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CQ is the magazine for active hams, with a focus on the practical. Every article is clearly written and aimed at involving you, the reader...whether it's a story of operating from some exotic location, an article to deepen your understanding of ham radio science and technology, or a fun-to-build project that will have practical use in your ham shack.

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    • Wow! A ‘Freebie’ Panadaptor for Your Elecraft KX3

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Effective with the February 2014 issue of CQ Amateur, content originally aimed from Popular Communications, CQ VHF and WorldRadio Online, is being incorporated into CQ’s digital edition as a supplement called “CQ Plus” – making CQ Amateur Radio the single source for articles on the broader aspects of hobby radio, from shortwave listening and scanner monitoring to personal two-way services and Internet radio, as well as amateur radio.

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