What's in the June's issue of RadioUser?

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In our largest review issue ever, the May 2021 issue of RadioUser offers a total of four in-depth reviews of the very latest, and most talked-about, radios, aerials, accessories and books.

News and Products
AirNav RadarBox coverage, AN-SOF aerial software upgrades, Abbree folded aerials, CCrane solar radios and the Global radio Guide for summer; plus, all the latest news and radio trends.  

Book Reviews  
David Harris assesses a book on military comms and regimental history and peruses a thrilling new autobiography by a popular radio host

Emerging Issues in Radio  
In the first of her new two-part mini-series, Chrissy Brand appreciates the art and history of QSL Cards, examining when and why they were produced, and how they continue to be popular.  

Feature: Medium Wave DXing Today
Scott Caldwell delineates the state of the medium wave DXing hobby, assesses how this traditional radio pursuit has changed and shows how it can benefit from SDR technology. 

Review: The Belka DX Mini HF Receiver   
Clint Gouveia returns to RadioUser to offer a review of the currently most
talked-about miniature-radio firing up the DX community: The Belka DX 
portable receiver. 

Feature: Scanner Memories and Reminiscences   
We welcome back Anne Reed, who takes a semi-nostalgic look at the scanners, accessories and aerials she has owned, before describing her current, improved, shack setup. 

Airband News
David Smith pays a virtual visit to Yeovilton and updates us on current improvements to the new high-intensity runway operations system at Gatwick Airport. 

Feature: Oliver Lodge    
The editor takes a look at the exciting scientific life and memorable spiritual activities
 of Oliver Lodge, one of the greatest radio pioneers of all time. 

Review: RFinder B-1    
Tim Kirby reviews the RFinder B-1 dual-band DMR 4G/LTE transceiver/smartphone offering a comprehensive overview of the unit’s setup options, key functions, and user scenarios. 

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Corrections and Clarifications    

Digital Radio Review:  
Kevin Ryan has tested the amazing new Sandstrøm Internet Bluetooth DAB radio with Spotify Connect; read his verdict regarding the radio’s main characteristics and practical use. 

The International Radio Scene 
Chrissy Brand picks programmes for summertime-listening and focuses on broadcasts and podcasts about the media, before recommending some unmissable global radio programmes for this month. 

TV and Radio Past and Present   
Keith Hamer and Garry Smith dig out some remarkable early radio tech, profile a lesser-known TV graphic designer of the past and look at the BBC and the TuneIn app. 

Rallies and Events  
With one eye on the development of a changing Covid-19 UK post-lockdown situation, we reprise our monthly coverage of forthcoming radio meetings, rallies and swap meets. 

Aerials Now 
Keith Rawlings provides a detailed analysis of the Vine Antennas AS-OCF-404-HP off-centre Fed Dipole, which is useful for both hams and SWLs. 

Maritime Matters  
Robert Connolly remembers the Princess Victoria disaster, muses on the recent blockage of the Suez Canal, and imagines the scenario of witnessing an emergency call when listening. 

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