If you're a member of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, install this app and have QST, the ARRL membership journal, delivered to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch every month!
QST entertains and informs with news, construction projects, tutorials and much more. That's why it is the most widely read Amateur Radio publication in the world. The digital version of QST goes even further with content not found in the printed journal.
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Ratings and Reviews
Previous version much preferred
If you choose to read the magazine from start to finish without shutting off your iPad or using other apps, then this is reader is good. It takes a while to start up and loading a magazine is slow, however.
The biggest problem is if you leave the app to use other apps or stop using your iPad for a while, the app forgets where that you were reading the magazine, You don't have to re-download it, but it has no history of where you were in the magazine so you have to open up again and you're at the first page.
This is a big pain and makes using the app very inconvenient. I would almost rather just wait for the print version of the magazine to show than use this app. Because of this app, I would never consider canceling my print subscription and going with just the digital version.
Given how infrequent updates to this app are, it looks we'll be stuck with it for a long time. I don't think going back to the previous version is possible, although it might be.
This app appears to be a work in progress
I've been waiting for a decent app from ARRL so that I don't need to receive paper versions of the magazines. Although the app performs well in downloaded issues (although your downloads are not in PDF - for that you must purchase the year-end edition of the ARRL periodical DVD's) the font used on the Mac is way too small to read. T make matters worse, there is not CMD or CMD- functionality to zoom. The app description in the app store claims the MacOS version is not supported, then in the same description (you have to scroll down) a claim is mentioned whereby only the M1 Apple silicon is supported. So, I hope to re-review this app when the zoom issue is added, and the Intel/M1 architectures are supported as I support the ARRL but there seem to be some resource issues in support. Among those issues is that I sent feedback in english and received a response in what I think is spanish. That leads me to believe the ARRL has a third party developer that is unable to respond to support requests.
New ver 5 crashes.
As of Mar 25: I have loaded and tested the new ver 5.1 and can download issues very well. The new version seems to download faster and flip between pages better. The program works fine.
I had complained to the developer via the app feedback and got a reply and even tested a beta for them and today got an email telling me that the new version was available. The process took a while, but I really appreciate the contacts and good service that seems so rare today.
My Mar 12 review:
It's now been over a month and still no fix. If you can't fix it then at least pull it back and restore the previous version that worked. This is very poor practice for a professional organization and a professional developer.
My Feb 18 review:
I actually got a reply when I sent feedback through the menu in the app:
Apologies for the inconvenience you've encountered. We're currently working on resolving a known issue with the QST app some users are experiencing. Thanks very much for your patience.
It shouldn't take weeks to fix such an obvious problem.
My original review:
The new version immediately crashes when you hit download. I'm using iOS 9 on a 3rd gen iPad.
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