The ARRL is launching a new magazine, On the Air, in January 2020.
To be published bi-monthly, On the Air will offer new-level and beginner-to-intermediate radio amateurs A fresh approach to exploring radio communications. Each issue will include tips and ideas on a variety of topics of interest and activities Radio amateurs: radio technology, operation, equipment, project construction, and emergency communications. (Read More)
The goal of this new magazine is to be a vital resource in helping new and recent radio amateurs become active and get involved in radio communications. “On the Air responds to recent, and not-so-recent, radio amateurs looking for ideas and answers,” says Editora Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, who is part of the staff of the ARRL team that developed the new magazine. The planning included an extensive national study of the new licensed Radio Amateurs, identifying their reasons for obtaining their license and their experiences of how they started. A focus group responded positively to a sample issue of the magazine.
The first issue of On the Air will be published in January 2020 (January / February issue) and will be introduced as a new benefit to ARRL membership. When eligible members in the US UU. join the ARRL or renew their membership, they will be asked to select the print magazine of their choice; On the Air or QST.
Current members receiving the printed QST may choose to continue receiving the QST (sent monthly) or On the Air (sent bi-monthly). The online membership application will support the designation of the magazine the following month. All ARRL members, including international members, will be able to access the digital editions of both QST and On the Air magazines. Members who already have access to QST via the web or mobile application will be able to access QST and On the Air in January