RadCom March 2019, Vol. 95, No. 3

| February 25, 2019

Cover designed by Kevin Williams, M6CYB. Photos by Giles Read, G1MFGIC-9700 launched at NRC—Icom UK chooses RSGB National Radio Centre to reveal 2m, 70cm and 23cm groundbreaker

News and Reports

Around Your Region – Club events calendar 85
Around Your Region – Events roundup 89
New products 14
News 12
RSGB Matters 6
The 2018 RSGB IOTA Contest, Mike Franklin, G3VYI 30


Advertisers’ index 93
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 16
ATV, Dave Crump, G8GKQ 27
Contesting, Steve White, G3ZVW 53
GHz bands, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 66
HF, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY 62
Members’ ads 94
Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4FKH 96
QRP column, Steve Hartley, G0FUW 68
Rallies and events 95
The Last Word 97
VHF UHF, Richard Staples, G4HGI 64


Captain Cook on the (air) waves, Nigel Ferguson, G0BPK and Clifford Thornton 22
First impressions of the FTdx101D, Tim Kirby, G4VXE 20
Icom launches the IC-9700 at the RSGB National Radio Centre 24
Russian Robinson club 25th anniversary, Charles Wilmott, M0OXO 72
The work of a Voluntary Interceptor, Ray Fautley, G3ASG 42
Youngsters on the Air month, Sara McGarvey, 2I0SSW 80

Technical Features

Design notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 46
Power meter for up to 8GHz, Dave Ellis, G4AJY 76
Temperature test chamber, Bob Burns, G3OOU 54


Book Review 83
MFJ-402 Nano keyer, Roger Cooke, G3LDI 78
Rigol DSA815 and RSA3030 spectrum analysers, Dave Crump, G8GKQ 38

Category: Front Page News, RadCom