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Wellbrook ALA1530LN
Mike Richards looks at a new low noise version of the ALA1530 magnetic loop antenna that covers 50kHz to 30MHz

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson reports on FEEDNET, responds to feedback and offers a reader’s view on two-way radio usage on the North Yorkshire Coast

Mike Richards looks at a new operating system for the Raspberry Pi, an RTL-SDR Server update, SNR measurement using SDR# and propagation reporting based on weak signals

Military Matters
Pat Carty report on his trip to the Clyde, Sarcomm and Trident Juncture 2015

Sky High
Godfrey Manning thanks an observant reader for spotting a mistake and takes a look at the air traffic control simulator at The National Museum of Computing

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith bring you their compilation of reception reports for stations on Bands I, II and III and rekindle some memories with 60 years of ITV

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly considers the future for the shipping forecasts broadcast on long wave by the BBC and RTÉ and then looks at MSI and weather data broadcast via NBDP, RTTY and radiofax

Airband News
David Smith comments on a UK first and brings you an update on reducing lateral separation on the North Atlantic. He then looks at the generation of automatic met actual reports and rounds off with a request for help 

News & Products


LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand reports on the European DX Council Conference in Saint Petersburg and catches up with readers’ logs of stations on the medium and short wave bands

Robert Connolly gears up for the winter season with some hits and tips for newcomers to NDB DXing, including potential indicators of openings to the eastern seaboard of Canada and the US

RadioUser Index 2015

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

David Harris looks around a large, open-air museum occupying a 36-acre site five miles north of Arundel that includes a Wireless Exhibition Centre and Connected Earth Telecommunications Hall

Win a PK’s Loop Antennas A-LOOP-TAM passive tunable medium wave loop antenna

Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand is impressed by the RMRC QSL-Calendar 2016 and invites you to enjoy some radio stations in Saint Petersburg online

Off the Record
Oscar takes another look at Talk 2 me Radio and tells you about the audio letter he received in the form of a personalised radio programme

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker looks at the Statie Radio CB Storm Master, Funklaedle 27W FM and SRCB 25W FM Albrecht AE 6110 transceivers and the Konektor Mini 40 PL antenna

Radio Events

Software Spot
This month, QSP73 Services ‘seasonal special’ compilation includes programs for contest logging, data mode demodulation and decoding, filter design, map projection and the creation of meter scales and Smith charts

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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