[AMRadio] Re:QEX (VJB)

Peter Markavage 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.

Pete, wa2cwa

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.
> Paul,
> I don't think I have any November/December issues of QEX (it comes 
> out 
> bi-monthly).  I have never subscribed, but have picked up loose back 
> issues 
> at hamfests when I found that they contained an article on a topic 
> that 
> particularly interested me.  But my reaction every time I thumbed 
> though an 
> issue was that as a paid up member,  that information should have 
> been 
> published in QST as it always used to be.
> Regardless of the value (or lack thereof) of ARRL membership, the 
> fact 
> remains that a  large portion of the $39/year dues fee lies in the 
> QST 
> 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 
> more 
> than one family member was a  ham and/or wanted to join ARRL, so 
> that 
> several duplicate copies of QST wouldn't show up at the same mailing 
> address 
> every month.  The dues for each additional family member was only a 
> few 
> 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 
> observed 
> about QEX's standing amongst the rest of the periodicals.
> Don k4kyv 
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