CQ Amateur Radio

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CQ Amateur Radio
CQ amateur radio cover.jpg
August 2010 Cover
EditorRichard Moseson, W2VU
CategoriesAmateur radio
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) is a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts first published in 1945. 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).

Published by CQ Communications, the title is based on the CQ call; the publication is not associated with the similarly named Japanese magazine CQ ham radio.

Contests and awards[edit]

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".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CQ Amateur Radio (2010). Advertising Rates and Schedules Archived August 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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