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CQ’s April Issue – Here’s a look inside!
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
4-band Penntek TR-35 transceiver kit; “Learning Curve” editor KO0Z and QRP Editor K8SMA both look at Winter Field Day; “Analog Adventures” editor KL7AJ takes us back to the days of the Model 28 teleprinter in his “RTTY Ditty” column; severe weather nets; “Magic in the Sky” editor AA6JR looks to the stars with a ham radio horoscope; VHF+ Editor N4DTF discusses “Springtime on Six,” Awards Editor KI4KWR takes us on a trip to Ecuador; DX Editor N2OO shares the winning essays of the Intrepid DX Group’s “Dream Rig” contest for young hams, and Contesting Editor N3QE looks back at the impact of Covid-19 on contest activity. Finally, Propagation Editor NW7US tells us what we can expect from the ionosphere this month as Cycle 25 continues its upward climb.
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