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Don Field G3XTT’s topics this month range from a recent club visit to Martin Lynch’s 60th birthday.
PW’s monthly roundup of news from the UK and internationally, including new products, club news and recent events.
Having introduced Yaesu’s System Fusion last month, our VHF specialist Tim Kirby G4VXE takes a look at two products in the Fusion range.
First Impressions – the Expert MB1 SDR Transceiver
Editor Don Field G3XTT takes a look at an interesting new SDR transceiver covering 160 through 2 metres.
Steve White G3ZVW looks at how low frequency signals propagate, Long Wave broadcasts in particular.
In Focus – SteppIR Antenna Systems
Don Field G3XTT met with Mike K7IR of SteppIR to find out more about the company and its products.
Doing it by Design
Tony Nailer G4CFY describes a spin-off from his multiband receiver design – a 4-band HF converter.
Construction Project – the Heritage 2
Chris Bearman describes a valve regenerative receiver that is fun to build and brings back memories of a bygone age.
Chris Lorek G4HCL shows how UK and European technology could be bring wireless connectivity to billions of people and discusses whether another amateur digital mode may be in the offing.
Carrying on the Practical Way
Jonathan Hare G1EXG describes a preamplifier called a cascode preselector that can really help weak signal reception on the shortwave bands.
World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE once again has plenty of news from the bands above 30MHz, including some nice 6m openings, activities on 2m, 70cm and 13cm and more about satellites.
Colin Redwood G6MXL considers the use of risk assessments to help make outdoor and other amateur radio activities safer.
Mike Richards G4WNC explains how the Red Pitaya development platform can be used as the basis for a powerful, all-band WSPR transceiver.
Review & Modification – The Yamaha CM500 Headset
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX explains how to use the lightweight and modestly-priced Yamaha CM500 headset as an effective alternative to other solutions.
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX relates that HF propagation has been poor and probably won’t improve for some years. However, it’s not all bad news.
Valve & Vintage
Godfrey Manning G4GLM brings readers a noisy restoration project with the scent of hot oil.
Locate a rally or event near you; we have our usual comprehensive list.
This month’s letters with more on how I got started in the hobby, UHF series connectors and a lament about VHF phone activity.
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