The October 2021 issue of Practical Wireless is now available!

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Don G3XTT highlights some of the big talking points for the latest issue of Practical Wireless

The VK6LW BDB antenna: Want a wire antenna that has similar gain to a two-element Yagi but in two directions simultaneously and fits into a footprint a half-wavelength square? Steve Ireland VK6VZ/G3ZZD says try a compact Bi-Directional Beam!
The Xiegu HF Transceivers – A user review: Daimon Tilley G4USI takes a look at the range of HF transceivers from Chinese manufacturer Xiegu.
Kits & Modules: Geoff Theasby G8BMI brings you his ‘cabinet of curious capacitors’ and some ideas about stepped attenuators.
Chasing the RSGB Awards: Lindsay Pennell G8PMA introduces award chasing and some of the awards available.
HF Highlights: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports conflicting forecasts for forthcoming HF propagation, and has all the latest HF news.
What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at JOTA and the role of local clubs and societies in the hobby.
Notes from a Small Station: Joe Chester M1MWD addresses the mysteries of the age by positing three rules of amateur radio.
The World of VHF: Tim Kirby GW4VXE reports on some remarkable VHF QSOs and also has the latest satellite news.
Valve & Vintage: Tony Smith G4FAI reflects on the life of Hiram Percy Maxim.
Review − Comet HFJ-350M: Richard Constantine G3UGF gets hands-on with the Comet HFJ-350M ‘Toy Box’ antenna.
A Lab Tutorial: Jeff continues to coach Natalie in some basic circuit theory.
The Morse Mode: Roger Cooke G3LDI reports on CWops success, another interesting key and has a couple of NFD stories.
From the Ground Up: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ turns to semiconductors and, in this first instalment, diodes.
Review − The RadioGeeks ‘White Knight’ 144/432MHz dual-band antenna: Tim Kirby GW4VXE looks at a low-profile antenna suitable for 2m, 70cm and a range of other frequencies.
Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC has more about the Raspberry Pi, checking SSD speeds and a neat Spectrum Analyser.

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