CQ Amateur Radio
August 2010 Cover
|Editor||Richard Moseson, W2VU|
|Publisher||CQ Communications, Inc.|
|First issue||January 1945|
CQ Amateur Radio (also known simply as CQ or CQ magazine, and formerly as CQ: The Radio Amateur's Journal) (OCLC 310821852) is a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts. The English language edition is read worldwide; Spanish language edition is published in Spain with some translations of articles from the English language edition and some original European content. The magazine was also published in France with partial translation of the original edition between 1995 and 2000 (ISSN 1267-2750). Since its inception in 1945, CQ Communication, Inc. has published over thirty paperback books that address most major aspects of the amateur radio hobby, which are frequently promoted through the magazine.
Contests and awards
CQ Amateur Radio organizes, adjudicates, and publishes the results of several annual radio competitions, including the CQ World Wide 160-meter Contest, the CQ World Wide WPX Contest, the CQ World Wide RTTY Contest, the CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest, the CQ World Wide DX Contest, and the CQ World Wide VHF Contest. All of these contests allow participation by amateur radio operators in any country of the world.
CQ Amateur Radio is also associated with a number of amateur radio awards, of which the best known is Worked All Zones. Other awards offered are the WPX and the "USA Counties".
- Worked All Zones
- Friedman, Neil (N3DF), CQ "Small Format" Books, 1947-1984: An Annotated Bibliography, in The AWA Review (Vol. 19, 2006).
- CQ Amateur Radio (2010). Advertising Rates and Schedules.