The July 2019 issue of Practical Wireless is now available

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Find out what's inside this month's issue

The July 2019 issue of Practical Wireless is now available to buy in the shops and download to your devices.

Here are some of the highlights:

ICOM IC-9700 User Review: Sam Jewell G4DDK has the lowdown on the much-anticipated IC-9700 VHF/UHF transceiver from ICOM.

Review of bhi HP-1 Wired Headphones: Don G3XTT takes a look at the HP-1 lightweight over-ear wired headphones from bhi. There’s also a competition to win a pair.

Review of the WOLFWAVE Audio Processor: Don G3XTT gets hands-on with the WOLFWAVE audio processor from SOTABEAMS.

SDR for the Revised Licence Exams: Tony Jones G7ETW follows up his earlier features on the revised exam syllabus with a closer look at those elements relating to digital signal processing (software defined radio).

The Magic of the LCT Tuner: Steve Ireland VK6VZ/G3ZZD explains how to build a traditional Link Coupled Tuner, which can drastically reduce the electrical/electronic noise picked up by a dipole antenna.

Making Waves: Steve White G3ZVW reviews the discovery of the ionosphere and some of those who played a part in it.

Carrying on the Practical Way: Following the success of his ShackBox, Martin Waller G0PJO embarks on another handy accessory-in-a-box.

The World of VHF: Tim Kirby G4VXE reflects on the variety of modes now in use on the VHF bands.

In the Footsteps of Marconi: In preparation for his portable activities, Joe Chester MW1MWD uses the RBN to compare a short vertical antenna with his regular home station dipole.

Doing it by Design: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ describes a microphone preamplifier with equalisation, useful with both homebrew and classic transmitters lacking that facility.

In Focus – Moonraker: We take a look behind the scenes at regular PW advertiser Moonraker.

HF Highlights: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX looks back over a month of special event activity, the arrival of yet another weak-signal data mode and the loss of a significant figure in amateur radio.

What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL provides an overview of how digital technology has found its way into the typical amateur radio station.

Valve & Vintage: Dr Bruce Taylor HB9ANY relates how a radio spy almost doomed Britain.

Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC resumes his Es’Hail project and has some exciting news from Airspy.

Kits & Modules: Geoff Theasby G8BMI’s latest offerings include a millivoltmeter and RF probe.

Dayton News: We feature the main product announcements from May’s Dayton Hamvention.

On sale 13 June 2019. To order your copy of Practical Wireless July 2019, click here