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Contents RadCom September 2012
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News and Reports
- 6 RSGB Matters
Including Society matters, Olympic updates, Volunteer vacancies, QSL Matters, Contest Rules Consultation, New Members and Congratulations
- 12 News
All the amateur radio news
- 24 Half Year Accounts
Unaudited income and expenditure account for the six months ending 30 June 2012
- 80 Around Your Region
Club news and planned events around the country
- 66 YouKits FG-01 Antenna Analyser
A real pleasure to use, writes Mike Richards, G4WNC
- 71 Book Review
Giles Read, G1MFG looks at Low Power Communication and EME 2012 Conference Papers
- 18 Homebrew
Back to basics with a look at crystal sets by Eamon Skelton, EI5GQ
- 32 Design Notes
Andy Talbot, G4JNT continues his look at small LF antennas and introduces some reader feedback topics
- 36 Transformer Feedback Amplifiers
Transformer feedback amplifiers are valuable when designing high dynamic range receivers, writes Chris Trask, N7ZWY
- 44 Collapsible 6m 2-ele beam
Ideal for portable use, this design by Mike Parkin, G0JMI folds into a compact shape for transport and storage
- 62 Technical Feedback
Following a recent EMC column report, Roger Alexander, 2E0WWZ explains how he chose LED lighting carefully for his RAYNET requirement and experiences no RFI problems
- 14 RSGB Convention
A look ahead to next month’s world-class event
- 26 British Inland Waterways on the Air
Reports from around the country on the 2011 and 2012 events, collated by John Rogers, M0JAV
- 30 National Hamfest
With just six weeks to go, excitement mounts – here’s what to expect at the Notts and Newark Showground on 28 and 29 September
- 52 75th Commonwealth Contest
Bob Whelan, G3PJT reports on all of 2012’s stormy action
- 64 Tower Technology
Elaine Richards, G4LFM learns all about building and refurbishing mobile masts at Upshot UK
- 22 Antennas, Peter Dodd, G3LDO
- 75 ARDF, Bob Titterington, G3ORY
- 16 ATV, Roy Powers, G8CKN
- 60 GHz Bands, Sam Jewell, G4DDK
- 55 HF, Don Field, G3XTT
- 87 Members’ Ads, Rallies and Events, Silent Keys, Special Event Stations
- 78 Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4KFH
- 73 Sport Radio, Steve White, G3ZVW
- 92 The Last Word
- 58 VHF/UHF, David Butler, G4ASR
- 67 Special Offer – Save money on a YouKits FG-01 Antenna Analyser
In the 75th Commonwealth Contest article on pages 52-54 we mentioned that Peter, G3PHO reached second place in the restricted section of the contest. We omitted to show the callsign he used in the contest – 9H3C – from his location on Gozo Island (IOTA EU-023). Other Commonwealth Contest travellers were ZD7XF (= G3TXF), J88DR (= G3TBK), C56XA (= G3XAQ) and J79SZ (= G7SOZ).
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