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PW August 2016 CoverAugust 2016.

On Sale 14th July 2016.

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Don Field G3XTT reflects on his recent trip to the annual Ham Radio exhibition and convention in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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

Review – the Icom IC-7300
Don Field G3XTT takes a look at the Icom IC-7300, a direct down conversion SDR transceiver for HF, 6m and 4m.

System Fusion
Tim Kirby G4VXE completes his look at a number of products in Yaesu’s System Fusion range. There is also the opportunity to win two items of Fusion equipment in our free to enter competition.

Simple Masts for All Seasons
Alex Morris G6ZPR sets out an economical approach to unguyed masts and flexible structures.

What Next?
Colin Redwood G6MXL continues the outdoor theme with a look at exhibition stations.

Technical for the Terrified
Tony Nailer G4CFY turns his attention to coaxial cable, widely used but also widely misunderstood.

Carrying on the Practical Way
Dr Graham Butler M0BDS looks at the practical aspects of coil construction, with specific reference to air cored solenoids and iron-dust cored toroids.

Buying Second-Hand
Chris Lorek G4HCL gives some useful advice and tips on buying a second-hand scanner receiver.

HF Highlights
Steve Telenius-Lowe PJ4DX recommends the IOTA Contest as a great opportunity to catch some interesting expedition stations. He also has lots of reader reports, as usual.

Top Ten Reasons to Take Amateur Radio Portable
With the summer upon us, James Stevens M0JCQ highlights his top ten reasons why portable operation is so much fun.

The Morse Mode
Roger Cooke G3LDI explains how to set up a key for best results. He also introduces a couple of interesting historic keys.

World of VHF
Tim Kirby G4VXE has some interesting news about a contact made by bouncing signals off the ISS and there are lots of band reports as a result of the recent Sporadic E openings.

Data Modes
Mike Richards G4WNC follows up last month’s article with details of how to use a Red Pitaya as the basis for a vector network analyser.

In the Shop
Harry Leeming G3LLL is back, this time with a cornucopia of topics, including the thorny problem of designations used for components in Yaesu rigs.

Valve & Vintage
Ben Nock G4BXD introduces five new additions to his museum collection – it’s been a great start to 2016.

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

Readers’ Letters
This month’s topics include concerns about VHF activity, considerate operating, club matters, PW projects and more.

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