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September 2017.

On Sale 10th August 2017.

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Don Field G3XTT reflects on the recent IARU Radiosport Championship event, ponders on a new data mode and looks at the variety of articles in this month’s issue.

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

The Gurney Slade (Part 2)
Tim Walford G3PCJ continues with last month’s project, looking this month at the transmitter.

Review – The LAMCO DU1500 ATUs
Vince Lear G3TKN takes a look at a couple of high-power ATUs from Lam Communications.

Review – The QYT KT8900D 144/432MHz FM Mobile Transceiver
Tim Kirby G4VXE takes a look at a very cost-effective dual-band mobile with the benefit of an optional Bluetooth microphone unit.

Review – The Super Antenna MP1DXMAX
PW reader and indefatigable portable operator Carl Gorse 2E0HPI shares his hands-on experience of using the Super Antenna MP1DXMAX.

HF Highlights
With the onset of autumn, HF conditions should start to pick up and Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX is recommending that readers take up the challenge of seeing what they can work during September.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC has more encouraging news on Spy Server for the Raspberry Pi.

Carrying on the Practical Way (G7FHN)
Wally Sawyer G7FHN offers advice on how to set up simple omnidirectional antennas for temporary use, such as when providing communications for a community event.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has news of a new weak signal data mode, more on MD-380 firmware and lots of news on VHF activity, especially via seasonal sporadic E.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW
explains Critical Frequency and Near Vertical Incidence Skywave.

The Ninth PW 70MHz Contest
Colin Redwood G6MXL invites readers to participate in the Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest.

Valve & Vintage
Ben Nock G4BXD is back, taking a look this month at receivers from kit manufacturer Heathkit, receivers that were classics of their day. 

Carrying on the Practical Way (G3JRD)
Rob Dancy G3JRD describes a simple-to-build field strength indicator than can be the basis of some handy antenna measurements.

Doing it by Design
Tony Nailer G4CFY develops a noise tuning bridge, taking his usual approach of describing the trials and tribulations he encounters along the way.

What Next?
Colin Redwood G6MXL continues to look at VHF/UHF analogue handhelds and considers some of the aspects of the hobby that can be explored with one.

Emerging Technology
Chris Lorek G4HCL covers battery-free wireless devices, using technology against shark attacks, high speed data over terrestrial and satellite links and more in this month’s instalment.

In Focus – ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast
Many readers will have come across the ICQ Podcast and PW’s editor was interviewed for ICQ at last year’s Newark Hamfest. Here’s a look behind the scenes.

Readers’ Letters
This month’s topics include our non-radio hobbies, insurance and liability, the items we buy and rallies and Hamfests and more.

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

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