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PW November 2016 Cover
December 2016.

On Sale 10th November 2016.

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Don Field G3XTT reflects on a busy month and has plenty to say about computers in the shack.

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

The 2016 National Hamfest
Don G3XTT gives a flavour of the recent National Hamfest at which PW Publishing had its usual stand.

Review – G4TPH Loop Antennas
Tony Jones G7ETW takes a look at a couple of loop antennas by G4TPH, an update on previous PW reviews of earlier G4TPH products.

The Japan Ham Fair
Michael Wells G7VJR shares some impressions and photographs of this year’s Japan Ham Fair in Tokyo.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL explores the kit market.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE reports on a transatlantic contact that proved not to be and a balloon carried repeater that proved to be inaccessible. There is plenty of other news too. 

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC continues to work with the Red Pitaya development board, showing how to use it as a multichannel RBN receiver and reporter.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI is thinking about straight and Cootie keys. There’s news from Down Under too.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports an upturn in HF propagation with the arrival of autumn in the northern hemisphere.

The WEEE Directive
Peter Chadwick G3RZP draws the attention of readers to the regulations concerning the disposal of old electronic equipment and components.

Technical for the Terrified
Tony Nailer G4CFY revisits his trap dipole calculations and has some sage advice on choice of feeder.

We recommend some websites of amateur radio interest.

Buying Second-Hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL reiterates some useful advice to beginners and old hands alike on searching for and buying second-hand amateur radio equipment.

Carrying on the Practical Way
A curious case of negative resistance investigated by our technical editor ‘Tex’ (Sherlock?) Swann G1TEX.

Valve & Vintage
Michael Marinaro WN1M offers a glimpse into the early era of wireless in the United States, with a focus on the early logbooks of Hiram Percy Maxim.

In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL is back with another entertaining collection of anecdotes from his days as an amateur radio retailer.

The 2016 RSGB Convention

Editor Don Field G3XTT has missed just one RSGB Convention in more than 30 years. Here he reports on the 2016 event.

Split-Frequency Operation
PW’s HF specialist, Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX, explains the principles of split-frequency operation.

PW Annual Index 2016

Readers’ Letters
Construction, operating, antennas and online databases are just some of the topics featured in this month’s varied selection of letters.


Bargain Basement, Classified Adverts, Traders’ Tables, PW Publishing Bookstore & Subscriptions


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