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PW April 2017 coverApril 2017.

On Sale 9th March 2017.

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Don Field G3XTT talks about some of the features in this month’s issue and ponders the new Ofcom website in the context of amateur licences.

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

The SharkRF openSPOT 70cm DMR/D-STAR/Fusion Hotspot
Tim Kirby G4VXE takes a look at the SharkRF openSPOT, a really handy piece of kit if you are into VHF digital voice modes.

The Minifilter DSP Audio Processor by Cumbria Designs
Dr Samuel Ritchie EI9FZB reviews an audio processor kit that makes a nice construction project as well as being a valuable shack accessory.

Buying Second-Hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL looks at buying nearly new equipment, especially for newcomers starting out in amateur radio.

Technical for the Terrified
Tony Nailer G4CFY covers some basic antenna theory, absolutely essential reading if you want to reduce received noise, avoid wasting power and generally to optimise your antenna system. 

Carrying on the Practical Way
Eric Edwards GW8LJJ advocates a return to AM but using modern techniques to improve efficiency and stability.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC continues his look at using the popular DVB-T SDR dongles in your radio shack. He also introduces JTDX, a new variant of the WSJT software suite.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has his usual roundup, starting with the updated Airscout Aircraft Scatter prediction software.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI has been busy using his Morse skills on the air but also talks about Morse training and some of the useful resources available to would-be Morse operators.

New Books
News of some new titles available from the PW Bookstore.

Valve & Vintage
Michael Jones GW7BBY makes a first appearance under the V&V banner, reporting on some interesting radio exhibits at the Museum of Power in Wales.

In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL looks as AGC issues on Yaesu rigs, problems arising from fudged harmonisation of mains voltages, stolen gear and more.

What Next?
Colin Redwood G6MXL focuses on awards chasing and, in particular, some awards you should be able to gain quite easily while having fun in the process.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports that HF band conditions improved during January and resulted in some good contacts for his contributors.

Readers’ Letters
This month’s topics cover Q codes, PL259 connectors, amplifiers, setting up your audio and contests.

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