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PW June 2016 CoverJune 2016.

On Sale 12th May 2016.

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Don Field G3XTT looks back at some recent travels, reflecting on the camaraderie that is common in the hobby and that crosses international boundaries.

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

System Fusion
Tim Kirby G4VXE presents an overview of Yaesu’s System Fusion by way of an introduction to forthcoming reviews of several Fusion products.

An HF Receive Converter for RTL-SDRs
Jenny List G7CKF describes an HF converter that will allow you to receive HF signals on one of the readily available RTL dongles.

The Radio Communications Foundation
We interview Steve Hartley G0FUW, who is one of the Trustees of the Radio Communications Foundation, to ask him about the RCF and what it has been working on.

The 33rd Annual PW 144MHz QRP Contest
Colin Redwood G6MXL introduces the 2016 event and explains how you can participate and have a great day on the air.

A Universal Pole Mounting
Alan Walker G4UWS describes a convenient way of fastening a fishing pole to assorted bases using odds and ends.

Technical for the Terrified
This month Tony Nailer G4CFY returns to trap dipoles, offering a mathematical approach to discovering the voltages and currents as well as calculating the critical dimensions.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Tony Jones G7ETW is back in the hot seat, this month looking at the popular NE555 chip and its uses.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI talks some more about procedures, Morse training and Morse activity.

Valve & Vintage
Michael Marinaro WN1M completes his series of features on Marconi and his legacy.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has another packed column, covering a wide range of modes, bands and activities.

Buying Second-Hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL details how you can get started on D-STAR digital amateur radio on 2m and 70cm without breaking the bank.

What Next
With the coming of the summer in the northern hemisphere, Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at a number of opportunities it brings with it for both individual amateurs and clubs.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC
has lots of advice about how to take your data modes station out and about with you.

In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL has more sage advice, especially where matters of safety are concerned.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX looks back at a month characterised by plenty of DX activity, albeit under less than ideal propagation conditions.

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

Corrected p.30
Here is what should have been p.30 in last month’s issue. Our apologies for the error.

Readers’ Letters
This month’s topics return to the mailing of batteries, WW1 and WW2 location of enemy guns by sound, remote operating, PW content and more.

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