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RU Cover December 2104.inddDecember 2014

On Sale 27th November 2014

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SDRplay Radio Spectrum Processor
Mike Richards looks at a new SDR receiver with a range of IQ bandwidths from 200kHz up to 8MHz

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson reports on the new AOR AR-DV1 analogue and digital mode scanner and the VHF channel allocated to the National Coastwatch Institution

Mike Richards brings you an update on his bespoke temperature sensor application and then looks at software to reduce audio latency on Windows based computers

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on recent activity in Scotland, the 70th anniversary of B-17 raids in the former Czechoslovakia, SF Exercise Hawser Link and the Polaris SIGINT package

Sky High
Godfrey Manning adds an in-line noise eliminating module to his receiving setup and reflects on the thought that computerised radar might be too clever for its own good

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith bring you their roundup of DX activity on Bands I and II, and report on DAB+ tests, the EPG retune and local TV in Bristol and Southampton

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly looks at a form of NAVTEX used on HF and muses on antennas for VHF reception and the losses associated with coaxial cable

Win a bhi Compact In-Line Noise Eliminating Module kindly donated by bhi Ltd.

Airband News
David Smith reports that vociferous protests influenced the early termination of recent Heathrow airspace trials. He then looks at NATS (En Route) plc’s rationalisation plan for VORs

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand reports on her inspiring trip to France for the EDXC Conference and looks forward to the B14 short wave season

Robert Connolly looks forward to the winter season and brings you details some Brazilian NDBs to listen out for

RadioUser Index 2014

News & Products

Radio Related Websites
Chrissy Brand tests some BBC software, takes another look at some car radios and curls up with a couple of good books

Off the Record
Oscar reflects on his first experience of web streaming and on pay to listen subscriptions for online stations

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker brings you answers to readers’ questions on CB use by the Ice Road Truckers and launches his Christmas competition

Software Spot
This month, we are offering a great collection of logging, award chasing and station management programs – ideal for cosy nights spent by your transceiver, receiver or scanner!

Radio Events, Radio Book Store & Trading Post


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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