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RU Cover April 2015.inddApril 2015

On Sale 26th March 2015

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Watson W-SDRX1 Wideband SDR Receiver
Mike Richards reviews the new compact SDR receiver from Waters & Stanton

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson muses on scanner antennas, monitoring the VHF marine band, DSD v1.7 support for D-STAR and relays information on NFM activity in Germany

Win the Tecsun PL-880 PLL World Band Receiver reviewed in the March 2015 issue of RadioUser

Mike Richards puts the new Raspberry Pi 2 through its paces running LibreOffice, fldigi and GNU Radio

Military Matters
Pat Carty encourages you to visit Scotland’s Secret Bunker and Counter Terror Expo. He reports on Chameleon 15-1, DACT 2015, Wildcat Zenith and Joint Warrior 15-1

Sky High
Godfrey Manning continues his look at altimeter subscale pressure settings and explains how to obtain vital setting data from aerodrome radio broadcasts

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report on a fantastic start to the New Year, with tropospheric reception being present for much of January

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly looks at maritime systems on MF and HF that utilise NBDP and reports on a new DSC test station in Denmark

Muzium Telekom Malaysia
Georg Wiessala tells of his visit to the Muzium Telekom Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

Airband News
David Smith comments on a radical change in traffic handling at Heathrow, LPAT for general aviation and improved flight efficiency across the North Atlantic

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand reports on the fleeting reappearance of a former stalwart on short wave, the reactivation of the Voice of Guyana and problems at Global 24

Tracking Free Flight Model Planes
Roger Heap tells how he combines his interest in radio with his lifelong enthusiasm for aeromodelling

Robert Connolly reflects on his interest in NDB DXing and relays feedback from Canada and South Africa

News & Products

Radio Related Websites
Chrissy Brand looks at some favourite programmes past and present and shares your tips on DXing websites from Lapland to China

Off the Record
Oscar responds to an e-mail prompted by his review of the Pure One Flow and reminisces about Radio Antares and Radio Skeleton

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker announces the winners of his highly successful Christmas Competition and reports on the early end to the Delta Alfa expedition to Christmas Island

Radio Events

Software Spot
This month, we are offering programs for antenna analysis and modelling, contact logging, digital speech decoding, QSL printing, reading and writing data to GRE and RadioShack scanners, and voice keying

Radio Book Store

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

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RadioUser Readers’ Yahoo! Group


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