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RU August 2016 CoverAugust 2016.

On Sale 28th July 2016

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Scanner Comparison
Mike Richards looks at three scanners from Uniden and comments on their features, ease of use and sensitivity and also gives you an idea of what you get for your money

Book Review
David Harris looks at Radio 2.0: Uploading the First Broadcast Medium by Matthew Lasar

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson responds to correspondence, relays snippets of news and offers his view on what to look for in a wideband receiver or scanner

Mike Richards concludes his look at the Red Pitaya development board by showing you how to use it as a vector network analyser

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on major exercises in Northern Europe and then offers his thoughts on Armed Forces Day in Yorkshire, American Memorial Day and HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast

Sky High
Godfrey Manning muses on the frequency for London VOLMET South and one reader’s experience of foreign radio procedures 

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith bring you their compilation of reception reports for May, including log submissions from the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the US

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly allays the fears of readers regarding the possible loss of comms on international marine VHF channels and then details some new technologies

Airband News
David Smith considers the requirement in 2018 for radio equipment on aircraft operating in the airspace of EU member states to have the capability for 8.33kHz spaced channels 

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand and fellow RadioUser readers give you plenty of reasons to scan the broadcast bands this summer

Despite the short nights, Robert Connolly details some recent successes and tells the saga of one reader’s effort to enable him to pursue his hobby

Mosque Radio
Paul Beaumont G7VAK take a look at analogue broadcasts on UHF from mosques that are licenced as part of the On-Site Religious Observance Radio service

Airshow Guide

Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand explores the world of radio-related websites from her city centre balcony and brings you links to news, summer radio and vintage radio stations

Radio Events

News & Products

Off the Record
Oscar delves into his mailbag and ponders on the current state of the medium wave band and then offers his thoughts on how to create more clear channels

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker reflects on the question he’s asked most frequently and then looks at the UP technology from President, the Team CB Mobile MiniCom 2016 and the CRT P7LCD PMR 446 transceiver

Software Spot
This month, QSP73 Services brings you another superb collection of software, with programs for generating azimuth maps, antenna pointing, Morse training, satellite tracking and weak signal digital communication


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

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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