RadCom June 2020, Vol. 96, No. 6

| May 27, 2020

Cover image: A montage of RSGB Members who are getting on the air, showing that amateur radio is helping alleviate isolation during the current Covid-19 lockdown situation around the world. Thanks to all who sent in shack and operating photos – there are more on page 72. Design by Kevin Williams, M6CYBWe may be self-isolating but radio amateurs are not isolated—just get on the air!

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News and Reports

Annual RSGB trophy winners 16
Around Your Region – Club events calendar 86
Around Your Region – Events roundup 89
Beyond Exams, John Rogers, M0JAV 26
New products 14
News 11
RSGB Matters 6
Special Interest Groups News 15


Advertisers’ index 93
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 18
Contesting, Steve White, G3ZVW 48
GHz bands, Dr John Worsnop, G4BAO 58
HF, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY 54
LF, Dave Pick, G3YXM 53
Members’ ads 94
Propagation, Gwyn Williams, G4FKH 96
Rallies and events 94
Silent Keys 95
The Last Word 97
VHF/UHF, John Regnault, G4SVX and Richard Staples, G4HGI 56


Battle of the Beams, part two, Bruce Taylor, HB9ANY 82
Operating from Tillamook Rock, Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC 22
Organising a CW boot camp, Dean Saxton, G4WQI 46
The way of St Hild, John Hogg, G3NUA 39
Time and amateur radio, Chris Saunders, G4ZCS 66


Book Review, Giles Read, G1MFG 85

Technical Features

Antenna traps, John Lenahan, K0RW 30
Data, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 76
Design Notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 62
EMC, Dr David Lauder, G0SNO 74
HF power meter, Kevin Ayriss, G8MXV 40
SDRplay tuning knob, Mike Jennings, G8EJN 70
Using the KiwiSDR for antenna testing, Steven Appleyard, G3PND 80

Category: Front Page News, RadCom