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In the July edition of Pop’Comm, propagation expert Tomas Hood, WPC7USA, examines the phenomena that create those snaps, crackles and pops we so often hear in our SWLing headphones. It’s Part II of his series on noise. ALSO: Gordon West, WPC6NOA, takes readers into the fascinating X band, at 10,368.1 MHz! Meantime: Are you in a constant battle with broadcast band interference from a nearby commercial station? Why not build a simple BCB wave trap, inspired by WorldRadio Online magazine’s antenna guru Kurt N. Sterba. Meanwhile, Pop’Comm columnist Steven Handler, WPC9JXK, interviews pirate radio expert and historian Andrew Yoder.
June’s Pop’Comm has the second part of its home-made receiver mini-series featuring the Tablerock Instruments “Shortwave Daddy” software-defined AM-FM-USB receiver covering the worldwide AM and FM broadcast bands and the shortwaves, from 2.3 to 26.1 MHz. Also in this edition, get up to date on MURS, one of the little-known gems in the license-free radio services. Portable power generators aren’t just for ARRL Field Day, you know! Get the details in Ham Discoveries. ALSO: Shannon Huniwell, WPC1HUN, remembers “That Riverside Radio Summer.”