Practical Wireless July 2019

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Reviewed – the ICOM IC-9700 and bhi HP-1 wired headphones and SOTABEAMS WOLFWAVE audio processor.

On Sale: 13/06/2019

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Don reflects on the hobby’s demographics but is delighted with the variety of new products and opportunities to tempt today’s radio amateurs.

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

User Review − ICOM IC-9700 
Sam Jewell G4DDK has the lowdown on the much-anticipated IC-9700 VHF/UHF transceiver from ICOM.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW reviews the discovery of the ionosphere and some of those who played a part in it.

Review – bhi HP-1 Wired Headphones
Don G3XTT takes a look at the HP-1 lightweight over-ear wired headphones from bhi. There’s also a competition to win a pair.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Following the success of his ShackBox, Martin Waller G0PJO embarks on another handy accessory-in-a-box.

The World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE reflects on the variety of modes now in use on the VHF bands.

Review – the WOLFWAVE Audio Processor
Don G3XTT gets hands-on with the WOLFWAVE audio processor from SOTABEAMS.

In the Footsteps of Marconi
In preparation for his portable activities, Joe Chester MW1MWD uses the RBN to compare a short vertical antenna with his regular home station dipole.

Doing it by Design
Eric Edwards GW8LJJ describes a microphone preamplifier with equalisation, useful with both homebrew and classic transmitters lacking that facility.

In Focus – Moonraker 
We take a look behind the scenes at regular PW advertiser Moonraker.

HF Highlights 
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX looks back over a month of special event activity, the arrival of yet another weak-signal data mode and the loss of a significant figure in amateur radio.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL provides an overview of how digital technology has found its way into the typical amateur radio station.

Valve & Vintage 
Dr Bruce Taylor HB9ANY relates how a radio spy almost doomed Britain.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC resumes his Es’Hail project and has some exciting news from Airspy.

SDR for the Revised Licence Exams
Tony Jones G7ETW follows up his earlier features on the revised exam syllabus with a closer look at those elements relating to digital signal processing (software defined radio).

Feature − The Magic of the LCT Tuner
Steve Ireland VK6VZ/G3ZZD explains how to build a traditional Link Coupled Tuner, which can drastically reduce the electrical/electronic noise picked up by a dipole antenna.

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

Kits & Modules
Geoff Theasby G8BMI’s latest offerings include a millivoltmeter and RF probe.

Dayton News
We feature the main product announcements from May’s Dayton Hamvention.

Readers’ Letters
Topics include submarine telegraphy, receiver performance, Morse speeds and more.

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