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Author Topic: CQ magazine still viable?  (Read 4603 times)
W9PF
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« on: March 28, 2018, 03:27:54 PM »

Subscribed a few months ago and I've only received one issue. Does anyone have insights?
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 03:40:49 PM »



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K9YLI
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 07:40:30 AM »

Just got my  March issue yesterday. So the printing  porblemis still and issue.  I would think , with the magazine  business getting bad , that  printers would be  more than happy to find  magazines to print..
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 11:49:10 AM »

Does CQ offer online availability like QST, American Rifleman and others?

 
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 02:18:36 PM »

... I would think , with the magazine  business getting bad , that  printers would be  more than happy to find  magazines to print..

Printers probably want to get paid enough to make it worth their trouble...
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WZ7U
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 03:30:17 PM »

I've never had reliable delivery of the printed CQ product, no matter how badly I wanted it. Seems I'm in the majority.  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 04:20:18 PM »

A year or two ago they didn't have digital-only subscriptions but currently they do.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 04:45:08 PM »

A year or two ago they didn't have digital-only subscriptions but currently they do.
Which is probably the wave of the future.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 11:43:27 AM »

ZU:  Correct!  I worked at a very large paper mill that produced high quality coated paper for magazines and cigarette packaging.  When I first started there they employed over 2,000 people and ran 9 paper machines.

Fast forward to today and they're down to less than 800 people and 2 paper machines.  This is because the magazines are going digital, cheap imports from China and the cigarette business tanking.

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 10:16:22 AM »

"Viable"?

Vy not a cow?  Huh   Grin   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 02:15:30 PM »

CQ was always late for me and the digital version is just awful. Its a great magazine but it was never on time . Id always get the CQ with Dayton(Hamvention) ads after Dayton was over and my Christmas issue by maybe a week into New Years if I was lucky.
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K9YLI
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 08:10:58 AM »

I have most all my  CQs  since  1962.. They were never late until about  4 years ago..
So its a   problem  that first occured in recent times.
And I like  CQ  as the better   magazine.  It seems the recent   QST  I have seen  are  half  advertising.
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W4AMP
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 08:20:39 AM »

CQ was a great magazine for decades. Some of the original staff has gone SK. The contests are still well organized.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 03:16:43 AM »

I have most all my  CQs  since  1962.. They were never late until about  4 years ago..
So its a   problem  that first occured in recent times.
And I like  CQ  as the better   magazine.  It seems the recent   QST  I have seen  are  half  advertising.


Advertising pays the bills - and advertisers are only going to advertise in a publication that goes out on a regular basis, which is why is CQ is lacking in that department.  Would you advertise in a publication that goes out late, if at all?
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 03:50:22 AM »

If you have to ask doesn't that answer your question? Publications -- by definition -- are only viable if they are published. So if you're not seeing one in a timely way then they are what they are -- bird cage liners.
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