR3V, Dec 24, 2019.

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  1. W4NNF

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    Same here. I might apply for WPX if I could be assured of receiving it in--say--six months. But I'm pretty sure that would not happen. ;)
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  2. N0NB

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    Yikes! I think I would plagiarize a certificate for my own wall. A couple hundred bucks buys a lot of antenna materials.
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  3. WJ4U

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    Were they not 599? :p
  4. K9STH

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    You don't have to pay LOTW for WPX confirmations. One can enter the information using the WPX written forms or just, like I did, use Excell and make your own spread sheet.

    There is an individual who handles the applications directly, you don't actually go through the magazine.

    Glen, K9STH
  5. KE0GXN

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    Anybody get their December CQ print magazine yet?.......asking for a friend. :oops:
  6. N8AFT

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    Quite likely it's lost in the mail...
    Had all my bills promptly paid but all arrived late, got dinged with late fees... never b4 had that happen...
    RR Unemployment claims for 4 weeks lost as well, had to resubmit them.
    US postal employees are understaffed by having covid casualties and remaining staff is stretched to limits...
  7. WR3V

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    Wow, CQ now has the ultimate excuse. Just remember, never let a good crisis go to waste.
  8. KR4BD

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    I got my December CQ late last week. I will probably drop it when it expires in March. It’s been years since it’s come on time. I’ve been a continuous subscriber since 1975. Too bad they can’t get their act together.
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  9. W4NNF

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    I've had good luck with the digital subscription. Less expensive and on time. I know some prefer print...but...well...I don't like CQ enough to really worry about that. Oh, it's fine...but has always been last in line with me as far as radio magazines since I started reading Daddy's copies in the 60s. However, if you (the collective you) like the way it was in the 80s, it's fine now, since it is little changed since then. I enjoy reading it when I get it, but can't say I come back and reread issues/articles very often. Don't get me wrong...it is well and professionally done...I've just never found its operating/contest emphasis as interesting TO ME as more technically/gear oriented mags.

    If I had to drop a magazine, it would be the first candidate, however. I not only much prefer QST/QEX, but Spectrum Monitor and Electric Radio as well. But that is just me. :)
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  10. WA8FOZ

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    It’s sad. I very much enjoy print magazines, and between professional, news, and avocational journals, I subscribe to many of them. Unfortunately they are dropping like flies. My car magazines, with much bigger advertising revenue and subscriber lists than our ham radio mags, are gone, all but one. The world has changed and the handwriting is on the wall.

    I wish that CQ were not facing the problems they have, but I am glad that they’re still there. For however long that may be.
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