Practical Wireless - December 2019

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Practical Wireless December 2019 is on sale now!!

The December 2019 issue of Practical Wireless is now available. Here are some of the highlights:

The Yaesu FT-818ND reviewed: Daimon Tilley G4USI gets to play with the successor to the hugely popular FT-817.

The ARS-USB Antenna Rotator System by EA4TX: Tom Morgan ZS1AFS shares his experiences of installing and using a handy accessory for those with antenna rotators.

Amateur Radio Licence Exams, an Update: RSGB Board Director Mike Bruce M0ITI provides an update on the status of the new examination syllabus.

In the Shop: Harry Leeming G3LLL is back with another selection of anecdotes, hints and tips from his years in the business.
Christmas Quiz 2019: Regular contributor Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX offers readers a pre-Christmas challenge. Are you up for it? 

What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL concludes his look at contests and their terminology, focusing on the adjudication process. 
HF Highlights: This month’s HF report from Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has lots of news of special event activities.

The World of VHF: Tim Kirby G4VXE has a full column this month, starting with some interesting developments relating to the GD-77.
National Hamfest 2019: Editor Don G3XTT offers his annual report on what’s new and what’s to do while Joe Chester MW1MWD has a personal take on his first visit.

The Morse Mode: Roger Cooke G3LDI recommends the programmes run by CWops as a good way of building Morse skills and also finds a worthy successor to early Morse tutors such as the Datong.

Carrying on the Practical Way: Steve Macdonald G4AQB describes how he added an S-meter to a classic valve receiver.
The 2019 RSGB Convention: Don G3XTT reports on the RSGB Convention, held once again at Kents Hill Conference Centre, Milton Keynes.

Radio Eye on the Sky (Part 1): Dr Bruce Taylor HB9ANY relates how chance, skill, tenacity and the enthusiasm of a botanist radio amateur created a technical masterpiece.

Valve & Vintage: Tony Smith G4FAI relates the intriguing story of UK amateur radio during WW2, including the parts played by enemy stations, VIs and some mysterious G7 callsigns.

Notes from a Small Station: Joe Chester MW1MWD reflects on the balance we radio amateurs aim to achieve between receiving maximum signal and discriminating against atmospheric noise.

Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC takes the opportunity to cover a variety of topics under his Data Modes banner.
Annual Index: The 2019 PW Annual Index.

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