Practical Wireless August 2019 on sale now!

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What has we inside for you this month?

The August 2019 issue of Practical Wireless is now available. Here are some of the highlights:
The Yaesu FTdx101D reviewed: Editor Don G3XTT has an early play with Yaesu’s latest top-of-the-range HF transceiver. See what he thought.


Review of the Moonraker YG27-35 Dual Band Yagi: Tim Kirby G4VXE takes a look at a dual-band Yagi that is useful for a wide variety of VHF/UHF operating.

Carrying on the Practical Way: John Dunton G1RXC makes the case for using PICs for simple projects around the shack.

Kits and Modules: Geoff Theasby G8BMI has three quick but handy projects.

The World of VHF: Tim Kirby G4VXE reports on a resurgence of AM operation on the 2m band, has news on the Sporadic E season to date and there’s plenty of satellite news too.

A Bridge to the Revised Intermediate Licence: Tony Jones G7ETW looks at what is required for existing Foundation licence holders to bridge the knowledge gap in order to start the new Intermediate licence training.

HF Highlights: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX looks back on June HF activity and forward to what is usually a quiet spell over the summer months.

The Morse Mode: Roger Cooke G3LDI has a veritable cornucopia of Morse-related topics in this month’s collection.

In the Shop: Harry Leeming G3LLL steers readers through the labyrinth of transistor types and designations, offering advice on suitable substitutions.

In the Footsteps of Marconi: Joe Chester MW1MWD makes his first outing in the footsteps of Marconi and finds it more challenging than he might have anticipated!

Technical for the Terrified: Roger Green M0RJG describes an easy-to-construct 10m up- and downconverter.

What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at some resources that candidates for the exams under the new syllabus will find useful. He then discusses what makes a valid contact and ends with a look at antenna gain figures.

Valve & Vintage: Tony Smith G4FAI describes some of the trials and tribulations faced by the early radio enthusiasts.

Planning a Small Club IOTA Activation: Chris Colcough G1VDP offers his take on planning a club expedition, based on his own club’s experiences. 

Starting Over: Lee Aldridge G4EJB continues to develop his shack thanks to the generosity of a fellow local amateur. He also reflects on tidying up and adhering to one’s own advice.

Building a uBitx HF QRP ‘Go-Box’, Part 1: Daimon Tilley G4USI relates his experience of building the popular uBitx (or µBITX) HF transceiver.

Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC has news about FT4, a look at a Chinese signal generator and a follow-up on his Es-Hail/QO-100 station.

 

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