Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CQ Adds International News Column, Names AA6TS International Editor

(Hicksville, NY January 29, 2013) – CQ magazine will be adding a monthly international news column as of its April edition, magazine editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. It will be coordinated by new International Editor Tom Smerk, AA6TS.

"A growing number of our readers and our fans on social media are from outside the United States," noted Moseson, "particularly with the addition of our digital edition, which eliminates the high cost of international postage."

"We'll be calling the column 'CQ World Wide,' " Moseson continued, and our goals will be to both better serve our international audience and to bring more news of ham radio activities around the world to our prime reader base in the U.S."

Tom Smerk, AA6TS, CQ magazine's
new International Editor
Smerk lives in Dulzura, California and has been active in ham radio off-and-on since 1988. For the past 25 years, he has taught business information technology for the San Diego Community College District. He is also a professional musician and formerly taught music as well. Tom enjoys 2-meter communications to keep in touch with friends during his commute to and from work; and after work, he can usually be found on the HF bands enjoying both voice and digital communications. Tom has written on various topics including business management, music and ham radio. He is active in ARES®, SKYWARN®, RACES, California Disaster Corps and CERT, and is a volunteer examiner as well. A committed lifelong learner, Tom’s greatest joy is helping new hams enjoy the hobby.

Hams with news of events and activities outside the United States are urged to contact Tom at <aa6ts@cq-amateur-radio.com>.