Monday, January 25, 2010

Ham Mag

I got a notice in my e-mail inbox that HAM MAG, the French Amateur Radio e-zine is going to no longer be a free publication. Beginning immediately, if you want to subscribe, it will cost $15.00 dollars a year.

I am not quite sure why an e-zine has to be a subscription deal; but personally, I think I am going to pass this one up. K9YA does a superb job; as does WorldRadio; and neither one of them charge a cent.

I am typing this while watching "24" - just goes to show how indispensable this Acer Aspire One has become to me. It's nice not to be tied to a desktop. Anyway, I really don't get to use the desktop that much more. My two kids are becoming more and more computer savvy and are spending time on line on Disney's "Club Penguin".

73 de Larry W2LJ


  1. Anonymous6:51 AM

    I subscribed to the first French-language, on-line e-mag. Sent a few Euros to help cover expenses. The mag is non-profit but there are expenses that must be met. The advertising revenue is minimal. My budget no longer permits contributing financially, but I understand why the editor needs some financial assistance.

    I hope he and others involved manage to stay afloat.

    72/73 Dick N2UGB

  2. Same for me regarding Ham Mag. I read the first couple of issues but I wouldn't spend $15 for it. Hopefully they can make a go of it vs just shut down.

    As for Club Penguin, my kids used to be on it constantly. It's the pre-cursor to Facebook.

  3. Larry,
    Like you I am hesitant to pay a subscription and would have preferred a contribution basis, like e-ham does for premium features. I've enjoyed the ezine but not sure I would pay $15 / year for it without having a bit more of a track record. Have you read the book FREE yet? Discusses this very topic in detail...

    Kelly K4UPG

  4. Hello Larry,congrats for your blog I follow it on the Google reader. I did not know World radio thanks for posting it.