RadCom May 2017, Vol. 93, No. 5

| April 24, 2017

Cover image: A selection of handhelds to try operating in the 2m UKFM contests. Photo courtesy Kevin Williams, M6CYB.Handheld operation—trying your hand in the new 2m FM activity contests.

News and Reports

Around Your Region – Club events calendar 83
Around Your Region – Events roundup 86
Club of the Year – 1st place Small Club winners 91
Committee reports 43
New products 14
News 12
RSGB Matters 6
Islands on the Air update, Roger Balister, G3KMA 62
YOTA 2017, meet the team 16

Online edition

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Advertisers’ index 93
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 28
ATV, Dave Crump, G8GKQ 32
GHz bands, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 60
HF, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY 54
Members’ ads 94
Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4KFH 82
Rallies and events 95
Sport radio, Steve White, G3ZVW 64
The last word 97
VHF/UHF, Richard Staples, G4HGI 58


Book review, Giles Read, G1MFG 65

Technical Features

Acronyms and abbreviations 90
Design notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 46
Homebrew, Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ 18
Multiband inverted V antennas, the downsides, Dr Brian Austin, G0GSF 72
Multimeter breakout box, Geoff Theasby, G8BMI 44
Rejecting broadcast station interference, Dr Bob Whelan, G3PJT 68


Arkwright youngsters get a taste of amateur radio 66
Autumn dates for your diary 53
GB0WN for British Science Week, Adam Hicks, M6OLT 48
SOS Radio Week 42
Taking part in the 1.8MHz WAB contest, Ian Moth, G4MBD 40
Trying your hand in the new 2m FM Activity Contests 24

Category: Front Page News, RadCom, RSGB Notices