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jackinnj 20th March 2012 05:51 PM

QST Archives from 1915 available on-line
Just got the announcement from the ARRL, for members

[i]We are excited to announce two new ARRL membership benefits that will be introduced in June 2012.
In addition to the print copy of QST, all members will have access to an online, digital edition of QST at no extra cost. You will be able to access QST from anywhere--on nearly any computer, laptop, mobile device, smartphone and tablet (including Apple iPad, iPhone, and devices using the Android operating system).

Also in June, members will gain access to archived issues of QST from December 1915 to the present (previously, only issues through 2007 were available to members). If you are familiar with the current periodicals archive (which serves images of pages), that platform will be expanded to include all of QST from December 1915 through December 2011. A second, new archive will be introduced for issues beginning January 2012, featuring enhanced functionality including full-text search.

Be Prepared!
Members must have a valid ARRL website login to access the current digital edition of QST and archived editions. For a smooth launch of these exciting new benefits, and so that you will be able to quickly access the digital version of QST as soon it becomes available, we are e-mailing you some information that will help you login to the ARRL website prior to launch.

DF96 20th March 2012 05:58 PM

Do you think there is any chance of a reciprocal arrangement for RSGB members?

Lavcat 21st March 2012 06:50 AM

Speaking as a life member of the ARRL, what is a valid ARRL website login and how does one obtain such?

Lavcat 21st March 2012 07:41 AM

I found a (very small) note in the current QST about the archive. I went to the ARRL website, however it seems one needs an ARRL Membership ID number to obtain a "valid ARRL website login". I used their web contact form to ask how to do this, but I am not terribly hopeful as I've not had a reply from the web contact form in the past.

ARRL has never emailed me anything but that may be because I doubt they've ever had an email address for me. Hmmm. QSD?

jackinnj 21st March 2012 12:51 PM

I've had the same login for eons (well at least since the XP Age) without any problems.

Lavcat 21st March 2012 06:00 PM

When I joined in the 1960's they didn't tell me about the website access. However someone from ARRL got back to me promptly with the ID I need. Unfortunately I am still having problems getting the registration to work.

jackinnj 21st March 2012 06:21 PM

I think I joined in 1963!

Lavcat 22nd March 2012 03:05 AM

The problem I was having with registration seems to be a problem with my computer setup, as I was easily able to register for the ARRL site from a computer at work.

Thank you for the heads up! I doubt I would have noticed the announcement otherwise. I have most of the back issues of QST in hard copy but they are not easy to find or search. Sadly I must confess these days I am more interested in audio than in radio, though I keep my amateur and commercial licenses current.

Bibliophile 22nd March 2012 03:45 AM

Any chance they might release them for sale on CD Rom?

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