The July 2021 issue of Practical Wireless is now available.
Here are some of the highlights:
Review – Yaesu FTdx10: Don G3XTT gets to grips with the FTdx10, little brother to the FTdx101.
Review – Icom AH-705: Richard Constantine G3UGF takes a critical look at the new tuner from Icom.
Kits & Modules: Geoff Theasby G8BMI has some thoughts on comparing antennas and introduces the Flowerpot from Australia.
Valve & Vintage: Tony Smith G4FAI describes the RAF’s first active IFF system.
Tapkey – An Electronic Straight Morse Key: Alpar Cseley HA8KT describes an interesting and fun constructional project to replace a traditional Morse key.
A Lab Tutorial: Chris Murphy M0HLS introduces us to Jeff as he walks a colleague through some basic electrical theory.
What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at a useful way of keeping up to date with DX activity on the bands using the DX Cluster system. He starts by trying to define DX.
Notes from a Small Station: As a change from his usual piece, Joe Chester M1MWD looks this month at the KXPA100 amplifier from Elecraft.
The World of VHF: Tim Kirby GW4VXE reports on an amazing north-south opening on 6m and has more on the beginnings of the Sporadic E season.
Making Waves: Steve White G3ZVW details a mode of propagation on the High Frequency bands that is often overlooked.
Review – the Anytone AT-779UV: Tony Jones G7ETW takes a look at an interesting new dual-band analogue FM mobile.
Low Noise Antennas and Receiver Front-End Protection: Vince Lear G3TKN discusses the siting of receive antennas and protection of the receiver front end.
HF Highlights: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports an improvement in solar activity, hopefully leading to better conditions on the bands.
Review – QCX Plus: We’ve reviewed the original QCX and the QCX Mini. Now Martin Evans GW4TPG describes the QCX Plus, a third product from QRP Labs.
Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC describes how to investigate your home network before turning to matters Pi.
Doing it by Design: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ has a versatile antenna analyser to build.
Readers’ Letters: Topics include 5G, radio history, callsigns and more.