Practical Wireless - August 2021

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EMF-390 review, AllStar, Boutique radios, the R1155 and some great projects: An ATUBox, an antenna switch and an Arduino CR Meter.

On Sale: 08/07/2021

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Don has personal memories of the R1155 receiver and relates some EMC tales. 


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


Review − the GQ EMF-390 EMF Multi-Field/Multi-Function Meter 

Don G3XTT takes a look at this handy meter but uses the opportunity for a wider discussion about the new EMF regulations. 


Boutique Radios 

Steve Ireland VK6VZ/G3ZZD investigates the rise of ‘boutique’ radio manufacturers selling online. 


Valve & Vintage 

Philip Moss M0PBM describes the classic R1155 wartime receiver. 


Carrying on the Practical Way 

David McAlpin GM8UPI describes an easy-to-build Dual Antenna Switching Unit & has a ‘how to’ on Panel Marking. 


HF Highlights 

Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX explains where to find current information about DX activity on HF. 


What Next 

Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at some EMC issues he has encountered over the years. 


Notes from a Small Station 

Joe Chester M1MWD tries to draw some conclusions about activity from contest statistics. 


The World of VHF 

With the Sporadic E season in full swing, Tim Kirby GW4VXE has another packed column, starting with a mention of WFVIEW. 


From the Ground Up 

Eric Edwards GW8LJJ completes his overview of inductors. 


On a Budget 

Daimon Tilley G4USI takes a canter around the various HF transceivers available at budget prices. 



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


The Morse Mode 

Roger Cooke G3LDI brings another miscellany of Morse-related topics. 


Data Modes 

Mike Richards G4WNC reminds us that the hobby provides opportunities for us to self-train, make friends, share knowledge, help in disasters and more. 


An Arduino CR Meter  

Tony Jones G7ETW offers a design for an Arduino-based CR meter that brings together hardware and software in a useful piece of test equipment. 


My ATUBox 

Martin Waller G0PJO returns, experimenting with something new. 



Tom Morgan ZS1AFS describes a Mode with Nodes, but is it Internet or Radio?  


Readers’ Letters 

More on 5G and thoughts about PW reviews. 


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