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PW July 2017 coverJuly 2017.

On Sale 8th June 2017.

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Don wonders about the place amateur radio takes in our lives, recommends ensuring you have an up-to-date profile on and raises the thorny subject of public liability.

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

Review – LDG RT/RC-100 Remote Auto ATU
Tex Swann G1TEX was given an LDG remote ATU to play with – here’s what he thought.

The Battle Creek Special (Part 1)
Steve Ireland VK6VZ relates the tale of the Battle Creek Special antenna – a DXing legend – along with describing how to build your own.

Review – Frequency Counter & Crystal Tester Kit
Geoff Theasby G8BMI responded to the Editor’s Keylines request for experiences with kit building. Here he describes a handy and cheap kit for testing oscillators and tuned circuits.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW looks at fading and multipath reception.

Emerging Technology
Chris Lorek G4HCL shows how our amateur radio transmissions may be powering other transmitters and muses on a wirelessly connected world.

The Siren 6cm WBFM Station (Part 1)
Mark Bryant M0UFC describes a 6cm WBFM station that has been trialled extensively at Bolton Wireless Club and has proved its worth in microwave contests.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC has news regarding the JTDX software, revisits last month’s calibrator project and introduces a Voice kit for the Raspberry Pi.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE reports on satellite activity from Algeria, a low cost headset suitable for handhelds and software for the MD-380.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Jamie Williams 2E0SDV, a young but enthusiastic amateur, wanted a remote coaxial switch that wouldn’t break the bank. Here’s his solution.

Review – Retevis RT22
Tony Jones G7ETW has been playing with a pair of cheap UHF handhelds that turn out to be surprisingly good.

Valve & Vintage
Ben Nock G4BXD is back in military museum mode and discovers two interesting sets, one for use in ships and one for aircraft.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports that there is now a 60m allocation in what was the Netherlands Antilles.

Doing it by Design
Tony Nailer G4CFY develops a crystal calibrator, while explaining the history and evolution of this useful piece of shack equipment. 

What Next
Guest contributor Paul Warman G0ODP has recently purchased a CNC router to make printed circuit boards. He tells readers of his experiences.

In Focus – PW Interview with RSGB Director, Steve Hartley G0FUW
The RSGB recently launched its 5-year strategy, a blueprint for the years to 2022. We felt it important to bring it to the attention of PW’s readers, given that what the RSGB does has a significant impact on UK amateur radio.

Readers’ Letters
This month’s topics cover hearing loss and amateur radio along with feedback on several recent articles.

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