RadioUser Latest Issue

RU Cover June 2015.inddJune 2015

On Sale 28th May 2015

PW Publishing Ltd.
Tayfield House
38 Poole Road
Bournemouth BH4 9DW

Telephone: 01202 751611


Going Digital with the AOR ARD 300
Andy Howlett G1HBE tells how a birthday gift rekindled feelings he used to get in the early days of analogue scanning

Our list of airshows and associated events taking place between May 29th and the end of June

Scanning Scene
With migration from the Airwave TETRA system looming, Bill Robertson muses on the options for the UK’s ‘blue light’ services

Mike Richards brings you some more generic hints and tips on how to get the most out of SDR receivers, with specific guidance on the tuning and filter controls found in SDR# and SDR Console

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on JW 151 and his close encounter with Wildcats at Carlisle Lake District Airport. He then offers you the chance to win one of two copies of Military Aircraft Markings 2015

Sky High
Godfrey Manning makes readers an offer and considers what else can be done to improve aviation safety following the tragic loss of Germanwings 9525

As the number of analogue TV transmitters dwindles, Keith Hamer and Garry Smith recommend you lookout for transatlantic activity

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly reflects on Russian incursions into UK airspace and waters and the promulgation of exercise related maritime safety information

News & Products

Airband News
David Smith comments on satellite-based Wi-Fi for business jets and commercial aircraft and the Aireon aircraft location and emergency response tracking system

Win one of five pairs of adult tickets for the RAFA Shoreham Airshow

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand ponders on some of the summer short wave schedules from broadcasters large and small. She then reports on readers’ logs, DX catches and some recent one-off broadcasts

Robert Connolly reveals the interesting background to a present day Scandinavian beacon and its connection to the Consol hyperbolic navigation system

Book Review
David Harris offers his thoughts on Pirate Radio: An Illustrated History, Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked and Shiprocked: Life on the Waves with Radio Caroline

Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand finds some radio programmes from Iceland and Canada, looks at a TV app and invites you to travel to Luxembourg in July

Radio Events

Off the Record
Oscar reflects on the term anorak and looks at Trash Can Radio, Radio Nirvana, UnCool Radio and Redstone FM

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker looks at two old friends now on sale under new guises and reports on the increasing popularity of T2LT antennas and high demand for the Albrecht AE 6110 ultra-compact transceiver

Software Spot
This month, we are offering programs for computer aided transceiver and scanner control, contact logging, Hellschreiber, software defined radio and spectral analysis

Radio Book Store
New titles in stock

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


RadioUser magazine is available from UK High Street newsagents such as WHSmith or postal copies can be purchased direct from the publisher using a Debit or Credit card by ringing 01202 751611 (Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 4.00pm). The cost for a current issue is £3.99 (the same as the cover price, for delivery to addresses in the UK) and back issues cost £5 including p&p.


Featuring Advanced Search Functions plugin by YD