Practical Wireless - September 2021

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Wouxun anniversary pack reviewed, along with the VC999 meter. A topband portable antenna. A 6/4m wire dipole. And build an 80m AM transmitter.

On Sale: 12/08/2021

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Don discusses the benefits of computer logging and also mentions some reader letters.

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

Reviewed – the Wouxun 2/4m Anniversary Pack 
Richard Constantine G3UGF looks at a dual-band handheld that, usefully, includes the increasingly popular 4m band.

Doing it by Design
Eric Edwards GW8LJJ describes an AM transmitter for the 80m band that uses modern design techniques.

Adventures in WSPR Land
John Rowlands MW1CFN reflects on some interesting propagation lessons learned from using WSPR.

160m Vertical Antenna for home and portable use
Chas Wilson M0CDD describes an easy to build and erect antenna suitable for 160m portable operation.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports that an increase in solar activity may herald better things to come on the HF bands!

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at the Log4OM2 logging program from the perspective of someone new to computer logging. 

Notes from a Small Station
Joe Chester M1MWD ventures out to investigate the National Radio Centre.

The World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE reports on some remarkable conditions on the VHF, UHF and microwave bands, including what may well be a new record.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW discusses beam antennas and the relative merits of using combinations of them. 

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC takes a look at data modes for more than rubber-stamp QSOs, starting with Olivia.

Review − the VC999
Tony Jones G7ETW takes a look at a piece of test equipment that might just appeal.

Valve & Vintage
Bernard Nock G4BXD describes some recent and fascinating additions to the museum.

Kits & Modules
Geoff Theasby G8BMI recommends some more low-price devices to help and amuse in the shack.

A Dual-Band 6m and 4m Wire Dipole
Vince Lear G3TKN describes an easy-to-make dual-band dipole that allows you to sample the 4m and 6m bands.

Announcing the 13th Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest 
Colin Redwood G6MXL invites readers to participate in the Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest.

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

Readers’ Letters
A wide range of topics once again, including FT8, EMF issues, the R1155 and more.

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