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Radio User Magazine

12 issues per year Write Review From £3.33 per issue Since its debut in 2006, RadioUser, the former Short Wave Magazine, has been the best-selling radio listener`s’ magazine in the UK. It covers all forms of broadcast and two-way radio, but not amateur radio. The magazine offers regular columns, exciting features, equipment reviews and a plethora of resources on a large number of radio topics.

With one eye on the traditions and history of radio, and another one on its present and dynamic future, RadioUser contains up-to-the-minute writing from our expert team of authors, on:

• News and Products
• Reviews of the latest radios, scanners, antennas and other radio equipment
• Emerging Issues in Radio, and from the Radio Industry, National (UK) Radio
• Aerials and Antennas, Airband and Maritime Radio
• International Broadcast Radio, from Long Wave to Short Wave, FM, Digital and Online
• Network Radio, Podcasting and Digital Radio
• Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
• CB Radio
• Portraits of Radio Personalities, Clubs, Associations and Charities
• Radio in History and the History of Radio
• Scanning and Receiving Signals from Space
• Taking Radio Mobile, DXpeditions, and CB Radio (from January 2020)
• Utility (non-broadcast) S

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Radio User  |  August 2020  


IN THIS MONTH'S RADIO USER
• NEWS & PRODUCTS: A plethora of radio news
• DAME VERA LYNN: ‘The Forces’ Sweetheart’ whose work on the radio gave so much encouragement to so many
• BOOK REVIEW I: A new text covering a range of broadcast radio formats
• BOOK REVIEW II: An in-depth look at a new title, which thoroughly details the history, functions & legacy of Portishead Marine Radio Station
• AIRBAND NEWS: The communications profile of Farnborough, & how drones could become more closely integrated with air traffic
• SPIES & RADIO (PART II): The radio equipment used by key agents & sketches the current number station monitoring environment
• AERIALS NOW: An in-depth test of the Air Antennas ‘Black Knight’ Civil & Military Air Band Inflatable Antenna
• ALEXANDERSON DAY 2020: The July transmissions on VLF 17.2kHz, from the UNESCO Heritage Radio Station SAQ Grimeton in Sweden
• RONAN O’RAHILLY: The life of the founder of Radio Caroline & his influence on British popular culture & UK commercial radio
• THE INTERNATIONAL RADIO SCENE: Unmissable international broadcasts & podcasts on the airwaves & online this month
• SCANNING SCENE: The world of DMR, de-mystifing many of the key terms & technologies behind this form of radio communication
• DIGITAL RADIO: Worldwide DRM news & an outline of the current changes to the DAB radio format across the United Kingdom
• EMERGING ISSUES IN RADIO: Looking at the roles broadcasters & podcasters can play in environmental disasters
• NETWORK RADIO: The Hytera PNC380, scrutinizing aspects of both function & design for this device, aimed at the business-PoC market
• JAMES CLERK MAXWELL: The life & work of this Scottish scientist, in the light of the research of the time on electromagnetic waves
• WATSON W-8686 WEATHER STATION: An in-depth look at the new Watson W-8686 weather monitor, an essential new shack accessory
• MARITIME MATTERS: concentrating on the world of cluster beacons
Since its debut in 2006, RadioUser, the former Short Wave Magazine, has been the best-selling radio listener`s’ magazine in the UK. It covers all forms of broadcast and two-way radio, but not amateur radio. The magazine offers regular columns, exciting features, equipment reviews and a plethora of resources on a large number of radio topics.

With one eye on the traditions and history of radio, and another one on its present and dynamic future, RadioUser contains up-to-the-minute writing from our expert team of authors, on:

• News and Products
• Reviews of the latest radios, scanners, antennas and other radio equipment
• Emerging Issues in Radio, and from the Radio Industry, National (UK) Radio
• Aerials and Antennas, Airband and Maritime Radio
• International Broadcast Radio, from Long Wave to Short Wave, FM, Digital and Online
• Network Radio, Podcasting and Digital Radio
• Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
• CB Radio
• Portraits of Radio Personalities, Clubs, Associations and Charities
• Radio in History and the History of Radio
• Scanning and Receiving Signals from Space
• Taking Radio Mobile, DXpeditions, and CB Radio (from January 2020)
• Utility (non-broadcast) Signals and Non-Directional Beacons
• Books, Club Activities, Radio Rallies and Resources
• Radio, Weather, Climate and the Atmosphere
• Very Low Frequency (VLF) Radio
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Radio User

Best magazine for HAM and listening amateurs. Good tests and informative articles. Looking forward to RU every month. Reviewed 21 June 2020
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Radio User

I have really enjoyed the content. Reviewed 12 June 2020
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Radio User

I think generally the magazine is good. But, I miss Nils Schiffhauer as his column was outstanding. More content covering utility monitoring and Milcoms in general I think. Hardware reviews are just glorified oppinions with no hardware test result to prove/back up a sales pitch! Reviewed 22 May 2020

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