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Digital QST FAQ's
The digital edition can be download through the digital QST application to an iOS device, Android device, or Kindle Fire to view while offline. After you open an issue to begin viewing, it will automatically begin downloading to you device. Alternatively, you may select "Download" beneath the cover or, in an open issue, Menu>Download Edition.
QST may not be downloaded onto a desktop or laptop computer, protecting this members-only benefit from becoming easily distributed across the internet. Members seeking an offline archive of QST may purchase the annual ARRL Periodicals DVD. The DVD contains fully-searchable and indexed PDFs, and also includes an entire year of our other periodicals NCJ and QEX. The 2016 ARRL Periodicals DVD is available at www.arrl.org/shop; search for Item No. 0680.
Additional support for the digital edition of QST can be found in the PageSuite instructional manual linked at http://www.arrl.org/qst.
While loading all the data in an issue of QST, the server may occasionally encounter a glitch resulting in words appearing scrambled or a blank screen. Usually, a quick page refresh makes this glitch go away.
If you continue having problems, please contact email@example.com.
Yes! To exclusively use of the digital edition of QST, fill out our print edition opt out form at www.arrl.org/qst-print-edition-opt-out-form.
Our new provider for digital QST has headquarters in the UK, but their servers in the UK are as secure as anything else connected to the Internet can be. They have been in this business for more than a decade without a security lapse. To keep QST content exclusive to members, you will be prompted to log in with your arrl.org username and password in order to access each issue.
Your ARRL website username and password are not in any way linked to the ARRL e-store or to transactions that take place. Our e-commerce platform is on an entirely separate system here at Headquarters. If someone were to obtain your username and password, there is little they could do with it. In the roughly 20 years that we have been operating this system, it has never been hacked.
Related to internet security concerns, it is best to change your username and password periodically, not just on the ARRL sites but on all other websites that you access.
If you are using Internet Explorer, the screen may freeze at QST logo page after signing in. Our members have found that they are able to load digital QST again after conducting a default reset. The following link gives step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this reset:
We have found that some Safari browsers were sending our members in circles, continually prompting members to log in even after they have done so. To get this problem corrected our IT area researched and found that there are two solutions that can help our members correct this as it is a browser preference issue.
Before following the below steps, please clear your cache and cookies within the Safari browser and proceed:
- In Safari, choose Safari (Setting Icon) > Preferences.
- Click the Privacy icon in the Preferences pane to view Privacy settings.
- Click the Remove All Website Data button.
If this doesn’t work, follow these steps:
- In Safari, choose Safari (Setting Icon) > Reset Safari.
- All items should be checked.
- Click the Reset button.
Unfortunately, PageSuite does not support accessibility features for digital QST. However, digital QST issues are available through the BARD app provided by The National Library Service for the Blind Library of Congress. This is an audio based app.
We will not be able to provide PDF's of QST content. QST is a member-exclusive benefit and open file formats such as PDF's can be easily spread across the internet to viewers without ARRL memberships.
Members seeking an offline archive of QST may purchase the annual ARRL Periodicals DVD. The DVD contains fully-searchable and indexed PDFs, and also includes an entire year of our other periodicals NCJ and QEX. The 2016 ARRL Periodicals DVD is available at www.arrl.org/shop; search for Item No. 0680.
When viewing digital QST in a browser, you can search by selecting the magnifying glass from the top tool bar. If your tool bar is not at the top of the screen, click once in the gray space around the magazine to make it appear. Type in your search term and then select "All Editions" to search through editions from January 2012 to present.
On iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) you can find the Search in the Menu in the top right of the tool bar when you are viewing an edition. Select "Publication" next to your search bar in order to search across editions January 2012 to present.
On Android and Kindle Fire devices, the Search feature is available in the Menu at the top right of the tool bar when you are viewing an edition. Select "Archive" to search across editions from January 2012-present.
If your question does not appear in our FAQ, please do not hesitate to bring it to our attention!
Please contact our member services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-594-0200 or 1-888-277-5289 (toll-free US only) M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM ET. For answers to more technical questions about digital QST, please contact email@example.com.