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Practical Wireless May 2019 is on sale now!


Here are some of the highlights!

In the May issue of Practical Wireless we feature:

Kenwood TS-890S Reviewed: Veteran DXer and contest operator Ron Stone GW3YDX puts the Kenwood TS-890S through its paces.

Brexit and the British Radio Amateur: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX discusses operating from mainland Europe under CEPT licence conditions and what impact, if any, Brexit will have.

The Baofeng UV-5RC Plus Review and Competition: Tim Kirby G4VXE wonders just what you can expect from a dual-band handheld that costs less than 30 quid! And we give you a chance to win the review radio.

Carrying on the Practical Way: Barrie Raby G8GTV offers a beginner’s guide to the use of programmable chips (PICs) in your homebrew projects.

The World of VHF: Tim Kirby G4VXE reports on his own efforts and those of others to try out FT8 on the 70cm band and the satellites have been busy this month too.

In the footsteps of Marconi: Joe Chester MW1MWD continues his quest to replicate Marconi’s early experiments.

HF Highlights: As well as the usual reader reports, columnist Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX shares some of his own operating experiences from Bonaire.

Doing it by Design: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ describes a highly-accurate 10MHz frequency standard, handy for a number of purposes around the shack.

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Buying Second-hand: Don Field G3XTT offers a guide to the ever-popular FT-1000 series of transceivers from Yaesu, along with their major accessories.

What Next: With the imminent arrival of the summer Sporadic E season in the northern hemisphere, Colin Redwood G6MXL encourages readers to try the 6m band.

Valve & Vintage: It's a bit of a mixed bag this month from Internal Fire − Museum of Power. Last summer’s season went very well, the new Steam Hall is open and the museum improves day by day.

Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC continues his quest to work through amateur radio’s new geostationary satellite.

Starting Over: Lee Aldridge G4EJB presses on with both antenna work and shack projects.

Getting Started on LF and MF: Dave Pick G3YXM offers a beginner’s guide to the 136 and 472kHz bands.

Making Waves: Steve White G3ZVW looks at Short Wave broadcasting antennas and how they go about ‘making waves’.

Kits & Modules: Geoff Theasby G8BMI has a fun project based around the speech module featured in his February piece.

On sale 11 April 2019. To order your copy of Practical Wireless May 2019, click here.

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