RadCom March 2017, Vol. 93, No. 3

| February 27, 2017


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Cover image: The Yaesu FT-891 HF and 6m mobile 30 transceiver. Photo courtesy of Yaesu UK.The Yaesu FT-891, an ultra-compact mobile/portable design.

News and Reports

Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84
Around Your Region – Events roundup 88
Club of the Year 90
New products 14
News 12
RSGB Band Plans 2017 38
RSGB Matters 6

Online edition

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Advertisers’ index 93
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 30
ATV, Dave Crump, G8GKQ 27
GHz bands, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 48
HF, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY 44
Members’ ads 94
Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4KFH 55
Rallies and events 94
Sport radio, Steve White, G3ZVW 64
The last word 96
VHF/UHF, Richard Staples, G4HGI 46


Book review, Giles Read, G1MFG 65
Kenwood TH-D74E, Gavin Nesbitt, M1BXF 24
Yaesu FT-891, Peter Hart, G3SJX 78

Technical Features

Cable management system and earth bar, Andrew Churchley, G4EAQ 34
Design notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 60
HF cave radio, Mike Bedford, G4AEE 18
Homebrew, Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ 72


Essex RAYNET deployed, Pete Sipple, M0PSX 15
Radio frequency interference, Dr John A. V. Rogers, M0JAV 56
RSGB Commonwealth Contest, Bob Whelan, G3PJT 16
Six Gs expedition to the Chatham Islands – ZL7G, Don Beattie, G3BJ 66

Category: Front Page News, RadCom