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CQ May 2018


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The May issue of CQ starts us out on the Caribbean island of Curacao, where there has been a continuous contesting presence in the CQ World Wide and other competitions for the past 50 years. W0CG/PJ2DX describes the half-century celebration during last year's CQ WW CW DX Contest, which included the only surviving member of the 1967 championship team (and yes, he did it again!). Complete results of the CQWW CW DX Contest follow, along with the story of how N2QV and friends converted his weekend DXing station in upstate New York to a remote-controlled contesting powerhouse.

We also drop in on February's "HamSci" Workshop in New Jersey, where hams and space scientists from around the country (plus the UK) met to compare notes about the effects on propagation of last summer's solar eclipse and to plan future projects in which hams can make significant contributions to "citizen science" efforts.

Among our columns, we look at the pluses and minuses of low-cost radios from China in relation to ham radio emergency communications; the upcoming US Amateur Radio Direction Finding championships in California; deciding what to keep and what to toss when "harvesting" old components; digital "makers"; the impact of FT8 on this summer's VHF sporadic-E season and a look at springtime HF propagation at the bottom of the sunspot cycle.

All that and much more is in the pages of the May issue of CQ magazine. For information on becoming a CQ subscriber, click here!

That's a look at the highlights of the May, 2018 issue of CQ.

Articles from this issue posted online include:

Zero Bias (editorial) - Important Stuff

May Contest Calendar

May Announcements

On the Cover: Main photo - The main 20/15/10-meter stack at N2QV's remote contesting station in upstate New York. Antennas are 4/4/4/4 on 20, 6/6/6/6 on 15 and 7/7/7/7 on 10; story on p. 27 (Photo by Scott McClements, WU2X). / Inset photos: (L) The team at PJ2T for the 2017 CQ WW DX CW Contest - the 50th anniversary of contesting operations from the island. Story on p. 10, contest results on p. 16 (photo by Geoff Howard, W0CG/PJ2DX); and (R) young foxhunters Jacob and McKenzie Sanderson search for 2-meter transmitters at last year's Dayton Hamvention; see Homing In, p. 46 (photo by Bob Frey, WA6EZV)



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