As ARRL member, I love to read QST from time to time.
Honestly it’s the only real advantage of the membership. Being Italian, I can’t really benefit of all club services, and QST is the real added value.
I consider myself a casual reader of QST, since spare time is always very short and time to read magazines is a rarity. But, I love to take QST during my travels abroad. Reading QST in the airplane has become a nice habit.
The last year I wanted to test the Digital Edition only, just to save some bucks.
Unfortunately I did not bring with me the tablet, since I always have with me my own iPhone and the Business Android smart phone, and a third device is really too much.
Well, this week during a travel to France, I decided to download latest issues.
The experience has been very poor, I’m not been able to read a single article, since I’ve found many difficulties on zooming and moving the page to follow the 3 columns format of QST Articles.
Tapping, swiping, pinching open etc has become really a pain, after some minutes I was trying to zoom and move page, to follow the article flow, irritated, I gave up.
I’ve just renewed my yearly ARRL membership asking for the paper QST edition.
I would recommend ARRL to create a Digital edition, with a format suitable for the small mobile devices, and not a simple transposition of the paper format. I do understand it’s much cheaper, but at leat for me, it is a real pain.