Radio User - May 2019

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On Sale: 24/04/2019

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News & Products
The ICOM IC-9700, Dual Aerials, Frequency References, Wolfwave Audio Processors, pre-loaded Whistler scanners, and QIRX SDR; plus: all the latest news and resources from the world of radio. 

Radio Book Store
Have a look at our bookstore and be inspired by some radio reading to accompany your hobby. 

Feature: Signals from Space 
Charles Jones looks at how you can observe radio transmissions from the Sun, Jupiter and Meteoroids with simple means and traditional receivers. 

Book Review 
David Harris takes an in-depth look at a title combining a survey of European radio history with personal biography and broadcasting technology.

Maritime Matters  
Robert Connolly investigates the attractions of marine band listening for newcomers, provides seasonal seaside safety guidance and visits maritime museums. 

Radio in History – History of Radio
Scott Caldwell introduces the life and work of the fascinating US radio innovator David Sarnoff who worked for both NBC and RCA. 

Emerging Issues in Radio 
Chrissy Brand surveys alternative music programming on radio and calls on mainstream stations to provide more meaningful choices for listeners. 

Digital Radio 
Kevin Ryan examines updated DRM decoding software and has details on the latest international DAB and DRM news and expansion plans. 

Airband News 
David Smith looks at communications at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, offers updates on drone safety measures and surveys ADS-B transmissions.

Profile: The British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS)
Stephen Walters introduces the BVWS, delineating its development, publications and activities in this fascinating part of the hobby. 


The International Radio Scene 
Chrissy Brand receives a good range of English services from European stations and sees evidence of continuing strong ties between the UK and Europe in the broadcasting arena. 

DXTV – Special 
Keith Hamer and Garry Smith continue with their overview of the history of the Telstar Satellite, in the context of the evolution of satellite technology since the Cold War.

Scanning Scene  
Tim Kirby reviews the FlightAware Pro Stick Plus ADS-B receiver and has exciting news on receiving the Es’hail-2 geostationary satellite. 

Radiodays Europe 2019
Chrissy Brand briefly previews one of the most important radio conferences in Europe. 

Network Radio 
Chris Rolinson offers an in-depth review of the Telo Systems M5 Network Radio, incorporating current users’ views of this device.  

Utility Monitoring 
Nils Schiffhauer demonstrates how you can receive Non-Directional Navigational Beacons (NDB) and Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals. 

Software Defined Radio
Andrew Barron has hints and tips on using your SDR receiver as a scanner and examines the best of the relevant hard- and software currently available. 

Aerials Now!
Keith Rawlings reviews the Cross Country Wireless (CCW) Indoor HF Active Loop Aerial. 

Radio Pioneers: Hedy Lamarr
The editor profiles the superbly-gifted Austrian-American actress and inventor who developed spread-spectrum communications long before GPS and Bluetooth. 

Corrections and Feedback 
A sample of issues mentioned in your letters, e-mails and messages.  

Rallies & Events 
Our useful and wide-ranging UK table of rallies, swap-meets, club events, and hobby meetings.   


On sale 24 April 2019

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