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PW October 2016 CoverOctober 2016.

On Sale 8th September 2016.

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reflects on the ubiquity of communications nowadays and returns to last month’s topic of home construction.

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

The Halse and Hatch Transceiver, Part 1
Tim Walford G3PCJ makes a welcome return to PW with a two-part article describing a low power single-band receiver and matching transmitter for 20, 40 or 80m.

Review – Ham Radio Deluxe
Steve White G3ZVW
takes a look at a very comprehensive suite of amateur radio software for logging, rig control and much else besides.

A Radio Trip through SE Asia, Part 1
Chris Burger ZS6EZ
describes a recent trip through southeast Asia for the express purpose of visiting and operating from a number of countries, including the rare Spratly Islands.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL
describes how to get started with JT65, an increasingly popular weak signal data mode on the HF bands. 

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE
has lots of VHF news as usual, with particular excitement resulting from a record-breaking satellite contact.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC
continues his look at WSPR and also explains how to create an Ethernet network from your smartphone.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI
discusses the accurate sending of Morse code, the use of Morse on the VHF bands and other Morse-related topics.

HF Highlights
Despite the recent poor conditions on the HF bands, Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX continues to bring readers lots of operating news.

Transistors, Part 2
David Jardine G0FDV
concludes his explanation of the workings of transistors.

Buying Second-Hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL
takes a look at the classic Trio JR-310 receiver.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Phil Davidson G0DOR
uses an off-the-shelf solution to create a wideband receiver for a very modest outlay. 

Technical for the Terrified
Tony Nailer
G4CFY takes a look at the absorption wavemeter, a popular tool from the early days of amateur radio but still a very useful shack accessory.

Review, the InnovAntennas Delta C-140
Don Field G3XTT takes a look at the C-140 loaded rotary dipole for the 40m band.

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

Valve & Vintage
Some Reminiscences of Robert Dancy G3JRD, the fraudulent (but legal) amateur.

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

Readers’ Letters
Clubs, construction, special event stations and VHF operating all feature in this month’s letters.

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