September Issue of Practical Wireless Now Available to Order
Reviewed: MCR Communications G5RV antenna, 70MHz contest announcement, Radio at Depth, an antenna switch for Icom rigs. And all your regular columns.
The September 2020 issue of Practical Wireless is now available. Here are some of the highlights:
Reviewed − The ‘MCR Communications’ G5RV Antenna: Vince Lear G3TKN takes a look at a commercially made G5RV antenna.
How the RSGB is helping Radio Amateurs to build their experience: Heather Parsons, RSGB Communications Manager, reports on recent developments to support new and existing amateurs.
Icom Automatic Antenna Switch: Peter Edwards GW8ARR describes an automatic antenna switch for an IC-7300 but which can be modified to work with other transceivers too.
Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC goes back to basics, with a ‘from the ground-up’ explanation of data modes.
World of VHF: Tim Kirby G4VXE reflects on making duplicate QSOs and has more exciting news about D4VHF.
What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL continues his advice on the best way to start out in the hobby.
Carrying on the G3RJV way: Lee Aldridge G4EJB revisits an MK484 TRF receiver from George’s archives.
Valve & Vintage: Tony Smith G4FAI tells the tale of a little-known period of domestic receiver design and manufacture.
HF Highlights: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports on a recent publication that foretells a great sunspot cycle to come!
Book Review – Portishead Radio: Don G3XTT takes a look at a recently-published book about the maritime radio service and, in particular, Portishead Radio.
Making Waves: Steve White G3ZVW takes a look at a form of radio communication that’s going on around us all the time but which very few people think about, even though it is very important – RADAR.
Doing it by Design: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ describes a portable receiver for AM reception on 80 through 60m.
The Twelfth Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest: Colin Redwood G6MXL invites readers to participate in the Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest.
Notes from a Small Station: Joe Chester M1MWD ponders the vagaries of propagation and the effects of rain.
S-Meter versus Time Display for the 21st Century: Ian Dilworth G3WRT makes the case for an alternative approach to an S-meter, one for the 21st century?
Radio at Depth (Part 1): Mike Bedford G4AEE investigates how low frequencies can be used to communicate with cavers underground, and how amateurs have contributed to this fascinating application of radio technology.
Readers’ Letters: Topics this month include Tiger Radio, returning to the hobby and more on whether transistors wear out.