|[AMRadio] Re:QEX (VJB)|
manualman at juno.com
Fri Apr 25 13:36:50 EDT 2008
Here's the ARRL/QST membership application with pricing breakdown:
I'm looking around to see if I can find any QEX numbers.
On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 11:34:15 -0500 "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> > Subject: [AMRadio] QEX
> > Don, if you have the November or December issues of
> > QEX, you might find a Post Office notice in there that
> > lists the actual production numbers. One of the
> > categories should be entitled something like "paid
> > subscriptions" while other categories include "free
> > distribution" and "spoilt in printing, returned from
> > vendors," or some such.
> > These numbers might provide some insight into QEX's
> > place among the club's publications.
> I don't think I have any November/December issues of QEX (it comes
> bi-monthly). I have never subscribed, but have picked up loose back
> at hamfests when I found that they contained an article on a topic
> particularly interested me. But my reaction every time I thumbed
> though an
> issue was that as a paid up member, that information should have
> published in QST as it always used to be.
> Regardless of the value (or lack thereof) of ARRL membership, the
> remains that a large portion of the $39/year dues fee lies in the
> subscription. How much does it cost to subscribe to any other
> magazine of
> comparable size, weight and paper quality these days? As I recall,
> you used
> to be able to get "family membership" in the League, for cases where
> than one family member was a ham and/or wanted to join ARRL, so
> several duplicate copies of QST wouldn't show up at the same mailing
> every month. The dues for each additional family member was only a
> extra dollars. I'm not sure if they still offer family memberships
> or not.
> If you have seen a recent post office notice, I wonder what you
> about QEX's standing amongst the rest of the periodicals.
> Don k4kyv
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