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PW June 2017 CoverJune 2017.

On Sale 11th May 2017.

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Don reflects on UK callsign confusion, bids adieu to Tex and covers some other current thoughts and ideas.

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

Getting Started on 5MHz (Part 2)
Richard Lamont G4DYA completes his overview of the 5MHz band, with lots of invaluable advice and information.

User Review – Acom 1500 Linear Amplifier
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX offers his impressions of the Acom 1500 linear amplifier after three years and more than 66,000 contacts. 

User Review – SPE Expert 1.3K-FA
Tom Morgan ZS1AFS/ZT1T shares his early experiences of using the SPE Expert 1.3K-FA solid-state linear amplifier for the 160 through 4m bands.

Announcing the 34th Annual Practical Wireless144MHz QRP Contest
Colin Redwood G6MXL, our QRP Contest adjudicator, introduces the 2017 event, which takes place on Sunday June 11th 2017.

Valve & Vintage
Bill Kitchen G4GHB found an old 19 Set at a rally and has been busy getting it back into working order.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Eric Edwards GW8LJJ returns, this time with an SDR-based spectrum analyser for checking out your transmitted signal.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC revisits his earlier RF Power Meter design, taking advantage of recent improvements in technology.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE argues that the VHF and UHF have more to offer than ever, despite often seeming dead to the casual listener.

Buying Second-hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL gives some useful tips for rally buying.

In Focus – Burnham Beeches Radio Club
Burnham Beeches Radio Club celebrates its 80th anniversary in June. Here is some of its history.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at the international World Wide Flora and Fauna awards programme. 

Technical for the Terrified
Following the recent discussions in PW about the best way to attach connectors, Tony Nailer G4CFY takes his life into his hands by giving his take on the subject.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX reports on two deletions from the DXCC list and has lots of reader feedback following various recent DXpeditions and major HF contests.

In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL draws on his extensive experience in the Hi-Fi business to talk about issues of speech quality in amateur radio communications.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI is back with yet another selection of Morse-related facts and anecdotes.

Readers’ Letters
This month’s topics cover noise problems, antennas, home construction and more.

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

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