Practical Wireless June 2019

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Don reports on his recent activities, has an overview of this month’s issue and reflects on the amateur radio publishing scene.

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

Create Your Own Printed Circuit Boards
Clive Mott G4ODM explains how to go about creating your own PCBs.

The 36th Annual Practical Wireless 144MHz QRP Contest
Colin Redwood G6MXL, our QRP Contest adjudicator, introduces the 2019 event, which takes place on Sunday 9th June 2019. 

The Radio Communications Foundation
Steve Hartley G0FUW has an update on the RCF’s activities.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Matthew Nassau M0NJX describes how he designed and built his own antenna rotator, a true Practical Way project!

Trapezing Antennas? Yeh?
Tom Morgan ZS1AFS offers a photo diary of how he managed to get a new HF Yagi onto the tower. Not a challenge most of us face in the UK but a stirring tale or derring-do!

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI gives a fascinating insight into the challenges faced by Morse operators in the early days of trans-oceanic telegraphy.

In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL reflects on the trials and tribulations of making ends meet in the electronic retail business.

Kits & Modules
The quest for the holy grail or check your antennas from the comfort of your armchair or shack.

Valve & Vintage 
As well as the latest museum news, Bernard Nock G4BXD describes a rather unusual set that recently crossed his path.

The World of VHF
A cheap 70cm handheld, some early Es on 6m and more satellite news. Tim Kirby G4VXE’s monthly round-up of the VHF and UHF bands.

Exploring New Fields
Joe Chester MW1MWD relates the lessons he has learned regarding batteries for portable operation.

Technical for the Terrified
Tony Jones G7ETW repairs an aged VSWR meter and takes the opportunity to explain the whys and wherefores of their design.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at demonstration, or exhibition, stations, making use of extensive notes from his friend Alan Walker G4UWS who has run numerous such stations over the last decade.

Introducing the Personal Digital Node for Yaesu Fusion users
Tim Kirby G4VXE has an update on Yaesu Fusion developments, as a supplement to his earlier Fusion features.

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

Starting Over
Lee Aldridge G4EJB reflects on the global exchange of ideas, first time portable, his first superhet (for many years) and getting ready for a constructional evening.

HF highlights 
HF specialist Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has a very full postbag this month.

23cm, The Next Band Up? (Part 2)
Sam Jewell G4DDK continues his introduction to the 23cm band, discussing equipment and antennas.

Readers’ Letters
Topics include warranties, excellent service, hearing aids, Marconi and ATUs.

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