CQ Amateur Radio

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CQ Amateur Radio
August 2010 Cover
EditorRichard Moseson, W2VU
CategoriesAmateur radio
Circulation60,000 (2012)[1]
PublisherCQ Communications, Inc.
First issueJanuary 1945
Based inHicksville, New York

CQ Amateur Radio (also known simply as CQ or CQ magazine, and formerly as CQ: The Radio Amateur's Journal) was a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts first published in 1945.[2] The English language edition was read worldwide; Spanish language edition was 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 1995–2000 (ISSN 1267-2750). Published by CQ Communications, the title was based on the radio call "CQ".[3]

Contests and awards[edit]

CQ Amateur Radio organized, adjudicated, and published the results of several annual radio competitions, including the

  • CQ World Wide 160 m Contest
  • CQ World Wide WPX Contest, the CQ World Wide RTTY Contest
  • CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest, the CQ World Wide DX Contest
  • CQ World Wide VHF Contest.

All of these contests allowed participation by amateur radio operators in any country of the world.[4]

CQ Amateur Radio is also associated with a number of amateur radio awards, of which the best known is Worked All Zones. Others offered are the WPX and the "USA Counties" awards.[5][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brewer, Robert Lee (4 August 2011). 2012 Writer's Market. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 913 ff. ISBN 978-1-59963-240-7.
  2. ^ Silver, H. Ward (2 March 2018). Ham Radio for Dummies. Wiley. p. 50 ff. ISBN 978-1-119-45482-3 – via Google books.
  3. ^ Mosenson, Rich (January 2015). "Seventy Years of Amateur Radio and CQ, Part I: 1945-1980". CQ Amateur Radio. 71 (1–2): 10–14.
  4. ^ a b Wilson, Mark J.; et al., eds. (2007). The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs. Newington, CT: American Radio Relay League. p. 12 ff. ISBN 978-0-87259-109-7.
  5. ^ Gregory, Danny; Sahre, Paul (March 2003). Hello World: A life in ham radio. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 67 ff. ISBN 978-1-56898-281-6.

Further reading[edit]

  • Friedman, Neil (2006). "CQ 'small format' amateur radio books, 1947-1984: An annotated bibliography". The AWA Review. Vol. 19.

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