| September 24, 2020

RadCom Basics is a bi-monthly digital publication that explores key aspects of amateur radio in a straightforward and accessible way

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  • Welcome to the latest edition by Lee, G4EJB, Editor
    In this edition, a brief look at RadCom and the RSGB archive, webinars, radio clubs using Zoom®, and the RSGB 2020 Convention Online; and, as part of the continuing theme, are you making full use of the RSGB? Also the very useful Live DX Cluster
  • Magnetic loop antennas
    Why is there so much interest in this type of antenna for the HF bands? Because this relatively small-size antenna appears to be a great answer for those with little garden or even no garden at all, as well as for portable work. It can even offer some immunity to the urban-generated noise that can plague HF operation these days, as well as providing some very useful selectivity—so could it be an answer for you?
  • Metal bashing
    While considering different areas of the hobby that might help, I was struggling to find any enthusiasm to do what I’d term as metal bashing. I’d built numerous small radio projects and made very modest bases and front panels but shied away from anything more than a small piece of aluminium—Lee, G4EJB goes back to basics
  • Station maintenance
    With winter heading our way, it may be a good time to check over coax cables and connectors. An article from the Start Here series by Jonathan Constable, M5FUN and Tatiana McArthur, MM6TAT originally published in RadCom, March 2012
  • Index of RadCom Basics articles: editions 1 to 18
    To help you find recent articles in RadCom Basics

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