RadCom August 2016, Vol. 92, No. 8

| July 25, 2016

Cover image: Icom IC-7300 HF, 50 and 70MHz transceiver.

Pete Hart, G3SJX examines the first mainstream Japanese transceiver to adopt full direct-digital sampling SDR technology while retaining traditional knobs and dials—the revolutionary benefits of SDR with no computer needed.

News and Reports

79th Commonwealth Contest 2016 36
Around your region – Club events calendar 83
Around your region – Events roundup 87
Members and friends at Friedrichshafen 94
New products 14
News 12
RSGB matters 6
RSGB PSC project, Gwyn Williams, G4FKH 62

Online edition

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Advertisers’ index 91
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 60
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
Rallies and events 93
Special events, Silent Keys 93
Sport radio, Steve White, G3ZVW 80
The last word 96
VHF/UHF, Richard Staples, G4HGI 70


Book review, Giles Read, G1MFG 75
FlexRadio Systems Maestro console, Mike Richards, G4WNC 40
Icom IC-7300 transceiver, Peter Hart, G3SJX 22
MetroVNA Pro Touch, Steve White, G3ZVW 30

Technical Features

Data, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 20
Design Notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 46
EMC, Dr David Lauder, G0SNO 56
Homebrew, Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ 16


Eastern total solar eclipse rendezvous, Michael Knowles 55
Mills on the Air 76
National Hamfest 44
RSGB Convention 45
The RSGB Legacy Fund, Nick Henwood, G3RWF 34

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