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RU Cover October 2015.inddOctober 2015

On Sale 24th September 2015

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Cross Country Wireless HF Active Loop Antenna
Mike Richards looks at an easily transportable HF active loop antenna that covers 200kHz to 70MHz and offers extended coverage up to 148MHz

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson reports on his recent trip to the Whitby Regatta and details a reader’s look at two-way communications during Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2015

Mike Richards looks at scanning using an SDR receiver and Jeff Knapp’s Frequency Manager Suite

Military Matters
Pat Carty tells of his trip to Devon for the Dawlish Airshow and his meander through Slovakia on his way to and from the Slovak International Air Fest 15

Sky High
Godfrey Manning reports on de-icing at Stansted, the whys and wherefores for reducing lateral separation on North Atlantic Tracks and looks at ATC workload management

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report that despite long-distance TV reception being a bit of a struggle in July, at times the Band II was awash with stations from Western, Central and Eastern Europe

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly looks at some of the systems under development to aid navigation and the safety of life at sea. He then considers some of the activities undertaken by the three GLAs that cover the British Isles and Gibraltar

Airband News
David Smith comments on a trial of a steeper approach angle at London Heathrow and tells of a bird strike on departure from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Foldaway Antenna
Keith Rawlings G4MIU shares his design for an easy to build, dual-band, collapsible antenna that is ideal for portable operation

Book Review
David Harris looks at How to Make Great Radio: Techniques and Tips for Today’s Broadcasters and Producers

Radio Events


LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand sees out the summer with some soothing Moroccan music, looks at a new presenter on short wave from Seoul and takes a midnight stroll in the American desert

Robert Connolly looks at soundcard-based programs for finding and displaying NDBs and for decoding DGPS 

Updating the Antiference FM244T
Edward Kessler muses on why listeners suffer noise on FM and describes his modification of a trusted Band II antenna from yesteryear

News & Products

Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand looks at lists for DXers, some BBC books and blogs, and an eclectic selection of podcasts and other audio, from bird song to psychedelic folk

Off the Record
Oscar muses on a catchphrase and tells of a presenter who pushed the boundary. He rounds off with his compilation of stations heard on short wave during July and August

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker tells of his trip to Czestochowa to celebrate the 25th anniversary of President Electronics Poland

Software Spot
This month, QSP73 Services is offering programs for the calculation of QRA locators, decoding Morse and RTTY, an electronic world atlas, logging, PCB design, scanning, signal activated audio recording and transceiver control

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

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