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Practical Wireless Magazine

12 issues per year Write Review From $3.42 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  |  September 2020  


IN THIS MONTH'S PRACTICAL WIRELESS

• THE ‘MCR COMMUNICATIONS’ G5RV ANTENNA - A look at a commercially made G5RV antenna.
• HOW THE RSGB IS HELPING RADIO AMATEURS TO BUILD THEIR EXPERIENCE - Recent developments to support new and existing amateurs.
• ICOM AUTOMATIC ANTENNA SWITCH - An automatic antenna switch for an IC-7300 which can be modified to work with other transceivers too.
• DATA MODES - A ‘from the ground-up’ explanation of data modes.
• WORLD OF VHF - Making duplicate QSOs and exciting news about D4VHF.
• WHAT NEXT - Advice on the best way to start out in the hobby.
• CARRYING ON THE G3RJV WAY - An MK484 TRF receiver from George’s archives.
• VALVE & VINTAGE - A little-known period of domestic receiver design and manufacture.
• HF HIGHLIGHTS - A recent publication that foretells a great sunspot cycle to come!
• PORTISHEAD RADIO - A look at a recently-published book about the maritime radio service and, in particular, Portishead Radio.
• MAKING WAVES - A form of radio communication that’s going on around us all the time but which very few people think about, even though it is very important – RADAR.
• DOING IT BY DESIGN - A portable receiver for AM reception on 80 through 60m.
• THE TWELFTH PRACTICAL WIRELESS 70MHZ CONTEST - The Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest.
• NOTES FROM A SMALL STATION - The vagaries of propagation and the effects of rain.
• S-METER VERSUS TIME DISPLAY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - The case for an alternative approach to an S-meter, one for the 21st century?
• RADIO AT DEPTH (PART I) - How low frequencies can be used to communicate with cavers underground
• READERS’ LETTERS - Topics this month include Tiger Radio, returning to the hobby and more on whether transistors wear out
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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Has always been a great magazine that I have been reading since my early teens (50 years ago). Now, having moved to the USA, the digital version is a real bonus. Reviewed Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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More 'How to' articles Reviewed Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Not enough technical content for my liking. Reviewed Thursday, May 7, 2020
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Do not like this "electronic" issue of PW, because I can not download articles to my PC Reviewed Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Very simple and easy to access & read. Good value especially in these locked down times Reviewed Thursday, April 2, 2020

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