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RadioUser June 2016 CoverJune 2016.

On Sale 26th May 2016

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Mike Richards takes a look the latest receiver from Elad which covers 10kHz to 54MHz and manages to squeeze all the technology of a full featured 16-bit direct sampling SDR into a compact, easy to use form

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson details UK and international SAR frequencies, responds to readers’ queries and offers a newcomers’ introduction to CTCSS and DCS

Mike Richards continues his in-depth look at spectrum surveys using rtl_power and then reports on a new Raspberry Pi computer and an associated low-power hard drive

Military Matters
As he recovers from his prostatectomy, Pat Carty brings you his monthly compilation of updates on recent and forthcoming exercises and the unexpected arrival of F-22 Raptor aircraft

Sky High
Godfrey Manning muses on how air travel can bring cross-cultural confusion and explains the format and content of ATIS broadcasts

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report that March was another indifferent month. Nevertheless, FM reception was good

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly tells of an unfortunate trawler that ran into trouble twice and then looks at the planned closure of much of the American national DGPS system

Vive la Radio!
Chrissy Brand reports on her trip to Paris for Radiodays Europe 2016

Airband News

David Smith considers the new safety requirements for the 2016 air display season

Your chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2016

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand devotes this month’s column to reception reports sent in by readers, ranging from local radio to exotic DX catches

Robert Connolly brings you his bimonthly compilation of news on what has been happening in the world of NDBs and DGPS, complete with recent logs and hints and tips

Airshow Guide

Decoding RDS Part 2
Roger Thomas continues his look at the background to the radio data system, which was developed to make VHF FM broadcast receivers more user-friendly

News & Products

Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand shares some readers’ correspondence about vintage radios and the end of AM broadcasting in Belarus and then suggests a diverse selection of online stations ranging from esoteric music to revolutionary chat

Off the Record
Oscar comments on radio purdah in the run-up to the EU referendum, responds to feedback and reports on free radio stations that have been active recently

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker brings you updates on the President McKinley transceiver and the Sirio Gain-Master HW antenna and then offers you the chance to win a PNI Extra 45 mag-mount antenna

Software Spot
This month, QSP73 Services brings you another superb software collection with plenty of programs for the summer and the forthcoming contest season

Radio Events

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

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


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