The delivery of CQ
and their other magazine, Popular Communications
has been a disaster for 8 or 9 months now. The last Popular Communications I received was dated October 2013....and it came around December 1. Beginning last June, CQ
has been "hit or miss", mainly "miss". In August I contacted them and they sent me the June and July issues. I NEVER got the August issue and neither did many others. The last CQ
issue I have received was dated December 2013....and it came on January 20. All the DX/contest information printed within these LATE issues is worthless when I get the magazines.
On various sites, we have read that CQ
will be combined with other publications but would still be printed. I also heard that Popular Communications
was "toast"...I have 3 years left on that subscription. Don't you think that CQ would DIRECTLY contact their subscribers about the delivery problems and their plan to fix things? Instead, they put out a press release saying everything would be "wonderful" in February.
Well, February is half over and I still have not heard what is happening to my subscriptions to CQ
and Popular Communications
Even IF they were to abandon print versions, DON'T YOU THINK THEY WOULD LET THEIR SUBSCRIBERS KNOW THIS
I have sent multiple email inquiries about all this and ALL have been ignored
We've heard all sorts of excuses, but does anyone know WHAT IS REALLY going on? I have subscribed to CQ
since the mid-1970's and Popular Communications
since they started in the early 1980's.
And....Don't get me started about what CQ did to the "Life Time" subscribers to World Radio
when they took that publication over.....