RadCom August 2020, Vol. 96, No. 8

| July 27, 2020

Cover image: A montage of VE Day stations who took to the air. Thanks to Derek, G8ECI, Rod, G4SPS, Geoff, G3WZP and Robin, G6POG. Designed by Kevin Williams, M6CYB.VE day special events—amateurs commemorate wartime British spirit

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News and Reports

Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84
Around Your Region – Events roundup 89
New products 14
News 11
RSGB Matters 6
Special Interest Groups News 16


Advertisers’ index 93
Antennas, Mike Parkin, G0JMI 18
Contesting, Steve White, G3ZVW 39
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 95
Silent Keys 95
The Last Word 97
VHF/UHF, James Stevens, M0JCQ 56


Steve Hartley, G0FUW 33
Special event station in Egypt, Martti Laine, OH2BH 45
VE Day special event stations 42
VU7RI from Lakshadweep, Shabu Ramakrishnan, M0KRI 40


Book review, Elaine Richards, G4LFM 91
Whistler TRX-1 and TRX-2 scanners, Tim Kirby, GW4VXE 22

Technical Features

4m to 2m receive up converter, Michael Rathbone, G3ZII 26
Data, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 70
Design Notes, Andy Talbot, G4JNT 62
EMC, Dr David Lauder, G0SNO 74
Flexible transceiver antenna switching matrix, Adrian Ryan, 5B4AIY 78
Getting on to FM satellites, Chris Leviston, M0KPW 30
Quick start 160m antenna, Bob Witmer, W3RW 46
Some ideas for simple QRP transceivers, Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM 66
Using FT8 for summer sporadic E, David Price, G4BIX 21

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