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On Sale 25th August 2016
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Mike Richards looks at the SDRuno software for use with the RSP from SDRplay, which can also be used with low-cost DVB-T USB SDR dongles
Bill Robertson gives you a heads-up on a possible equipment sale and then offers advice on taking your scanner overseas and dealing with out-of-band interference affecting the civil airband
Mike Richards is back to decoding with a fresh look at NAVTEX and the YaND decoding software
Magnetic Long Wire Balun
Keith Rawlings G4MIU shares his experience constructing MLBs, which can be very useful when using short, high impedance, end-fed antennas for reception on the LF, MF and HF bands
RF Development Board – Part 1
Roger Thomas takes a look at the whys and wherefores of protoboard construction and offers readers a neat solution for connecting RF components that don’t fit into the protoboard pin matrix
Pat Carty offers his thoughts on RIAT 2016 and reports on a Lockheed Martin brief on the F-35 Lightning II, Exercise Jaded Thunder and the ILA Berlin Air Show
Godfrey Manning considers how radio facilitates collision avoidance by means of radar control and also bad weather avoidance by means of reports
Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report that June was quite an active month for both Sporadic-E and tropospheric reception, with interesting catches on Bands I, II and III
Robert Connolly looks at international and local MSI broadcasts on 518 and 490kHz respectively and on HF. He then reports on a familiarisation flight by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116
Win a bundle of books
David Smith reports on technical modifications to two radar installations to mitigate interference from wind turbines and a new book on the history of the Birdlip aeronautical communication complex
News & Products
LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand and fellow readers tune around the bands, with news of stations as far apart as Northern Ireland and New Zealand
David Harris looks at Behind the Wireless – A History of Early Women at the BBC by Kate Murphy
Mode-S Virtual Radar
Pat Carty asks readers to resubmit their e-mail entries to win a FlightAware Pro Stick USB dongle and then brings you his compilation of recent PlanePlotter updates
Chrissy Brand reports on the radio and television coverage of the Bastille Day attack in Nice and, in less sombre mood, she reviews a couple of novels with a radio angle
Off the Record
Oscar muses on possible ramifications of the Brexit vote and then reports that Ofcom is accepting applications for new medium wave community radio licences across the UK
Comms from Europe
Simon Parker reflects on the dearth of new equipment during the first half of the year and then reports on the Hotel November SSB Contest, the new MediaGlobe digital mode hotspot and the RMA Italy BLA 600 amplifier
This month, QSP73 Services brings you another superb collection that includes programs for audio spectral analysis, Morse code generation and tuition, the reception of PSK31 and slow scan television, radio-related calculations and a virtual audio cable
Radio Book Store
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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