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May 2014

On Sale 24th April 2014

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Elad FDM-S2
Mike Richards reviews the latest direct sampling receiver from Elad

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson looks forward to plenty of scanning action and reports on recently launched amateur satellites

Mike Richards offers a suggestion how to liven up an old computer and takes a look at aeronautical HFDL

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on an ‘incident’ at Carnforth and makes a diary date for the arrival of the CWHM Mynarski Memorial Lancaster

Sky High
Godfrey Manning muses on adverse weather and finds himself drawn into the UK airport expansion debate

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith bring you their compilation of readers’ reception reports and consider the proposal axe BBC Three as a traditional TV channel

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly looks at maritime data modes including NAVTEX, RTTY and radiofax

Airband News
David Smith reports on dynamic sectorisation, Europe 24 and virtual air traffic control centres

Win one of five pairs of tickets to the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2014

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand tunes to American jazz via Japan, bells from Thailand, a play from North Frisia and enjoys some radio banter from the Netherlands

From One Year to the Next
John Periam offers an insight to the planning for the 25th Shoreham-by-Sea Branch RAFA Shoreham Airshow

Mode-S Virtual Radar
Pat Carty looks at VHF Data Link Mode 2 and keeps you posted on updates to the AirNav RadarBox and PlanePlotter

Ownership of the UK’s Commercial Radio Stations
As legal commercial radio celebrates its 40 birthday, Graham Foy looks at the changes in station ownership since the turn of the century

News & Products

Radio Related Websites
Chrissy Brand tells of urban explorers, hangs out with a kora player and tracks down some former short wave stations that are now available online

Off the Record
Oscar muses on the occupancy of the AM broadcast bands and the potential for frequencies on medium wave and long wave to become playgrounds for pirates

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker brings you an update on the Lincoln II and previews the CRT SS 9900 transceiver

Software Spot 

Radio Events

Radio Book Store
New titles in stock

Trading Post
Second-hand bargains

Useful links:

Bill Robertson’s latest list of all ShopWatch, Storenet and PubWatch frequencies can be obtained by e-mailing or writing to him. It can also be viewed and downloaded via the following link:

Robert Connolly’s list of VHF channels for use on inland waterways and at marinas and also details of marine radio frequencies and channel numbers can be viewed or downloaded using the following hyperlink.
Inland Waterway & Marina Frequencies

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