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QST Magazine, Volume 2, 200 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 2

Vintage Radio Magazine Library

200 Vintage Magazine Issues

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200 issues from 1943 - 1962

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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 200 issues covering the years from 1943 to 1962.  Not all months are inclusive, only the issues listed are included.  This is our 2nd Volume in our 2 Volume set.  The 1st volume is available in our ebay store.

Issues List:

1943 - All 12 months
1944 - Feb, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Sept, Dec
1945 - All 12 months
1946 - All 12 months
1947 - All 12 months
1948 - All 12 months
1949 - Jan, Mar, May, Jun
1950 - All 12 months
1951 - All 12 months
1952 - All 12 months
1953 - All 12 months
1954 - All 12 months
1955 - All 12 months
1956 - All 12 months
1957 - All 12 months
1958 - Aug, Nov
1959 - Jan
1960 - All 12 months
1961 - All 12 months
1962 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun

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