January 2018 QST Debuts Fresh, New Design

QST – ARRL’s monthly member journal – is more than a century old, and with the major exception of color printing throughout the magazine starting in December 2000, it’s remained mostly unchanged for the past couple of decades.

The new and improved QST magazine will have fewer and smaller pages. 144 pager per issue (counting covers) with a new 8 by 10.5 inche size format. Oddly enough, QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY said that research within the amateur radio community “revealed an undeniable mandate for change”.

No clue who they asked but the new format should save the ARRL a little coin on printing and postage. A complete move to digital would save them a lot more but once again citing their research, they say readers and advertisers prefer printed material to the digital experience.

Guess I’m the oddball since I prefer digital to print.