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Practical Wireless Magazine

12 issues per year Write Review From £3.17 per issue Practical Wireless is aimed at the licensed radio amateur and caters for the amateur radio hobby.

Practical Wireless is a ‘doing’ magazine focusing on the practical and constructional side of amateur radio and appeals to all ages.

Written by expert authors and contributors, Practical Wireless reflects developments in the technology, participants, activities and licensing framework of the hobby.

Every monthly issue features:
- The latest news
- Reviews of the latest radio equipment and ancillaries
- Regular practical constructional articles and projects
- Features from the UK and around the world
- What Next column is aimed at recently-licensed newcomers
- Software-defined radio
- Satellite operation
- Technical, operating and historic interests
- DX-ing and DXpeditions
- HF (High Frequency), VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency)
- QRP
- Transceivers and Antennas
- Rallies and club news

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Practical Wireless  |  May 2020  


IN THIS MONTH’S PW

• KEYLINES: Among other topics, Don reflects on remote operation in amateur radio
• NEWS: News from the UK & internationally,
• THE SENHAIX 8800: A dual-band handheld that is colourful, includes a torch & can be programmed from your Smartphone!
• THE INNOVANTENNAS XR6: A compact HF Yagi antenna suitable for Software Defined Radio
• NOTES FROM A SMALL STATION: continuing the theme from last month of using an end-fed wire antenna
• VALVE & VINTAGE: The story of the Marconi Challenger & its restoration
• ANTENNAS USING FIBREGLASS POLES: The many ways in which fibreglass poles can be used to support a wide range of HF antennas
• WORLDWIDE REMOTE SHACK DIGITAL MODES: A comprehensive introduction to accessing your shack remotely for digital modes operation
• HF HIGHLIGHTS: A busy month on the HF bands
• SOLDERING COAX CONNECTORS (PART 2): How to put connectors on 7mm coaxial cable
• DOING IT BY DESIGN: An 80m AM transmitter with two fixed frequencies & a VFO
• WHAT NEXT: A look at societies that focus on a particular aspect of our wide-ranging hobby
• CARRYING ON THE G3RJV WAY: A use for another of George Dobbs G3RJV’s projects
• WORLD OF VHF: Antenna polarisation at VHF
• MAKING PRETTY PANELS: Giving homebrew gear a professional finish
• DATA MODES: A cheap but cheerful APRS node
• ORIGINS OF PROSIGNS & ABBREVIATIONS: The origins of many of the prosigns & abbreviations we use in Morse today
• MAKING WAVES: How professional HF radio users study & measure the ionosphere
• READERS’ LETTERS: Topics this month cover prefixes, the ‘roger bip’, tuners & more
• KITS & MODULES: A cheap VU meter that can be used for monitoring amplitude-modulated audio
Practical Wireless is aimed at the licensed radio amateur and caters for the amateur radio hobby.

Practical Wireless is a ‘doing’ magazine focusing on the practical and constructional side of amateur radio and appeals to all ages.

Written by expert authors and contributors, Practical Wireless reflects developments in the technology, participants, activities and licensing framework of the hobby.

Every monthly issue features:
- The latest news
- Reviews of the latest radio equipment and ancillaries
- Regular practical constructional articles and projects
- Features from the UK and around the world
- What Next column is aimed at recently-licensed newcomers
- Software-defined radio
- Satellite operation
- Technical, operating and historic interests
- DX-ing and DXpeditions
- HF (High Frequency), VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency)
- QRP
- Transceivers and Antennas
- Rallies and club news
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   Practical Wireless Reviewed 02 April 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Very simple and easy to access & read. Good value especially in these locked down times
   Practical Wireless Reviewed 02 March 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Great magazine with a lot of practical tips, tests and articles!
   Practical Wireless Reviewed 11 February 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Consistently interesting articles.
   Worth reading every month Reviewed 09 April 2019
I have read PW every month for years.
It keeps me up to date as to what is happening in amateur radio.
Don g3xtt the Editor is happy to include all aspects of the hobby old and new.
   Great to have a digital version Reviewed 07 June 2018
Really good to have this on Pocketmags, and a week or more earlier than the print version.

I particularly like the style of writing which is very accessible but not too technical.

I notice they have recently started looking at some newer technologies like Network Radios, a new strand of the Amateur hobby which is proving really interesting to enthusiasts from all backgrounds.

Well done PW for keeping on the cutting edge of the Ham hobby, in so many ways!

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