Re: UK (was Seeking Foreign Ham Pubs)

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From: Kevin Anderson (GGANDERSON@Augustana.edu)
Date: Tue May 17 1994 - 14:53:30 EDT


> Date sent: Fri, 13 May 94 14:20:46 PST
> From: janderson@polycom.com
> To: qrp@Think.COM
> Subject: Seeking Foreign Ham Pubs

> Does anyone know how to buy/subscribe/obtain Amateur Radio
> publications from foreign coutries? I'm trying to find sources
> for magazines (and books) from, say, the U.K., France, Germany,
> Japan, etc., but I have no idea who to contact. Has anyone else
> previously traveled down this same path and succeeded?

Here is what I can fill in on UK radio publications:

Practical Wireless -- published monthly for $45/year by PW
        Publishing Ltd., Arrowsmith Court, Station Approach,
        Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8PW, United Kingdom, with
        second class postage paid from Middlesex, New Jersey.
        
        I've seen individual copies advertised for purchase
        for $3.50 from Townsend Electronics, P.O. Box 415,
        Pierceton, Indiana, 46562, 1-800-944-3661.
        
PW is the UK equivalent to CQ or 73 in the U.S., and is not
the publication of the RGSB. The same publisher also puts
out a magazine called Shortwave Magazine for the same price.

Ham Radio Today (HRT) -- a newer competitor to PW. Maybe not
        as polished yet, but I found good. Available in the
        U.S. from Wise Owl Worldwide Services, 4314 West
        238th Street, Torrance, California 90505-4509,
        Credit card orders (310) 375-6258, Fax (310) 375-0548
        Pacific time 9am to 9pm weekdays and 10am to 6pm
        weekends.

Our UK list members can comment on these further (I was in
London last fall and bought two issues of each of these
three magazines), but I found them interesting in contrast
to US magazines. VHF (low power SSB and CW as well as 10
Ghz) seems to be big (where else can you DX on VHF with
little trouble!), as well as kit building, adapting
commercial (PMR) sets, and QRP. The UK Novice license is
even QRP (3 watts or less output). For the price, the size
of magazine in page count is less than CQ (more like 73)
and doesn't have the small type of 73 (more like CQs), but
nonetheless have content worth keeping.

Disclaimer: I do not work for any of these publishers, nor
currently or have ever subscribed to them, received
royalties or other rewards. I've only read and liked them,
and am providing information hopefully useful to the
'general' public. (Is that enough?)

Cheers. 72 de Kevin, KB9IUA
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Kevin L. Anderson, Geography Dept., Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois 61201 USA phone: (309) 794-7325
e-mail: gganderson@augustana.edu or kla@helios.augustana.edu
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