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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What's New

Version 4.0

Updated interface
Updated reader
Improved stability for faster downloads

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
89 Ratings
89 Ratings

Still disappointed

Had high hopes for the new version but none of my previous problems were fixed especially remembering where I left off when I last used the app. COMPLETE FAILURE !!!!! Puts my future membership in ARRL in jeopardy. Back to my downloading and reading with PDF reader.


The previous app while not great was at least usable. This app has two glaring deficiencies. 1. When zooming the pictures are so blurry they really are not viewable. This is a basic function and reason that us old guys use a tablet.

2. It does not remember what page you were last reading when you leave and come back. Neither do I so I have to go through the content looking for familiar landmarks. This makes the app extremely annoying to use and angers me every time I come back in. I have used a lot of reading apps and I have NEVER seen this behavior before !!!!

There are probably many other issues but these two make me wince so much that I don't even want to use the app. I have also noticed looking at the previous app history that updates may take almost a year between updates. This makes me despair.

Captain Mud

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.


Disappointed - the app got worse

All my downloaded issues have disappeared - probably difficult to avoid when the viewing app changes. But the new app got even worse: 1) cannot download multiple issues simultaneously, 2) pictures are in lower resolution than with previous app and look very bad when zoomed up, 3) look & feel of the app have much room for improvement, 4) as with previous app, the download speed could be faster. I use other magazine apps that have a much superior user interface and load the magazines much faster. Now I hope that at least the new app doesn't crash as often as the previous one......


ARRL, American Radio Relay Leaque, Inc.
59.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© ARRL, 2012


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