Practical Wireless - December 2020

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Vol 96 No 12 December 2020

On Sale: 12/11/2020

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The December 2020 issue of Practical Wireless is now available. Here are some of the highlights:
Reviewed – Icom IC-705: Richard Constantine G3UGF brings readers the first review of the exciting new next generation IC-705 portable transceiver.
Reviewed – the Bantenna: Don G3XTT takes a look at an unusual portable antenna.
Dual Band Handie on the Cheap: Paul Beaumont G7VAK plays with a very cheap but perfectly serviceable handie-talkie from Baofeng.
World of VHF: Tim Kirby GW4VXE has been enjoying online links, including participating in the recent RSGB Convention. 
2020 PW 144MHz QRP Fun Contest Results: Colin Redwood G6MXL has the results of the June 2020 2m QRP Fun Contest.
What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at starting on the data modes.
The Morse Mode: Roger Cooke G3LDI talks about a change of policy at CWops before discussing other Morse-related topics.
HF Highlights: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX asks whether we are seeing the start of the next solar cycle and has news of the Bonaire 10/10/10 event.
Christmas Quiz: Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has a quiz for the Christmas season.
Valve & Vintage: Scott Caldwell asks, “Who was the United Kingdom’s First Female Amateur Radio Operator?”
Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC continues with his primer on operating FT8.
From the Ground Up: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ explains the basics of capacitance, in the first of two parts.
In the Shop: Harry Leeming G3LLL starts with headphones, which takes him to hearing aids, on to starting a shop and ending with diodes!
Kits and Modules: Not a kit as such but Geoff Theasby G8BMI repurposes a camera tripod.
Building the Walford Electronics Ivel Receiver: Richard White G6NFE enjoys building the Ivel receiver from Walford Electronics.
Notes from a Small Station: Joe Chester M1MWD wonders why there is no replacement for the single-band VHF multimodes of old.
Readers’ Letters: Topics this month include entering the hobby, straight versus paddle keys (and is Morse dead?), QSLing and more.

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