You can now read the February 2022 issue of RadioUser!
Some key highlights from this months issue
News and Products (see also pp. 23, 31, 41, and www.radioenthusiast.co.uk)
ICOM IC-M510 AIS Receive Version; RFinder DMRoIP; Runbo P5 4W VHF/UHF Tablet; Stampfl MWS-1; WiNRADiO WR-G69DDCe ‘Artemis’; Xiegu X6100 SDR; plus UK and global radio news.
Feature: Radio and Minority Languages in the UK
In Part One of his mini-series, Richard Nosworthy offers fascinating insights into the role that radio can play in terms of the support for minority languages, and their survival, in the UK and Europe.
Book Review 1
David Harris takes a look at the very latest edition of the Global Radio Guide (GRG), one of the key publications for DXers and short wave radio aficionados.
Rallies and Events
Check out our latest listing of radio rallies and related events for the first half of 2022. Always check with the organisers before you set out.
Book Review 2
In our second book review this month, the editor checks out the most recent version of the Klingenfuss Short Wave Frequency Guide for 2022, one of the cornerstones of any shack library.
David Smith highlights some important UK airspace changes, investigates traffic handling and has news on UK spaceports before he profiles comms at RAF Lossiemouth ATC.
Internet Radio & New Media
Chrissy Brand examines emergency and community radio in the context of extreme weather and travels to Egypt for a glance at that country’s podcast and radio environment.
Feature: The UK’s MF/VHF Coast Station Network
Author and RadioUser contributor Larry Bennet peruses the history of UK coastal radio stations on the occasion of the publication of his new book on the subject.
Keith Rawlings continues his series on aerials and aerial technology for beginners with a look at the importance of ground, dipole aerials and BALUNS.
European Private Short Wave Stations | News
Stig Hartvig Nielsen shares with you the latest instalment of his European Private SW Stations List.
Emerging Issues in Radio
Chrissy Brand concludes her two-part report of how radio is instrumental in the lives of the world’s Indigenous communities, and how it can give them a voice of their own.
Scott Caldwell concludes his two-part article on key aspects of both broadcast and two-way communications against the background of the NY terrorist attacks of 11th September 2001.
Kevin Ryan looks at the future of radio after COP-26 and investigates the carbon footprints and energy implications of different kinds and transmission methods of radio.
TV and Radio, Past and Present
Keith Hamer and Garry Smith cover another decade in the history of the BBC and continue their biography of the TV pioneer John Logie Baird.
Feature: ‘Invisibles’ to ‘Voices’: Indigenous Radio in Brazil
New RadioUser contributor Martín Butera reports from South America, looking at home-grown radio production and the role of broadcast stations in the Northeast of this vast country.
In the Editor’s Shack: The ATS25 SI4731 Radio
The editor takes a look at the diminutive ATS25 SI4731 receiver, which comes with a touchscreen and a host of surprising features of interest to both broadcast listeners and utility signal hunters.
Robert Connolly reports on ‘disappearing’ ship traces in some Chinese waters, takes a look at the new ICOM IC-M804 transceiver, spots a concrete-reinforced ship and shares some NDB updates.
Push-to-Talk: Two Way Comms Today
Tim Kirby celebrates 40 years of legal CB, reviews a range of VoIP radio apps and Senhaix radios before he takes a closer look at the RFinder B-1 plus transceiver.