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RU November 2016 CoverNovember 2016.

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Alex’s Adventures in Sideband Land – Part 2
Alex Whittaker concludes his adventures in sideband land by sharing his thoughts on his President Grant II Premium Expanded CB transceiver

Scanning Scene
Bill Robertson offers plenty of hints and tips for scanner listening and advises on distribution amplifiers and digital mode scanners 

Mike Richards shows how to incorporate an accurate frequency reference into the shack and considers the pros and cons of buying one new or second-hand

Military Matters
Pat Carty reports on air, land and seaborne exercises in the UK, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic and, in the process, brings you details of the assets involved and frequencies used

Sky High
Godfrey Manning addresses the questions of what a tower controller actually controls, who lands an airliner, what radio beacons are needed and under whose authority

Keith Hamer and Garry Smith report that Sporadic-E recovered during August and, instead of the early closure of the season, activity was plentiful until the end of the month

Maritime Matters
Robert Connolly gives a rundown on the monitoring equipment he uses in his shack and when he is on holiday

Submarines and the Sun on VLF
Georg Wiessala continues his exploration of the very low frequency band and experiments with the reception and display of signals to submarines and looks at solar flare detection using VLF

Airband News
David Smith untangles the legislation being put in place to ensure that drones don’t compromise aviation safety and then reports on how technology saved the life of a student pilot in the US

LM&S Broadcast Matters
Chrissy Brand reports on the annual European DX Council Conference and readers tune to stations in Iceland, Libya and Algeria. Then, there are transatlantic catches on medium wave and a look back to the days of offshore radio

Mode-S Virtual Radar
Pat Carty reports on an experiment to expand oceanic coverage by retransmitting terrestrial ADS-B via satellite. He then brings you his compilation of updates covering Virtual Radar Server, FlightAware and PlanePlotter

RF Development Board – Part 3
Roger Thomas explains how to build a direct conversion receiver that can be used to monitor signals on long wave

News & Products

Radio Websites
Chrissy Brand reflects on the vast number of radio-related websites, shares readers’ suggestions on transistor radios and an expensive QSL card and then listens to some music both past and present

Off the Record
Oscar raises concerns over free radio and the internet, questioning whether democracy truly exists in the UK. He then revisits talkRADIO to see how it’s been faring since its launch earlier in the year

Comms from Europe
Simon Parker brings you his compilation of CB related news, including information on a new ‘old school’ transceiver from Super Star, an update on the AnyTone Apollo II H and his initial thoughts on the President Lincoln II +

Radio Events

Software Spot
This month, QSP73 Services software collection includes programs for APRS, the calculation of beam headings, coaxial traps, JTMS for meteor scatter, logging, rig control, signal to image decoding of satellite-based WEFAX and tone detection


Radio Book Store
New titles in stock

Trading Post

Second-hand bargains

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

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