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CQ Highlights - May 2022


The May issue of CQ is a Morse Code Mini-Special, with articles on the origins of the code itself, its use in bringing rescuers to one of the most famous shipwrecks of all time and, in the current day, the CW results of last year's CQ World Wide DX Contest ... which saw 8600 stations reporting some 4-1/2 million Morse code contacts. We've even got a short poem about CW in this month's "Zero Bias" editorial!

This month's CQ Classic features a 1952 article on building a Novice transmitter for 2 meters (yes, back in the day, Novices had voice privileges on 2 meters) … coupled with W2HAF's recollection of building that transmitter with his dad nearly 50 years ago (and he's still got it!). Speaking of 2 meters, this issue also has the rules for this summer's CQ World Wide VHF Contest.

Among our columns, you can learn how to build some "Inexpensive Lightning Protection" in "Math's Notes;" "Listening Post" reports on the return of Radio Ukraine International to shortwave … via WRMI in Miami; and Guest Emergency Communications Editor PT2ZDX tells about the Radio Club of Venezuela's participation in the regional CARIB WAVE exercise, preparing for a possible tsunami in the Caribbean.

K0NEB writes in this month's Kit-Building column about crickets that chirp on 20 meters; "Homing In " editor K0OV offers tips for "foxes" to help make hidden transmitter hunts more challenging; DX Editor N2OO shares his keyboard with W2APF, who describes his vacation DXpedition to Montserrat (also our cover story); Contesting Editor N3QE discusses how new Field Day rules may change the nature of the event, and Propagation Editor NW7US reports that Solar Cycle 25 is so far outperforming the "expert" predictions.

That's just a glimpse of what's ahead in the May issue of CQ, available in both print and digital editions. For information on becoming a CQ subscriber, click here!

Articles from the May, 2022 issue of CQ posted on our website include:

Zero Bias – "Ham Radio's Cultural Heritage"
May/June 2022 Contest Calendar
May/June 2022 Hamfests and Special Events

On the Cover: A rainbow over the Caribbean creates the perfect backdrop for W2APF's Buddipole Hexbeam antenna as he operated a one-person DXpedition "under the volcano" in Montserrat as VP2MDX. (Cover photo by Thaire Bryant, W2APF)


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