Practical Wireless - June 2021

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The Ampro Field Kit reviewed, introducing the 38th PW 144MHz Contest, more about FT8, complex numbers explained and much more.

On Sale: 13/05/2021

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Don welcomes the return of outdoor operating and reflects on the contributions to the hobby by the late Duke of Edinburgh.

PW’s monthly roundup of news from the UK and internationally, including new products, club news and recent events.

Review – AMPRO Mobile Antennas and the Portable ‘Field-Kit.’ 
Richard Constantine G3UGF takes to the hills with a handy multiband portable antenna kit.

Simple Microwave Antennas
Bernard Nock G4BXD explains how to build simple but effective antennas for the microwave bands.

HF Highlights 
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has news of some recent and welcome DX activity as well as looking at what the future might hold for some of the rarer ones.

Data Modes 
Mike Richards G4WNC focuses this month on PulseAudio as found on the Raspberry Pi.

Kits & Modules
Geoff Theasby G8BMI offers two millivoltmeters, one for DC, one for RF.

The World of VHF
Tim Kirby GW4VXE has another great selection of VHF/UHF/Microwave news.

What Next 
Colin Redwood G6MXL introduces readers to Club Log and QRZ.COM. 

Notes from a Small Station
Joe Chester M1MWD plans a contest operation to try out his QRP mobile setup.

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to FT8, Part 2
Steve and Eva Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX and PJ4EVA, describe ways of speeding up your digimode QSOs.

From the Ground Up
Eric Edwards GW8LJJ continues his look at inductance.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI surfaces from his second COVID jab to bring us the latest Morse news.

Amateur Radio on a Budget, Part Three
Daimon Tilley G4USI discusses the options for budget-priced antennas for the VHF/UHF bands.

Morse Tutors Reviewed
Wanting to learn Morse Code? We have two short kit reviews, both featuring products from Phoenix Kits.

Valve and Vintage
Bernard Nock G4BXD introduces some unusual Japanese sets that have found their way to the Museum.

The 38th Annual Practical Wireless 144MHz QRP Contest
Colin Redwood G6MXL, our QRP Contest adjudicator, introduces the 2021 event, which takes place on Sunday 13 June 2021. 

Complex Numbers for Dummies
In our Letters pages, Michael Jones GW7BBY recently asked about Complex Numbers. Here we have an answer.

Readers’ Letters
Yet another wide range of letters on topics of interest to readers.

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