May 22, 2024

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CQ-DATV magazine to close after 100 issues

The popular Digital Amateur Television magazine CQ-DATV will publish its final edition in September

The free magazine is produced every month by Ian Pawson G8IQU, Trevor Brown G8CJS, Terry Mowles VK5TM and Jim Andrews KH6HTV.

The editorial in the 99th edition, September 2021, says:

Welcome to CQDATV issue 99. We have now been producing this magazine every month for 8 years. This is a green publication, produced in electronic format only. We provide three formats of ebook and one version of PDF for every issue. We also have in the library an electronic index which allows a search for all the articles by description and author, also the omnibus PDF, which is every issue in one single file. These are both updated after each publication is published.

In the 8 years of our magazine there have been in excess of half a million downloads, which makes us the most widely read ATV publication. This is no mean feat for the small production team who are now all eight years older than when we launched this publication!

This is taking its toll and this is the penultimate issue!

CQ-DATV 100 will be published next month and then we are going to rest this work. We have proved the demand is there and we have brought the ATV community closer together and proved that the support of a monthly magazine, freely available to everyone, is of immense value. The magazine works and we would love to see it continue but alas, we are and have been for some time, desperately in need of people to create, produce, contribute and proof read. We had hoped that others would join, but this has not happened.

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