Welcome to Ham Radio!
Congratulations on passing your license exam!
Here's Something Special Just for You from CQ
Welcome to the fun and excitement of ham radio, the world's greatest hobby! Now that you've earned your license, you probably can't wait to get on the air. And we'd like to do our part to help. (If your license hasn't been posted yet on the FCC database, we can help you pass the time with some great ham radio reading and viewing.)
We're CQ Communications, publishers of ham radio magazines, books, CDs and DVDs. Our products range from introductory to advanced, and we've always got something that's just right for any ham! Let's start with our four magazines:
CQ is our flagship magazine, written for active hams and focusing on practical ideas, projects and operating activities. Most active hams subscribe to at least one ham magazine in order to see what other people are doing and to keep up-to-date on developments in our hobby. CQ has been meeting the needs of these hams for more than 65 years. Our readers tell us CQ is consistently the most interesting and most readable ham radio magazine.
CQ VHF is a quarterly magazine dedicated to "Ham Radio Above 50 MHz," focusing on all aspects of VHF and UHF amateur radio (If you think FM and repeaters are all there is on VHF/UHF, CQ VHF will open your eyes to a much wider world). Its technical content is aimed primarily at the experienced VHFer, but there is plenty of material appropriate for the new ham as well.
WorldRadio Online is the first major online-only ham radio magazine. A general-interest publication, it focuses mainly on the people and groups that make up the worldwide ham radio community. Plus, it features the down-to-Earth antenna advice of the incomparable Kurt N. Sterba.
Popular Communications covers the broad spectrum of the radio hobby, including scanner monitoring, shortwave listening and more, but there’s always plenty of great material for hams as well. Besides, most of the hams we know also enjoy other parts of the radio hobby.
As our way of welcoming you to ham radio, we'd like to offer you a FREE SAMPLE ISSUE of CQ magazine and introduce you to several of our products that are especially helpful for new hams.
To request your free sample issue, simply click on the link above and send us an e-mail message with your name, callsign and mailing address, along with a request for a free sample, and we'll put a recent issue in the mail to you. Only one sample magazine per person, please.
Now, here's a brief description of our products designed especially for new hams:
Ham Radio Welcome Pak DVD
VHF Specialty Pak DVD
HF Specialty Pak DVD
To order or subscribe online, just click the link. Or if you prefer, call the CQ Order Desk TOLL-FREE at 1-800-853-9797.
Congratulations again and we hope to see you on the air!
publishers of CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF, Popular Communications, and WorldRadio Online.