Practical Wireless - July 2018

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On Sale: 07/06/2018

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Don laments the passing of a regular contributor, revisits GDPR and reflects on a couple of topics in this month’s issue.

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

Review − INRAD M629 and DMS-1 Desk Mic System
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX looks at an interesting new microphone from US vendor INRAD.

Feature – Network Radio
Chris Rolinson G7DDN addresses the question “What is Network Radio and why could it be good for amateur radio?”

Network Radio and a Review of the Inrico T-320 and TM-7
Tim Kirby G4VXE has been trying out Network Radio and getting to grips with a couple of transceivers in the process.

Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF)Robert Vickers G3ORI offers an introduction to a Radio Sport with a difference.

Radials for Quarter-Wave Verticals – an Overview
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has the lowdown on how to achieve an effective earth system for a quarter-wave vertical antenna.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL reports on his one-man mini-DXpedition to the Isles of Scilly.

Doing it by Design
Eric Edwards GW8LJJ has yet another handy shack accessory – a versatile audio processor suitable for most types of microphone.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports on WRTC 2018 and the RAF Centenary activities, as well as bringing all the usual reader news.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Gary Andrews M0CWY is back with a Direct Conversion Receiver in a Marmite jar. You either love it or hate it!

Valve and Vintage
Ray Howes G4OWY relates the tale of Art Collins, engineer, entrepreneur and designer of some of the finest amateur radio gear of years gone by.

Starting Over
It’s antenna time! Lee Aldridge G4EJB relates the continuing saga of his return to amateur radio. 

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW looks at signal polarisation.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC has more RTTY comparisons plus news on the LimeSDR. 

Kits and Modules
Geoff Theasby G8BMI has a couple of clock kits and also manages to squeeze in a voltmeter/ammeter.

The World of VHF 
Tim Kirby G4VXE explains the basics of remote operating, has news of the developing sporadic E season and a report on activity from Walmart stores!

Readers’ Letters
Topics this month include D-STAR and Special Event Stations, the state of the hobby and some suggestions for great online resources.

On sale 7 June 2018

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