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CQ September 2017
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The September issue of CQ has a little bit of something for everyone, from the 30th Dayton Youth Forum and WPX Contest results to three project articles and an introduction to a new digital mode that's already taking VHF contesting by storm.
We start with a look at the 30th annual Dayton Youth Forum and the team that Carole Perry, WB2MGP, has assembled to keep it interesting and exciting each year. Next, we have the SSB results of the 2017 CQ WPX Contest, including all the scores, plus three projects - how to "cut the cord" for your transceiver's mic and headphones; using a dipole for 30, 17 and 12 meters as a low-band receiving antenna; and a "variometer" for tuning low-band antennas (80-2200 meters), built around a 5-gallon "orange bucket" from your nearby big-box hardware store.
In our columns, we look at "Failing Your Way to Success;" different approaches to power for your station; saying goodbye to shortwave legend Hank Bennett; "The Year of DMR" (Digital Mobile Radio); and an introduction to FT8, the new WSJT digital mode that became the dominant digital mode in the CQ World Wide VHF Contest, less than a week after its initial release! Finally, Propagation Editor NW7US takes a scientific look at whether HF propagation paths are always reciprocal.
That's a brief look at what's coming up in the September 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 September 2017 issue of CQ posted on our website include:
Zero Bias – The Genius of Joe Taylor
On the Cover: The massive HF antennas at the Eastport, Maine contest station of Remote Ham Radio, which WW2DX and his team operated remotely from New York to win the U.S. multi-single category of the 2017 CQ WPX SSB Contest.