Radio User - July 2019

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Behind the Scenes: A look at a German Maker of Professional Radio Monitoring Equipment. Key feature on radio and the Apollo Programme in the month of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings, Portrait of the British Radio Amateur Teledata Group and the Danish Station World Music Radio.

On Sale: 27/06/2019

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Airspy HF+ Discovery, Anytone AT-D878UV Plus, Icom IC-A16E, SDRplay Diversity Capability, Telo TE580 Plus, Uniden SDS-200E, Yaesu FT-3DE, and the latest Radio News.

Book Review 1
David Harris reviews an engrossing title, which studies the impact of the telegraph, radio and TV on Japanese national identity and modernity at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 

Our growing pool of hobby-related books and other resources to enhance your listening. 

Feature: Radio and the Apollo Programme 
In the month of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing, Scott Caldwell shows how radio communications were used in the Apollo Programme, and how the Cold War changed forever.

Aerials Now!
Keith Rawlings continues his in-depth exploration of aerial connectors, showing you how to establish lasting and professional connections using the right equipment and construction tools. 

Digital Radio 
Kevin Ryan surveys new digital receivers, reports on the allocation of regional UK DAB licenses and brings us up-to-date with DAB news from Down Under. 

Airband News 
David Smith dissects the communications profile of London Luton Airport, has updates on the further progress of ADS-B, comments on drone registration charges and assesses recent aviation statistics. 

Air Show Guide 2019 (Part Two)
As the air show season is well underway, David Smith offers Part Two of our essential RadioUser guide to the best air shows, commemorative events, historical re-enactments and vintage displays.

DXTV – Special 
Keith Hamer and Garry Smith conclude their popular mini-series on making the best of the seasonal Sporadic-E propagation, focusing on aerial tips and weak signal reception. 

Profile: The British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) 
In the year of its Diamond Jubilee, Ian Brothwell delineates the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group, assessing the BARTG’s achievements, publications, technical impact, and future.

Maritime Matters  
Robert Connolly introduces the new ICOM IC-M506GE transceiver, reports on a local emergency and has updates on Digital Selective Calling (DSC) technology on MF/HF and VHF.

Scanning Scene  
Tim Kirby critically appraises the Heil Parametric Receive Audio System (PRAS), from the point of views of radio enthusiasts and scanner owners, and he shares readers’ news and reports. 

Emerging Issues in Radio 
Chrissy Brand shares more of her observations from the Radiodays Europe conference and travels to Las Vegas, to attend a key international radio gathering.

Portrait: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell 
Michael Knowles, from the Sherwood Observatory, traces the inspiring career of the British co-discoverer of pulsars and looks at the lasting impact of Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s work today. 

The International Radio Scene 
At a time when the community radio scene undergoes far-reaching changes in the UK, Chrissy Brand visits a local radio station in Arizona, to observe its importance and impact. 

Network Radio 
Chris Rolinson evaluates new network radios, against the backdrop of the introduction of 5G technology, and of more ongoing debates on ‘real’ radio.

Software Defined Radio
Andrew Barron uses SDR technology, software and equipment to monitor maritime Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals and appreciates AIS transmissions as a propagation gauge.

Utility Monitoring 
Nils Schiffhauer enjoys rare access to the workings of a professional monitoring equipment maker in Germany and goes behind the scenes of what can often be a secretive industry. 

Feature: World Music Radio (WRM)  
Ydun Ritz profiles the popular Danish short wave station World Music Radio, demonstrating how it has adapted to technical changes, listener preferences and different musical tastes over time. 

Book Review 2
Chrissy Brand and Scott Caldwell have a brief update on the publication of Gayle van Horn’s Global Radio Guide (GRG), for the 2019 Summer Season. 

Rallies & Events 
Our extensive RadioUser listing of rallies, notable swap-meets, club events, informative lectures, and other enthusiasts’ meetings.   

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