Practical Wireless - August 2022
Join Ray G4OWY with a light-hearted tale, before delving into a magnetic loop for HF, the Marconi 2955 test set, a retro valve receiver and much more.
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The August 2022 issue of Practical Wireless is now available. Here are some of the highlights:
Keylines: Don talks about remote operation and the solutions available.
Friedrichshafen 2022: Chris Duckling G3SVL gives a flavour of this year Ham Radio event in Germany, the first since 2019.
Out & About Al Fresco: Join Ray G4OWY/G6AUW with a light-hearted tale as he visits the seaside!
The Marconi 2955 Radio Test Set: Gary Clark G0BKR takes a look at the Marconi 2955 Radio Communications Test Set.
Moving Home and a Fresh Start with Amateur Radio: In Part 1 of a new series, Richard White G6NFE recounts the trials and tribulations of starting afresh.
A Small Magnetic Loop for the HF Bands: Maurice Webb GW0UGQ describes a small magnetic loop suitable for use by those with restricted space.
An Introduction to Topband DF: Colin Merry G4CDM describes 160m Multi-Transmitter Direction Finding Events, how to have having fun tracking down transmitters.
HF Highlights: Despite the onset of summer, Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has reports of plenty of HF activity, but starts with some useful news items.
What Next: Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at a way to map contacts you’ve made and the JS8 data mode that combines the weak signal capabilities of FT8 with the ability to have more free-format contacts that some readers might prefer.
The World of VHF: Tim Kirby GW4VXE reports on another busy month on the VHF and UHF bands.
Valved Radio Repair, Part 3: Bernard Nock G4BXD gets to grips with an actual set, describing the fault finding process.
Build the PW Paston, Part 7: Mark Tuttle G0TMT completes the build of the Paston by describing the antenna changeover circuit.
Doing it by Design: Eric Edwards GW8LJJ encourages a return to retro with a design for a low voltage valve receiver.
Calculating L and C the KISS Way: Dave Gordon-Smith G3UUR offers a simple, practical way of calculating L and C values for a variety of applications.
Valve & Vintage: Tony Smith G4FAI relates a curious tale from the war years.
On a Budget: Daimon Tilley G4USI looks at some of the accessories that you will probably need around the shack.
Data Modes: Mike Richards G4WNC compares the decoding performance of four FT8-capable programs before looking at measuring network performance.
The Morse Mode: Roger G3LDI has more interesting keys to discuss but starts with news of a self-contained CW transceiver.
PW at 90: A look back at PW’s eighth decade.
Readers’ Letters: CTCSS, shopping after Brexit and antenna modelling are this month’s topics.