Practical Wireless August 2019 on sale now!
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.