You can now read the January 2022 issue of RadioUser!
The first issue of RadioUser for 2022 is choc-full of radio-related features and columns, news, annual reviews and equipment tests.
News and Products
The AnyTone AT-D878UVII, an AN-SOF Update, the AOR AR2300, new Butel Software, the Cortex marine radios, the HaRongDa portable, and ICOM IC-M804; plus, UK and international radio news.
Report: The European DX Council and the British DX Club
Chrissy Brand, Secretary-General of the EDXC, tells us what these two key DX hobby federations in Europe have been up to in 2021, and what’s up for the new year, in terms of events and outreach.
RadioUser Annual Index 2021
Here is your long-awaited overview of every article, feature, review and extra contribution published in your favourite radio magazine in 2021.
Rallies and Events
Looking ahead to 2022, the rallies calendar is beginning to become more densely populated again. We have the most up-to-date listing of events, meetings, lectures and rallies into the new year.
International Radio & New Media
Chrissy Brand unearths international broadcasts and podcasts on the theme of gaming and hobbies and shows you how you too can have your 15 minutes of fame.
David Harris takes a look at a fascinating new book about some of those, arguably, lesser-known individuals and pioneers from across the Atlantic, without whom radio would be unthinkable.
European Private Short Wave Stations | News
Stig Hartvig Nielsen offers all our readers the first 2022 episode of his private SW Stations Guide.
The Long, Medium & Short of It
In this new bi-monthly column, our columnist and DXer Scott Caldwell takes a look at what is hot on the traditional HF airwaves, looking at special broadcasts, events and technical topics in the process.
RadioUser Competition: Tecsun H-501x
Further to Chrissy Brand’s extensive review in last month’s issue, you can now win one of these fabulous new flagship short wave portables for yourself. Do not miss the deadline.
Review: Sangean ATS-909X2
The editor has had the opportunity to road-test the very latest incarnation of a popular portable world band receiver, which now also includes airband reception. Read on to see what he found.
David Smith re-appraises the ongoing efforts to locate Malaysian Airlines MH370, looks back at a parallel take-off, follows the RAF’s search for airspace and profiles comms at RAF Leeming.
Emerging Issues in Radio
Chrissy Brand files an exclusive report from this year’s live Radiodays Europe Conference in Lisbon and is inspired by radio as a means to preserve lives and strengthen societies.
Following your requests, Keith Rawlings starts a new series on aerials for beginners, tuning in to some basic technologies, aerial properties and wave-catcher types you will want to know about.
Feature: Radio 3 is 75 Years Young
Book Review columnist and BDXC author David Harris, with the help of the Radio Times archive, outlines the varied history of BBC Radio 3, just as the station is celebrating its 75th Anniversary.
Kevin Ryan analyses news from the WorldDAB Summit, sifts through the UK Digital Radio and Audio Review, meets radio innovation ‘face-to-face’ and points to a software update for PURE radios.
TV and Radio, Past and Present
Keith Hamer and Garry Smith make a start on their year-long journey into the BBC’s Centenary, reveal some hitherto unknown aspects of the life of John Logie Baird and visualise TV history.
Feature: Aerials for the ELF & VLF Bands (Part One)
The editor proffers a two-part article on propagation on the ELF/VLF bands and experiments with some aerials and other receiving equipment you might encounter in radio’s ‘basement band’.
Robert Connolly casts his net wide, to update you on MF/ HF data and voice comms in the maritime bands, taking in DSC, Fax, and RTTY on the way, and delineating some cruise ship SAR operations.
Signals from Space
Tim Kirby brings you a technical and historical overview of Direct Broadcast Satellite Radio, presenting two key examples of the format – one defunct, but recalled by many, and one ongoing.