RadCom February 2016, Vol. 92, No. 2

| January 25, 2016

Cover image: Peter Hart, G3SJX reviews the new Yaesu FT-991. Image: 81 G3SJX and Yaesu (UK).

With the festivities behind us it is time to look forward to making some changes to our station or trying new things.

This month’s edition brings us plenty to consider and probably top of the list for many will be Peter Hart’s Equipment Review.

News and Reports

Around Your Region—Club events calendar 83
Around Your Region—Events roundup 86
New products 15
News 14
Old Timers’ Honour Roll 11
RSGB Matters 6

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Advertisers’ index 91
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 30
Contacts 94
GHz bands, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 73
HF, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY 68
LF, Dave Pick, G3YXM 66
Members’ ads 92
Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4KFH 82
QRP, George Dobbs, G3RJV 81
Rallies and events 93
Special events, Silent Keys 94
Sport radio, Steve White, G3ZVW 74
The Last Word 96
VHF/UHF, Richard Staples, G4HGI 70


Book review, Giles Read, G1MFG 61
Gemini 23, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 36
Yaesu FT-991, Peter Hart, G3SJX 20

Technical Features

A three or five-band end-fed antenna, Jos van den Helm, PA1ZP 54
Data, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 27
Design Notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 46
EMC, Dr David Lauder, G0SNO 44
Homebrew, Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ 32
Reducing an antenna’s footprint using perimeter loaded radials, Tony Preedy, G3LNP 40
Step up to 1296MHz, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 76


80m Club Championships, Steve White, G3ZVW 42
E6GG from Niue in 2015, Don Beattie, G3BJ 16
Talking with Tim Peake on the ISS, Elaine Richards, G4LFM 62

Category: Front Page News, RadCom