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PW May 2017 coverMay 2017.

On Sale 13th April 2017.

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Don Field G3XTT has been on his travels again, has a question about PW’s history and revisits the thorny topic of licence revalidation.

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

Getting Started on 5MHz (Part 1)
Richard Lamont G4DYA has the first of two articles explaining the ins and outs of operating on 5MHz. Even if you are already active on the band, you will probably learn something from his comprehensive explanations.

Improving Your SSB Audio Quality
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX offers advice on how to achieve the best on-air audio quality.

Emerging Technology
Wireless battery charging, radio controlled drones and LEO satellites feature in this month’s column by Chris Lorek G4HCL.

Valve & Vintage
Ben Nock G4BXD turns his attention to classic amateur radio gear as a change from the military equipment that is his usual fare. His topic is the KW sets of bygone years.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Tony Jones G7ETW describes his recent project to add CTCSS tones to a second-hand transceiver.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC completes his look at JTDX but starts with some more good news from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has news of updated firmware for the DV4Mini, an update on the ISS radio situation and the usual mix of reader news.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW turns his attention to the E Layer of the ionosphere and the phenomenon of Sporadic E propagation.

Turning a Short-Wire into a Long-Wire
Steve Ireland VK6VZ describes the use of capacitive loading or, as he puts it, how to make an antenna seem longer than it actually is!

Doing it by Design
Tony Nailer G4CFY completes and tests the multiband multimode receiver that he has been developing in recent months.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports on a rare activation from the British Sovereign Base area (SBA) on Cyprus as well as plenty of other HF band activity.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL tries a kit he found on eBay for a 40m CW QRP transceiver that costs less than £3 and then welcomes the latest PW archive CD.

The KW2000A Transceiver
Vintage radio enthusiast Ken Waters G8HOD talks about his experiences with buying, modifying and using the KW2000A.

Readers’ Letters
As always, our readers write on an eclectic range of topics, including antennas, propagation, software and magazine reviews.

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