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RU Cover September 2015.inddSeptember 2015

On Sale 27th August 2015

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SV1AFN Design Lab RTL-SDR Up-Converter
Mike Richards looks at a DC to 55MHz upconverter designed by Makis Katsouris SV1AFN

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson reveals the frequencies used on board some cruise ships and explains the whys and wherefores of CTCSS and DCS

Book Review
David Harris looks at London’s Pirate Pioneers

Mike Richards brings you an update on Airspy and then looks at in-depth analysis of IQ recordings using SDR Console SDR Data File Analyser

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on the Bastille Day Parade festivities and flypast and offers his thoughts on RIAT

Sky High
Godfrey Manning bids farewell to the last flying Vulcan and looks at the North Atlantic organised track system and procedures used during oceanic transit

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report on some excellent Sporadic-E activity in June, with some rare sightings and exotics

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly reports on his visit to see vessels participating in the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival and details some commonly encountered VHF frequencies used at ports


News & Products

Airband News
David Smith comments on the SITA OnAir’s AIRCOM FlightTracker and looks at how the CAA intends to get tough on airspace infringements

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand cools down with thoughts of sub-zero temperatures and brings you readers’ reports, news of a diploma and some current QSL cards

Mode-S Virtual Radar
Pat Carty reminds readers about FLARM and offers his easy to follow guide to installing PlanePlotter

VLF: Windows on our World (and Beyond) – Part 1
Georg Wiessala takes you on a VLF safari and then describes the equipment and techniques he uses

Airshow Guide

Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand deals with a bumper bundle of reader’s suggestions and listens to a couple of online stations, some chilled out summer sounds and some classic radio drama from around the world

Off the Record
Oscar muses on a mockumentary series about a pirate radio station in West London and reports on the preparations for the launch of Talk 2 Me Radio

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker brings you up to date on recent activity on the air and limited edition antennas. He then offers you the chance to win either a CRT MIKE or CRT ONE transceiver

Pound for Pound
Roger Thomas picked up a ‘bargain’ dedicated ADS-B receiver and then decided to compare its performance with his existing low-cost setup

Radio Events

Software Spot
This month, QSP73 Services is offering programs for antenna design and matching, an audio spectrum analyser, circuit design, data mode operation, digital signal processing and propagation prediction

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


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