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pw-february-2017-coverFebruary 2017.

On Sale 12th January 2017.

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Don looks back on 2016, a year that, despite indifferent propagation, had plenty of interest for the hobby. He also looks to what 2017 might have to offer.

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

Review – the Elecraft KX2
Editor Don Field G3XTT gets to grips with Elecraft’s latest offering, the KX2 portable transceiver.

A Remote-Controlled Homebrew Screwdriver Antenna, Part 2
David Beard G8FMX completes last month’s Screwdriver antenna project.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at the use of LED lighting in the shack and some of the factors to be considered if you are planning to import amateur radio equipment into the UK.

Technical for the Terrified
Tony Nailer G4CFY continues his explorations of coaxial cable loss but remains puzzled!

Carrying on the Practical Way
Matthew Nassau M0NJX describes an entertaining project that is fun to build and can help you to learn Morse code when finished.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC completes his description of how to run slow-scan TV on the Raspberry Pi.

Reflections on ZL7G
Don G3XTT has recently returned from the ZL7G Chatham Islands DXpedition. Here he reflects on some of the more interesting aspects.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI reports on another successful Boot Camp, Morse practice opportunities and other Morse-related topics.

Valve & Vintage
Ben Nock G4BXD receives an interesting donation to the Museum as well as rediscovering a lifeboat set and yet another wavemeter from the Museum’s darkest recesses.

Buying Second-Hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL takes a looks at solid-state VHF/UHF linear amplifiers from the UK firm of Microwave Modules.

In the Shop
Once again Harry Leeming G3LLL has a selection of anecdotes that are both entertaining and educational.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX has another packed column starting with some sad news of the passing of a long-time supporter of PW and SWM.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has another full column of VHF news, including details of some successful EME QSOs using a small Yagi.

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

PW 2016 70MHz Contest Results
Colin Redwood G6MXL has, once again, been busy adjudicating a PW contest. Here he brings readers the results of last September’s 70MHz event.

Readers’ Letters
Another varied selection of topics relating to construction, changes in the hobby and feedback on earlier articles.

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