Practical Wireless - June 2018

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

Tim Kirby G4VXE reviews the EAntenna DUOSAT 3- and 5-element LFA Yagi suitable for portable satellite working.

Starting Over
Lee Aldridge G4EJB continues his tale of returning to the hobby.

The 35th Annual Practical Wireless 144MHz QRP Contest
Colin Redwood G6MXL introduces the 2018 event, which takes place on Sunday June 10th.

Kits and Modules
Geoff Theasby G8BMI describes a handy project for a frequency synthesiser working up to 40MHz.

The World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has plenty to report about old modes and new.

The 2018 GMDX Convention
PW’s Editor Don G3XTT attended this year’s GMDX Convention near Stirling and has a short report.

Valve and Vintage
Ben Nock G4BXD looks back nostalgically at the development of thermionic valves.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports on a busy March but is expecting much less DX activity during June.

Carrying on the Practical Way 
Gary Andrews M0CWY joins the Carrying On team with some advice on simple approaches to construction.

Technical for the Terrified
Tony Jones G7ETW looks at two ways of combining a pair of transistors for additional gain.

Data Modes 
Mike Richards G4WNC compares and contrasts several popular RTTY programs.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI returns to the question of whether bad Morse is acceptable on the air.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL plans a one-man mini-DXpedition to the Isles of Scilly.

In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL offers yet another melange of homespun advice and experience, covering a wide range of radio-related topics.

Buying Second-Hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL looks at a classic HF amateur bands receiver, the KW 202.

A Data Modes Primer
John Wood G3YQC takes us through the basics of data modes operation, especially FT8, from hardware setup to making your first contacts.

Readers’ Letters
Topics this month include Network Radio, valve testers and SDR versus superhet technology.

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