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RU Cover Sept 2104.inddSeptember 2014

On Sale 28th August 2014

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CommRadio CR-1a
Mike Richards looks at the latest version of CommRadio’s SDR receiver

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson delves into a bumper postbag

Mike Richards brings you up to date on receiving telemetry and data from high altitude balloons

Nighttime Exercise
John Periam and Geoffrey Lee join a training exercise involving the Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat and an HM Coastguard AW139 SAR helicopter from Lee-on-Solent

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on the Bastille Day military parade, the HMS Queen Elizabeth naming ceremony flypast and special operations exercises and training

Sky High
Godfrey Manning comments on the controversy he stirred up over wind farms and muses on the restrictions on amateur radio microwave activity around Aberporth, Boscombe Down and St Kilda

Despite the MUF in June rarely peaking above Band II, Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report there were still some interesting European and transatlantic catches

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly reports on his visit to the LegenDerry Maritime Festival, LRIT, frequencies used by trawlers and unexpected NAVTEX DX

News & Products

Airband News
David Smith looks at the possible demise of the G- register, a campaign for continuous descent operations and new procedures to reduce noise at Heathrow

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand tells of some unusual summertime medium wave DX and then reassures DXers there is still plenty of life on short wave

Mode-S Virtual Radar
Pat Carty describes a new feature to allow the display of openAIP files. He then looks at FLARM and explains the benefit of multilateration

President Grant II ASC V1.05
Following the legalisation of AM and SSB for CB radio in the UK, David Ogg reviews this popular multimode transceiver from President

Analysis of the NOW Derbyshire DAB Multiplex
Roger Thomas looks at the new DAB multiplex for Derbyshire and updates you on the attempt to launch a second national commercial DAB multiplex and DAB+

Radio Related Websites
Chrissy Brand invites you to the EDXC Conference 2014 and encourages you to celebrate 80 years of radio in Bulgaria

Off the Record
Oscar muses on the recent changes to licence free CB in the UK and wonders if this might open the way for a new type AM broadcast station. He then looks at web streaming

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker checks the band for openings into the UK. He offers his thoughts on HAMtronic 2014 and reports on the legalisation of 27MHz SRDs in Germany

Our list of airshows taking place between August 28th and September 28th

Software Spot
This month, we are offering programs for audio streaming, award tracking, basic logging, circuit simulation, data decoding, propagation prediction, rig control and satellite tracking

Rallies and Radio Related Events

Radio Book Store

Trading Post



Useful links:

Bill Robertson’s latest list of all ShopWatch, Storenet and PubWatch 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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