Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reverberated around the world, in just about all walks of life, including ham radio. CQ has taken a position regarding competitive contest entries by stations in Russia, Belarus and the separatist Donbas region of Ukraine. This has generated a lot of response, both positive and negative. We explain the thinking that led to our decision in this month’s “Zero Bias” editorial, share some of the responses in an additional article and look at ways in which hams in Poland and other neighboring countries are trying to help Ukrainian refugees.
Next up are the SSB results of the 2021 CQ World Wide DX Contest, which set yet another participation record, even though Covid restrictions were looser than in 2020, and the rules (such as they are) for the 2022 CQ World Wide Foxhunting Weekend in May; along with our annual visit from Professor Heisseluft … who writes about a newly-discovered cause of spectrum rage.
We also open this lid on a cigar box transmitter, look at the use of 3D modeling for baluns, and reminisce with W6APZ about his early days as a product designer for Knight-Kit.
Among our April columns, “Math’s Notes” editor WA2NDM speculates about a modern “cone of silence”; Kit-Building Editor K0NEB reviews the