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November 2017. 
On Sale 12th October 2017.

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Don is thinking about new data modes, propagation, kits and construction, all topics prompted by the contents of this month’s issue.

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

Review – The Retevis RT-82 144/430MHz Dual-Band DMR Radio
Tim Kirby G4VXE gets his hands on the first dual-band DMR handheld that we have seen.

2017 PW 144MHz QRP Contest Results
Once again Colin Redwood G6MXL has a set of 144MHz QRP Contest results – see how you fared this time.

A QRP Contest Story
Paul Morrison G0VHT, entering the PW 144MHz QRP Contest for the second time, relates the story as seen from his perspective.

Rejuvenating the Yaesu FR-50B Receiver – Part 1
Dr Samuel Ritchie EI9FZB restores an old Yaesu FR-50B receiver, explaining both the workings of the set and the step-by-step process of restoration.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has another packed column, with the onset of autumn bringing DXers and DXpeditioners out of their summer hibernation.

Valve & Vintage
Ben Nock G4BXD reports on two recent acquisitions, a dinghy radio and a Russian set reputed to have been used by spies during the Cold War.

Review – a Function Generator Kit & a 500MHz Counter Module
Geoff Theasby G8BMI has another review of a cheap but useful kit and a handy module.

The World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE reflects on how the FT8 mode is taking the VHF world by storm and has all the usual operating news.

The Low Bands at Solar Minimum
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX takes a look at how best to achieve DX results on the low frequency bands.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC has the latest FT8 news, thoughts on keeping accurate time on a Raspberry Pi and a first look at an interesting SDR module from Analog Devices.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Inspired by the Datong D70 of years gone by, Tony Jones G7ETW has reproduced its functionality using an Arduino.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at amateur radio callsigns.

Emerging Technology
Chris Lorek G4HCL’s topics this time include the liquid cooling of amplifiers, the future of amateur radio repeaters, attracting youngsters into science and more.

In Focus – GB2RN and HMS Belfast
Editor Don Field G3XTT reports on a recent visit to HMS Belfast and GB2RN.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW looks at Maximum Usable Frequency.

Readers’ Letters
This month’s topics include experiences with royalty, multiple callsigns, ‘proper’ CW and emerging technology.

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