Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K2HAT, Dec 28, 2017.
Would you stick with a magazine that can't get issues out the door? I wouldn't...and neither would the advertisers who've already deserted them.
Subscribers get both print and digital versions as part of their subscription.
Guess what? January 10th and still no trace of the January print issue. Mail has come and gone.
Oh wait, I know. The magazine was 'at the printer' on December 20th, it was just that the check that should have accompanied it wasn't. Silly me.
Still, my original comment is correct. If the advertisers stay with them, they will survive. If not, they won’t.
I hope they figure it out. The hobby is better with them than without.
And you are correct...but I understand the advertisers are not sticking with them. I wish them the best, however. I always put them in 4th place behind QST, 73, Ham Radio (and maybe even World Radio), BUT SURE...the magazine did give me quite a lot of pleasure over the last half century.
January 11th, no CQ. Liar, liar, magazine on fire.
If you google 'cq magazine pdf' and scroll down a bit, you can download CQ for free, in a format that is easy to read. It is last months issue (now December) and I guess they update it as the new digital issue is posted. So, if you don't mind being a month behind (as you are, or worse with a print subscription anyway), why give these cheats on Long island a nickel. Also you can get Practical Wireless and Radio User, from GB.
I had given Rich Moseson, W2VU and the staff at CQ Magazine the benefit of the doubt for 6 months and trusted he and his staff to fix the problems... but it appears he is scamming the whole herd of hams! Disgusting. They have promised me a refund - we'll have to see if they follow through. I will post if it comes and let y'all know. All the awards, all the involvement, all the missed issues... going down due to what? Lousy management? At any rate, it is yet another ham radio business biting the dust. A little addendum.... I received the official magazine of the RSGB for years without one ever being late let alone six months worth. I'm looking into Practical Wireless since it was spoken of highly on TXFactor. 73 y'all
Yep, I'm aware, I just haven't bothered to download or install the app or whatever. I tend to sort of rotate through hobbies and right now the S&Ts have been going a "read later pile."