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Bonito Boni-Whip, NTI GigActiv GA3005 and NTI MegaLoop ML200
Mike Richards looks at three German active antennas marketed by Bonito and distributed in the UK by Taylor Made RF Limited

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson responds to requests for help, relays details of strange happenings on VHF marine DSC, reports on his visit to PMRExpo 2014 and assures you that analogue is not dead

Mike Richards looks at the Espressif Systems ESP8266 highly integrated chip designed for the needs of a new connected world

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on his trip to Lithuania to find out how NATO deals with airspace incursions

Sky High
Godfrey Manning requests your help to understand the proposals for the increase in airport capacity in the South East and then looks at the three types of radio service available at aerodromes

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith bring you updates on an unusual Russian video carrier and catches from Afghanistan and Suriname

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly looks at some of the services provided by the UK Coastguard and reports on the launches of two trawlers

Your chance to win a Cross Country Wireless Broadband Active Antenna

Airband News
David Smith takes an online tour of the airspace around the UK and then reports on a new method for assessing the environmental efficiency of flights and concern regarding the use of remote technology

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand brings you more good news regarding the broadcast bands and reports that the winter conditions are enabling good signals on medium wave

Robert Connolly is not downhearted about the planned closure of many en route NDBs because when one door closes another one opens

Develop a Propagation Monitoring Routine
Georg Wiessala reflects on the composition of our atmosphere, radio signals, the Earth’s magnetic field, ionisation and sunspots, frequency choice and the art and science of propagation prediction

Radio Related Websites
Chrissy Brand hunkers down for a snowy Canadian winter, searches for the sounds of Sputnik and goes looking for some retro radios

News & Products

Off the Record
Oscar gets used to a Pure One Flow portable music streaming and radio system

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker looks back at 2014 and looks forward to 2015, and says thank you

Software Spot
This month, we are offering programs for an amateur radio atlas on your PC, data modes, digital voice, EchoLink, logging QSOs, scanner and transceiver control and satellite 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

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