RadCom January 2016, Vol. 92, No. 1

| December 14, 2015

Cover image: Cover image: Members of Denby Dale ARS erect their new Spiderbeam for the HF WAB contest.Welcome to the first 2016 edition of RadCom in its new format.

Whilst we like to refresh the ‘look and feel’ from time to time, we are fiercely proud of the high quality of the content that, thanks to our excellent authors, we will strive to maintain—across all three of our periodicals!

News and Reports

Around Your Region—Club events calendar 81
Around Your Region—Events roundup 83
New products 14
News 12
RSGB Matters 6

Online edition

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Advertisers’ index 91
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 58
ARDF, Vlad Boev, 2E0VLB 45
ATV, Dave Mann, G8ADM 39
Contacts 95
GHz Bands, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 68
HF, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY 60
Members’ ads 92
Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4KFH 88
Rallies and events 93
Special events, Silent Keys 95
Sport radio, Steve White, G3ZVW 74
The Last Word 96
VHF/UHF, Richard Staples, G4HGI 64


Alinco switch mode power supplies, Steve White, G3ZVW 36
Basicomm CW Touch Paddle, Bob Whelan, G3PJT 80
Book Review, Giles Read, G1MFG 71
Intermediate course soldering exercise, Elaine Richards, G4LFM 34
Pixie QRP transceiver kit, Giles Read, G1MFG 40
Wimo Big-Wheel antenna, Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM 54

Technical Features

47GHz—a band to share with a friend? Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 25
A minimal loop for QRPp, John Seager, G0UCP 26
Design Notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 46
Homebrew, Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ 30
Myths and anomalies of aerial systems in amateur radio, Andy Choraffa, G3PKW 42
Properties of open and shorted feedlines, Assistant Professor Roger Paskvan, WA0IUJ 76
The Cambridge Community Remote Station project, Bob Whelan, G3PJT 20


RSGB contest changes, Steve White, G3ZVW 69
The 2015 RSGB Convention, Elaine Richards, G4LFM 55
The 2015 RSGB IOTA Contest, Mike Franklin, G3VYI 16
The three Old Men of Hoy, Colwyn Jones, MM0YCJ 72

Category: Front Page News, RadCom