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RU Cover Aug 2104.inddAugust 2014

On Sale 24th July 2014

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Telephone: 0845 803 1979


Cross Country Wireless HF Upconverter
Mike Richards looks at an HF upconverter offering coverage between 12kHz and 45MHz that’s ideal for use with low-cost SDR dongles

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson reports on an undercover chase, responds to correspondence, offers advice on finding local frequencies and their users and then looks at the vexed subject of planning permission for external antennas

Mike Richards tells you about an app for listing devices on your home network and takes another look at Sigmira

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on BUFF activity at Fairford, the retirement of the Mirage F1 and Exercise Saber Strike

Sky High
Godfrey Manning looks at airport capacity expansion, VHF propagation and receiving techniques

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report on greater than expected Sporadic-E activity in May

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly continues his look at AIS, explains the format of IMO numbers and offers an overview of the coastguard services in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Airband News
David Smith reports on the reclassification of the London Control Zone and another prosecution of a recreational UAV flyer

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand picks up classical music from Poland on long wave, monitors the recent coup in Thailand and attempts to establish which religious broadcaster is omnipotent

News & Products

Robert Connolly tells of surprisingly good propagation for the time of year and looks at NDBs on offshore platforms and then brings you his compilation of NDB and DGPS log entries

Win a Watson W-8681-PRO Weather Station

Our list of airshows and associated events taking place between July 25th and August 31st

Radio Related Websites
Chrissy Brand rediscovers radio and television in Finland and Armenia and notes there are still plenty of number stations on the air

Off the Record
Having heard that a popular pirate radio broadcaster from the offshore era would be making a return to the airwaves, Oscar takes a look at Scotland 69am

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker looks back at a headline published in CB Radio magazine in May 1981 and comes up to date with reports on the Lafayette Apollo Pro, Evolution and President Lincoln II V-3

Rallies and Radio Related Events

Software Spot
This month, we’re offering programs for satellite tracking and rotator control, audio recording, weak signal mode operation, spectrum analysis, award tracking and QSL management

Radio Book Store
Mail order service

Trading Post
Second-hand bargains


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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