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QST Magazine, Volume 1, 191 Vintage Old Time Ham Radio Issues DVD

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QST is a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts, published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  Each book is in high resolution PDF format.



QST Magazine, Volume 1

Vintage Radio Magazine Library

191 Vintage Magazine Issues

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191 issues from 1916 - 1942

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A must have resource for any vintage radio enthusiast and hobbyist!

Neatly organized titles as shown, on one easy to use DVD.


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QST is a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts, published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It is a membership journal that is included with membership in the ARRL. The publisher claims that circulation of QST in the United States is higher than all other amateur radio-related publications in the United States combined. Although an exact number for circulation is not published by the American Radio Relay League, the organization claimed 154,627 members at the end of 2008, almost all of whom receive the magazine monthly, in addition to issues delivered to libraries and newsstands.

The name of the magazine is derived from the radio Q signal that means "calling all stations". The magazine was first published in December, 1915, and has been continuously published since May, 1919

The magazine was first published in December 1915, with its first three issues financed by American Radio Relay League founder Hiram Percy Maxim and secretary Clarence D. Tuska, with an expectation that increased membership would finance its continued existence. In October 1916, the editors announced the formation of The QST Publishing Company, mostly to insulate Maxim and Tuska from possible litigation risks.

Publication of QST was temporarily suspended after the September 1917 issue. In April 1917, the United States government, following its entrance into World War I, banned all amateur radio activities, and a large percentage of the magazine's subscribers had entered military service. The ban on amateur radio was lifted after the conclusion of the war. QST returned in May 1919 with no cover – billed as “ARRL Special Bulletin” – and only 8 pages long. At a meeting in New York on March 29, a group that included Maxim, Tuska, and nine others decided to finance its return in this form and make a plea for membership and subscription renewals. The June 1919 issue, still without a cover, announced that the war time ban on receiving had been lifted. Finally, in July 1919, QST resumed its previous format, although amateurs would not be permitted back on the air until that fall, when a supplement to the October issue proclaimed “BAN OFF”. By September 1920, QST was back up to 100 pages, a size not seen since April 1917.

Publication continued throughout World War II, despite amateur radio's hiatus by order of the U.S. government. During both wars, amateurs were in high demand as military radio operators, and QST's staff pitched in for the war effort.

This volume includes the 191 issues covering the years from 1916 to 1942.  Not all months are inclusive, only the issues listed are included.  This is our 1st Volume in our 2 Volume set.  The 2nd volume is available in our ebay store.

Issues List:

1916 - Jan, April, May, Oct
1917 - Jan, Mar, April, Jun, Jul, Aug
1919 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Nov, Dec
1920 - Mar
1921 - Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sept, Dec
1922 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov
1923 - Mar, Oct
1924 - Mar, Apr, Jun
1925 - Jan, Mar, Oct
1926 - All 12 months
1927 - Feb, Mar, May, Jun
1928 - All 12 months
1929 - All 12 months
1930 - Jan, Apr
1931 - May
1932 - Jan, Jun, Oct
1933 - All 12 months
1934 - All 12 months
1935 - All 12 months
1936 - All 12 months
1937 - All 12 months
1938 - All 12 months
1939 - All 12 months
1940 - All 12 months
1941 - All 12 months
1942 - Mar, Nov

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