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About Nuts & Volts

Q: What is Nuts & Volts?

A: The first issue of Nuts & Volts was published in 1980. It was originally designed as a newsprint, all advertising publication that was mostly given away. Over the next few years, the magazine continued to grow in readership and advertising, however, not much changed until February 1992 when NV was changed to a tabloid format and started to make the shift to a more content-oriented publication. New editorial features were added along with monthly columns and projects for electronics DIYers. Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular and relevant magazines for the electronics hobbyist in the nation. Beginning with the January 2003 issue, Nuts & Volts was reformatted from a tabloid size back to a standard magazine size. NV now averages about 100 pages and is printed on high-quality paper in full color.

Nuts & Volts is the leading magazine for those seriously interested in electronics. There now remain only a few magazines written for the electronics community with Nuts & Volts being the highest readership, longest running electronics publication left in the US today. And we still have readers and advertisers that have been with us since the early 80s.

Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more.

Q: Is Nuts & Volts on the Web?

A: Yes! The website address is

Q: What is the frequency of Nuts & Volts?

A: Monthly

Q: Is there a money-back guarantee?

A: If, at anytime, you are not satisfied with Nuts & Volts, simply cancel and receive a refund for all un-mailed issues.

Contacting Subscriber Services

Q: How do I contact Subscriber Services?

A: Subscription account maintenance is available online at in the Subscriber Center. This is the fastest and best place to:

  • Change your address and/or e-mail
  • Renew your subscription
  • Pay subscription invoice
  • Add Nuts & Volts Online to an existing print subscription
  • Change your User ID and/or Password

Visit our online Subscriber Center.

All subscription related written correspondence should be sent to:
Nuts & Volts Magazine
Attn: Subscriber Services
PO Box 15277
North Hollywood, CA 91615-5277

Telephone Inquiries can be made between 5am and 5pm PST to:
Toll Free: 877-525-2539
Local: 818-487-4545
Fax: 818-487-4550

E-Mail inquires can be sent to Please include your Account Number in any correspondence. Subscriber Services can address subscription related issues only. Please direct all other inquiries to our Editorial offices.

Q: How do I contact Advertising or Editorial?

A: Nuts & Volts’ Advertising and Editorial offices can be reached at:
T&L Publications, Inc.
430 Princeland Court
Corona, CA 92879

Phone: 951-371-8497
Fax: 951-371-3052

Editorial E-Mail:
Advertising E-Mail:

Ordering Or Renewing Your Subscription

Q: What are subscription rates and how can I order?

A: To signup for a New Subscription, visit our Subscriber Center or call 877-525-2539 or 818-487-4545.

Current Subscription Rates

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One Year - $44.95 Two Year - $85.95 Three Year - $125.95     
Nuts & Volts Digital Edition Only - Delivered World Wide - One Year - $19.95  

Q: Can I renew my subscription online?

A: Yes! Login to our Subscriber Center’s Renewal page by Clicking Here. Once you have logged in, you’ll be able to select a term and payment option - then just click renew. Renewals can also be phoned, faxed or mailed to Subscriber Services. Using the online method provides the fastest service.

Placing Orders for Store Items

Use our convenient, secure online store or call our toll-free order desk at (800) 783-4624.  This line is for orders only.  For editorial or advertising information, call our office at (951) 371-8497.  For subscription information, call (877) 525-2539.

Nuts & Volts Online (Digital Edition)

Q: Is Nuts & Volts available in a digital format?

A: Yes! Nuts & Volts Online is an exact replica of the print edition. It provides the same visual experience, but is delivered and viewed via the web, using Published Web Format (PWF) technology. It enables readers to link directly to advertiser information and additional web content referenced in articles. Nuts & Volts Online is viewed via the web and is printable AND downloadable as a PDF for offline viewing.

Other Features of Nuts & Volts Online:

  • Works with all popular browsers. No plugins or software download required.
  • Search by keyword within a single issue, or across all issues in your subscription.
  • 24/7 availability anywhere you have web access.
  • Early delivery in advance of your print copy.
  • View all pages in thumbnail format to quickly find and access articles of interest.
  • Receive an e-mail notification when your new issue is available for viewing.
  • Share an issue with a friend e-mail capability

When you subscribe to the print edition, you also get free access to the online edition, or save money by subscribing to online only. Nuts & Volts Online is a also great way to avoid extra shipping charges and delays for non-US delivery!

When you subscribe to Nuts & Volts Online, you will receive an email each month containing a link to the current issue. Just click the link to login and begin reading your new issue of Nuts & Volts Magazine. It’s that easy!

Note - Your normal print or digital subscription allows digital access to all of the issues included in your annual subscription term. You can view even more issues by joining our Preferred Subscriber Network. Find out how below!

For any technical issues relating to your online subscription, please contact GTxcel Customer Service at Other non-technical inquires should be directed to Subscriber Services.

Q: How do I login to the Nuts & Volts Online edition?

A: You can login here using your email address. The main link is located in the upper right corner of the NV website in the "Digital Edition" dropdown menu. You will receive an email each month with a link to the current issue, as soon as it is available.

Q: Can I add Nuts & Volts Online to my existing print subscription?

A: Yes! Login to our Online Subscriber Services, Update Account Info by logging in to your account. Once you have logged into your account, check the box “Grant access to the online edition”. You may also call Customer Service at 877-525-2539 or 818-487-4545 (outside US) between 5am and 5pm PST. Be sure to add or update your e-mail address since it’s required for login and delivery of your new issue notifications. Then, simply log-on to Nuts & Volts Online through the Digital Edition link in the upper right corner or other website links using the same email address used for your subscriber account . There is no additional cost to add Nuts & Volts Online to a paid print subscription.

Q: Can I cancel Nuts & Volts Online if I decide it’s not for me?

A: Yes. Just login to our Online Subscriber Services, Update Account Info. Once logged in, uncheck the “Grant access to the online edition” box.

Q: Can I send a copy of Nuts & Volts Online to a friend?

A: You can share specific pages that you think will be of interest, but entire issues are reserved for Nuts & Volts subscribers. To send pages, use the “Share With Friends” icon in the toolbar.

Q: What is the Nuts & Volts Preferred Subscriber Network?

A: The Preferred Subscriber Network is our auto-renewal program. We keep your credit card info on file and automatically renew your subscription before it expires. We’ll notify you via email about 30 days prior to your expiration date that your credit card will be charged for a one year renewal term. We’ll continue to do so until you tell us to stop. As a member, you’ll have unlimited access to the online digital library of all archived volumes of Nuts & Volts. You’ll enjoy the convenience of uninterrupted service and avoid all the annoying renewal notices.

A normal subscription entitles you to digital access of the issues included in your subscription term. The Preferred Subscriber Network gives you access to every issue in the archives.

Q: How do I sign up to get the new issue email notifications?

A: You just need to input your email below and we'll get you on the list