What’s trending in the April 2019 QST.


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“What’s trending in April 2019 QST


ARRL Web site

12:57 PM (4 hours ago)

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Reminder: Your April 2019 Digital Edition of QST is Now Available

Digital QST
                            419 Issue
 See what’s trending in this issue…

A High-Power 160- and 80-Meter Transmitting Loop Antenna 
Get on the low bands with an antenna that fits in any yard. Page 32

Second Century: The IARU and You  
Discover the importance of the International Amateur Radio Union. Page 11

The 3/8 -Wavelength Vertical – A Hidden Gem 
Try this excellent antenna for 20 meters. Page 46

Product Review: Xiegu Communication X5105 HF/6-Meter QRP Transceiver
Read our review and watch the video, too! Page 50

Go online and start reading this issue, now! After you’ve read this issue, remember to vote for your favorite article.


ARRL members can read and download the digital edition on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android tablets & phones, and Kindle Fire devices. Read QST online or choose to download individual issues for offline reading on the mobile applications. The QST apps are FREE!

Important: There is a known bug with the Apple version of the QST app which may prevent downloading issues. ARRL has confirmed with the app developer that version 5.0 of the app, introduced in early February, may produce instances of the app crashing on some devices when the user tries to download an issue ofQST for offline reading. We apologize for this inconvenience, and we are working with the developer to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. 

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What is a digital edition?
The digital edition of QST is an electronic form of the journal. All ARRL members have access to the digital edition of QST…a way to read and interact with the current issue of QST anytime, anywhere. Each issue includes unique, digital-edition-only content such as video, audio features and extra content. Members can also access the digital archive for access to previous issues.

How do I access the digital edition?
QST can be read online or downloaded onto some devices. Members must have a valid ARRL website login to access this benefit. You can always find a link to the current digital edition and archives at The web version is optimized to automatically recognize most mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers. Apple iOS device users (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Android device users, and Kindle Fire users can also access the digital edition from a dedicated QST app. The app is free in Apple’s App Store the Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store, or search for “QST”. When prompted to sign into the digital edition, use your ARRL website registration username and password. Not registered? Go to

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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