RadCom Basics, No. 39, March 2024

| March 28, 2024

We are pleased to announce the March 2024 edition of RadCom Basics is now available on the RSGB website

In this edition, Mark Hartley, M0XCZ reflects upon his own experiences of portable operating, and provides an account aimed at encouraging amateurs to get out there and experience the—sometimes unexpected—benefits of portable operating.

Also in this edition:

  • Checking and testing components: Part one
    Lee Aldridge, G4EJB, provides guidance about how to check and test components. This is useful if you are thinking about constructional work, repair work or rebuilding old equipment. Lee provides some basic pointers and tells us how to avoid potential pitfalls
  • Working the 160 and 80m bands from small gardens and limited space: Part two
    Andy Gilfillan, G0FVI explains the challenges of operating these two low HF bands from restrictive small gardens and spaces
  • Verticals and radials, how important are they?
    In this article, Tim Hier, G5TM examines the extent to which radials play a part in enhancing the performance of a HF vertical antenna
  • Keeping it clean! A guide to clean transmissions: Part one
    Andy Gilfillan, G0FVI provides some great tips and advice on how to transmit a clean signal by examining why a transmission might sound ‘unclean’.

To read this edition online, or to download the PDF version, go to rsgb.org/radcom-basics or tap or click the cover image below, and login with your callsign and RSGB Membership Services password

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