QST Managing Editor Guest At FDL Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Becky Schoenfeld W1BXY, Managing Editor of one of the greatest magazines in the field of radio communications, and one of the oldest radio enthusiast publications in the world, will be the guest speaker at the Fond du Lac Amateur Radio Club meeting held at the Moraine Park Technical College on Monday, January 9th at 7:00 PM in room A112. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge.  

A Connecticut native, Schoenfeld has more than two decades of publishing experience. Prior to her employment at ARRL Headquarters she was a Senior Project Editor at Teaching K-8 magazine, one of the most popular magazines for childhood educators, and Senior Project Editor for the prominent textbook publisher MacMillan/McGraw-Hill. In addition, she founded Amaranth magazine, a successful poetry journal.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Emerson College and a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University. Her Amateur Radio activities include portable operating, adding to her DXCC totals, and learning code on a straight key.

“QST” is a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts, published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It is a magazine that is included with membership in the ARRL. The League has over 170,000 members worldwide as of January 2016, and a staff of 100 full time and part time employees. ARRL also publishes three special interest magazines, QST, QEX, NCI,  along with over 160 books and software titles and a variety of special interest newsletters.

In Ham Radio, the “Q” codes are typically used when there is a need or desire to express a particular idea and do so as quickly and simply as possible using Morse Code. “QST” means “Message to all radio Amateurs”, and makes a perfect name for the most popular radio magazine for Amateur radio!

The ARRL is the national membership association for Amateur Radio operators. The League represents Amateur Radio interests to regulatory bodies, provides technical advice and assistance to Amateur Radio enthusiasts and supports a number of educational programs throughout the country. ARRL is a non-profit organization and has relationships with several other organizations including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Department of Defense, the Boy Scouts of America and several others.

The Fond du Lac Amateur Radio Club has an open membership that includes Ham radio enthusiasts, scanner enthusiasts, and anyone interested in electronic communications. For more information, contact Joe Scheibinger at 920-237-1450.