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CQ Highlights – September 2018


CQ. is now available in a digital edition as well as the traditional print edition. Find out more details about CQ.

The September issue of CQ shines a spotlight on youth, contests and more …

The September issue of CQ is a mini-Contesting Special, with a variety of articles highlighting the many different ways in which hams compete. We've got traditional "from the shack" contesting with the SSB results of the 2018 CQ World Wide WPX Contest; everybody-gather-in-one-place-to-compete contesting with a report on WRTC 2018, the World Radiosport Team Championship, held this year in Germany; compete with your feet contesting with the results of the 2018 U.S. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF, or Foxhunting) Championships; and contesting from your car or multiple locations using FM to take part in VHF contests.

For the non-contesters, W0RW gives us tips in our cover story on operating pedestrian mobile; WB0YBM offers an idea – and a circuit – for generating activity on a too-quiet repeater by converting it to RTTY, or radioteletype; and K0NM relates his story of relearning Morse code at age 70 after decades of hating it and refusing to use it. Among our columns, W4ALT looks at "When Emergency Communicators. Don't Communicate," K8ZR tells you what you missed if you weren't on 6 or 2 meters this summer, N2IRZ offers "A Basic Digital Oscilloscope" and NW7US digs into rumors of "Disappearing Sunspots and an Ice Age?" Plus, we've got a brand new column – Anthony Luscre, K8ZT, returns to the CQ staff with a quarterly column on Microcontrollers in Amateur Radio. His first installment is in this issue.

That's a brief look at what's coming up in the September issue of CQ magazine. For information on becoming a CQ subscriber - to either our print or digital edition - click here!

Articles from the September, 2018 issue of CQ posted on our website include:

Zero Bias – On Competing…

September 2018 Contest Calendar

September 2018 Hamfests and Special Events

On the Cover: Paul Signorelli, W0RW, operating while hiking in the Colorado Rockies. In this photo, he's on the Continental Divide at Independence Pass, elevation 12,095 feet. (Cover photo by Sharon Signorelli, N0OPM)



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