The ARRL Current-December 2022


Latest digital editions of QST, On the Air, QEX, and NCJ are now available online.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 14 December 2022, 2256 UTC.

Content republished with permission of The ARRL.  Copyright ARRL.


Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Now Online! Digital editions of January QST, November/December On the AirQEX, and NCJ
Read Digital Issues Now
January QST

More Radial Configurations for Elevated Four-Square Arrays

Al Christman, K3LC


Expanding on his previous analysis (in “Radial Configurations for Elevated Four-Square Arrays” from the April 2022 issue), Al Christman, K3LC, analyzed three more radial configurations in this article. These layouts, which use only one or two radials for each vertical element, still provide over 5 dBi of peak forward gain and a front-to-back ratio of 15 to 20 dB. It’s worth reviewing the April 2022 article to determine one’s optimum radial configuration, based on the available property boundaries. Read QST


November/December On the Air

Setting up a Workbench

Steve McGrane, KM9G


Every ham needs a workbench, and the good news is, the best workbench for you is one that’s tailored to your interests and needs. Check out “Setting up a Workbench” by Steve McGrane, KM9G, for insight into how to plan and create your space. Read On the Air

November/December QEX
Learn cutting-edge radio technology and breakthroughs from ham radio’s greatest minds. Read QEX
November/December 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

For many new operators, nets are one of the easiest and best ways to connect with other hams. These regularly scheduled on-air meetings are sometimes convened for a specific purpose, like passing formal traffic, but sometimes they’re purely social occasions. New ham Ginger Wilder, KI5TJE, discusses her first time serving as Net Control for her club’s net, how she prepared for the task, and some of the unexpected things she learned from running the net. Listen Now

Year of the Volunteers

ARRL has designated 2023 as Year of the Volunteers. All year, we’ll highlight the many ways in which hams can be involved with, and of service to, each other, our hobby, and ARRL. Thanks to the ARRL Section Managers (SMs) who attended orientation at ARRL HQ in September 2022, for representing ham radio volunteerism on the cover of the January 2023 issue of QST.

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.



Make a tax-deductible donation to ARRL in 2022. We know that you have many options when it comes to your end-of-year giving. Please consider a gift this holiday season to ARRL in support of our mission to advance the art, science, and enjoyment of amateur radio. Donate Now

On Air Events
Straight Key Night | January 1, 2023


Kids Day | January 7, 2023


RTTY Roundup | January 7-8, 2023


January VHF | January 21-23, 2023

Our Partners

ARRL E-Newsletters

Get news, information, and alerts that matter to you, delivered directly to your email inbox.

Subscribe today.

ARRL Letter

Everything you need to know about ARRL and ham radio news in one easy-to-scan newsletter sent



ARRL Contest Update

Offering a biweekly roundup of information on upcoming contests for both the active and casual



ARES Letter

Interested in emergency communications and public service? The monthly ARES Letter will keep you

up to date.


ARRL Club News

This new monthly newsletter is for radio clubs to show how they are working in the community to

advance the hobby.


On the Air Monthly Email

This monthly email was developed to help new hams get on the air and involved with the hobby.

Featuring content from the pages of On the Air magazine, along with newly produced articles and


About this Email

You are subscribed to receive monthly notification of the digital editions of the ARRL magazines. If you have an ARRL user account, you can manage your email preferences at We welcome your suggestions or comments,


The National Association for Amateur Radio®

225 Main Street, Newington, CT, 06111-1400 USA

Toll-free: 1-888-277-5289


Manage Email Preferences or Unsubscribe


Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

%d bloggers like this: