The premiere issue of On The Air magazine is now online. There's a link to read the magazine at this page: http://www.arrl.org/read-on-the-air Some of the pages aren't loading for me, but I'll attribute that to either a first-day glitch, or to my antiquated computer. When I reload the page, more pages load, but I still can't see all of them. I also have a few nitpicks about some of the articles, but overall, I think it will be a very good resource for newbies. I suspect that over the course of a year's worth of issues, the magazine will get readers up to speed about what they can do with their new ticket. So in that sense, I think it's a success. But it seems to me that it's unlikely to get into the hands of those who can make use of it. It's 36 pages long, and it comes out six times a year. Many people, right or wrong, view their ARRL membership as a QST subscription. And despite what the detractors have to say, I would say QST is worth $50 a year. (In my mind, I consider that I'm paying about $30 for the magazine, and $20 for my membership.) But is it worth $50 to get six 36-page magazines? Especially since the target audience are newbies who haven't yet realized everything their new ticket is good for, I doubt if they are going to want to pay that much. In fact, if a newbie asked for my advice, my advice would be to get the QST subscription, and read OTA online. It seems to me that it would be better to simply give away OTA for free. Or maybe include it as a benefit for an inexpensive trial membership to ARRL. Again, I think the magazine is good for what it is, but I don't see it making its way to the audience that ought to read it.