Practical Wireless - August 2019
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Don has been out and about for Field Day and the PW 144MHz contest, and also looks at some of the interesting features in this month’s issue.
News PW’s monthly roundup of news from the UK and internationally, including new products, club news and recent events.
Review – Yaesu FTdx101D
Editor Don G3XTT has an early play with Yaesu’s latest top-of-the-range HF transceiver. See what he thought.
Review − The Moonraker YG27-35 Dual Band Yagi
Tim Kirby G4VXE takes a look at a dual-band Yagi that is useful for a wide variety of VHF/UHF operating.
Carrying on the Practical Way
John Dunton G1RXC makes the case for using PICs for simple projects around the shack.
Kits and Modules
Geoff Theasby G8BMI has three quick but handy projects.
The World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE reports on a resurgence of AM operation on the 2m band, has news on the Sporadic E season to date and there’s plenty of satellite news too.
A Bridge to the Revised Intermediate Licence
Tony Jones G7ETW looks at what is required for existing Foundation licence holders to bridge the knowledge gap in order to start the new Intermediate licence training.
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX looks back on June HF activity and forward to what is usually a quiet spell over the summer months.
The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI has a veritable cornucopia of Morse-related topics in this month’s collection.
In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL steers readers through the labyrinth of transistor types and designations, offering advice on suitable substitutions.
In the Footsteps of Marconi
Joe Chester MW1MWD makes his first outing in the footsteps of Marconi and finds it more challenging than he might have anticipated!
Technical for the Terrified
Roger Green M0RJG describes an easy-to-construct 10m up- and downconverter.
Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at some resources that candidates for the exams under the new syllabus will find useful. He then discusses what makes a valid contact and ends with a look at antenna gain figures.
Valve & Vintage
Tony Smith G4FAI describes some of the trials and tribulations faced by the early radio enthusiasts.
Planning a Small Club IOTA Activation
Chris Colcough G1VDP offers his take on planning a club expedition, based on his own club’s experiences.
Lee Aldridge G4EJB continues to develop his shack thanks to the generosity of a fellow local amateur. He also reflects on tidying up and adhering to one’s own advice.
Building a uBitx HF QRP ‘Go-Box’, Part 1
Daimon Tilley G4USI relates his experience of building the popular uBitx (or µBITX) HF transceiver.
Mike Richards G4WNC has news about FT4, a look at a Chinese signal generator and a follow-up on his Es-Hail/QO-100 station.
Locate a rally or event near you; we have our usual comprehensive list.
Readers give feedback on recent topics and one asks about resource material on basic electronics.
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