RadCom March 2016, Vol. 92, No. 3

| February 22, 2016

Cover image: SEPD engineers replacing suspect insulators on a 132kV power line. Photo: Brian Coleman, G4NNSRather than a gentle ramping down as my term as President comes to its conclusion life is as busy as ever due, in no small part, to the very exciting school contacts with Tim Peake aboard the ISS, the related Buildathon activities and YOTA month becoming a fixture in our annual calendar.

These provide a focus on the next generation of amateurs as well as opportunities for media coverage and we hope some spin-off leading to careers in our science, technology and engineering base, all made possible by RSGB volunteers working closely with our affiliated clubs.

News and Reports

Around Your Region—Club events calendar 82
Around Your Region—Events roundup 86
New products 14
News 12
RSGB Election Information 43
RSGB Matters 6
2016 Band plan 36

Online edition

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Advertisers’ index 91
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 58
ATV, Dave Mann, G8ADM 42
GHz bands, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 66
HF, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY 60
Members’ ads 94
Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4KFH 92
Rallies and events 95
Special events, Silent Keys 95
Sport radio, Steve White, G3ZVW 74
The Last Word 96
VHF/UHF, Richard Staples, G4HGI 64


Book review, Giles Read, G1MFG 70
MFJ-939, Steve White, G3ZVW 20
SDR play, Mike Richards, G4WNC 44

Technical Features

A weak signal propagation report, Ron Mount, G7DOE 16
Design Notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 68
High performance VHF/UHF contest stations, Alwyn Seeds, G8DOH 22
Homebrew, Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ 30
Resolution of a power line interference problem, Brian Coleman G4NSS 72
VDSL interference to HF radio, John Rogers, M0JAV 80


Special event station GB125SL, Chris Leviston, M0KPW 76
The BARTG HF RTTY contest, Steve White, G3ZVW 48
Watching ARDF competition on YouTube, Bob Titterington, G3ORY 55

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