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CQ August 2017
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The August issue of CQ starts out with a photo tour of the Dayton Hamvention's new home at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio. We've got the results of the 2017 CQWW 160-Meter Contest and a summary of the rules for this fall's CQ World Wide DX Contest (SSB October 28-29; CW November 25-26). Communications lawyer N3JT takes a close look at the Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) and wonders if it's really a good deal for hams. We're looking for your reports on any ham-related activities you conduct during August's total solar eclipse, and offer a great summer project of a "poor man's antenna analyzer" with KA7FTP and KZ1G's "SWR Sweeper." KA8SMA's "All-in-One" portable QRP antenna tuner might make a great companion project.
We also look at ham radio adventures on Palmyra Atoll, worldwide DX openings on 6 meters, and the "Summer Anomaly" in Propagation.
That's a brief look at what's coming up in the August issue of CQ magazine, today's "most-readable" ham magazine with articles of interest from cover to cover. For information on becoming a CQ subscriber - to either our print or digital edition - click here to subscribe!
Articles from the August 2017 issue of CQ posted on our website include:
Zero Bias – The Hidden Value of Field Day
Where Will YOU Be During This Month's Solar Eclipse?
On the Cover: Guilio Scaroni, IK2DED, poses outside the CQWW 160-Meter Contest station of IK2CLB. The tower holds two full-size 160 dipoles and the wire along the canal is part of a Beverage receiving antenna.