Practical Wireless September 2018

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On Sale: 09/08/2018

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Don reflects on a number of recent news items and reminds readers of some key dates in September.

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

HF Band Passive Noise Cancellation
Gwyn Griffiths G3ZIL describes the construction and use of three simple modules that, together, may reduce your HF band noise.

The Tenth Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest
Colin Redwood G6MXL invites readers to participate in the PW 70MHz Contest.

In Focus – Amateur Radio in the Philippines
Don G3XTT visits the Philippines and wonders whether some of the initiatives being taken elsewhere in the world have lessons for amateur radio in the UK.

An Experimental CFR Dipole
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX resurrects an antenna design that first saw the light of day almost 30 years ago but seems to have been largely forgotten since.

The World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE plays detective, finds a new solution for remote control of his rig and has the usual reader news.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports on a heady combination of special event station activity, summer propagation and plenty of interest in FT8.

Doing it by Design
Eric Edwards GW8LJJ presents an interesting, albeit advanced project for a class E transmitter. Even if you don’t plan to build it, there is a lot of good technical information here.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Gary Andrews M0CWY builds a simple Morse keyer while Chris Brown G4CLB creates a safe mobile headset for his Wouxun transceiver.

Valve and Vintage

Michael Marinaro WN1M has an overview of the major radio systems used in WWII aircraft and, later, often found on the surplus market and pressed into amateur radio service.

What Next
To complement last month’s look at second-hand transceivers, Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at how you can start to equip your workshop from second-hand sources.

Knots & Ropes for Amateur Radio 
Tom Morgan ZS1AFS/ZT1T brings his sailing experience to bear, explaining the twists and turns of using knots and ropes in your antenna installations.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW looks at what the HF bands can be expected to be like this autumn.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC continues his explanation of how to run data modes software on any one of three popular single board computers.

Starting Over
Lee Aldridge G4EJB builds some basic test equipment for his receivers and in readiness for his first transmitter.

Kits and Modules
Geoff Theasby G8BMI builds a switch-mode power supply and metering, all for £15.

Locate a rally or event near you; we have our usual comprehensive list.

Readers’ Letters
Network Radio features strongly in this month’s letters, along with SDR, starter gear and operating from a cruise ship.


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