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Practical Wireless March 2019 is on sale!


What is inside this month's great issue?

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

The Yaesu DR-2XE Digital/Analogue 144/430MHz Repeater: Tim Kirby G4VXE completes his look at Yaesu’s System Fusion by describing the DR-2XE repeater capabilities.

A Sneaky Look at the Yaesu FTdx101D Transceiver: Tim Kirby G4VXE gets a first look at the much-heralded FTdx101 from Yaesu.

Launch of the Icom IC-9700: The editor, Don G3XTT, reports on the UK launch of Icom’s new VHF/UHF/23cm SDR transceiver.

The New Intermediate Licence: The second of three articles written to help club Education leads plan for the new syllabi that come into effect this coming September.

Making Waves: Steve White G3ZVW takes a look at a propagation mode that is very, very challenging − Moonbounce.

A Simplified K9AY Receive Antenna for the Low Bands: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX takes a fresh look at one of the more popular low-band receive antennas.
The World of VHF: Tim Kirby G4VXE has the latest on Fox1-Cliff and lots of reports of activity resulting from the December tropo.

Doing the Impossible on Saint Helena: Bob Bower GM4DLG explains the planning behind and the undertaking of a low power DXpedition to St Helena, with particular emphasis on the choice of antennas.

Doing it by Design: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ has an interesting variation on a Morse code practice oscillator.

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What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL has quite a cornucopia of topics this time, starting with some awards for data modes contacts.

Carrying on the Practical Way: Peter Julian G7PRO develops a handy computer interface for the popular Baofeng range of handhelds.

Valve & Vintage: Duncan James M0OTG gets up close and personal with a classic BC221 frequency meter.

HF Highlights: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has his usual roundup of HF news, starting with a useful guide to LoTW and an item from our correspondent in Gibraltar.

Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC devotes most of this month’s column to a cheap option for HF WSPR reception. 

Starting Over: Lee Aldridge G4EJB looks at improving the station and investing in books (and the odd CD/DVD).

Exploring New Fields: Joe Chester MW1MWD braves the elements for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

The Birth of the Thermionic Valve: Dr Bruce Taylor HB9ANY relates how chance, ingenuity and conflict created the technology that dominated radio communication for half a century.

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