With 34 years in the hobby, I’ve read and subscribed to most of the ham-related magazines at one time or another – QST, QRP Quarterly, CQ, 73, etc.
All of them have something to offer in each issue but years ago (has it been 15?) I picked up a copy of Monitoring Times at a newstand and read the thing in its entirety; an easy thing to do back then with perhaps a dozen or so pages. The appearance of the magazine on the news rack made it stand out among all the glossy covers – one glance would tell you that this was a grass roots effort.
Today, a typical issue of MT has 75 pages and a full-color cover but, more importantly, each issue is absolutely packed with interesting content. Continue reading 'Monitoring Times magazine'»
I am a recent subscriber to Monitoring Times magazine. The ham mags are nice but offer only a narrow slice of the radio topic. MT covers all aspects in a highly readable manner and is my source of information unobtainable elsewhere.
Today was a banner day at the mailbox: no bills and three magazines – a photography mag, QST and Monitoring Times. The cover of MT seemed familiar and a glimpse inside the 2nd page confirmed for me that it is Jim W1PID on the cover (I guess the wise editors at MT didn’t consider him centerfold material ;-) ).
On page 12 there is an article on ham radio activity from the Appalachian Trail by another author.
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