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RU Cover August 2015.inddAugust 2015

On Sale 23rd July 2015

PW Publishing Ltd.
Tayfield House
38 Poole Road
Bournemouth BH4 9DW

Telephone: 01202 751611


DIY Electronics with the Peak LCR45
Mike Richards tries out a new inductance, capacitance, resistance and impedance meter from Peak Electronic Design Ltd.

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson brings details of more analogue trunked users, a low-cost way to monitor DMR and the AOR AR-DV1 standalone digital voice receiver

Mike Richards looks at three new tuning options with SDR# and the whys and wherefores of RF spectrum recording

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on BALTOPS 15, Saber Strike 2015 and a damp squib

Sky High
Godfrey Manning concludes his explanation of altimeter settings and looks at some radio procedures to be expected when a pilot is flying circuits and bumps

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report that the Sporadic-E season is underway at last and bring you their compilation of reports on signals of interest on Bands I and II

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly muses on the restructuring of the UK’s network of maritime rescue coordination centres and then ponders on missing and private VHF channels

Airband News
David Smith comments on a possible alternative to traditional primary radar and efforts to track down sources of interference to ATC comms

Win a bundle of books, including the Air Traffic Control Handbook by David Smith

Radio Events

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand guides you on a tour taking in the radio dial of ‘Gotham City’ and brings you her compilation of readers’ hint and tips, logs and news

Although July and August might not be the ideal months of the year for long-distance reception on medium frequencies, Robert Connolly encourages you to keep listening

Book Review
David Harris offers his thoughts on London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War by Alban Webb

News & Products


Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand catches up on some summertime reading, finds some Canadian podcasts and washes them down with a can of Short Wave West Coast pale ale

Off the Record
Oscar muses on unlicensed DAB stations and Caroline’s woes. He responds to feedback and requests your help to establish how many readers have no online access

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker takes a first look at the Team MX-10, is impressed by the AnyTone AT-398UVD but has an issue with his FT-991

Our list of airshows and associated events taking place between July 22nd and August 31st

Software Spot
This month, QSP73 Services is offering an ACARS decoder, a CB radio simulator, a log converter, an NDB finder, a prefix finder, a satellite tracker and some radio-related calculation software

Radio Book Store
New titles in stock

Trading Post
Second-hand bargains


Useful links:

Bill Robertson’s latest list of all PubWatch and ShopWatch frequencies can be obtained by e-mailing or writing to him. It can also be viewed and downloaded via the following link:

Robert Connolly’s list of VHF channels for use on inland waterways and at marinas and also details of marine radio frequencies and channel numbers can be viewed or downloaded using the following hyperlink.
Inland Waterway & Marina Frequencies

You can contact other readers by joining the RadioUser Readers’ Yahoo! Group e-mail forum. Simply follow the hyperlink to join like-minded readers in discussion, debate and information exchange.
RadioUser Readers’ Yahoo! Group


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