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PW cover March 2017March 2017.

On Sale 9th February 2017.

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Don Field G3XTT reflects on the start to the year, this month’s contents, our amateur radio retailers and more.

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

Review – WSPRlite and
Tim Kirby G4VXE takes a look at an interesting new product from SOTAbeams, enabling you to evaluate your antenna system and much more.

Review – the Yaesu FT-891
Don Field G3XTT takes a look at the latest mobile/portable offering from Yaesu, the FT-891.

Making Waves
Steve White G3ZVW explains Greyline propagation, a type of HF propagation that can result in really long distance contacts on the lower HF bands.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Hamish Storie MM0GWO returns to describe a simple and cheap dummy load capable of operating well into the UHF spectrum.

What Next
Colin Redwood G6MXL looks at various weekend activities throughout the year that amateur radio clubs and groups of amateurs may like to participate in.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC describes how to set up and run the Raspbian Jessie version of Linux on your PC or Macintosh computer and also investigates running multiple DVB-T dongles on a Raspberry Pi.

HF Highlights
As well as the usual reader reports, Steve PJ4DX has news of three forthcoming DXpeditions and some new arrivals on the 60m band.

CQ Ardrossan
Michael Marinaro WN1M reports on a special event operation to re-enact the historic 1BCG transmissions of 1921, as seen from the US end.

Emerging Technology
Chris Lorek G4HCL covers ingestible pills with built-in radio communication, wireless nanothings and flexible supercapacitors in regular his bi-monthly update.

Valve and Vintage
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX takes readers through a fascinating account of the early days of radio.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has his usual roundup of VHF and UHF operating news as well as information about a ‘hack’ to the MD-380 DMR handheld to give it additional functionality.

Doing it by Design
Tony Nailer G4CFY gets side-tracked after Christmas designing the front end for a valved superhet receiver.

Working 6m from Rotuma the ‘Island Brew’ Way
Antoine De Ramon N’Yeurt 3D2AG relates a tale of make do to allow him to operate on the 6m band while on a remote Pacific island.

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

Readers’ Letters
As always, PW’s readers have a wide selection of topics they want to air, ranging this month from antennas and operating awards to motorcycling!

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