ARRL On the Air Magazine Digital Edition Published

The first digital edition of the new ARRL On the Air magazine became available for reading in the ARRL QST app on January 14, 2020, and is also available for reading on the ARRL website.

On the Air is a bimonthly magazine, published by ARRL, written for beginner to intermediate level amateur radio operators.

Eligible US-based ARRL members may choose to receive either On the Air or QST as their print magazine when they join, or upon their annual renewal.

On the Air magazine is the newest ARRL member benefit to help new licensees and beginner-to-intermediate radio communicators navigate the world of amateur radio. Delivered six times a year, the magazine will present articles, how-to’s, and tips for selecting equipment, building projects, getting involved in emergency communication as well as spotlighting the experiences of people using radio to serve their communities, and those using it for enjoyment.

Whether you just passed your Technician exam or have been licensed for years but never got around to making contacts or starting a project, On the Air can help you take your interest in radio to the next level with clear, useful information.1

Please visit the On the Air magazine page for more information about the magazine and its companion benefits:

Everyone may view a sample issue of On the Air magazine.

ARRL members may view the current edition online or in the ARRL Magazine app (available for Android, IOS/Apple, and Kindle Fire). Your username and password will be the same credentials used to log in to the ARRL website.

Information about the current edition, previous edition archive, and ARRL magazine apps is available on the Read On the Air page.


  1. “Read On the Air”, ARRL The national association for Amateur Radio, accessed January 18 2020, http://www.arrl.org/read-on-the-air. ↩︎