Inside the September 2021 Issue of RadioUser
Editor Georg Wiessala talks through some key highlights from the latest issue of RadioUser
News and Products
Stampfl power from Switzerland, new Network Radios, an ICOM Hybrid and new products from LAMCO and Lindars; the SDRuno Scheduler, an AN-SOF Update, and plenty of Radio News!
New Radio Publications
The editor’s favourite choice of the most interesting radio newsletters, free resources, blogs and technical magazines on all matters radio this month.
Emerging Issues in Radio
Chrissy Brand has some great tips on how to find reliable news and mind-broadening entertainment on the radio, reports on some award-winning producers and lets music affect her brain.
David Harris reviews a new book on the key issues behind gender-specific broadcasting, and he recommends a fresh autobiography of a multi-talented BBC reporter.
David Smith enjoys a remarkable new website on the subject of vintage airband radios, investigates a fascinating airband blog and discovers the frequency framework at RAF Waddington.
David Smith presents our popular guide to the remaining airshows, displays, fly-bys, and related historical events for the latter part of the 2021 outdoor season.
Chrissy Brand recommends the very best of short wave and online global radio and points out how international radio listening and summer radio-reading can be mutually inspiring and fruitful.
European Private Short Wave Stations
Here is the latest instalment of Stig Hartvig Nielsen’s survey of private short wave broadcasters, including all the vital information you will need to catch them on the air.
Feature: A Beginner’s Guide to Noise Cancellation
Graham Somerville explains DSP and noise cancellation, analogue and digital filters, and the differences between the different concepts behind noise reduction technology.
Rallies and Events
We are approaching the tail end of the main Rallies Season and offer our comprehensive guide to both physical and virtual Hamfests, lectures and local meetings. Always check before you set out.
Feature: Radio Cardiff
Richard Nosworthy recently paid a visit to Radio Cardiff, a ground-breaking community radio station in South Wales. Here is his report on this local station’s past, present and future.
TV and Radio, Past and Present
Keith Hamer and Garry Smith look ahead to BBC TV’s 85th Anniversary in 2022, delve into the history of the famous Alexandra Palace and throw a TV spotlight onto the ‘Rocky-Point’ effect.
History: The Life and Work of Oliver Heaviside (Part 1)
Scott Caldwell begins a two-part mini-series on one of the, arguably, lesser-known radio pioneers who made many substantial discoveries in atmospheric science and radio wave propagation.
Kevin Ryan offers reviews of the new Azatom Aspire G1 and DAB PC-1A portable DAB radios and provides updates on the current state of the art in digital in-car radio technology.
Feature: The ‘Angry-9’ Transceiver
Tony Smith is in vintage mode and introduces the impact, history and technical characteristics of a famous military radio transceiver from the time during and after the Second World War.
Robert Connolly outlines the International Voluntary Observing Ship Scheme, acquires weather data via maritime Voice, WX FAX and RTTY and uses the Digital Atmosphere software suite.
A look at a very special radio shack from one of our readers.
Review: The ICOM IC-M94DE Handheld Maritime Transceiver
Robert Connolly appreciates the design, key features and functionalities of the new ICOM IC-M94DE VHF portable maritime transceiver and takes the radio out for a test drive.
Signals from Space
Tim Kirby beams himself up into outer space with the NASA Voyager 1 and 2 missions, explaining how the signals from this very remote craft can still be received here on the home planet.
Keith Rawlings surveys the latest in aerial modelling software and undertakes further fine-tuning with his loop-on-ground aerial setup.