Practical Wireless March 2015

The March 2015 issue of Practical Wireless is out now. Here’s a taster of what’s included:

March 2015 Practical Wireless
March 2015 Practical Wireless
  • A review of the Noble Radio NR-4SC 4 Metre SSB/CW Transceiver
  • The Sloping Wire Loop, a DX Antenna for 18 through 70MHz
  • How to Organise a Radio Rally – A look at the West of England Rally
  • Emerging Technology – Fast-charging handset batteries, Ofcom’s crackdown on interference and software-defined digital multimode VHF/UHF radios
  • Doing it by Design – The G3RJV and G4CFY Regenerative Receiver
  • Bringing an old antenna rotator back online
  • About Gerald Marcuse G2NM, a pioneer of amateur radio in the UK
  • Using DMR – Reader’s questions answered
  • Detecting radio waves
  • Introduction to computer logging
  • SOTA weekend
  • Plus regular features such as HF highlights and the world of VHF, the letters pages, bargain basement

World of VHF

A big thanks to PW’s VHF columnist Tim Kirby G4VXE for mentioning Essex Ham in the March 2015 edition – Tim mentions our report on the low-price Linx Windows 8.1 tablet, originally spotted by Charlie M0PZT and then purchased by Nick 2E0DVX and Pete M0PSX – The article mentions Nick’s video of the Linx 7″ tablet, and also looks at other budget tablets and their usefulness with the Realtek dongle and the FUNcube dongle. Here’s an extract from World of VHF:

PW March 2015 - Page 58
PW March 2015 – Page 58
Linx 7″ Tablet – First look by Nick 2E0DVX

More on the tablets here: Bargain Linx 7″ Windows Tablet for Ham Radio

Practical Wireless is available from W.H Smiths, or direct from the publisher (Call 01202 751611 Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 4.00pm with a credit or debit card).

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