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On Sale 26th February 2015

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Mike Richards reviews a brand new SDR receiver that offers continuous coverage from 24MHz to 1.8GHz and allows you to view and record up to 10MHz of RF spectrum

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson looks at online receivers to fill reception blank spots and reports on the increasing use of encryption by US police departments

Win a bundle of Klingenfuss publications

Mike Richards offers guidance when upgrading your desktop or laptop computer

Military Matters
Pat Carty engages with an aircraft enthusiast in Lithuania, takes a trip to Linton-on-Ouse and pays tribute to Trevor Egginton

Sky High
Godfrey Manning explains the fundamental concepts of the vitally important barometric Q codes

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report on some stunning captures of long-distance TV and FM reception in December 2014

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly reports on a catastrophic loss, antenna-to-antenna radio range and ECDIS

Airband News
David Smith looks at three initiatives to improve efficiency, save money and reduce carbon dioxide emissions

A Loop Antenna for Reception
Phil Ciotti had some fun building the homebrew loop later described in Brian Lucas’ article in the October 2014 issue of RadioUser

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand offers two views from abroad, with intriguing insights into medium wave reception in Limerick and Johannesburg

Mode-S Virtual Radar
Pat Carty reports on his investigation into a problem with the PlanePlotter Quick Chart Function and the fallout following the duplication of some share codes

Tecsun PL-880 PLL World Band Receiver
Andy Thomsett reviews the latest long wave, medium wave, short wave and FM broadcast band portable receiver from Tecsun

News & Products

Radio Related Websites
Chrissy Brand follows a reader’s tip and uncovers hundreds of radio-related books and magazines on an American website

Competition Prizewinners

Off the Record
Oscar reports on activity over the Christmas and New Year holiday period and the prospect that 53 community stations face sanctions for failing to satisfy Key Commitments in their licence applications

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker takes a quick peek at the Albrecht AE 6110 and Team CB MiniCom transceivers and then looks forward to some events later in the year

Radio Events

Software Spot
This month, we are offering programs to assist with antenna projects, contact logging, data decoding and transceiver control, and the mammoth new and updated Mods and Manuals collection

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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