QST Browser

Kok Chen, W7AY [w7ay (at) arrl.net]
Last updated: July 24, 2008

QST Browser is a Mac OS X application for searching and viewing the back issues of periodicals that are published by the ARRL in CD-ROM format. The application works with the following publications:

QST View CD-ROM from 1915 through 2004,
QEX Collection from 1981 through 1998,
NCJ Collection from 1973 through 1998,
ham radio Magazine CD-ROM set from 1968 through 1990,
Communications Quarterly CD-ROM from 1990 through 1999.

The QST Browser application is not connected either with the ARRL or to the AView program which is supplied by the ARRL for Windows computers.

NOTE: As of 2008, the ARRL has started to discontinue selling QST View CD-ROMS. The CD-ROMS are still available from the original publisher (Radio Era Archives, http://www.radioera.com/QST-VIEW.asp) and Radio Era's distributors.

QST Browser is completely free and can be downloaded from the Downloads tab at the top of this page. The application is built as a Universal Binary and runs natively on both Intel based and PowerPC based Macintosh computers that run Mac OS X 10.4 or later operating systems.

An online User's Manual is available through the User's Manual tab above. The What's New page lists what has changed since the previously released version of QST Browser.

Please note that QST Browser does not work with the annual "ARRL Periodicals on CD-ROM" that are published by the ARRL. Those disc are published in PDF form and are already viewable on Macintosh using the standard PDF viewers, such as Preview or the Adobe Reader.

QST Browser is not a supported product. I wrote it so I wouldn't have to dual boot into Windows to view the ARRL archives. If you need modifications made to the behavior of the program, the entire Xcode project and Objective C sources for the QST Browser are free for the asking for any non-commercial use. The project is GPL-free and you can make changes freely and for any purpose.