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Now available:  Digital editions of “QST”, “On the Air”, “QEX”, and “NCJ.”

Views expressed in this Amateur Radio publications update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 15 October 2022, 2151 UTC.

Content republished with permission of The ARRL.  Copyright ARRL.


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Now Online! Digital editions of November QST, September/October On the AirQEX, and NCJ
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November QST

Contest Season 2022-2023


Contest season 2022 – 2023 has begun! The November 2022 issue of QST contains a special section that offers tips and resources that can help make this contest season your best one ever, with articles about setting up a remote station, preparing for digital contesting, Sweepstakes strategies, and more!

Read QST

September/October On the Air

Evaluating Antennas: The Correlation/Causation Trap


It’s easy to put up a new antenna, make a few contacts with exciting, faraway places, and decide that your new antenna is the most effective one ever. In truth, an antenna’s effectiveness and efficiency depend on a lot more than just pulling in contacts. “Evaluating Antennas: The Correlation/Causation Trap” tells you the right questions to ask when evaluating that “wonder antenna.” Read On the Air

September/October QEX
Learn cutting-edge radio technology and breakthroughs from ham radio’s greatest minds. Read QEX
September/October NCJ
Get radiosport techniques and tips from today’s top contesters. Read NCJ


To celebrate the 50th year of publication, ARRL is offering a limited-edition challenge coin as a gift to all 2022 National Contest Journal subscribers — new and renewing! Subscribe Now

On the Air Podcast


In the October episode of the On the Air podcast, we’ll talk to Arc Thames, W4CPD, author of the article “Basic Gear for Public Service” in the September/October issue, about what newer hams should focus on when buying equipment. Listen Now

Handbook 100

To commemorate 100 editions of The ARRL Handbook, ARRL is offering a collector’s edition of Handbook 100 — strikingly hardbound in a textured black finish with silver foil embossing. The collector’s edition includes a special insert looking back across decades of content that built its reputation as a “must-have” reference for the radio experimenter. For more information on this milestone and to shop the Handbook 100 collection, visit

ARRL Online Auction

The 2022 ARRL Online Auction will take place October 21 – 27 and will feature unique vintage items, new gear, Product Review items, and more! Proceeds from the annual Online Auction benefit ARRL education, licensing, and training programs. Pre-registration begins October 19.

3-Year Membership Offer

Renew or extend your ARRL membership for 3 years and get a limited-edition Gil cartoon coffee mug. This offer applies to 3-year full memberships (not valid for digital, student, life, international or other membership types). Use code GIL2 at checkout. Renew Now

Member Services

ARRL members and customers can now join, renew, shop, and donate all in one transaction. For assistance logging in to, follow these instructions to access ARRL features and services.


Reminder: ARRL Member Services has extended our phone support hours to 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST, Monday through Thursday, to serve our members better.

ARRL Pacific Division Convention

Visit the ARRL booth at Pacificon, host of the ARRL Pacific Division Convention, in San Ramon, California October 14 – 16, 2022. Join, renew, or extend your membership, become a Diamond Club member, meet ARRL officials and staff, discover opportunities to engage students and youth, and more.

On Air Events
EME Contest — 50 to 1296 MHz | October 15 – 16, 2022


School Club Roundup | October 17 – 21, 2022


November Sweepstakes — CW | November 5 – 7, 2022

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